Memphis has transformed into a culinary destination, thanks to the work of a lot of young chefs and their passion for creating both cuisine that's cutting edge and dining atmospheres that sophisticated and fun. The old-school steakhouse has its own place of prominence in Memphis, too; we've put together a list of a few longtime local favorites, a few picks from national eateries, and a few simply excellent restaurants which just happen to serve great steaks and chops.
Our list of the best spots to find a steak in Memphis ranges from old-school local favorites including Folk's Folly - the ultimate see-and-be-seen for the power elite - to the casual Buckley's, a family-friendly spot that's long on good service. In addition to tried-and-true steakhouses, we've offered up a few simply great restaurants that serve up a great steak - Interim, the sleek East Memphis eatery, and Jim's Place, a decades-old establishment that offers Greek specialties in addition to a range of steaks and chops.
Finally, there are a few chains on this list; despite our efforts to focus on locally-owned restaurants with local chefs, there are a few franchises in town that make our supreme steak list. Any way you slice it, finding a good steak in Memphis is an adventure for the palate.