There are a lot of folks who swear that their backyard grill is the only place in town to get a good steak. For those who are less culinarily inclined, there are a number of really great places to get a steak in Memphis. You can get a good steak at many restaurants in the area, but this list features only steakhouses -- that is, restaurants that specialize in steak. Get ready for an all-American meal of steak, baked potato, sides, and an adult beverage (if you're so inclined) at these places that are a cut above the rest.
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In local polls, Folk's Folly, which opened in 1977, is frequently voted the winner for the best steak in town. It is a somewhat upscale restaurant (think business casual in terms of attire) so you'll spend a bit more than you would at a casual dining establishment. The food is high quality, though, so you may find that it's worth it to spend the extra money. Besides a fine steak menu, this family-owned restaurant offers a good choice of seafood and specialties like duck, veal, and lamb, along with steak enhancers like Bernaise sauce, barbecue butter, and Maker's Mark peppercorn sauce.
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Fleming's is an upscale chain restaurant and is well-known for tender, flavorful steaks and an impressive wine list. Besides a good choice of steak cuts and steak companions, Fleming's has seafood options for non-beef eaters, small plates, and sides to share that include Fleming's signature potatoes with cream, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese; chipotle cheddar macaroni and cheese; sauteed mushrooms; and grilled asparagus. Be prepared to spend a little more for a high-quality meal and attentive service at this restaurant.
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This little gem of a restaurant is located in Bartlett, where it's been serving up steaks since 1976. The atmosphere is casual; in fact, you might feel like you're dining in somebody's home instead of in a restaurant. Drinks are served in Mason jars, and steaks are reasonably priced. Side Porch's special marinade makes the steaks original, and its homemade croutons and dressings make the salad a special part of the meal.
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Texas de Brazil is the place to go when you are hungry. This Brazilian steakhouse serves all-you-can-eat beef, pork, chicken, and lamb, and it has an unlimited salad/sides bar. You pay one set price for your entire meal ($45 per person for dinner as of August 2017), but drinks and desserts are extra.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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The Butcher Shop in Cordova is proud to serve grain-fed beef that's hand cut daily and cooked over hickory charcoal. It offers a long list of steaks that can be enhanced with pepper sauce, steak Oscar, or lobster tail. Homemade desserts like three-layer strawberry cake, creme brulee, and cashew crunch cheesecake will make you want to save some room. Burgers are the star of the show every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and yes, they are grilled over hickory charcoal.