Food & Drink

Best Steak Houses In Town

June 6, 2013 9:00 AM

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There’s nothing like a good steak, and each of these restaurants deliver. It’s true, you can get a great steak at the nationally known steak restaurants, but most of these places have been local favorites for years, and offer a uniquely South Florida take on great beef.
the forge Best Steak Houses In Town


The Forge

432 41st St.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-8533

The restaurant is a Miami Beach legend, and the steaks live up to the legend. Chef Dewey LoSasso grills angus beef over oak, offering what they call a “Super Steak” 16 ounce NY Strip, aged 21 days. The Filet with the restaurant’s traditional mustard sauce is buttery-tender, and for something lighter, the Grilled Skirt Steak with tomato jam is delightful. An eclectic menu is offered for those who are not carnivores, and The Forge may have the best wine cellar in Florida. Celebrities are often spotted here. The bill can be hefty, but the experience is memorable.

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Bourbon Steak

Turnberry Isle Resort and Club
19999 W. Country Club Dr.
Aventura, FL 33180
(786) 279-6600

They call this a ‘modern American steakhouse’ and pride themselves on serving organic and hormone free cuts of beef. They also serve American Wagu beef at prices that don’t quite make you swoon. The restaurant offers a wide range of wood-grilled cuts, including a 2-pound Porterhouse, as well as specially showcased dry-aged cuts. There are other items on the menu for those who aren’t interested in beef, but rest assured, the steaks are center stage here.

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Shula’s Steak House

7601 Miami Lakes Drive
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
(305) 820-8102

One look at legendary Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula and you know he likes a good steak, and that’s what his restaurants serve. His original restaurant, in Miami Lakes, offers a host of outstanding cuts of aged Black Angus beef. The restaurant calls them Shula Cut steaks, and they are huge. Try a 32 ounce Prime Rib, a 22 ounce Cowboy steak, or, the grand-daddy of them all, a 48 ounce Porterhouse that is so big, finishing one gets you membership in the Shula 48-ounce club. That’s 4 pounds of aged Angus beef! As you enjoy the steak, take in the sports memorabilia from Coach Shula’s amazing career.

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Las Vacas Gordas

933 Normandy Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 867-1717

There’s nothing like a steak prepared in the Argentine style, and at Las Vacas Gordas (or, for the english-only crowd, the Fat Cows), they offer a traditional Argentinian parrillada. In addition to great steaks served with an outstanding Chimichurri sauce, they have all sorts of beef, including a killer Churrasco. It’s carnivore heaven. Service can be spotty, but if you come for the beef, you’ll like what you find.

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Tropical Acres Restaurant

2500 Griffin Road
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312
(954) 989-2600

The steaks are certified Angus beef, the cuts are huge, and the meat is char-broiled. The beef is the star at this legendary Ft. Lauderdale restaurant, but they also offer a wide ranging menu that should satisfy almost anyone. Among the stars on the grill is the 24-ounce Porterhouse and a huge NY Strip steak for 2. The restaurant opened in 1949 and has a huge local following after 60 years, and you’ll know why once you tuck into a perfectly done Porterhouse.

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  • Phyliss Myers

    Tropical Acres still the best after 60 years. Would not go anywhere else for steak or prime rib unless I make it myself at home.

  • Kenny G.

    When in the Tampa area, the place for steak is Bern’s Steakhouse!

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  • help

    The grand-daddy of them all, a 48 ounce Porterhouse that is so big, finishing one gets you membership in the Shula 48-ounce club. That’s 4 pounds of aged Angus beef

    16 ounces in a pound. 48 ounces = 3 pounds, not 4.

  • Mary

    Tropical Acres is the best of the best!!

  • luca

    Steak 954 at the W in Fort Lauderdale?

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