3 great places to get American food in Stockholm

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3 great places to get American food in Stockholm

If you’ve grown tired of dishes you can’t pronounce, you can’t remember if you like sprängd food or not or if you just want a really good taste of the good old U.S. of A., Stockholm is a great place to visit.

For the American traveler, Stockholm has a nice variety of American-themed restaurants where you can get your fill of big-screen TVs, burgers, Budweiser and more. Even though the servers might not speak English and might refer to ketchup as tomato sauce, you’ll find some tasty steaks and delectable apple pie – sometimes served with a side of nostalgia and corny 80s American pop music.

No matter where in the United States you come from, you can avoid the fast food in Stockholm and eat like you’ve never left home. Here are a few American-styled restaurants, not just for Americans.

American Bar & Steakhouse

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Photo via Yelp

For delicious food at a good price and excellent service, head to American Bar & Steakhouse. Serving hearty steaks, yummy hamburgers and starters of nachos or chicken wings, everything about this restaurant’s menu tastes of America. With cheesy decor to match, you’ll think you’re in downtown Austin rather than the middle of Stockholm.

One of the main reasons a lot of Americans visit is because of the massive TVs scattered around the restaurant. In true U.S. style, this is the place to watch American sporting events – from hockey and football to basketball and baseball. If you’re looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl or NBA finals, head to American Bar & Steakhouse.

A few must-try items on the menu include the lamb filet, chicken fajitas and the El Dorado hamburger. With huge portions and lots of sides, including French fries and salad, there’s great value for the money.

Address: Drottninggatan 79, Stockholm

Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm

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Photo via Calandrella

An American staple is the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, which has been serving patrons American cuisine for 30 years. Located in the heart of the city, the eatery is close to various tourist attractions, including preserved buildings, grand palaces, gothic churches and museums, and is just few minutes’ walk away from the central station.

After a long day of sightseeing and shopping, there is nothing like sitting down to a taste of home, and at Hard Rock Café, you’ll find exactly that. The combination of handcrafted cocktails and delicious burgers, mixed with the best American rock music, and you’ll feel like you’re back at home. Enjoy a piece of American culture, excellent service and a knowledgeable staff and the beautiful decor of this iconic U.S. restaurant.

Once you’ve finished your meal, you’ll be encouraged to a browse around the café to take in its vast collection of musical memorabilia with pieces from the greatest musical legends of all time. You can then head to the Rock Shop® to pick up your Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm souvenir.

Address: Sveavägen 75, 113 50 Stockholm

American Table Brasserie & Bar

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Photo via American Table

As a tribute to the American way of life and cuisine, American Table hits home. The owner and chefs created a beautiful atmosphere, complimented by delicious food and decor that is influenced by the diversity found in America’s art, food culture, literature and music. The best way to describe this menu is American home cooking made with the finest Swedish ingredients.

With the kitchen in the center of the restaurant and completely exposed to diners, you can watch as talented chefs create your tasty meal. The restaurant also has a variety of menus for different occasions, including Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Sunday roast. Come hungry, as the food at this restaurant is absolutely delicious.

For starters you can expect oysters, lobster mac and cheese and crispy spring rolls, while the main courses include crab cakes, chowder and BBQ brisket. Desserts are designed to satisfy that sweet tooth the way only American food can. Enjoy chocolate chip cookies, warm apple pie with vanilla sauce or an American sundae. There also is an extensive wine and cocktail list that can be enjoyed at great prices every day during cocktail hour.

Check out the restaurant’s website for various events happening throughout the year, including Burger Week, cooking courses and its cocktail school.

Address: 111, Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, 111 20 Stockholm

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