Tampa's Top Spots for Steak Lovers From Local Landmarks to Upscale Chains

Trying to find the best steakhouses in Tampa? 10Best has you covered. With Florida ranking 11th nationally in the production of beef cattle, there is  no shortage of good steakhouses anywhere in the state, and Tampa definitely has its fair share.

Choose from Tampa's local landmarks, upscale chains, or a couple of fun departures from the usual. As can be expected, many of these options are budget-busters, but there are a couple of more affordable options as well. With such an impressive selection of top-notch steakhouses, you can be assured of locating high-quality, well-aged cuts of prime beef that will satisfy your inner carnivore. 

The venerable, old-world Bern's Steak House, can be found in the fashionable SoHo neighborhood. Bern's is Tampa's most popular steakhouse where the locals go to celebrate those oh-so-special occasions and is nationally celebrated for their world-class wine list. If you're looking for something a little different, the Cuban-inspired Carne ChopHouse in Ybor City gets a lot of attention for its unique flavors. 



The Carne ChopHouse is located in the heart of historic Ybor City and offers steakhouse fare with a Cuban twist. Situated in the historic El Centro Espanol Building that originally served as a social center for Spanish immigrants working in the...  Read More



Owned by football legend Don Shula, this restaurant is a tribute to the 1972 Miami Dolphins and their perfect season. One of 32 locations, Shula's has garnered accolades nationwide that reflect the owner's penchant for perfection. As you enter,...  Read More

East Tampa
Council Oak
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The sleek and sophisticated Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is located in Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Casino. A popular destination for prime steaks, fresh seafood and selections from the award winning wine list, the atmosphere is contemporary...  Read More



Malio's has been a Tampa landmark since it opened in 1969. Reinvented in 2007 as Malio's Prime Steakhouse, the restaurant moved downtown and picked up where it left off as a Tampa favorite, but with updated décor and menu offerings. Malio's is...  Read More

Texas de Brazil
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Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian-American churrascaria, which is the Portuguese word for "barbecue," and has its origins in the campfire cooking of the gauchos of Southern Brazil. Be prepared for a different dining experience. You start your meal...  Read More



Billed as the "Home of Serious Steaks," Ruth's Chris is a perennial favorite in meat-loving cities all across the US. One visit to the well-appointed, comfortable Tampa edition will tell you all you need to know ... Their steaks' signature...  Read More

Airport Area
Capital Grille


The trademarks of Tampa's popular Capital Grille are its refined interior with Frank Lloyd Wright inspired decor, top-notch service, and of course, spectacular steaks. Beef is dry-aged on the premises so quality is well-controlled. And while the...  Read More



Charley's is an old-school steakhouse located in Tampa's Westshore business district. From the moment you step into this esteemed steakhouse, the aroma of the wood-fired grill seduces the senses. The selection of cuts is extensive and Charley's...  Read More



A rich, welcoming environment of wood, leather, and subdued lighting greets visitors to this upscale establishment. Along with great ambience, they come for impeccable steaks and chops, cooked to perfection. Each steak is seasoned only with...  Read More



Bern's Steak House is one of Tampa's best-known restaurants. Family-owned since opening in 1956, this venerable steak house is legendary for its impeccable service, top-quality dishes, and incredible attention to detail. Guests rave about the...  Read More


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Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye