The Top Steakhouses in Houston

Staff Writer
Because who wouldn’t want to dive into a juicy steak in the heart of Texas?

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Houston might be known for their up-and-coming restaurant scene, but they are especially praised for their deliciously celebrated steakhouses. Compiled from lists on the Houston Press, Visit Houston, and Zagat, here are the top 9 steakhouses in the Houston area for you to dig into some tasty steaks:

Pappas Bros Steakhouse:

Rated as the top steakhouse in Houston by the Houston Press, Pappas Bros is a must-visit steakhouse in Houston. With a giant selection of all USDA Prime approved beef, you’re bound to find something satisfying, from the three-peppercorn steak to the classic 40 ounce porterhouse to their steakhouse specialties of the veal chop or the lamb rack for two. If you’re interested in something lighter, the steakhouse salad is a winner.

Vic & Anthony's:

Calling themselves a world-renowned steakhouse with a taste of sophistication, Vic & Anthony’s signature dishes can be found at their four locations: Houston, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New York City. Those include their 14 ounce prime strip, their domestic kobe skirt steak with duck fat potatoes, Szechuan pepper crusted tuna and their Australian rock lobster tail.

Killen's Steakhouse:

With some of the best plates in the Texas area, Killen’s Steakhouse attracts a hungry crowd. Some of their fan favorites include the panko breaded and fried asparagus with lump crab in a lemon butter sauce for starters, the Strube ranch beef from Pittsburg, Texas, the chicken fried sirloin steak with mashed potatoes and string beans, and the Broken Arrow Ranch venison chop with blueberry sausage and sweet corn risotto.

Perry's Steakhouse

Their award-winning menu is to die for, with dishes like the tempura fried lobster tail and the homemade Polish sausage to start, and entrées like the double-cut lamb chops, the symphony kabob with filet mignon, lobster, and shrimp with steamed asparagus, or the Hong Kong style sea bass with julienned vegetables and sticky rice.

Brenner's on the Bayou

Offering an incredible dining experience in a comfortable setting, Brenner’s steakhouse allows diners to enjoy some of their famous plates, including a 16-ounce prime ribeye, the double cut maple and balsamic glazed pork chop, and the short rib ravioli.

Taste of Texas

This restaurant will truly hit your fix for top-notch meats. With a menu selection of baked brie or jalapeño stuffed shrimp for the appetizer, or main meals like the gold burger loaded with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions with steak fries, or the tomahawk ribeye steak, and the filet oscar with a 2 ounce crabcake with béarnaise sauce.

Smith & Wollensky's

Being a New York based steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has surely made itself at home in the Houston area. With dishes like an assortment of seasoned filet mignons, the coffee and cocoa rubbed filet, the Cajun marinated bone-in rib eye, and the dry aged 14 ounce sirloin steak, you’re definitely going to fill your steak desires.

Fleming's

A staple steakhouse chain located in Houston, Fleming’s has an incredible selection of great dishes like the small plate of sliced filet mignon with shitake risotto, Fleming’s lobster tempura, the porcini rubbed filet mignon, and the barbecue Scottish salmon.

Steamboat Steakhouse

Steamboat Steakhouse fulfills cravings for both steak and Southern eats. With plates like the deep fried onion ring town, the fried green tomatoes, the Davy Crockett filet, the colonel Travis rib-eye, or the lone star bison burger, Steamboat Steakhouse is a sure hit. 

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