10 Best Steakhouses in Phoenix: Prime Cuts in the Desert

With a rich heritage of cowboy and chuck wagon cooking, Phoenix is a great foodie destination if your aim is to find a good steak. Phoenix steakhouses offer a range of choices, from family-friendly restaurants to posh, dimly lit steakhouses.

For an old school, slight swanky take on the classic American steakhouse, make a stop at Durant's. This legendary downtown Phoenix steakhouse may not look as luxurious as the chain steakhouses you'll find in the suburbs, but what it lacks in expensive decor it more than makes up in character, history, and ambiance--not to mention a delicious Prime Rib.

Another popular Phoenix steakhouse is Donovan's, an upscale restaurant serving only USDA Prime meats. Need to impress an important client, or maybe just celebrate a special occasion? Try The Capital Grille, where the famous porterhouse, 24 ounces of top quality, dry-aged beef, is the star of the show.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, with four locations around the Valley, is popular for its signature prime rib, which is aged for extra flavor and tenderness and seared to perfection. 

Finally, plan ahead and enjoy a prime rib dinner on Sundays at Fleming's, a steakhouse and wine bar where every steak is perfectly paired with a wine from the restaurant's extensive wine menu.


Stockyards Restaurant
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This traditional American steakhouse has been grilling some of the best steaks in Phoenix since 1947. In 2004, a dedicated team of workers lovingly restored and revitalized the restaurant, which was recently included in the City of Phoenix...  Read More

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is both upscale and casual, featuring a menu of the finest aged prime beef and market-fresh seafood. Wine lovers enjoy Fleming's 100, the restaurant's award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass....  Read More

Keegan's Grill
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This classic American grill provides a home away from home for hungry diners seeking a hospitable place to enjoy lunch or dinner. The menu features gourmet burgers, specialty salads, sandwiches, pastas, entrees, and steak. Keegan's Filet Mignon...  Read More

North Phoenix
Arrowhead Grill

The Arrowhead Grill is a casually upscale steakhouse that specializes in all-natural, prime hand cuts. Steaks are broiled carefully, then served on a sizzling hot plate, so every bite you take is hot and juicy. Only the highest quality beef free...  Read More

Feeney's - A Restaurant & Bar
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A Phoenix dining tradition since 1965, Feeney's was one of the first eating establishments in north central Phoenix, and still remains a local favorite. This friendly, neighborhood restaurant offers a wide variety of made-from-scratch soups,...  Read More

On those nights you're craving a good steak for dinner, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar (with locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler) offers high quality cuts prepared with precision. The restaurant, a high-end Canadian chain eatery, is...  Read More

The Capital Grille, part of a national chain, is one of the city's most popular steak houses. If you're looking to impress a potential client or a special date , this place delivers. The interior sports clubby ambience, offers welcome privacy,...  Read More

This upscale steakhouse manages to be both posh and unpretentious at the same time. The down to earth and friendly service is both attentive yet not intrusive. Escape to Donovan's for relaxed elegance, great ambiance, and of course, excellent...  Read More

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Durant's has been a staple on Central Avenue for decades. The secret of its success is simple enough: perfect martinis, fantastic steaks, and incomparable service have made this steakhouse a popular local haunt. Dark wood, leather booths, and...  Read More

Steak 44, named after its location on busy 44th Street, is a chic steak and chophouse in east Phoenix that is a favorite with locals craving a high quality, hand-cut steak. The menu features steaks responsibly farmed in the USA and wet-aged 28...  Read More


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Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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