American Fork is a mix of old homes and newer developments. Its restaurants represent a similar dynamic, with varying ethnicities and cuisine all across the city.
Here are the top 10 restaurants in American Fork, according to ratings by Yelp users.
10. Street Tacos Don Joaquin
Cheap, delicious street tacos. We need not say more. It may just bring the phrase "So many tacos, so little time" to your mind.
Location: 74 NW State St., American Fork
Yelp review: "Don Joaquin is fantastic authentic Mexican....I typically get the 'Gringa' in lieu of a normal taco because cheese makes life great. Carne Asada is delicious, Pastor is really great. I don't mess with lengua or buche or cabeza. Only complaint about Don Joaquin is that they need some pico at their salsa bar....every salsa is pretty spicy. Nice work, y'all."
9. Waffle Love
You can’t talk about waffles in Utah County without Waffle Love. The fan-favorite serves up unique and colorful waffles topped with everything from strawberries to brown sugar and cinnamon.
Location: 80 NW State St., American Fork
Yelp review: "What is not to love about waffles... crunchy, sweet, homemade. Why not enjoy them savory? This restaurant offers chicken and waffles, strawberry or Nutella or the crowd favorite sweet Biscoff with whipped creme. My favorite is the chicken tartine: a crunchy golden waffle is topped with lightly seasoned chicken, sliced avocado and tomatoes, a sunny side up egg, and drizzled with a savory sauce. It's filling for lunch or dinner."
8. Nori Sushi Bar & Grill
Between the bomb bento boxes and the superb sushi, Nori Sushi Bar & Grill is sure to be a new favorite, if it isn't already.
Location: 821 W. State Street, American Fork
Yelp review: "We LOVE it here. Staff is so friendly and great, atmosphere is great and low key and the restaurant is CLEAN, food is great for the price. We love sushi and every time we go to Nori we are super happy with our food and service." - Utah G.
7. Super Chix
Its only been open for several weeks, but Super Chix has already jumped up the list of American Fork favorites. The restaurant serves a variety of chicken dishes, sandwiches and even has ice cream.
Location: 643 Pacific Drive, American Fork
Yelp review: "We loved Super Chix, and it's right next to Chick-fil-A so that's saying a lot. I got the Delux Chicken sandwich and enjoyed the crispy chicken, soft bun, and garlic aioli. We loved the rosemary pepper fries and the Cajun. The fry sizes are LARGE. We had to go for round two to try the custard. And fell in love all over again. The prices are fairly reasonable. Lots of sauces and kid friendly. We will be coming back again. Disclaimer we came and it was packed making the flow challenging and seating somewhat an issue for a group of 6."
6. Nazca Grill and Fusion Cuisine
Feel like you're in the mountains of Peru with roasted plantains, Peruvian chile sauce or the special Pollo a la Brasa.
Location: 98 N. West State St., American Fork
Yelp review: "I ordered the Papa a la Huancaina and the ceviche, and I also tried the Chicha Morada, a drink made with purple corn, pineapple, cinnamon and clove. Everything was delicious, and I especially enjoyed the drink and Papa a la Huancaina." - Marianne S.
5. CoreLife Eatery
If you're tired of burgers, fries and food that will likely shorten your life by three to five years, check out CoreLife Eatery. Everything in the restaurant is organic and clean, which helps you feel full and happy.
Location: 197 N. West State St., American Fork
Yelp review: "Update: Another great meal from CoreLife! Chicken bone broth, cabbage, black beans and carrots. Fabulous way to end my 5 day juice cleanse! I'll be back for some great healthy meals!!" - Krys J.
4. Kitchen Eighty-Eight
All you need to know about Kitchen 88 is that their tri-tip and mashed potatoes are absolutely heavenly. And if you're not in American Fork regularly, the Kitchen 88 food truck brings its exquisite dining to you.
Location: 648 E. State Road, Suite N, American Fork
Yelp review: "Amazing!!! We found this place by accident and we are so happy we did! The food is incredible." - Amanda S.
3. Haku Ramen House
According to our food reviewer, "Haku Ramen is a few-frills kind of eatery that I find myself particularly attracted to. I’ve opined in previous reviews that I make it a point to find restaurants that dedicate their menus to a few items. Haku Ramen House pulls this off effortlessly, serving four kinds of ramen with a handful of appetizers." It opened in June.
Location: 101 NW State St., American Fork
Yelp Review: "Holy cow, we love this place! Just found it on a whim. The staff are so friendly. They remember us every time we go in. They are very attentive and kind. First off, the appetizers are amazing! We LOVE the karaage chicken. Get it! You will not be disappointed. So light and crispy, with a scrumptious roasted sesame dipping sauce. The shrimp and veggie tempura is also outstanding! Now for the ramen! I always get the same kind because I can't bring myself to deviate from perfection. Miso ramen, substitute extra egg for the pork (I don't care for pork chashu). The eggs are cooked to perfection, and soaked in the authentic sauce. SO GOOD. Add a little sesame chili oil to the ramen and it's heaven!"
2. Hruska's Kolaches
Hruska's Kolaches serves up a secret family recipe of savory and sweet kolaches made from scratch. The American Fork shop opened in February, joining the shop in Provo and Salt Lake City.
Location: 11 W. Main St., American Fork
Yelp Review: "One of my fave places to visit and I've had a lot of fun introducing a lot of people to their kolaches. And I have yet to find anyone that doesn't like them! Their kolaches are delicious and they have such a variety. Not to mention seasonal specialities. The fruit and cream are sweet but not too sweet. And the savory are like perfect little breakfast buns. Protein and flavor to start your day."
1. Bok Bok Chicken
This isn't your typical Buffalo Wild Wings or other pub-style wings. Bok Bok Chicken serves Korean style wings, double fried for extra crispiness and drowned in one of their three amazing house sauces. The candy garlic may leave your breath kicking, but it's worth it.
Location: 648 E. State Road, Suite N, American Fork
Yelp review: "Bok Bok hit it out of the park. I love when restaurants focus on one thing and do it really, really well. The simplicity of the menu was amazing and the flavor of the wings was on point. It was filling and wasn't overpriced." - McKenzie B.