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The Best Steakhouse in Every State

There's nothing more satisfying than a grilling juicy steak—except when that cut is expertly prepared by one of the chefs at the best steakhouse in your state.

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Alabama

Helen, Birmingham

Helen is so much more than a steakhouse. Here you’ll find refreshing twists on so many Southern favorites like angel biscuits, tomato pie and collard greens. You’ll also discover great steaks including ribeyes, New York strips and tender smoked short ribs. This is the place to go in Alabama for comfort food that feels extra special.

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Alaska

Club Paris, Anchorage

This restaurant originally opened as a funeral parlor in the 1920s, but it was transformed into an Alaskan dining tradition in the late 1950s. You really can’t visit without ordering one of their famous four-inch-thick filet mignon or rock-salt-roasted prime rib.

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Arizona

J&G Steakhouse, Scottsdale

Come to J&G Steakhouse for the food and you’ll find yourself lingering to enjoy the excellent view. As you take in the sights of Camelback Mountain foothills, enjoy top-notch steaks or even a specially selected tasting menu with perfect wine pairings.

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Arkansas

501 Prime, Hot Springs

At 501 Prime, enjoy USDA Prime beef. Order steaks a la carte or opt for one of the steakhouse’s preferred preparations, like the Boursin filet: a filet mignon topped with creamy, herb-studded cheese.

After dinner, be sure to stop at the Bourbon Bar at 501 Prime for a nightcap. They’ve got the biggest selection of bourbon whiskeys around.

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California

Niku Steakhouse, San Francisco

Blending Japanese and Californian cuisine, Niku Steakhouse is a restaurant not to be missed by serious beef fanatics.

Here you’ll find rare beef varieties including Kagawa olive wagyu and wagyu jerky. And every cut is served up with fresh produce right from California—not to mention an enviable wine list.

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Colorado

The Buckhorn Exchange, Denver

Denver’s original steakhouse has a true Wild West feel—probably because it’s been open since the 1890s. You’ll find the walls lined with taxidermy and collectible guns and a menu filled with a variety of red meat options. In addition to high-quality beef, you’ll also find elk, buffalo and other exotic meats!

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Connecticut

David Burke Prime, Mashantucket

David Burke Prime is proof that the best steakhouses can be found in casinos (in this case, Foxwoods). Hit the slots and use your winnings to buy a 75-day dry-aged ribeye, which is aged in-house with a patented process that involves Himalayan sea salt.

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Delaware

Houston White Co., Rehoboth Beach

Treat yourself to gorgeous beachside views and house-butchered steaks at Houston White Co. You’ll find ribeyes, Delmonico steaks and short ribs here in addition to plenty of fresh seafood—put them together for the perfect surf and turf combo.

And while we can’t recommend Houston White Co. enough for steaks, the shining star of the menu might just be the fresh oysters. Order a plate to share before dinner comes.

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Florida

Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa

Bern’s has been a Tampa tradition since the 1950s, but rest assured that this steakhouse is keeping up with the times. The menu boasts an impressive selection of caviar, cheeses and 20 different steaks.

The crown jewel of this restaurant, though, might just be its James Beard Award-winning wine program. You’ll be able to find the perfect pairing for whatever steak, surf and turf or seafood you choose.

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Georgia

Kevin Rathbun Steak, Atlanta

Kevin and Melissa Rathbun took an old cotton warehouse and turned it into one of the top steakhouses in the country. You’ll find all the classic steak preparations at this Atlanta restaurant, along with a few more eclectic menu items, like ahi tuna poke and a chilled seafood tower.

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Hawaii

Hy’s Steak House, Honolulu

You won’t get a smokier steak than the USDA prime steaks ordered at Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki. Each steak is grilled over native kaiwe wood (which is similar to mesquite), giving it a deep, rich and unforgettable flavor.

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Idaho

Chandlers, Boise

This classy restaurant specializes in prime steaks and fine seafood. In addition to their ample selection of Midwest corn-fed beef, you’ll find organic, grass-fed beef from the Painted Hills in Oregon and American Kobe from Snake River Farms.

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Illinois

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago

This Windy City steakhouse is famous for their 48-ounce porterhouse, so you better come hungry or ready to share! Take it one step further by adding a massive lobster tail to your order and finishing your meal with an enormous slice of their carrot cake. It’s so big, servers usually bring half of it in a to-go box!

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Indiana

St. Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis

Unlike most of the steakhouses on this list, St. Elmo Steak House isn’t into making dry-aged beef. They’ve been serving up wet-aged steaks since 1902. If you’ve come with an appetite, try polishing off the 28-ounce porterhouse, which is so large it hangs off the plate.

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Iowa

Archie’s Waeside, Le Mars

Archie’s Waeside might be in rural Iowa, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better steak anywhere else. It’s not just about their hand-cut, dry-aged beef steaks, either: This three-generation family-owned restaurant also has a James Beard award-winning wine list.

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Kansas

6S Steakhouse, Wichita

For special occasion dining—anniversaries, birthdays and more—you can’t beat Wichita’s 6S Steakhouse. Dining here is an experience to be savored.

Kick-off your dinner with a tasty starter like the double-cut smoked bacon with pickled Fresno peppers and maple syrup or 6S Prime meatballs made with a housemade blend of beef. But save plenty of room for your main. Brandon’s Special, a filet rubbed with black pepper and served with elote-style corn, is a must-try.

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Kentucky

Blue Heron Steakhouse, Lexington

Located in a historic neighborhood in downtown Lexington, the Blue Heron Steakhouse boasts a cozy atmosphere complete with fireplaces and a comfortable porch for warm weather dining.

While homey inside, you’ll notice that the Blue Heron menu is full of top-notch dining options including beef tenderloin and flat-iron steak. Save some room, though. You’ll definitely want to sample the desserts here like the apple crumble.

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Louisiana

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, New Orleans

This French Quarter establishment combines the highest-quality USDA prime beef with Creole favorites, like fried oysters and Abita beer-spiked barbecue sauce. Even the prime rib gets rubbed with Creole seasoning, and you can top it off with jumbo Gulf shrimp to turn it into surf and turf.

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Maine

Timber Steakhouse & Rotisserie, Portland

Portland boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that Maine’s best steakhouse is located in this great environment. They only serve beef from grass-fed, Maine-raised cattle. Feel free to go surf and turf by adding a butter-poached Maine lobster to your steak.

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Maryland

Lewnes’ Steakhouse, Annapolis

To say the Lewnes family knows beef is an understatement. They’ve been serving up steaks since 1921 and the experience shows. Here, you’ll only find US Prime Aged Beef—so prized that it makes up only two percent of the beef served across the country. This attention to detail is apparent in every steak from the petite filet to the cowboy ribeye.

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Massachusetts

Mooo, Boston

Boston’s Mooo is unique in its decor, with walls covered in black-and-white cow art. The menu is classic yet modern, featuring prime cuts of dry-aged beef topped with your choice of classic sauces like au Poivre and bearnaise. Or, you can eat outside the box with their ketchup-based barbecue or the house Mooo steak sauce.

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Michigan

Prime + Proper, Detroit

This elegant steakhouse located in the heart of downtown Detroit is all about the details. The art deco-inspired decor is impeccable, the wine menu is expansive and every steak is matchless. That’s thanks to Prime + Proper’s in-house butcher that selects and cuts every steak and chop that comes to your table.

If sitting down to a big dinner isn’t for you, enjoy a seat at the bar, enjoy the view of the park and check out the restaurant’s Proper Hour menu full of smaller scale dishes like petite ribeye filets, shrimp cocktail and a Wagyu beef hot dog.

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Minnesota

Manny’s Steakhouse, Minneapolis

Minnesotans know that Manny’s deserves a place on any top steakhouse list. You’ll find the basics here like porterhouses and New York strips, but Manny’s also serves up some less common cuts like baseball steak—a gorgeously marbled portion of the sirloin—and the famous Bludgeon of Beef. This 50-ounce dry-aged Tomahawk steak is not for the faint of heart, but it’s worth checking out for serious carnivores.

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Mississippi

Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville

Back in the day, the matron (Marnie “Doe” Signa) only used to serve tamales, but her grilled steaks became so famous that the establishment quickly became a full-service restaurant. Don’t let the honky-tonk feel fool you: You may enter the establishment through the kitchen, but their steaks are enormous and legendary.

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Missouri

Jess & Jim’s, Kansas City

This family-owned steakhouse was put on the map in 1972 when Playboy declared it one of the nation’s best steakhouses. Today, it still has a 2-inch-thick sirloin on the menu (clocking in at 25 ounces) named after the magazine.

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Montana

Buffalo Block Steakhouse, Billings

Once upon a time, Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill used to frequent the building that’s now home to Buffalo Block Steakhouse. You can get a taste of history and a delicious aged steak at this new watering hole.

Every steak at Buffalo Block is flame-grilled for a satisfying taste that no self-respecting carnivore can resist. The prime dry-aged cowboy ribeye is an apt choice when you visit, but don’t forget to check out the rest of the menu. You’ll find some great accompaniments like the Herdbull Old Fashioned made with Benchmark Bourbon and maple syrup.

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Nebraska

Timbers, Nebraska City

At Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, you’ll discover gorgeous landscapes, lush trails and a resort hotel that you may never want to leave. You’ll also find Timbers, one of the best steakhouses in the Midwest.

You can choose your cut from their generous menu and choose from many intriguing sides like harissa carrots, corn polenta and truffle mac and cheese. You can’t go wrong with any selection—or any view. It’s stunning here.

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Nevada

Golden Steer Steakhouse, Las Vegas

Golden Steer Steakhouse is Las Vegas’s oldest steakhouse. It opened in 1958 and has hosted everyone from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Muhammad Ali to guys like Mario Andretti. It still has ’60s Vegas charm, with dim lighting, red leather banquettes and tuxedo-clad servers who prepare Caesar salad tableside. You’ll want to order the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to go with your traditional steak.

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New Hampshire

Hanover Street Chophouse, Manchester

Make sure you bring a coat and tie when you head over to Hanover Street Chophouse. This is the fanciest restaurant in town but they’re serving up some of the best dry-aged steaks you’ve ever had. Top a filet with bacon maple bourbon jam and don’t leave without ordering a seafood tower.

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New Jersey

Old Homestead, Atlantic City

Gamble in style with the best steaks in the Garden State. Located in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, you’ll be drawn in by their signature dish, the 34-ounce Gotham rib-eye (but the 20-ounce Prime Steakhouse Burger is pretty killer, too).

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New Mexico

Market Steer Steakhouse, Santa Fe

The folks at Market Steer Steakhouse know beef. Just ask their executive chef and former rodeo champion Kathleen Crook. She knows steer from tip to tail. And you can enjoy her expertise at this modern steakhouse. You’ll find porterhouse, filet and other cuts on the menu along with delicacies like roasted bone marrow topped with a bacon bourbon jam.

You can make our version of bacon jam right at home—we use whiskey.

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New York

Peter Luger, Brooklyn

Peter Luger has kept things simple since 1887: great beef that’s seasoned simply with salt before being topped with a bit of clarified butter. In addition to great steak, you’ll enjoy the no-frills charm of the stucco walls and well-worn wooden tables in this Michelin-starred restaurant.

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North Carolina

Angus Barn, Raleigh

This 250-seat restaurant might have been out-of-place in the small town when they opened in 1959, but the area has grown so much this restaurant added a Wild Turkey Lounge and two event spaces. Check out their 42-ounce tomahawk ribeye for two (or, a challenge for one!).

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North Dakota

The Ranch, Devils Lake

It’s worth the trek to this remote location for a steak at The Ranch. It was once a family homestead that became famous after traveling salesmen and hunters spread the word of their incredible (and inexpensive) steaks.

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Ohio

The Pine Club, Dayton

Get ready for some good old Midwest hospitality when you dine at the Pine Club. The 28-day aged bone-in ribeyes are perfectly frenched and trimmed so you have a delicate handle. Each steak is served with a side of the restaurant’s famous deep-fried onion rings, too.

You can take some old-fashioned favorites home with you, too. The Pine Club has an online shop where you can get Pine Club tees, salad dressing and even steaks.

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Oklahoma

Boulevard Steakhouse, Edmond

In the heart of cattle country, you’ll find Boulevard Steakhouse. This family-run restaurant has been in business since 1998. Since then, the Holloways have turned Boulevard into a destination. You’ll find hand-cut steaks and elevated versions of chophouse classics. And don’t skip on the wine menu; it’s one of the most impressive in the state.

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Oregon

Laurelhurst Market, Portland

Laurelhurst Market is your destination for all things meat. This East Burnside restaurant serves up mouthwatering steaks—dry-aged and Wagyu options are available for serious steak aficianados. And these next-level steaks are topped with more than sauteed mushrooms. You’ll find ribeye served with mole, charred avocado and pickled radishes, and pork chops topped with roasted stone fruit and cherry jus.

But it doesn’t stop there: Laurelhurst is also home to a fantastic butcher shop so you can make fabulous steaks right at home. The genius butchers can help you select just the right cut and can teach you a few handy techniques too. And Laurelhurst isn’t just beef. You can pick up lamb, poultry and more at the butcher.

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Pennsylvania

Butcher and Singer, Philadelphia

You’ll feel like a celebrity entering Butcher and Singer in Philadelphia. This Center City hangout is inspired by 1940s Hollywood and serves up steaks, seafood and sips inspired by this golden era.

The standout on the menu is the 50-ounce Tomahawk steak, but you can opt for smaller cuts. Then you’ll have some room for the restaurant’s signature chocolate cake or baked Alaska.

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Rhode Island

Ten Prime Steak & Sushi, Providence

The country’s smallest state boasts a two-for-one restaurant: Ten Prime Steak & Sushi has the best steak and the best sushi in Rhode Island! Celebrate with a prime, corn-fed certified Angus steak with a creative sushi roll on the side.

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South Carolina

Halls Chophouse, Charleston

Compared to some of the other steakhouses on this list, Halls Chophouse is a just baby, opening in 2009. But don’t let that fool you: Halls boasts some fantastic Southern hospitality. The service is impeccable and USDA prime beef is shipped in from the Allen Brothers in Chicago.

And if you can’t make it to Charleston on your road trip, you’ll find Halls in Columbia, Greenville and Nexton, too.

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South Dakota

Delmonico Grill, Rapid City

South Dakota is cattle country. And over in Rapid City, you’ll find some of the best steaks this area has to offer. Embracing seasonality and local produce, Delmonico Grill serves up great cuts like the house-cured Delmonico ribeye and the espresso-rubbed Kona ribeye.

Save room for dessert, though. Delmonico Grill’s chefs make ice cream from scratch and it’s not to be missed.

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Tennessee

Kayne Prime, Nashville

Nashville’s premier steakhouse is one of the few spots in the country to list where each and every cut comes from. The steaks are impeccably cooked under a 1,200-degree broiler and you can get really decadent by topping any steak with foie gras or bone marrow butter.

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Texas

Killen’s Steakhouse, Pearland

It’s close to impossible to pick a favorite steakhouse in Texas cattle country, but Killen’s Steakhouse managed to pull it off. Their expertly seared steaks come from the best ranches around, including a section devoted to Japanese A5 Wagyu from the Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Utah

Grub Steak Restaurant, Park City

Park City is an up-and-coming celebrity ski town, but Grub Steak Restaurant is keeping things old-school with cowboy-approved steaks. Their Kansas City Strips are aged for 30 days and seasoned with salt that comes right from Utah.

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Vermont

Guild Tavern, Burlington

You’ll get Vermont-raised dry-aged steaks cooked over Vermont hardwood at Guild Tavern’s custom-built wood-fired grill. It doesn’t get any more local than that! We’d definitely recommend the sirloin for two, which is carved tableside.

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Virginia

Old Original Bookbinder’s, Richmond

Back in 1865, Samuel and Sarah Bookbinder set up a small restaurant near the shores of the Delaware River catering to dockworkers on their lunch breaks. Now, more than 150 years later, Bookbinder’s is still in business but serving up fare that’s a little fancier than grab-and-go lunches.

On the menu, you’ll find plenty of fresh seafood as well as coffee-crusted filet mignon, ancho-rubbed ribeye and New York strip. Get the best of both worlds when you order surf and turf.

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Washington

The Butcher’s Table, Seattle

Seattle is best known for its seafood restaurants, but you can’t miss a visit to The Butcher’s Table. The menu features Mishima Reserve wagyu, born and bred in America. Start with a flight of 4-ounce cuts and definitely order a side of fries (which are fried in beef fat).

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West Virginia

The Wonder Bar Steakhouse, Clarksburg

Cozy up at the Wonder Bar Steakhouse in a room filled with tall, lacquered wooden beams and a cabin-like feel. You’ll fall in love with their center-cut filet mignon (and also the incredible view from their vast patio).

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Wisconsin

The Ranch Supper Club, Hayward

You’ll have to travel to the Northwoods of Wisconsin for some of the best steaks around, but the road trip is absolutely worth it. The Ranch Supper Club has been dishing up ribeyes, sirloins and prime rib since 1931. Back then, this hotspot catered to bootleggers and Chicago mobsters.

Today, owners Haley and Nathan Bochler are cooking up steaks alongside fresh, local ingredients, and the team is sure to welcome you with Midwestern warmth, a relish tray and some fantastic cocktails—try the Grasshopper!

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Wyoming

The Gun Barrel Steak & Game House, Jackson

It doesn’t get much more Wyoming than The Gun Barrel Steak & Game House. This destination was once a wildlife museum and taxidermy shop. Now, the Gun Barrel serves up classic steaks along with game cuts like buffalo sirloin and elk chops. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to expand your carnivorous horizons.

Lindsay D. Mattison
After years of working in professional kitchens, Lindsay traded her knives in for the pen. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to turn local, seasonal ingredients into beautiful meals for her family.
Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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