We think the perfect night out should always end in steak, but unless you know where to go, ordering expensive steaks can be pretty high-stakes, so don’t make any mistakes by going to the wrong place.
Tampa Bay is home to some of the finest steakhouses around, and we went ahead and put the very best ones on a list for you right here.
Looking to take on a massive 21oz. Porterhouse? Look no further.
Find yourself longing for Wagyu? Japanese A5-quality tenderloins and more await you at these incredible steakhouses.
Cuisine of this quality is what we dream about at night.
If you’re the same way, then it’s time to turn dreams into reality and make a reservation at one of these restaurants right away.
1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
The first stop on this tasty tour around town is none other than Bern’s Steakhouse.
Bern’s has been around Tampa for so long now that it could almost be considered a historical landmark at this point!
Located adjacent to the beautiful Hotel Alba Tampa, Bern’s is an absolutely massive restaurant, boasting over 350 guest seats in 8 main dining rooms and 48 private rooms built out of redwood wine casks to make up the world-famous Henry Waugh Dessert Room.
There’s plenty of room, so grab everyone you know and head down to Burn’s for their astounding Delmonico steak that’s been dry-aged for 100 days!
It will blow your mind.
Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
South Tampa really is a little peninsula of paradise with restaurants to match.
Located just 2 blocks west of the sprawling Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse brings the best of Brazil to Tampa.
Terra Gaucha is an authentic Brazilian Churrascaria where top-quality meat is prepared in traditional rodízio style, with the servers presenting enormous skewers of delicious steak being sliced directly onto your plate.
Dining at Terra Gaucha truly is less of a meal and more of a culinary experience which you do not want to miss out on.
Charley’s Steakhouse and Market Fresh Seafood
4444 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607
Charley’s Steakhouse is where it’s at for the ultimate surf ‘n’ turf in Tampa.
Really, the only dilemma you’ll have here is choosing between a naturally organic, bison, or kobe steak. Our advice? Come extra hungry and get all 3!
All of Charley’s steaks are high quality, hormone-free, dry-aged in-house for 4-to-6 weeks, and then hand cut by their management.
Seafood served at Charley’s is strictly fresh and sustainable, so no need to feel guilty for ordering their succulent Caribbean lobster tail to accompany that filet mignon.
Council Oak Steak and Seafood
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
Right inside the famous Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa, there’s a place called Council Oak Steaks and Seafood that everyone should try.
This is your sophisticated destination for food and fun, all in one.
We recommend starting with one of the luxurious raw bar options, but saving room for a behemoth 34oz., dry-aged long-bone ribeye, preferably paired with a deep red cabernet.
After that, you can go hit the slots or catch a show at the casino, but if you’re like us you’ll probably just want to rent a room for a long nap after a meal like that.
Iavarone’s Steakhouse and Italian Grill
3617 W Humphrey St, Tampa, FL 33614
Tucked away on the corner of West Humphrey Street and North Himes Avenue is Tampa’s hidden gem, Iavarone’s Steakhouse and Italian Grill, home to our hands-down favorite rooftop cigar bar and martini lounge.
A one of the oldest restaurants on this list, Iavarone’s was founded in 1948 to become a fine-dining fixture of Tampa Bay, and it’s not hard to see why with their third-generation flame-grilling techniques and hand-cut USDA Prime beef.
You’ll feel like a part of la famiglia here at Iavarone’s as you enjoy the scenic rooftop view of the Tampa skyline.
10918 N 56th St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Less than 2 miles from Tampa’s wondrous Museum of Science and Industry is Cazador Grill, well-known for its expertise when it comes to all things steak.
Cazador Grill is a Peruvian steakhouse, and there are no restaurants like it in the city.
Cazador does their grilling on a traditional parrilla to make their delectable bife angosto, a tender New York strip served with sides like fried yucca or tostones.
1902 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Steelbach is southern inspired with rustic wood decor that gives off an atmosphere as though your steak just came from a ranch down the road, and it did!
Steelbach serves only locally-produced, grass-fed beef to their valued patrons.
Looking to wet your whistle while you wait on your steak?
Steelbach serves too many whiskeys and wines to count, but more than enough to try while your 30oz. tomahawk steak cooks over a searing hot, Florida oak-fired grill.
Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
400 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Sitting smack-dab in the heart of glorious Downtown Tampa, inside its enormous Rivergate Tower, is Malio’s Prime Steakhouse.
Here you can enjoy your all-natural, slow-roasted prime rib while soaking in the picturesque view of the Hillsborough River and the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge.
Having been around since 1969, Malio’s rarely disappoints, and with over 200 different wines to choose from, how could they?
3644 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
Renzo’s is one of Tampa’s most amazing blends of Latin-American cuisine with an extremely extensive menu that truly showcases their European and Latin American influence.
Renzo’s offers over 9 different cuts of meat to choose from, all cooked parrilla-style to your exact specifications.
It can be hard to choose between so many savory selections, so we recommend a classic ribeye if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Perdigon El Sabor
8548 N Dale Mabry Hwy #1A, Tampa, FL 33614
Perdigon El Sabor is a simplistic, no-nonsense South American style Parrilla with something for everyone on their menu, especially for the steak-lovers like us.
We go to Perdigon El Sabor for their dishes like Brazilian picanha with chorizo, chimichurri, and pico de gallo on top, but let’s be honest, pretty much anything you put homemade chimichurri on top of is going to be delicious
When you walk inside, it’s clear that the owners prioritized the food over the atmosphere.
While the ambiance may be a bit plain, the food is anything but.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
4322 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
If you’re stepping off the plane at Tampa International Airport, then the first place you’ll want to go after that is Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.
It’s just a half-mile down the road, and even if you’re not near the airport, go to Fleming’s anyway.
Not only is Fleming’s an award-winning steakhouse, winning Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence from 2010-2016, but it is also one of the best places to host an event.
Offering everything from buyout packages for the entire restaurant all the way to unique hybrid events like virtual business meetings over dinner, Fleming’s is the ultimate spot to impress your colleagues and clients.
Texas de Brazil
4112 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
After a long day of walking and shopping around the International Plaza and Bay Street shopping mall, head directly across the street over to Texas de Brazil for an unforgettable experience at the famous churrascaria steakhouse.
Have you ever dreamt of an all-you-can-eat grilled meat special?
Well, so have we, and we’re happy to tell you that it’s real over at Texas de Brazil.
They offer all-you-can-eat grilled meat for a flat price with cuts like picanha, flank, and filet mignon. It really is like a paradise for carnivores.
2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Getting hungry but don’t want to interrupt your shopping spree?
No need to leave the mall for a great steak when you’re in Tampa!
The International Plaza and Bay Street shopping center has its very own Capital Grille right inside for your convenience.
Not only do they offer a wide variety of cooked USDA Prime, dry-aged steak, but they also offer those same premium cuts of beef from their butcher to take home with you and grill to your liking.
You can’t have steak without wine, though! Luckily, The Capital Grille offers over 350 different wines to pair with your meal.
2205 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Directly adjacent to the Tampa International Airport in Northwest Tampa is Ocean Prime, one of the city’s hotspots for steak and seafood.
Ocean Prime’s aesthetic is strikingly modern with an exuberance that’s reflected in every dish.
Of course, their main attraction is their USDA Prime cuts of steak which are seasoned and broiled at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.
This high heat gives it that delectable char-broiled flavor that can only be properly complemented by a buttery lobster tail, and a glass of pinot noir.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
1700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Ruth’s Chris is the name that we all know and love, and you can head here when you just want to know exactly what you’re getting.
They offer happy hour Monday-Friday 4 pm-6 pm, even on Sundays too from 4 pm-6 pm.
Settle in with an old favorite like their 3-course classic meal with a custom-aged USDA Prime cut of steak and all the various seasonal wines available as well.
Make sure you get exactly the steak you’re looking for when you’re in Tampa Bay by following this roadmap to the ultimate steakhouses.
This city has everything from authentic churrascarias all the way to American Southern grilling and everything in between!
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Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Tampa
- Bern’s Steakhouse
- Terra Gaucha Barizilian Steakhouse
- Charley’s Steakhouse and Market Fresh Seafood
- Council Oak Steaks and Seafood
- Iavarone’s Steakhouse and Italian Grill
- Cazador Grill
- Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
- Perdigon El Sabor
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
- Texas de Brazil
- Capital Grille
- Ocean Prime
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
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