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14 Must-Try Steaks in Houston

The city's best ribeyes, filets, porterhouses and more

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As Houston’s dining scene continues to grow and diversify, it certainly should not be overlooked as one of the country’s great steak destinations. The city offers plenty of restaurants that serve up a classic slab of beef, grilled over wood or seared to perfection in a cast iron pan alongside classic steakhouse sides and indulgent desserts.

Searching for Houston’s best steaks turns up so many good options that it can be difficult to decide where to dine. Whether in search of a massive, bone-in ribeye carved at the table or an endlessly tender filet mignon, there’s a bevy of restaurant stalwarts and newcomers alike that are waiting to make the meatiest of dreams come true.

From certified Japanese Kobe (or Akaushi or Miyazaki) to American wagyu to cuts from Texas ranches, these 14 Houston steakhouses serve up the city’s best cuts of beef at a variety of price points that will satisfy big wigs and ballers on a budget alike.

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1. TRIS

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24 Waterway Ave #125
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 203-5641
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Chef Austin Simmons’s devotion to presenting the best possible steaks at Tris has led to its evolution as a modern meat restaurant. Protein from Gyulais, Heartbrand X and Snake River Farms are available here, making the restaurant’s customizable steak boards a prime choice for carnivorous diners. Each board is custom-prepared for the table with a variety of wet and dry-aged meats paired with Simmons’s selection of sauces. 

2. Taste of Texas

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10505 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 932-6901
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As one of the country’s highest-volume steakhouses, this beloved Houston restaurant is a reliable choice for steaks plus all of the delicious sides, salads and desserts to go along with ‘em. Bone-in cowboy ribeye, porterhouse, and tomahawk steaks are on offer, all at prices (around $40 to $60 and up) that won’t break the bank.

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3. B & B Butchers

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1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-1814
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As one of only a few restaurants in the country that serve up legit, certified Japanese Kobe beef, B&B Butchers is a must if you’re seeking the city’s fanciest steak. Blow a paycheck on A5 Kobe beef, or consider the more economical dry-aged, 40-ounce ribeye for two that clocks in at $50. Dining alone? A petit filet topped with fried oysters and bleu cheese (a.k.a. the “carpet bagger”) is an ideal option.

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4. Brenner's on the Bayou

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1 Birdsall St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-4444
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Open since 1936, Brenner’s has served generations of Houstonians the city’s finest beef. USDA Prime ribeye, filet, and NY strip are all equally compelling options, especially when topped with garlic-sriracha butter or a rich and velvety port wine demi-glace. Celebrating something? With unparalleled views, Brenner’s serves as the quintessential destination steakhouse for special occasions.

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5. Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

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1510 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 228-1111
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This Downtown Houston steakhouse is a favorite of power brokers and professionals, but plebes won’t feel too out of place in this cozy-upscale dining room. Dig into traditional USDA Prime steaks on or off the bone, or try the Texas Akaushi skirt steak, grilled & served with duck fat potatoes, fried egg, and chimichurri sauce.

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6. Mastro's Steakhouse

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1650 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 993-2500
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With a dynamic waterfront terrace, vibrant lounge and its close proximity to the lavish Post Oak Hotel, this ritzy steakhouse is a high-spirited destination to settle in for steak night. Splurge on a wagyu tomahawk or Japanese A5 wagyu before digging into the famed butter cake.

7. Turner's

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1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 804-1212
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Under the Berg Hospitality umbrella (B&B Butchers, the Butcher Shop), Turner’s serves as a fool-proof destination for a prime steak. Try the wagyu filet or indulge wholly with the 22 oz wagyu ribeye.

8. Georgia James

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1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 241-5088
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The popularity of Chris Shepherd’s temporary concept One Fifth Steak led to the creation of Georgia James, a decadent steakhouse named for Shepherd’s parents, located in the heart of Montrose. Alongside succulent slabs of beef from Texas’s own 44 Farms like the wet aged, wood-fire grilled hanger steak, find stellar starters like Viet-Cajun roasted oysters and king crab dip.

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9. Killen's STQ

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2231 S Voss Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(281) 485-2241
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Part steakhouse, part barbecue destination (hence the name STQ), chef Ronnie Killen brings some of the best offerings, made famous at his steakhouse and barbecue joint in Pearland, into Houston city limits. Keep it traditional with Killen’s 14-ounce dry aged New York strip or consider the decadent chicken fried ribeye.

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10. Steak 48

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4444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 322-7448
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This buzzy steakhouse with a prime location within River Oaks District is a spot to see and be seen while eating massive slabs of steak. The restaurant takes a modern approach to steakhouse dining, featuring responsibly sourced wet-aged cuts selected and deconstructed by its master butcher, indulgent accompaniments from truffle green peppercorn and sauteed blue cheese to foie gras and appetizing sides like corn crème brûlée. Love a good surf ‘n’ turf? Stray from tradition and bask in the luxury of an American wagyu filet with black truffle-sauteed Maine lobster.

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11. Doris Metropolitan Houston

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2815 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 485-0466
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A New Orleans export, Doris Metropolitan brings plenty of flair and lots of flavor to Space City. Dig into steaks that are dry-aged at the restaurant, ranging from a 9-ounce “classified cut” to the hulking 34-ounce porterhouse. Wagyu beef from Japan and Texas are also on offer, and don’t sleep on the sides — here, they are non-traditional, from asparagus gratin to Israeli salad with tahini.

12. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-7352
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As the O.G. of Houston’s steak scene, there’s no better service or steak in town than at this Westheimer institution. The beef is USDA Prime and aged in-house, the wine list is ridiculously comprehensive, and starters like Pappas’ iconic turtle soup and lobster mac & cheese offer an excellent complement to a ribeye, NY strip, or filet.

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13. Tony's

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3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 622-6778
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The steak menu is strong at Tony’s, in part due to many loyal cooks who have prepared meat at the restaurant for up to 35 years. The 55-day dry aged ribeye is 100% prime, and its artisan-style dry aging process results in a buttery, full-flavored bite, but there is also the option to have it “Tony’s Way” which includes porcini mushroom, fonda Bruno sauce and roasted bone marrow. On the hunt for something extravagant? Find fatty A5, BMS 12 Miyazaki wagyu beef here, presented seared and sliced by the ounce.

14. Killen's Steakhouse

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6425 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 485-0844
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As Houston’s king of meat, Chef Ronnie Killen’s steakhouse — with locations in Pearland and in the Woodlands — is an absolute staple. Traditional dry or wet aged Prime corn-fed beef, wagyu, and grass-fed steaks are on the menu, and a flight of New York strip allows diners to try a variety of beefy options. Don’t forget to save room for mouthwatering sides like skillet potatoes and broccoli-cheese risotto.

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1. TRIS

24 Waterway Ave #125, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Chef Austin Simmons’s devotion to presenting the best possible steaks at Tris has led to its evolution as a modern meat restaurant. Protein from Gyulais, Heartbrand X and Snake River Farms are available here, making the restaurant’s customizable steak boards a prime choice for carnivorous diners. Each board is custom-prepared for the table with a variety of wet and dry-aged meats paired with Simmons’s selection of sauces. 

24 Waterway Ave #125
The Woodlands, TX 77380

2. Taste of Texas

10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024
Taste of Texas/Facebook

As one of the country’s highest-volume steakhouses, this beloved Houston restaurant is a reliable choice for steaks plus all of the delicious sides, salads and desserts to go along with ‘em. Bone-in cowboy ribeye, porterhouse, and tomahawk steaks are on offer, all at prices (around $40 to $60 and up) that won’t break the bank.

10505 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024

3. B & B Butchers

1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
B&B Butchers/Facebook

As one of only a few restaurants in the country that serve up legit, certified Japanese Kobe beef, B&B Butchers is a must if you’re seeking the city’s fanciest steak. Blow a paycheck on A5 Kobe beef, or consider the more economical dry-aged, 40-ounce ribeye for two that clocks in at $50. Dining alone? A petit filet topped with fried oysters and bleu cheese (a.k.a. the “carpet bagger”) is an ideal option.

1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Brenner's on the Bayou

1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007
Brenner's/Facebook

Open since 1936, Brenner’s has served generations of Houstonians the city’s finest beef. USDA Prime ribeye, filet, and NY strip are all equally compelling options, especially when topped with garlic-sriracha butter or a rich and velvety port wine demi-glace. Celebrating something? With unparalleled views, Brenner’s serves as the quintessential destination steakhouse for special occasions.

1 Birdsall St
Houston, TX 77007

5. Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

1510 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002
Vic & Anthony's/Facebook

This Downtown Houston steakhouse is a favorite of power brokers and professionals, but plebes won’t feel too out of place in this cozy-upscale dining room. Dig into traditional USDA Prime steaks on or off the bone, or try the Texas Akaushi skirt steak, grilled & served with duck fat potatoes, fried egg, and chimichurri sauce.

1510 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002

6. Mastro's Steakhouse

1650 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027

With a dynamic waterfront terrace, vibrant lounge and its close proximity to the lavish Post Oak Hotel, this ritzy steakhouse is a high-spirited destination to settle in for steak night. Splurge on a wagyu tomahawk or Japanese A5 wagyu before digging into the famed butter cake.

1650 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

7. Turner's

1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way, Houston, TX 77056

Under the Berg Hospitality umbrella (B&B Butchers, the Butcher Shop), Turner’s serves as a fool-proof destination for a prime steak. Try the wagyu filet or indulge wholly with the 22 oz wagyu ribeye.

1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way
Houston, TX 77056

8. Georgia James

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Julie Soefer

The popularity of Chris Shepherd’s temporary concept One Fifth Steak led to the creation of Georgia James, a decadent steakhouse named for Shepherd’s parents, located in the heart of Montrose. Alongside succulent slabs of beef from Texas’s own 44 Farms like the wet aged, wood-fire grilled hanger steak, find stellar starters like Viet-Cajun roasted oysters and king crab dip.

1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

9. Killen's STQ

2231 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Killen's STQ/Facebook

Part steakhouse, part barbecue destination (hence the name STQ), chef Ronnie Killen brings some of the best offerings, made famous at his steakhouse and barbecue joint in Pearland, into Houston city limits. Keep it traditional with Killen’s 14-ounce dry aged New York strip or consider the decadent chicken fried ribeye.

2231 S Voss Rd
Houston, TX 77057

10. Steak 48

4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Steak 48/Facebook

This buzzy steakhouse with a prime location within River Oaks District is a spot to see and be seen while eating massive slabs of steak. The restaurant takes a modern approach to steakhouse dining, featuring responsibly sourced wet-aged cuts selected and deconstructed by its master butcher, indulgent accompaniments from truffle green peppercorn and sauteed blue cheese to foie gras and appetizing sides like corn crème brûlée. Love a good surf ‘n’ turf? Stray from tradition and bask in the luxury of an American wagyu filet with black truffle-sauteed Maine lobster.

4444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

11. Doris Metropolitan Houston

2815 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098

A New Orleans export, Doris Metropolitan brings plenty of flair and lots of flavor to Space City. Dig into steaks that are dry-aged at the restaurant, ranging from a 9-ounce “classified cut” to the hulking 34-ounce porterhouse. Wagyu beef from Japan and Texas are also on offer, and don’t sleep on the sides — here, they are non-traditional, from asparagus gratin to Israeli salad with tahini.

2815 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098

12. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

5839 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Pappas Bros/Facebook

As the O.G. of Houston’s steak scene, there’s no better service or steak in town than at this Westheimer institution. The beef is USDA Prime and aged in-house, the wine list is ridiculously comprehensive, and starters like Pappas’ iconic turtle soup and lobster mac & cheese offer an excellent complement to a ribeye, NY strip, or filet.

5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

13. Tony's

3755 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77046

The steak menu is strong at Tony’s, in part due to many loyal cooks who have prepared meat at the restaurant for up to 35 years. The 55-day dry aged ribeye is 100% prime, and its artisan-style dry aging process results in a buttery, full-flavored bite, but there is also the option to have it “Tony’s Way” which includes porcini mushroom, fonda Bruno sauce and roasted bone marrow. On the hunt for something extravagant? Find fatty A5, BMS 12 Miyazaki wagyu beef here, presented seared and sliced by the ounce.

3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046

14. Killen's Steakhouse

6425 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581
Killen's Steakhouse/Facebook

As Houston’s king of meat, Chef Ronnie Killen’s steakhouse — with locations in Pearland and in the Woodlands — is an absolute staple. Traditional dry or wet aged Prime corn-fed beef, wagyu, and grass-fed steaks are on the menu, and a flight of New York strip allows diners to try a variety of beefy options. Don’t forget to save room for mouthwatering sides like skillet potatoes and broccoli-cheese risotto.

6425 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77581

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