Great Steaks Are a Perfect Way to Celebrate Kansas City's Beef Legacy

Trying to find Kansas City's best Steakhouses? This is a great place to start. From urban enclaves to suburban dining, our editors and locals have searched high and low to find the top spots where you can order and savor a great steak and a wide variety of sides - from . Then, we showcase popular and highly rated restaurants with terrific user reviews. Whether you're looking for steaks perfected through many decades or prefer to patronize and up-and-coming restaurant known for top quality meat cooked with incredible attention to detail, Kansas City's steakhouses have got you covered. An enduring part of this area's culinary heritage, steaks remain a big dining draw. Decadent add-ons may include coffee and ancho chile rub, as well as brandy cream sauce, a bone marrow butter bath or bearnaise sauce; while side dishes range from garlic whipped or twice bake potatoes to farro risotto. While locally owned steakhouses grab many kudos, there are also several chains that have endeared themselves to locals and visitors. You'll also find areas where Steakhouses are prominent, such as downtown Kansas City, Missouri, giving you multiple choices in one compact area. If you're going to buy a steak, you may as well take advantage of this area's best. 

Marina Grog & Galley
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Big boats and the gorgeous waters of Lake Lotawana are only the beginning of this laid-back dining experience. The lakeside dining destination has offered Prime and Prime-Plus filets, rib eyes, Kansas City Strips and Porterhouse steaks for more...  Read More

Jess and Jim's Steak House
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Jess & Jim's delivers classic '70s and '80s ambience alongside of their steaks. Unpretentious yet refined, Playboy magazine once named this beloved family-owned restaurant among the nation's top 12 steakhouses and Travel & Leisure...  Read More

Country Club Plaza
The Capital Grille
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Full of statues, brass and dark woods, this huge restaurant feels like a 'gentlemen's club.' Priced over $50, seared tenderloin with butter poached lobster tails offers the 'ultimate steak and seafood experience.' Additional Chef's Suggestions...  Read More

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
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Don't let the name of this restaurant fool you. Although seafood is a big star here, McCormick and Schmick's also offers nicely prepared beef options. Try a 6-ounce filet, a 13-ounce strip steak, center-cut Dry Rubbed Black Angus Ribeye Steak or...  Read More

The Majestic Restaurant


The Majestic opened its doors in the renovated 1923 Fitzpatrick Saloon Building, during November 2009 and still retains the ambience of that era. Serving lunch and dinner daily, they're known for dry-aged Kansas City steaks among more than a...  Read More

J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks
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Serving dinner from 4-10 p.m., J. Gilbert's has become a favorite destination for wood-fired steaks. Though pricey, steaks and chop plates include two sides, from roasted Brussels sprouts with prosciutto and mustard to creamed corn with bacon....  Read More

North Kansas City
801 Chophouse KC


Despite its youthful bones, this decor is reminiscent of a 1940s-era steakhouse that Harry Truman might have favored. USDA Prime beef is 801 Chophouse's claim to fame, whether you order prime rib, a Kansas City Strip, a ribeye, a Delmonico or a...  Read More

North Kansas City
Hereford House Zona Rosa
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Set amid the bustling Zona Rosa shopping center, this Hereford House location combines cozy surroundings and soothing colors with cuisine perfected over five decades. Patio seating takes advantage of pleasant weather. The 12-ounce prime rib...  Read More

Pierpont's At Union Station
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Step back to the 1930s and 1940s amid elegant surroundings, when you dine at Pierpont's Union Station, named for legendary railroad man, John Pierpont Morgan. From the high ceilings, to the 30-foot-tall antique mahogany bar Pierpont's is the...  Read More


Meet Lisa Waterman Gray

Lisa Waterman Gray moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago and has written professionally for 20+ years. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, she's excited about the...  More About Lisa