The 9 Best Steakhouses in San Antonio (Ranked by a Local)

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Sometimes, you just want a steak.

It’s the ultimate dinner out, and thankfully, San Antonio is packed full of fantastic options for my fellow carnivores.

Today, I’m sharing my picks for the 9 best steakhouses in San Antonio, organized by what you’re in the mood for.

Map of the Best Steakhouses in San Antonio

Best Three-Course Steak Dinner: The Palm San Antonio

Whether you’re there for the aged steaks, award-winning wine, or weird caricatures on the wall, The Palm has been a go-to downtown steak stop for over 20 years. It’s located near the Majestic Theater and Rivercenter Mall, which makes The Palm another hopping spot near all of San Antonio’s tourist attractions.

I’ve done the three-course dinner at The Palm, which costs under $30/person. That includes a soup or salad starter, pasta entree, and dessert, which isn’t half bad. But if you want The Palms’ aged steaks, you’ll pay $50+ per entree. If you’ve never had a veal chop done right, The Palm does it perfectly. You also can’t beat their prime ribeye ($70), which you can top with house-made chimichurri, brandy peppercorn, lobster cherry peppers, or 1926 steak sauce. Mmmm.

Best Fancy Steakhouse Myron’s Prime Steakhouse

Myron’s is easily one of the fancier steakhouses I’ve been to. But although Myron’s is certainly fancy, it isn’t so pretentious that you have to worry about which fork you’re supposed to use.

While they serve USDA Prime beef, Myron’s does Texas-style steak right. Try the ribeye, Kansas City strip, bone-in filet, or chateaubriand for an unforgettably decadent dinner. In addition to their fantastic steak, Myron’s quail, lamb, and surf and turf should be on everyone’s San Antonio bucket list.

  • Address: 10003 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231
  • Website: Myron’s Prime

Most Affordable High-End Steak: Fleming’s

Located near the Quarry Mall, Fleming’s is a popular haunt for Quarry golfers and Alamo Heights residents. While their ribeye, filet mignon, and seared pork belly are amazing, the best thing about Fleming’s is its Tomahawk Tuesday special.

It costs $135, but you’ll get a three-course dinner for two people. You each get a salad, two sides, two desserts, and split a whopping 35-ounce Tomahawk steak. Tomahawks are insanely expensive on their own, so this is a darn good deal. If you don’t mind having date night on a Tuesday, it’s a great way to enjoy high-class dining on a reasonable budget.

P.S. They have legit plant-based options if you have vegetarians in your party!

Best Steakhouse on the Riverwalk: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Sample some of the best, juiciest steak of your life at Fogo de Chão. This downtown steak restaurant is located inside the Rivercenter Mall, which makes it a popular stop that’s near all of the touristy areas of San Antonio. Instead of the typical Texas-style steaks you might eat at Texas Roadhouse, Fogo de Chão cooks its meat in the churrasco Brazilian style.

Translation: it’s smoky, tender, juicy, and perfectly charred every time.

Fogo de Chão is definitely a dressier spot to grab a steak, so make sure you wear your Sunday best. They have happy hour specials every day ranging from $4 – $8 (which is a steal compared to the cost of other downtown San Antonio drinks). I recommend getting the continuous tableside service, which includes the Market Table and Feijoada Bar for around $60/person. The filet mignon is to die for, but my husband loves the cordeiro (prime lamb steak).

Best Cheap Steak: Josephine Street

Unlike Fogo de Chão, Josephine Street is accessible and casual. If you want to eat like a local, this is the place to go. Grab a 12-ounce T-bone meal with mashed potatoes for $23. You can also get a rib-eye for $28 or a crazy bacon-wrapped filet for $22. All of Josephine Street’s beef is choice, black Angus, or Prime, so you’re getting a decent cut of meat for the price.

P.S. You haven’t lived until you’ve had the beef tenderloin sandwich. Josephine Street cooks it perfectly, and at $16 a plate, it’s a steal.

Best Tomahawk Steak: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the more prolific steak joints in town, but that doesn’t mean the food is any less special! They only serve aged USDA Prime beef, which is perfectly marbled and thick-cut for max flavor.

Ruth’s Chris serves a porterhouse for two dish that features a 40-ounce steak (but you can try to eat it by yourself if you’re REALLY Jonesing for steak). I recommend their specialty Tomahawk ribeye, which looks just like a brontosaurus steak from The Flintstones.

P.S. Their creme brulee is so good that I tried to make my own at home and failed miserably. It’s definitely worth a taste.

  • Address 1: 7720 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Address 2: 17803 La Cantera Terrace Suite #8110, San Antonio, TX 78256
  • Address 3: 600 E Market St Grand Hyatt, Suite L-101, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Website: Ruth’s Chris San Antonio

Best Brazilian Steakhouse: Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse

My husband and I go to Chama Gaúcha several times a year and we’re obsessed with it. The service is beyond top-notch: the waiters always pull out your chair and I’ve never had a bad experience here. With this Brazilian steakhouse model, you pay a set price per person and waiters carve the steak (and other meats) tableside for you. They also have a bomb salad bar that’s full of high-end pickles, veggies, cheeses, and more.

P.S. If you tell them you’re celebrating a special occasion, you’ll get a slice of cheesecake on the house!

Best Wine With Your Steak: Kirby’s Steakhouse

I go to Kirby’s mostly for the fried pickles, but you can’t shake a stick at their aged Prime beef. I adore the Steak and Cake dish, which is a 5-ounce steak with a crab cake, but they also serve a huge 24-ounce Cowboy ribeye.

While the steak is awesome, Kirby’s is a big destination for wine lovers. They have an in-house Sommelier and huge international wine collection. Oh, and Kirby’s also does a free shuttle service if you’re staying at a nearby hotel, so feel free to indulge in a few extra glasses.

Most Adventurous Steakhouse: Perry’s

I have literally had dreams about Perry’s food. They make an insanely good filet mignon with a house-made fig barbecue sauce that I still think about, and the atmosphere is romantic and very high-end.

Perry’s is fancy, but they still serve non-pretentious Texas-style steaks. You can even order more adventurous cuisine here, like steak tartare, escargot, barbecue octopus, tempura-fried lobster tail, and even Wagyu beef!

Best French Fusion Steakhouse: Signature

Signature does French/Texas fusion that’s both high-end and unusual. I mean, where else can you get rabbit gnocchi?? The menu isn’t long or complicated, but they change it up seasonally, so you’re always able to try something new. Signature’s filet mignon is particularly succulent and comes with fondant potatoes, creamed leeks, spinach, and bacon for a truly high-end yee-haw dining experience.