15 Top Steakhouse Chains in America You Must Try

Written By Jill Taylor

America is home to some of the world’s best steakhouses, renowned for their prime cuts and dining experiences. These 15 chains offer unique spins on the steakhouse experience that can’t be missed.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House has over 100 steakhouses across America and restaurants in Canada and Mexico. The chain is renowned for its USDA Prime steaks grilled on 500-degree plates. Mashed explains that the chain was founded in New Orleans in 1965 by Ruth Fertel, a single mother and “trailblazing female entrepreneur.”

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is famous for its Fleming’s 100, a collection of 100 wines available by the bottle or glass. The steakhouse chain also serves a range of fine dining cuisines besides USDA Prime beef, including crab, calamari, and lobster.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is known for its luxurious fine dining experience and signature USDA Prime steaks. Diners love the steakhouse’s opulence, which shuns the deliberately old-fashioned look of many of its competitors.

LongHorn Steakhouse

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This steakhouse chain was founded in 1981 in Atlanta, and its restaurants are famous for their laid-back Western-themed décor. The chain capitalized on the popularity of the Texas-style steakhouses after the success of the 1980 film Urban Cowboy and has remained a popular chain.

Smith & Wollensky

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Smith & Wollensky is a high-end chain of steakhouses with ten restaurants in America, the UK, and Taiwan. It’s famous for its trademark green and white color scheme and its USDA Prime steaks in dry-aged cuts.

Texas Roadhouse

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Texas Roadhouse is renowned for its restaurant’s lively atmosphere and hand-cut steaks. It specializes in Texas and Southwestern style, but Tasting Table reveals that entrepreneur and Texas fan Kent Taylor opened its first restaurant in Clarksville, Indiana.

BLT Steak

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BLT Steak has restaurants in New York, Miami, and Washington, D.C., which are famous for their bistro ambiance. The steakhouses are also known for their popovers, prime cuts, and seasonal blackboard specials.

Fogo de Chão

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Fogo de Chão, or “ground fire” in Brazilian Portuguese, takes its name from the traditional gaucho style of roasting meat over an open fire. The chain was founded in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in 1979 and is loved by American diners for its signature all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

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This chain, founded in Chicago in 1978, is loved by Americans for its elegant dining settings and high-quality steaks. Mashed argues that “high-quality ingredients, a skilled workforce, and the nature of the fine dining industry” allow the chain “to deliver a premium experience.”

STK Steakhouse

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STK Steakhouse restaurants are renowned for fusing a steakhouse with a chic lounge and the interesting addition of a DJ playing live music. Their restaurants are unique for encouraging diners to mingle, giving them a bar-like atmosphere.

Outback Steakhouse

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This Australian-themed steakhouse chain was founded in Tampa in 1988 and has over 1,000 restaurants worldwide. Delish notes that the founders capitalized on Australia’s popularity in America after Crocodile Dundee became a hit film in the 1980s.

The Capital Grille

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This chain of upscale steakhouses was founded in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1990 and has 72 restaurants nationwide. New York Lifestyles argues that “if you constantly dream of diving into a prime dry-aged steak in a chic yet relaxed atmosphere, The Capital Grille is the perfect eating excursion for you.”

McCormick & Schmick’s

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This chain has 26 restaurants nationwide and is known for its seafood and steak selection expertise. It serves plates with a unique mix of USDA Prime cuts alongside seafood in upscale, traditionally decorated restaurants.

Mastro’s Steakhouse

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This fine-dining steakhouse chain is famous for its sky-high prices and celebrity clientele. Mastro’s Steakhouse restaurants offer signature specialties, including a bone-in filet and signature warm butter cake.

Charley’s Steak House

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Charley’s Steak House has three restaurants across Florida known for their fire-grilled steaks and wine cellars with over 800 selections. It’s also celebrated for its selection of fresh Florida seafood.

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