It's hardly a surprise that Queensland's capital has started to embrace the cuisine of America in a big way. With its business centre, wall to wall sunshine and the beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts not too far away, there's something almost Californian about the city. In WW2, the city also hosted a large population of Yankee soldiers, leaving long-lasting connections that American restaurants in Brisbane are now exploiting. If you want to try authentic soul food, home-made apple pie or beef burgers done right, Brisbane's American restaurants are the only place to go.
There are some exceptional American restaurants near the heart of Brisbane, serving up high-quality Texan-style BBQ chicken and pork ribs smothered in barbecue sauce. If you're grabbing lunch at work, you can munch on brisket sandwiches and ice cream sundaes, or settle down for an evening of first rate tucker like hickory smoked ribs or massive sharing platters. As always, Brisbane's American restaurants offer generous portions: so be sure to leave some space when you go and don't fill up on mains before dessert.
American restaurants in Brisbane are also excellent venues to meet up before you watch a play or catch the latest movie blockbuster. You'll find some excellent burger joints in Fortitude Valley that are perfectly placed to kick off an evening of entertainment. Tuck into Chicago deep dish pizza or huge beef burgers with all the trimmings, pair them up with a huge bowl of fries, then head to the Palace Centro to watch the show.
And sports fans can also fill up on American food at Brisbane restaurants before or after the game. Whether you are headed to the Gabba to watch a Test Match or you've reserved seats at the Suncorp Stadium for a State of Origin contest, you can grab a steak and a shake with your fellow sports lovers. That way, you can prepare to cheer on the Broncos or digest the day's play in comfortable surrounds with superb food, just like NFL or Major League fans would do in the USA.