Craving a juicy steak and fries? A cheesesteak just as good as the sandwiches in Philly? There are so many good restaurants in Memphis where you can get your fix. Here is our list of the nine best steak restaurants in Memphis right now, with the consideration of the quality of beef, price, atmosphere, service, and of course, how good the fries are. You can’t enjoy a steak without a side of crispy, salty fries—or at least we can’t. Keep reading to see where you should go when you want a good steak in Memphis.
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Sandwich grill serving cheesesteaks just those in Philly.
2760 N Germantown Pkwy | Memphis | steakescape.com
In 1982, self-proclaimed cheesesteak addicts Ken Smith and Mark Turner opened their first Steak Escape. Today, there are multiple locations committed to serving the best cheesesteaks and grilled subs in the area.
Try the Original Philly Whiz—grilled USDA choice steak with sautéed onions and Cheese Whiz®. This is how it’s done on South Street in Philly. Or try one of Steak Escape’s signature cheesesteaks like the Sriracha Cheesesteak—grilled USDA choice steak, sautéed onions, Sriracha, and melted aged cheddar. If you’d rather not have a cheesesteak at all, Steak Escape also offers other tasty grilled subs like the Barnyard BBQ. This sandwich comes with grilled chicken, bacon, sweet BBQ sauce, crispy fried onions, and cheddar cheese.
Their Homestyle Gravy Fries, fries topped with grilled steak, provolone cheese, and homestyle gravy, are an absolute must. If you have a healthy eater among you, they can opt for one of their “Healthy Bowls” like the Teriyaki Crunch Bowl—grilled steak or chicken, oven roasted broccoli and carrots, grilled onions, mushrooms, green pepper, crispy fried onions, and sweet teriyaki sauce—or the Korean BBQ Bowl—grilled steak or chicken, oven roasted broccoli and carrots, grilled onions, mushrooms, green pepper, and Korean BBQ sauce.
“I don't visit this location often, but tonight's visit was a good choice. I ordered the grandest chicken… The sandwich was very good, the fries were hot and made to order. I am one satisfied customer!” - Yelp Review
Popular chain known for their juicy steaks and Aussie hospitality.
2255 Union Ave | Memphis | outback.com
You’ve heard of Outback—but have you ever enjoyed one of their juicy, delicious steaks? Outback offers seven different cuts of steak, each served with your choice of steakhouse potato and one side. From Victoria’s Filet Mignon, the most tender and juicy thick cut (6 oz.), to Melbourne Porterhouse, a flavorful combination of NY Strip and Filet Tenderloin (22 oz.), there’s a steak at Outback for you.
Pro tip: top your steak with Outback’s bold and rich Espresso Butter. It’s a game changer.
Need a beverage with your cut? Try the Smoked Cinnamon Pecan Old Fashioned. This drink, made with Woodford Reserve® Bourbon, house-infused cinnamon pecan syrup, and Angostura ®Bitters are smoked with oak and served over a large ice cube with an orange twist, will level up your Outback experience.
“After several failed attempts at ordering from local, non chain places for delivery, I placed on online order with outback. Great communication, fast and courteous delivery, and delicious food. If you want food delivered downtown, this is a great, reliable option.” - Yelp Review
Because you don’t need a reason to steak.
294 Goodman Rd W | Southaven | longhornsteakhouse
We love this steakhouse’s motto: you don’t need a reason to steak. It’s true, you don’t need a good reason to enjoy a good steak. You deserve one! Just head to Longhorn Steakhouse and they’ll serve you a perfectly grilled steak (uniquely seasoned in their signature spice blend) in a short amount of time.
What else will you find here? Longhorn Steakhouse also offers freshly baked honey wheat bread, hand-chopped salads, seasonal sides, and signature desserts. The Molten Lava Cake is everything.
“I ordered the grilled salmon filet with rice, mushrooms and the smokehouse mac-n-cheese, along with a Coca-Cola. My dessert was the chocolate lava cake and ice cream. Everything was as good as expected. I ordered over the phone… No complaints.” - Yelp Review
Memphis’ original prime steakhouse.
551 S Mendenhall Rd | Brennan | folksfolly.com
Folk’s Folly is Memphis’ original prime steakhouse, serving its customers proudly since 1977. Folk’s Folly pairs together fine dining and relaxed Southern hospitality for a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else.
At this steakhouse, you can enjoy cuts like filet mignon, New York strip, ribeye, and porterhouse with a variety of enhancers. Truffle butter, horseradish butter, hollandaise, and Maker’s Mark Peppercorn Sauce are just a few of the delicious enhancers for your cut Folk’s Folly has to offer.
Be sure to check out their weekly specials. This week, they’re serving Maine Lobster Dumplings, a pair of homemade dumplings filled with lobster and served with ginger soy broth, and Cocoa and Coriander Strip, their 16 ounce prime New York Strip dusted in rich, deep cocoa and citrusy coriander, grilled to order, and paired with earthy roasted Hedgehog button mushrooms.
Come to Folk’s Folly for the steak, leave with a new appreciation for delicious and unique food altogether.
“Folk’s Folly is one of the best steakhouses I've ever been to... I am a big fan of a medium rare bone in ribeye, which Folk’s Folly nailed with their Cowboy Ribeye. It was truly one of the greatest steaks I've ever eaten.” - Yelp Review
Famous steaks and award-winning wines.
6120 Poplar Ave | Memphis | ruthschris.com
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is known for their famous steaks and award-winning wines, but what’s special about their Memphis location is their nod to Memphis’ music culture. Their custom light fixtures give a nod to Beale Street, while their musical wall in the bar depicts the city’s jazz and blues legends.
From cuts like Filet and Ribeye to specialty cuts like Tomahawk Ribeye and Lamb Chops, there’s a steak for everyone at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. And even if your party doesn’t consist of all steak-lovers, Ruth’s Chris offers seafood and other specialty entrees like Crab Cakes, three jumbo lump crab cakes topped with sizzling lemon butter, and Chef’s Featured Fish and Shrimp, lightly blackened fish topped with shrimp and New Orleans bbq butter.
“For dinner, I ordered the lamb chops and grilled asparagus. I did order a pomegranate martini as well. The lamb chops were sooo good! I love a good lamb chop and these definitely hit the spot for me.” - Yelp Review
Downtown Memphis’ premiere steakhouse.
117 Union Ave | Downtown | 117prime.com
117 Prime is downtown Memphis’ premiere steakhouse. Here you can enjoy the best prime cuts and the best bourbon collection this Southern city has to offer.
You’ll find 10 oz. filet of angus beef, 8 oz. coulotte steak, 16 oz. Colorado lamb chomp, and 40 oz. porterhouse for two among the cuts on their grilled menu, while their raw bar offers gulf oysters, chargrilled oysters, oysters rockefeller, and more.
Their menu also boasts unique entrees like Wood Grilled Quail with butternut squash risotto, benton’s bacon, sage, and apricot-cherry chutney and Deviled Crab Stuffed Flounder with spinach, shiitake butter, and crisp sweet potatoes.
“Started the night with a barrel-aged Manhattan, followed by oysters, then the main course; a medium-rare Ribeye with spinach and mushrooms sides; all impeccable! As I said earlier I'm not the steakhouse type, but I'll make an exception for this one.” - Yelp Review
Upscale prime steakhouse and wine bar.
6245 Poplar Avenue | Memphis | flemingssteakhouse.com
This steak restaurant is conveniently located near popular tourist attractions like Graceland and Beale Street, making it the perfect place to drop in for a nice dinner after a long day.
There are a variety of premium Prime steak options on their dinner menu, as well as fresh seafood and innovative plant-based plates. Guests love the Filet Mignon, the Crab Cakes with a roasted red pepper and lime butter sauce, the Sweet Chili Calamari lightly breaded and tossed with sweet chili sauce, and the Prime Bone-In Ribeye.
The Chocolate Lava Cake is a must. This rich chocolate cake with a molten center of Callebaut belgian chocolate and served with premium vanilla ice cream and chopped pistachios is to die for, even when you are full from your meal.
“First time at this location for my mother's 42nd birthday, last minute reservation and it was awesome ! They made her feel special and she enjoyed every moment. Our server took the time to describe each preparation and flavor profile of our meal and really made my Mother's Day.” - Yelp Review
Brazilian all you can eat steakhouse.
150 Peabody Place | Memphis | texasdebrazil.com
If you want a steakhouse experience you’ve never had before, you should definitely consider Texas de Brazil. This Brazilian steakhouse is all you can eat, and although this means it’s steeper in price than your average steakhouse, the cuts are better and you’re also paying for the unique experience. Gauchos walk around carrying the meats, and they carve a serving for you on the spot.
While you may be transfixed by the meats, remember to also try the Brazilian cheese bread, the cinnamon sugar plantains, and the salad bar (because you might as well get some veggies in if they’re included in the price!).
“If you like meat- this place is for you. If you like salad bars- this place is for you. If you like a peaceful vibe- this place is for you. If you like buffets and all-you-care-to-eat restaurants- this place is for you.” - Yelp Review
431 S Highland St | Memphis | memphis.charrestaurant.com
This steakhouse is a Southern steakhouse through and through. This means each char cut has some Southern flavor, and that all of the other entrees on their menu are reminiscent of Southern favorites. Enjoy dishes such as the Original Cowboy Prime Ribeye, Cornbread Dusted Redfish, Shrimp & Grits, or Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast—to name a few.
And if you’re thinking about getting a salad, this is a great place to get one because all of their delicious dressings are homemade—not many restaurants can say that!
Be sure to save room for dessert. Their house-made blueberry bread pudding complete with a blueberry glaze and white chocolate whiskey sauce is to die for, and it’s the perfect thing to satisfy your sweet craving after a savory cut.
“This place is worth every penny I spent here. The food was delicious. The service was immaculate. That pecan pie/tart is out of this world delicious. It was so good. I will be back for more.” - Yelp Review
Whether you choose a Southern-inspired steakhouse or a Brazilian all you can eat experience, you are sure to enjoy some of the best cuts Memphis has to offer. And luckily there’s always seafood or plant-based options for those in your party that might not be as much of a steak-lover as you are. Let us know in the comments which of these steak restaurants in Memphis you try first. We love to hear from you!