Steaking Out in Naples: The Best Places to Beef

In the past decade, the number of steakhouses in Naples, Florida, has shot up. Not only has the quantity improved, but the quality has shot up over the top. The towns of Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island have a nice mix of name brand, high end franchises such as Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar and homegrown, family operated favorites such as Jimmy P's Charred. They all excel in preparing prime beef cuts in the most flavorful and tender manner possible, but this is Southwest Florida after all, so seafood is not forgotten. 

Most of the steakhouses adhere to the New York style ideal of a steak and potatoes bastion with handsome clubby and masculine attributes. Others make a departure with more modern and stylish looks. This list culls the best of the steakhouse herd from all parts of the region. It scans styles from old school to contemporary places where steak is only one of the house specialties. It reviews restaurants so clearly obsessed with steaks that they do their trimming and dry aging processes in house. 

The range of prices, as beef costs continue to rise, is mostly at the top of the scale, but you will also find a few more affordable options among them. 

Chop 239
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With "chop" in its name, there's no doubting that the focus here is on meat. (239, of course, refers to the region's area code.) Choose from the standard cuts of steak, including a porterhouse for two. Pork rib chop or short ribs are more...  Read More

One in a team of steakhouses owned by football legend Don Shula, this popular steakhouse at the Hilton Naples scores a touchdown with every sizzling steak that comes out of the kitchen. The award winning Shula Cut beef is the trademark of the...  Read More

Chops City Grill
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Chops City Grill has two local locations - one on Fifth Avenue South and a second in Bonita Springs. Its name is a double entendre for its fine steaks and its chopstick (Asian influence) fare. Chops fancies itself as the most spectacular...  Read More

Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House - Naples
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Part of a small, Texas-based chain of restaurants, it is anything but cookie-cutter. The dining room seems oversized at first, but its popularity fills the warm, welcoming space at the back of Inn on Fifth most nights. They come for their fix...  Read More

Despite the fact it is part of a fairly extensive steakhouse chain, Fleming's ranks as one of Naples' best, winning awards locally and at the state level. In addition to offering the finest cuts of meat dry aged for the best flavor, it takes...  Read More

The Continental
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The Continental is what foodies term a "meatery," a step above standard steakhouses. Its niche is two-fold: name-ranch steaks and craft cocktails. But yet it is multi-faceted, offering also such original concepts as its daily changing fresh fish...  Read More

Manhattan Steakhouse
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It's not all about steak here, but that's what Manhattan dares to do in competition with the big name chains like Fleming's and Ruth's Chris breathing down its neck. And with much better prices. The family-owned fine steakhouse has earned its...  Read More

Preston's Steakhouse
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A well-loved local standout, Preston's Steakhouse is a top notch alternative to commercial chains. You can expect a convivial but intimate and soothing atmosphere, a fantastic wine list, peerless service and, of course, incredible steaks. The...  Read More

The Grill
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Nothing beats a dinner out at the Ritz, where service, setting and culinary excellence combine to foment an experience that transcends mere eating by miles. The Grill excels in fine steaks, but also knows its way around seafood. Dry-aged cuts...  Read More

Jimmy P's Charred
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

Newest to the Naples carnivore scene, Jimmy P's grew out of a popular long-standing butcher shop selling the finest in prime meats. The restaurant brings those steaks to the table for lunch and dinner, including Wagyu cuts and Kobe craft burgers...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle

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