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Where To Find Great, Cheap Steak in Every State

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For many of us, visiting a steakhouse is a treat and a luxury. But it doesn't have to break the bank, as proven by these affordable steak meals that deliver well beyond the modest price of the meal. These dining establishments go beyond a chain restaurant mentality and have a local history and rave customer reviews, from favorite local steakhouses that serve well-priced cuts with generous extras or steak-centric meals served family-style to more upscale steakhouses with noteworthy happy hours or specials offering savings off a pricey bill.


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Alabama: Santa Fe Cattle Co.
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Alabama: Santa Fe Cattle Co.

Fort Payne

The most expensive steak at the Santa Fe Cattle Co. is the 22-ounce T-Bone, and it comes with one homemade side and a house salad. For $1 more, you can select fresh garlic butter, Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Glaze, chipotle glaze, or sautéed onions and mushrooms to go with it. The aged steaks earned positive reviews online, as do the the housemade scratch yeast rolls and homemade sides. This location serves $3 margaritas, beers, and Redneck teas all day long.


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Alaska: AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern
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Alaska: AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Homer 

Don't let the casual interior fool you. This Homer-based restaurant is highly rated with reasonable prices. Previous customers say standouts are the calamari appetizer and steaks that start at $25 with sides included. Save room for daily dessert specials and the after-dinner coffees and cocktails selection.


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Arizona: Rustler's Rooste
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Arizona: Rustler's Rooste

Phoenix

You can beat the heat and enjoy a patio side view of the valley with a cool drink from the rustic saloon of Rustler’s Rooste. Make sure to order a daily special, the Rustler's Cut or a Wrangler's Bone-in rib-eye that can feed two at 20 ounces for $30.


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Arkansas: The Brick House Grill
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Arkansas: The Brick House Grill

Hot Springs

Black tie quality in a blue jeans atmosphere is how The Brick House Grill touts its vibe. There are lots of great customer reviews online of its hand-cut steaks, all running under $30 and coming with one side and a salad.

California: House of Beef
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California: House of Beef

Oakdale

The deals are legendary at House of Beef, a no-frills, family-owned dining hall. A 16-ounce New York steak seasoned with a choice of garlic seasoning or whiskey peppercorn sauce comes with soup and salad bar, garlic bread, and a selection of two sides dishes for $24.


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Colorado: Bonny and Read
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Colorado: Bonny and Read

Colorado Springs 

Steaks start at $29 at Bonny and Read — and they are served up with sides included. Starters such as Boston clams, spinach and fried goat cheese, and lobster corn chowder are also popular. 

Pioniera in Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Michy's Relaxed Dining in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Delaware: The Reef

Wilmington 

Top-notch, attentive service makes 8 ounces of boneless New York strip for $19 (with a side) all the more delicious, even without a specialty butter such as rosemary merlot or garlic and herb. Diners pay just $5 more for 14 ounces of rib-eye at The Reef — which, as the name suggests, has seafood on the menu as well.

Florida: Las Vacas Gordas
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Florida: Las Vacas Gordas

Miami

Las Vacas Gordas, recently under new management, is an Argentinean Miami fusion steakhouse that opened in 1996 on Miami Beach. The owner is passionate about recreating the Argentine grill with American twists. The Enrollada steak dish is a beautiful example, and this 1.5-pound serving can feed two people easily for $40.


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Georgia: Ray's on the River
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Georgia: Ray's on the River

Sandy Springs

Timing is critical for cost savings. If you want a big lunch for four, Ray's on the River is the spot. Nestled on the banks of the Chattahoochee, the restaurant has a sharing lunch menu offering a meal for four at $80 that comes with charbroiled rib-eyes, three-cheese mac, Brussels sprouts, chocolate chip cookies, and a choice of salads. It's the economical way to savor a pricey fine steakhouse for a steal of a deal.

Hawaii: Ray's Cafe
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Hawaii: Ray's Cafe

Honolulu

For Hawaii, the cost of the steaks at Ray's Cafe is incredibly low, with the filet mignon at $14.50 and a T-Bone for $19.50. Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Google reviews are approving, with the common theme that for a no-frills restaurant, you will dine like King Kamehameha for the quality of the meal served.


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Idaho: Sandpiper
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Idaho: Sandpiper

Pocatello

The Pocatello location of Sandpiper, an Idaho chain, opened in 1975 and offers classic steak cuts including a $37 Steak Sandpiper, a bacon-wrapped filet topped with a mushroom cap and béarnaise sauce. It comes with a choice of a salad or signature clam chowder for an additional $4.


Illinois: Bodega Sur
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Illinois: Bodega Sur

Chicago 

Though Bodega Sur has been around only since 2016, the Di Sapio family running it have been cooking Argentine food for Chicago for nearly three decades — so you can trust in the grilled top sirloin served in a Brazilian cut for $20 with salad, or grilled 10-ounce filet mignon with salad for $24. Just ask for the picanha or lomo, respectively.  


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Indiana: St. Elmo's
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Indiana: St. Elmo's

Indianapolis

This steakhouse offers steaks that one customer quipped was "the size of a baby dinosaur" in an online review. The 14-ounce rib-eye is $43 and comes with a navy bean soup or tomato juice and a choice of potato or sauteed French green beans, with other St. Elmo's cuts coming in at a much lower price.


Iowa: 801 Chophouse
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Iowa: 801 Chophouse

Des Moines

On Sundays, 801 Chophouse offers a $42 prix fixe menu that lets you get its fancier steak cuts plus sides. Dubbed "Sunday Supper special," the bargain menu is available every week from 4 p.m. to close.


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Kansas: Pete's Steak House
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Kansas: Pete's Steak House

Atchison

Heavy on the tasty Greek shareable appetizers, the menu at Pete's Steak House features a 12-ounce top sirloin with a choice of potato, vegetable of the day, Texas toast, and a house, Greek or Caesar salad for just $16, Opa!

Kentucky: The Blue Heron
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Louisiana: Bec's at the Lake
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Louisiana: Bec's at the Lake

LaPlace 

The live music downstairs provides a lively foundation for this unpretentious seafood, steak, and burger joint with a porch overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. Bec's at the Lake serves a 10-ounce sirloin for $15 and a 12-ounce rib-eye for $17 a la carte, but you can also just add a house or Caesar salad for $4.

Maine: The York River Landing
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Maryland: Bullock's Country Family Restaurant
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Maryland: Bullock's Country Family Restaurant

Westminster

Out in the countryside and serving since 1937, Bullock's is a family-owned market and restaurant that serves a Delmonico queen cut for $19, a king for $21 and a porterhouse for $21. Locals and online customer reviews rave about this casual but satisfying family restaurant with loads of menu options and specials.

Massachusetts: Comeketo Brazilian Steakhouse
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The Stable Inn in Grand Haven, Michigan
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Michigan: The Stable Inn

Grand Haven 

Since 1985, the family-owned Stable Inn has won fans with steak dinners under $15 and a Friday and Saturday night steak-and-lobster combo for $204. The homemade bread and rolls are also a hit with repeat customers at this Grand Haven institution.

Minnesota: Spanky's Stone Hearth
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Mississippi: Doe's Eat Place
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Mississippi: Doe's Eat Place

Greenville

The original, family-owned Doe's Eat Place is in Greenville, and there's one in Paducah. Its giant T-Bone costs $26, and the other steaks are equally cheap yet big on customer-reviewed satisfaction. Doe's is popular with locals, and makes many lists for consistent deals and quality.

Missouri: Paradise Grill & Steakhouse
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Missouri: Paradise Grill & Steakhouse

Branson

Prices are so low here you will have plenty of money left after dinner to spend visiting Branson. The Paradise sells a bacon-wrapped filet mignon at 8 ounces with sides that costs 26.


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Montana: Sir Scott's Oasis Steakhouse & Lounge
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Montana: Sir Scott's Oasis Steakhouse & Lounge

Manhattan

“Homey,” “funky,” and “super cool” are how customers describe Sir Scott's. It has outdoor seating and prices most steak entrees under $30 — the priciest is a 16-ounce sirloin with 16 ounces of king crab for $55. Limited-portion dinners are served with a fresh relish tray, cracker basket, daily soup, fresh salad greens, baked potato, garlic toast, chocolate sundae, and coffee for under $30 deals.

Nebraska: Gorat’s
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Nevada: The Martin Hotel
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Nevada: The Martin Hotel

Winnemucca

Traditional Basque foods and steak bargains can be found in The Martin Hotel’s built-in 1898 establishment, a genuine historic under-the-radar spot. The Steak Martin is the star. A 16-ounce rib-eye smothered in sauteed mushrooms and garlic. Nothing is more than $32, and every entree comes with a slew of sides and a bread pudding dessert.

New Hampshire: Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House
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Christian's Steak & Grill in Garfield, New Jersey
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New Jersey: Christian's Steak & Grill

Garfield 

This Garfield eatery has no waiters and no alcohol on the menu, but it has plenty of steak. All steak dinners are served with vegetables and your choice of mashed potatoes, rice and beans, or French fries. A New York sirloin steak dinner costs $19. Christian's Steak & Grill is a cash-only establishment, but for the price most diners feel it's worth it.

Horseman's Haven Cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New Mexico: Dave's Valley Grill

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 

Of course the restaurant has plenty of turquoise blue, and a of course the hearty, traditional menu is influenced by local and seasonal ingredients. The grilled rib-eye at Dave's Valley Grill is charbroiled and topped with a bleu cheese and onion butter with homemade onion rings for $19. A London broil goes down to $17. And if you're not a purist, try the rib-eye steak poutine for $12 — people love it.


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New York: Kennedy's Cove
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New York: Kennedy's Cove

Clarence

In business for more than 30 years and with loads of excellent reviews, Kennedy's Cove boasts not-to-be-missed daily specials. Wednesdays are when two 20-ounce, bone-in rib-eyes plus a bottle of house wine with soup or house salad, potato, and garlic toast cost $90.

North Carolina: Beefmastor Inn
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North Carolina: Beefmastor Inn

Wilson

There's no menu at the Beefmastor Inn, so we have to go by what customers rave about online. The steaks are reasonable and look to be under $35 for the most massive cuts; sides come along too. "You also receive a baked potato, unlimited salad bar, slice of bread and offered a baked onion,” one Yelper wrote. “Try it, It's fabulous."


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Jack's Steakhouse & Saloon in Bismarck, North Dakota
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North Dakota: Jack's Steakhouse & Saloon

Bismarck

Jack's Steakhouse & Saloon is still the one in Bismarck for cheap dinner deals nightly and steak cuts for under $20. Steaks come with a choice of potato, salad, or vegetable, plus fixings and fresh-baked bread.


Ohio: Wild Eagle Steak & Saloon
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Oklahoma: Claremore Hammett House Restaurant
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Oklahoma: Claremore Hammett House Restaurant

Claremore 

This place has something for everyone, from burgers to steaks, and it's all a steal. A 10-ounce rib-eye served with your choice of one side plus a cup of soup or a tossed green salad is $24.

Oregon: The Observatory
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Oregon: The Observatory

Portland 

There's only one steak on the menu at The Observatory by design — the restaurant was opened in 2008 with the idea of having something for everyone. Fortunately, that one steak is enough: a 10-ounce New York strip of Braveheart Black Angus beef with chimichurri, broccolini and fingerling potatoes for $22.50.


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Pennsylvania: The Glass Lounge
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Pennsylvania: The Glass Lounge

Harrisburg

Still the one everyone raves about, and considered a true landmark in the Harrisburg area, The Glass Lounge gets high marks for numerous cuts that all cost below $40. Customer reviews rave about the size of the portions, the quality of the food, and the unpretentious vibe the tavern has to offer.

Rhode Island: Twin Oaks Restaurant
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Rhode Island: Twin Oaks Restaurant

Cranston

Twin Oaks, a landmark Cranston restaurant that has been family-owned for more than 80 years, thrives thanks to its large portions and daily specials. Saturday, go for the surf and turf, a 16-ounce sirloin, and two baked stuffed shrimp for $27.


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South Carolina: Harold's Country Club
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South Carolina: Harold's Country Club

Yemassee

Built-in the 1930s, Harold's Country Club was a Chevrolet dealership,  old-fashioned garage, and gas station before Harold Peeples bought it in 1973. During its Steak Saturdays, customers can reserve in advance meals that include a 12- to 14-ounce steak with baked potato, sautéed onions, salad, roll, and iced tea or water for $23. The restaurant reopens June 1 after a coronavirus pause.

South Dakota: Waverly Steakhouse and Lounge
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South Dakota: Waverly Steakhouse and Lounge

Waverly 

Prices are under $20 for sirloins, rib-eyes, New York strips, and other menu offerings at this casual family restaurant in Waverly, which also offers Rocky Mountain oysters (bull testicles) when available. There are specials and prime rib deals every Friday and Saturday, and entrees come with bread, potatoes, and choice of soup, salad or cottage cheese.


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Tennessee: Demos' Restaurant
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Tennessee: Demos' Restaurant

Nashville

Demos' 10-ounce Delmonico goes for $23 and a 12-ounce sirloin for $17 at this family-owned restaurant in Nashville, which has impressed customers since 1943. The restaurant gets high marks and rave reviews for all its steaks, homemade pies, and side dishes such as red beans and rice.

Texas: Xochi
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Texas: Xochi

Houston

Xochi is one of four restaurants from James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. The restaurant focuses on Oaxaca, Mexico, but every Wednesday it hosts a steak night that offers up a Texas-sized deal: a 10-ounce wood-grilled rib-eye with mole, two sides, and a glass of wine for $35. The mole, sides, and wine selections change weekly.


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Coachman's Dinner and Pancake House in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Utah: TRUreligion Pancake & Steakhouse

Orem 

If the combination of pancakes and steaks wasn't a tipoff, TRUreligion is a conceptual mishmash, also combining art deco furnishings with a rich Utah history — one of its largest table was reserved daily by The Salt Lake Tribune for more than a half-century, the owners say, and the other “sat an infamous Utah document forger and murderer" — with a mission to minister to the homeless. (No one's actual religion matters, they note.) None of this would matter much if the food weren't also so enjoyed by customers, but they're very happy digging in to a 6-ounce petite sirloin for $15 or prime 10-ounce cattleman sirloin cut for $17. Steaks top out at a pound of New York Strip for $25, and it comes with bacon.

Nipper's Cafe and Steakhouse in Manchester, Vermont
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VIRGINIA: BRASS BELL STEAKHOUSE & BAR
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Virginia: Brass Bell Steakhouse & Bar

Virginia Beach

Steak dinner specials by the day at the Brass Bell include Monday's 8-ounce New York Strip with two sides for $15 and Tuesday's 10-ounce rib-eye with two sides for $16. Thursday's surf and turf deal includes a New York strip with two sides for $22.


Wedgwood Broiler in Seattle, Washington
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Washington: Wedgwood Broiler

Seattle

Since 1965, the Wedgwood Broiler, a Seattle landmark, has served up choice steaks such as a filet mignon in various sizes and prices, from 6 ounces ($16) to 16 ounces ($35.50). The 18-ounce "steak for two" offers top sirloin ($42.50), New York ($46.50), or filet mignon ($53) is served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a choice of soup or salad and a potato.


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The Char in Beckley, West Virginia
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West Virginia: The Char

Beckley

Consistently The Char is a solid pick for West Virginia. For 50 years, this family restaurant has served up good steaks with a lake view. Most run in the $30 range. The trick is to come for weekday happy hours, from 3 to 6 p.m., offering significant discounts on salads, appetizers, and other entrees, to and stay for dinner.

HI POINT STEAKHOUSE
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Wisconsin: Hi Point Steakhouse

Ridgeway

The most expensive steak ($35) at the Hi Point is a porterhouse clocking in at 20 ounces that can easily feed two. The steak comes with a choice of potato, side salad, and freshly baked garlic bread. Lots of classic cuts with the house special, a $29 special with a 12-ounce Delmonico cut rib-eye from the heart of the prime rib, plus all the sides.


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Wyoming: Buffalo Jump Steakhouse
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Wyoming: Buffalo Jump Steakhouse

Beulah

The generous portions and tantalizing appetizers at the Buffalo Jump Steakhouse are on the menu in this under-the-radar gem. All of its premium steak entrées are served with a side dish and choice of salad or soup at $43 and under, starting with a 10-ounce sirloin at $23. The aged, bone-in rib-eye is the popular choice, based on online customer reviews.