Whilst, like most cities across Europe, Manchester boasts many American fast food outlets, there are also a large number of good quality American restaurants in Manchester offering everything from Southern Fried chicken and cajun specialities to New York style pizzas, gourmet burgers and hearty American breakfasts.
Multi-national chains like Hard Rock Cafe, Pizza Hut, TGI Friday's, Frankie & Benny's, Old Orleans, Henry J Bean's, McDonalds and KFC all boast restaurants in Manchester, whilst there's a few smaller American diners offering a place to eat.
So if you're looking for American classics, like sticky, tender ribs and juicy beef burgers, to authentic dishes like Jambalaya and Cajun Chicken, Manchester has enough restaurants to keep you happy.
Oh, and as you'd find in America, expect the portion sizes to be large!
Probably the biggest food portions in Manchester can be found at this fantastic branch of the legendary chain. Great cocktails, grills and music next door to the MEN Arena and the main shopping district
Very popular New York style bar & restaurant on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter which has been open since 2001. Offering an informal dining approach, the menu features homemade salads, sandwiches, steaks and Sunday roasts, pasta, pies and platters, burgers, BBQ ribs, brownies and traditional American breakfasts
The biggest world buffet in Europe, which serves up to a whopping 700 guests at any one time. Located on Deansgate near the MEN Arena and the shops, this plush restaurant opened in May 2011 offering over 300 freshly made dishes from around the world that include Cajun, Tex Mex, Italian, Mediterranean, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, English and more
Opened in July 2011, James Hitchin's Tennessee-style barbeque pit in Spinningfields offers authentic American 'soul food' from the deep south, all slow cooked on a Oklahoma hickory wood-burning smoker. All the meat is locally sourced, high quality and cooked for up to twenty hours at a low temperature, leaving it 'melt in the mouth' tender with a delicious, smoky flavour.
A popular television, film and arts themed venue in the Northern Quarter serving fresh authentic TexMex cuisine to the backdrop of movie posters, memorabilia and film props. Choose from spicy burgers, meaty ribs, chargrilled steaks, sizzling fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas and quesadillas, all homemade using specially sourced Mexican spices.
A huge family-friendly entertainment complex located next to the MEN Arena, which is home to over fifteen restaurants and even more bars, with something to savour for everyone's taste, whatever your mood. American restaurants include Hard Rock Cafe, Henry J Beans and Old Orleans.