There is no dinner that compares to a juicy, buttery steak grilled to perfection in my opinion. The aroma of flame-grilled steak wafting through the dining room as my dish is brought to the table makes my mouth water.
However, not all steakhouses are created equal and there are few things nastier than a lousy steak. So I decided to help out my fellow North Florida carnivores by putting together a list of the 5 best steak restaurants in Jacksonville.
5. Terra Gaucha
Terra Gaucha serves a variety of grilled meats including beef, pork, chicken, lamb and seafood, all grilled. To accompany their signature steaks, this authentic southern Brazilian restaurant also serves sides and salads. The staff at Terra Gaucha is exceptional, from the chef to the servers; they put the customer first. They also offer a take-out and curbside menu, allowing you to enjoy the full rodizio experience outside of the restaurant.
4. Salento Steakhouse
The Salento Steakhouse serves a wide range of grills and cuts from around the world. Salento sees itself as the ideal gathering place for friends and family, not only to enjoy exquisite grilled meat and other delicious dishes, but also to create lasting memories. A number of news outlets and news outlets, including the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Magazine, and Univision, have given Salento Steakhouse high marks.
3. Cowford Chophouse
Cowford Chophouse is a rooftop steakhouse and bar in Jacksonville that serves some of the best steaks, seafood, and cocktails in town. The Cowford Chophouse, which opened in 2017, is one of Jacksonville’s newest steakhouses and restaurants, but it’s quickly grown in popularity due to its delicious menu of succulent alternatives. Guests can dine with a picturesque view of the river and the Southbank skyline, which adds a lot to the ambiance.
2. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, located on the Southbank Riverwalk, is one of downtown Jacksonville’s gems for gourmet dining. With spectacular architecture and lighting, this steakhouse offers a modern, sophisticated outlook that accentuates some of Jax’s best scenery. Their staff is also extremely kind and helpful, and they will go out of their way to help you in any way they can.
1. Forks III
III Forks in Jacksonville cooks everything from chunky cuts of USDA Prime beef to fresh seafood and buttery lobster to perfection. This modern and stylish steakhouse is ideal for any social or business gathering.