Celebrate independence day at these classic american joints

American foods are known for their distinct hearty flavours and loved for their reliable comfort factor. This fourth of July, get your star spangled banners ready and head down to these restaurants to celebrate the best of what America has to offer

1. Overeasy


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Overeasy is a classic American diner that’s decked with all-American paraphernalia, sending you right back to the 1970s.

Think retro vinyl booths, checkered flooring, tiled walls and long wooden bar counters, complete with neon lights. Our favourite Overeasy outlet is its first one at One Fullerton, which also gives a picturesque view of the Marina Bay skyline.

The restaurant features dishes that are characteristic of the classic American diner. Some of the restaurant’s star players include the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger ($24), served with Japanese cucumbers, housemade coleslaw and fries, and The Truffle Burger ($28), served with a signature wagyu chunk blend patty, Swiss cheese, sautéed onions & mushrooms, truffle mayo and fries.

Overeasy has several outlets. Visit


2. Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse


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The East Coast (we’re talking about the US, not our humble east side) has been known for its scrumptious seafood dishes, from Maine to Philly to Boston. To satisfy your seafood temptations without needing to fly across sprawling oceans for more than 20 hours, head to Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse, which serves a wide selection of dishes from fresh raw oysters ($48 for six) to Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes ($58) and lobster pot pies ($115).

Its spring menu also includes its Antonius Caviar, boasting the finest quality of fresh, unpasteurised caviar from the waters of Warmia in Poland (prices start at $30).

 Inspired by the old seafood houses of the Atlantic Coast, the restaurant’s head Chef, Travis Masiero, takes inspiration from his hometown in Boston, delivering dishes that bring forth the freshness of the shucked oysters while incorporating a Bostonian twist that is true to his roots.

The oysters are fresh from the waters of Massachusetts and the North Eastern coast of the US, giving you that quintessentially American taste right on your plate.

Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse has several outlets. Visit


3. Meat Smith


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If you are looking for a taste of the South, try Meat Smith, a barbeque joint in locations all across Singapore that combines the best of food from Texas, Kansas City, North and South Carolina.

The restaurant boasts a varied selection of juicy and tender meats that would satisfy ravenous meat-lovers, including ½ Pork Spare Ribs ($25), Dino Beef Rib ($85 per rib) and Iberico Bacon Loin ($36 per 220 grams).

Perfect for a group dinner, the place also offers barbeque platters, with the BBQ Platter for two ($95) and Meat Smith BBQ Platter for three to four ($180). We say it’s a great excuse to indulge in some meaty goodness with your friends and family.

Meat Smith has various outlets. Visit


4. Clinton Street Baking Company


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First opened in New York City in 2001, the Clinton Street Baking Company has since made a name for itself as one of the best places to go to get a good breakfast. In fact, its best known for its delicious blueberry pancakes that have been voted best in the city twice on New York Magazine.

You can get a taste of the famed blueberry pancakes in its outlet on Purvis Street.

The best news yet? Clinton Street Baking Company serves breakfast all hours of the day, so no need to worry about the consequences of hitting that snooze button.

At 31 Purvis St, Singapore 188608, tel: 6684 4845. Visit