Steak is big business in America as steakhouses remain as popular as ever, but some establishments serve juicier offerings than others. Most food fashions come and go, but steak never grows old! You’ll find these restaurants the length and breadth of the country but which ones are so mouth-wateringly good that they deserve a special visit?
#1 Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago, Illinois
With a great location for people watching, the original restaurant of this chain offers perfectly seasoned steak along with great beer, wine and cocktail menus. The surroundings are totally old school with red leather booths, wood panel decor and a 48-ounce porterhouse to die for.
#2 Urban Farmer, Portland, Oregon
You’ll experience something a bit different in this steak house. With a 20-foot table, communal dining is the social atmosphere this restaurant is aiming for. There’s a real farmhouse feel, but you’ll still find leather booths, great sea food and grass-fed beef to make your mouth water.
#3 Butcher & Singer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
More retro vibe can be found in this steakhouse that resembles something from the 1940s. With high ceilings, leather booths and decadent chandeliers, you’ll find both first-class beef and seafood on the menu. You won’t find anything new and inventive, but you will find top American classics done to perfection.
#4 CarneVino, Las Vegas, Nevada
The ultimate beefy paradise in the brightest city on Earth. You’ll find this restaurant in the Palazzo Hotel & Casino, and their beef is aged for 1-2 months. Push the boat out and try the ‘super prime’ beef which is produced especially for the restaurant group and aged for eight months. With an Italian owner’s influence, the pasta is pretty awesome too!
#5 McKendrick’s Steak House, Atlanta, Georgia
A well-known steak destination in Atlanta, McKendrick’s is a classy affair with white tablecloths and a sophisticated wine and beer list. The service is fantastic and so too is the porterhouse steak. If you’re calling in for lunch, then grab a delicious, juicy burger in this attractive park setting. You don’t have to stop after the steak either as all their desserts are made in-house.
#6 House of Prime Rib, San Francisco, California
A perfect place to eat steak since 1949, the prime rib is aged for three weeks, cooked in a rock salt crust and carved right next to you at the table. Sounds like a meat lover’s dream! The servings are generous to say the least, so fill your boots in this wood-paneled temple dedicated to the worship of prime ribs.
#7 St Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis, Indiana
You’ll discover a saloon-style restaurant and may even spot a few famous faces as it’s popular with racing drivers and football players. Open since 1902, it offers a legendary shrimp cocktail to tantalise your taste buds before you get beefy. The steaks are served with green beans or potatoes and with a soup starter - if you can fit it all in!
#8 Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana
This is a top spot for the rich and famous, and you’ll discover it sitting low and chic at basement level in the French Quarter. You know it’s good when the A-listers make it a regular stop and have their own private dining rooms! You’ll discover an intoxicating mix of prime beef and Creole dishes. The recommended steak with a New Orleans twist is the 6-ounce House Filet smothered in fried oysters and Béarnaise sauce!
#9 Peter Luger, New York City
Always busy, even though it’s not central but somewhat distanced from the main hub of the city. That could easily be explained by the huge porterhouse steak which is broiled, carved and then served on a platter. The restaurant has been serving sublime steaks since 1887 and has a laid-back, German-influenced vibe. Many say it’s the best steak in New York City with the meat butchered on site and when it’s served it will leave you speechless!
#10 Killen’s Steakhouse, Texas
Whilst this eatery doesn’t look much from the outside, the interior tells a different story. You’ll find white tablecloths, an elegant décor and some truly fantastic meat. Fresh beef from a ranch in Pittsburgh, Texas, crab meat and creamed corn all combine to create a steak lover’s dream dish. It doesn’t end here though as the desserts are heavenly too. Wear some elasticated pants because you’re going to want to try the crème brulee bread pudding made from custard-dipped croissants and brown sugar syrup!