When it comes to cravings, the call of red meat can be tough to ignore. Luckily Washington has some delicious options for sinking your teeth into a nice, juicy steak. If you’ve been to most of these spots, it’s safe to say you’re a state steak expert.
1. Ricardo’s Restaurant, Lacey
“The place for steak” uses old school dry aging to cure their meat. The result is a menu full of classically delicious beef.
2. Churchill’s Steakhouse, Spokane
Churchill’s is the finest fine dining establishment in Spokane, serving mouthwatering steaks and seafood in a beautiful setting.
3. John Howie Steak, Bellevue
John Howie has an outstanding reputation for its mouthwatering steaks, and it’s well worth the occasional splurge.
4. Cliff House, Bellingham
You'll find great steak and seafood along with picturesque views of the Puget Sound.
5. Porterhouse Steakhouse, Moses Lake
This classic steakhouse is unpretentious and fun—you can even get your steak topped with Cougar Gold cheese.
6. Melrose Grill, Renton
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This building dates back to 1901, when it was a tavern. Melrose Grill offers a quiet alternative to downtown Seattle dining and serves corn fed Nebraska beef.
7. Jak’s Grill, Seattle
Jak’s is a favorite spot for Seattleites because of its great service and outstanding menu. Once you’ve tried dinner, go back for their weekend brunch.
8. The Windmill, Wenatchee
The Windmill has been a classic Wenatchee favorite for decades. The interior is charmingly old-fashioned, and the cooks really know how to prepare a steak.
9. Clinkerdagger, Spokane
For nearly 40 years, this fine dining restaurant has sat overlooking the Spokane River and serving some of the best steaks in the state.
10. El Gaucho, Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue
When you’ve got a special occasion to celebrate, you can’t go wrong with El Gaucho. This refined steakhouse gets everything right: food, service and ambiance.
11. Jack Niemann’s Black Forest Steakhouse, Blaine
If perfectly cooked steak, lobster mac and cheese and creme brulee sound nice, you’ll want to make the trek to Northwest Washington and check this place out.
12. The Steak House, Ferndale
Silver Reef Casino’s steakhouse has won multiple awards. Try their prime rib and you’ll understand why.