Bangkok is full of American restaurants, and 10 of the best are listed below. But for one of the best July 4th spreads in Thailand, you might just want to head down to Pattaya, where an acclaimed Michelin-starred chef is pulling out all the stops at a newly opened eatery.
Americans will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the signing on the Declaration of Independence on Wednesday 4 July 2018.
That means a day off work in the United States with picnics, trips to the beach, parades down Main Street, and explosive fireworks displays after dark.
When it comes to food, perennial Fourth of July favourites include BBQ, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, corn on the cob, watermelon – the list goes on.
Officially known as Independence Day, July Fourth is one of the most important holidays of the year in the United States.
In Thailand, of course, July Fourth is just another day – except at a handful of restaurants that will offer set menus or special promotions.
Targeted at members of the American community, which numbers in the tens of thousands, these restaurants are also popular with Bangkokians, who have a increasing hunger for American fare.
Ten of the best Bangkok American restaurants – and what their Independence Day plans are – are listed below – click HERE!
But first, a look that what’s going on in Pattaya …
Michelin Starred Chef Opens Eatery in Pattaya
Harlan Goldstein of Brooklyn New York, has taken Pattaya, Thailand, by storm with the March opening of his eponymous eatery, Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort Food for Friends.
Located near the beach in Pattaya’s Bang Lamung District, the restaurant has a relatively short but eclectic menu, which is just the way I like it!
I hate having to wade through an encyclopedic menu that goes on for days. I prefer a carefully curated list of culinary showstoppers – especially when old favourites are given a new twist by a chef with pedigree.
Harlan has been awarded Michelin stars not once – but twice! – at other kitchens he had manned.
Is It Worth the Trip?
There are plenty of American restaurants in Bangkok and plenty more restaurants with American grub on the menu.
If you find yourself in Pattaya on the Fourth of July, however, you might just want to check out Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort Food for Friends.
Would it be worth the 90 minute drive south? Check out what’s on offer, and you be the judge!
Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort Food for Friends
378/531 Moo 12, Kasetsin Soi 2, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand
Where to Eat American Food in Bangkok
If you’re stuck in Bangkok, here are 10 of the Big Mango’s top tables for American food – and what a few of them have planned for the Fourth of July.
Click on underlined links for more information, what’s the menu, and telephone numbers to make reservations.
1. Bourbon Street Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Bourbon Street Restaurant and Oyster Bar
9/39-40 Soi Tana Arcade | Sukhumvit Soi 63 Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand.
Bourbon Street Restaurant and Oyster Bar will serve two dine-in specials on July Fourth. Buy a full rack of smoked barbecue ribs and one one hamburger free. Buy a half rack of smoked barbecue ribs and get one sausage po-boy free.
2. Smokin Pug American BBQ and Blues Bar
105 Langsuan Road, Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Smokin Pug is always serving up authentic American BBQ. It will have drink specials, plenty of American beer, and bourbon!’
3. The U.S. Steakhouse Bangkok
156 – 158 Sukhumvit Soi 16, Klong Toey, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand.
The U.S. Steakhouse proudly srves U.S. certified Angus beef, best from Nebraska, and cooked by professionals.
4. New York Style Steak and Burger
New York Style Steak and Burger
Sukhumvit 22, Park 22, Opposite the Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
5. Firehouse Pub and Restaurant
33/25-26 Soi Sukhumvit 11 (Chaiyot), Sukhumvit Road, Klong Toey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand.
Get 10% off all food orders (in-store dining only) if you show this picture:
6. Bad Burger BKK
Second floor between sukhumvit 18 and sukhumvit 20. 5 minutes walk from BTS Asoke Bangkok, Thailand Second floor between sukhumvit 18 and sukhumvit 20, five minutes walk from BTS Asoke station, Bangkok, Thailand.
All American beers for 200thb a pint all day on the 4th of July.
7. Daniel Thaiger
Sukhumvit Soi 30/1, Bangkok, Thailand.
8. Papa’s Kitchen
Soi 30, Pattanakan, Suan Luang, Bangkok, Thailand
9. The New Yorker Cafe
148 Sukhumvit Soi 22 (Soi Sainampueng), Sukhumvit Road, Klong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand.
10. American Bar and Grill
4/26 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Bangkok, Thailand.
If You Would Rather Eat Mexican Food …
Americans love Mexican Food. Check out the following link if you’d rather celebrate the Fourth of July with Mexican fare …
Where to Celebrate July Fourth in Other Asian Cities …
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For more on the Fourth of July and why Americans celebrate it as their national holiday, click HERE.
Happy Fourth of July!