Where to Get Delicious Steak in Raleigh

Steak lovers are in for a treat in Raleigh. Whether local or visiting, you’ll find the city has plenty of amazing steakhouses and restaurants.

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From fine dining to local hot spots, we found great steaks and dining all around town. Which one should you choose?

Check out my list of the best steakhouses in Raleigh below.

Angus Barn

9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone: 919-781-2444
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Angus Barn is more than a steakhouse. Located on the shore of Angus Barn Pond, you’ll find this upscale yet charming steakhouse.

The restaurant is located in a large renovated barn and features world-class dining, a lavish wine cellar, and a cigar bar.

You can also book the Angus Barn and Pavilion for private events and weddings. Since 1960, Angus Barn has served countless meals to locals and travelers.

The chefs at Angus Barn are always ready to prepare the perfect steak. They estimate they serve up to 20,000 steaks a month.

You can choose from nine steak cuts, seafood, BBQ, and specialty dishes. For steak lovers, the bone-in tomahawk is the star of the show.

If you’re looking for something unique, I suggest trying the espresso rub filet mignon.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

410 Glenwood Ave Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-833-2888
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Sullivan’s Steakhouse is in the Creamery Building in the Glenwood South District of downtown Raleigh. This fine dining, cocktail bar, and live music venue have something for everyone.

The dining experience at Sullivan’s is second to none. The menu is diverse and features excellent appetizers, salads, and seafood.

But we’re here for the steaks, and Sullivan’s delivers. They offer bone-in cuts and mouth-watering house cuts.

Sullivans also features some of the best add-ons for your steak. So, don’t hesitate to add crab stuffed shrimp or signature butter to your steak.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

4325 Glenwood Ave Suite 5004, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-571-6200
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Fleming’s is a world-class chain of steakhouses, and Raleigh is lucky enough to have a location.  Located in the Shops at Friendly Center, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the perfect stop after a busy day of shopping.

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The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining and a stylish bar for late-night snacks and drinks. The chefs at Fleming’s Prime are masters at preparing steaks.

They offer traditional filet, NY strip, bone-in ribeye, and many other options. The seafood at Fleming’s is equally impressive. My favorites include the truffle-poached lobster and a chilled seafood tower.

The Capital Grille

4242 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-787-3901
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The Capital Grille is an upscale steakhouse chain that features mouth-watering steaks and meals in an upbeat yet refined setting.

Located in North Hills on the corner of Dartmouth Rd and Six Fords Rd, you’ll find the Capital Grill next to the Marriott Raleigh North Hills.

The steaks at The Capital Grille are always cooked and seasoned to perfection. The Capital Grille is one of the best places for large group gatherings.

The menu offers diverse “for-the-table” sides like lobster mac and cheese, au gratin potatoes, and truffle fries. This makes it easy to order a few sides and share them with your friends and family.

Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill

4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-788-8778
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Hop off I-440 and head to North Hills Shopping Center to find an amazing steakhouse and one of my favorite happy hours in Raleigh, NC.

Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill has some of the most unique and flavorful dishes in North Carolina. While the restaurant has a casual and fun atmosphere, the dining experience is upscale and worth every penny.

Chef Lamont McMillan’s menu has so many great dishes it’s hard to choose a favorite. All steaks at Firebird are aged 21 days and cut in-house.

They are cooked to perfection over hardwood. No matter what cut you enjoy, Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill has it. Firebird is also one of the best local weekend brunches in town.

The Peddler Steak House

6005 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-787-6980
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Serving steaks since 1969, The Peddler Steak House is an iconic part of downtown Raleigh. Owner Gale Barefoot started as a dishwasher when he was 19 and worked his way up to run the restaurant.

Today, The Peddler is still serving aged-to-perfection steaks at their original Glenwood Ave location off I-70.

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The small and quaint restaurant and old town charm accent the wonderful meals at Peddler. Steak and seafood lovers will drool at the menu.

All steaks and main courses come with buffet salad, rice or potato, steamed vegetables, and bread so make sure you arrive on an empty stomach.  

Rey’s Restaurant

1130 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-380-0122
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Owner A. Rey Arias opened Rey’s Restaurant in 2004. His vision of serving high-quality food in a relaxing atmosphere lives on today.

Located off I-40 and I-440 interchange, you can take a break from the traffic and enjoy a cocktail and dinner at Rey’s.

Voodoo Lounge is the restaurant’s bar and is one of my favorite places in Raleigh for post-dinner cocktails.

The lounge features plush leather couches, live music, and artisan cocktails. It’s perfect for a first date or anniversary.

Don’t forget about dinner at Rey’s. The chefs know how to cook a steak and they never disappoint.

Bin 54 Steak & Cellar

1201-M, Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919-969-1155
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Bin 54 Steak & Cellar is one of the finest dining experiences in Raleigh. Located close to Oakwood Park and UNC Finley Golf Course, Bin 54 features high-class dining, cocktails, private events, and one of the largest wine cellars in town.

Executive Chef Kevin Draper knows how to craft a mouth-watering steak. Every steak is seasoned to perfection and then grilled over hickory wood.

Other interesting dishes include the double-cut pork chop and ahi tuna steak. Bin 54 is known for its expansive wine collection so don’t forget to let the sommelier pair the perfect wine with your meal. 

Kanki Japanese House of Steaks and Sushi

4325 Glenwood Ave Suite 1070, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-782-9708
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Are you interested in something different? Kanki Japanese House of Steaks and Sushi has you covered. You’ll find Kanki inside the Crabtree Valley Mall near the LEGO store.

Dining at Kanki is more than just a meal, it’s an experience. It’s one of our favorite places for a moderately priced family dinner or birthday celebration.

Dinner is served around a teppan grill where your chef cooks and entertains you. The restaurant features hibachi favorites like steak, chicken, and seafood.

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Of course, Kanki serves some of the best sushi in town as well so don’t forget to order a few rolls to start the meal.

No hibachi meal is complete without sake and Kanki has a diverse menu of cold and warm sake to choose from.

LongHorn Steakhouse

Multiple locations
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LongHorn Steakhouse is a national chain of casual steakhouses. You’ll find the Raleigh location at 8121 Brier Creek Parkway in Brier Creek Commons.

The restaurant features a chill atmosphere that is ideal for families. The menu has all the traditional steak cuts you expect including filet mignon, ribeye, and t-bone.

But, if you’re really hungry, I suggest getting the longhorn. This monster 22 oz cut is full of flavor and my all-time favorite.

Longhorn also has amazing appetizers like wings and fried onions if you want to enjoy a quick meal and some drinks.

Oak Steakhouse Raleigh

417 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 984-255-1818
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Located on the ground floor of The Dillon Downtown Apartment Building in the Warehouse District, you’ll find Oak Steakhouse.

This restaurant features contemporary styling and a unique take on a classic American Steakhouse. Executive Chef Todd Woods designed a mouthwatering showcase of beef for his menu.

Some unique dishes on the menu include rabbit & dumplings and veal chop Kyiv. But you have to try a steak while dining at Oak.

While expensive, the steaks at Oak are beyond comparison. Surf and turf lovers can always add a whole lobster tail or grilled shrimp to your dry-aged steak. 

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

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