Food & Drink

The Best Steakhouses in San Antonio

Published On 04/27/2016 Published On 04/27/2016
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

La Cantera

Impeccable service and attention to detail elevate this 14-location restaurant to a lofty position among similarly priced steakhouse chains. Lunch, which is offered only on Fridays, is a great time to try Perry’s massive, delicious pork chop at a nice price -- like, a serious, comparable-to-burgers price. Whenever you go, though, save room for dessert. It’s amazing.

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

Downtown

Bohanan’s takes its role as a treasured go-to for San Antonians celebrating special occasions seriously, delivering stellar food in a classic steakhouse atmosphere. All of the steaks and seafood items on the menu are outstanding, but for something truly singular, opt for the Akaushi filet, rib eye, or Strip. You’ll drop a hefty chunk of change, but true carne-sseurs will find the experience well worth it.

Little Rhein Steakhouse

Little Rhein Steak House

River Walk

Founded in 1967 by a husband-and-wife team and housed in historic La Villita, Little Rhein is a charming, intimate, and romantic space that has been beloved by San Antonians for decades. The staff’s personal attention serves to make each and every customer feel like a valued regular.

1718 Steak House

Downtown

If this restaurant had existed in 1836, diners would have been almost close enough to the action to determine the color of Davy Crockett’s eyes (for the record, they were blue). Fortunately for diners, the one-of-a-kind view and consistently warm, friendly service are only part of 1718’s story. The tight menu delivers on quality and flavor, especially where it counts: in the steaks.

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden

The Pearl

Regardless of what you’re craving, Boiler House’s extensive menu will satisfy. There are no bad choices here, from appetizers like the superb Dr. Pepper Tomatillo Hog Jowls or Bison Tartare, to the succulent 14oz bone-in tenderloin. This is thoughtful, creative food, expertly prepared and served by a knowledgeable, attentive staff. Worth the splurge.

Bob's Steak and Chop House

Bob's Steak & Chop House

Far Northwest

Brace yourself: this is a chain. But it’s a small chain -- just over a dozen locations across Texas and the South -- and is a nice addition to The Rim’s roster of restaurants. Bob’s fans are split between those who love the whole glazed carrot that’s served with every steak, and those who think it’s overrated. The steaks sing, though, rendering moot the whole carrot issue.

Myron's Prime Steakhouse

Myron's Prime Steakhouse

Far Northwest

Since its launch in 2011, Myron’s has developed a following of loyalists who appreciate its low-key, neighborhood vibe. It’s the second location for the family-owned restaurant (the first is in New Braunfels), but never operates as though it’s in another’s shadow.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Alamo Quarry Market

When it comes to marketing, Fleming’s has long been king of the steakhouses. The restaurant’s frequent promotions introduce new customers to its fabulous food and unwavering commitment to service, which is just good business. Promotions will get you in the door, but great steaks will keep you coming back.

Josephine Street

Josephine Street

Tobin Hill

With its broad menu, it would be easy for Josephine Street to suffer in quality thanks to its efforts to be all things to all people. Thankfully, that’s not the case. The steaks are always cooked perfectly, and the warm, casual atmosphere is a nice change of pace from standard white-tablecloth-and-china steakhouses.

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J-Prime Steakhouse

Stone Oak

A carnivores’ nirvana, J-Prime combines the quality ingredients and stellar preparation of a great traditional steakhouse with the sheer food volume of a Brazilian steakhouse. The food is outstanding, and there is a unique flair in the manner in which it is served, creating a haven for meat lovers with huge appetites.

18 Oaks

Stone Oak

With a menu that’s locally sourced -- and supplemented by a sprawling on-site organic garden -- 18 Oaks overlooks the TPC course at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Lauded for its spectacular brunch, 18 Oaks is no slouch in the steak department, either. While the service can sometimes be hit-or-miss, the food is consistently spot on.

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1. Perry's Steakhouse 15900 LA Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256

Impeccable service and attention to detail elevate this 14-location restaurant to a lofty position among similarly priced steakhouse chains. Lunch, which is offered only on Fridays, is a great time to try Perry’s massive, delicious pork chop at a nice price -- like, a serious, comparable-to-burgers price. Whenever you go, though, save room for dessert. And if you're interested in ordering wine, this is the place to do it, because they have a seemingly unlimited number of wines to choose from.

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2. Bohanan's 219 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78221

Bohanan’s takes its role as a beloved go-to for San Antonians celebrating special occasions seriously, delivering above-average food in a classic steakhouse atmosphere. All of the steaks and seafood items on the menu are outstanding, but for something truly singular, opt for the Akaushi filet, rib eye, or Strip. You’ll drop a hefty chunk of change, but true carne-sseurs will find the experience well worth it.

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3. Little Rhein Steak House 231 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Founded in 1967 by a husband-and-wife team and housed in historic La Villita, Little Rhein is a charming, intimate, and romantic space that has been beloved by San Antonians for decades. The staff’s personal attention serves to make each and every customer feel like a valued regular, while the family-style side dishes and expertly cooked red meat will you make a regular for real.

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4. 1718 Steakhouse 322 Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205

Fortunately for diners, the one-of-a-kind view and consistently warm, friendly service are only part of 1718’s story. The tight menu delivers on quality and flavor, especially where it counts: in the steaks. But not to fret, decadent seafood options like lobster cargot, blackened salmon, and myriad hearty sides will make your savory palette is satisfied in other ways as well.

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5. Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden 312 Pearl Pkwy Bldg 3, San Antonio, TX 78215

Regardless of what you’re craving, Boiler House’s extensive menu, paired with the space's live music and energetic vibe, will satisfy. There are no bad choices here, from appetizers like the superb Dr. Pepper Tomatillo Hog Jowls or Bison Tartare, to the succulent 14oz bone-in tenderloin. This is thoughtful, creative food, expertly prepared and served by a knowledgeable, attentive staff. It's definitely worth the splurge.

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6. Bob's Steak & Chop House 5815 Rim Pass, San Antonio, TX 78257

This might be a chain, but it’s a small chain -- just over a dozen locations across Texas and the South -- and is a nice addition to The Rim’s roster of restaurants. Bob’s fans are split between those who love the whole glazed carrot that’s served with every steak, and those who think it’s overrated. The steaks sing, though, rendering moot the whole carrot conflict.

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7. Myron's Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy Ste 2101, San Antonio, TX 78231

Since its launch in 2011, Myron’s has developed a following of loyalists who appreciate its low-key, neighborhood vibe. It’s the second location for the family-owned restaurant (the first is in New Braunfels), but never operates as though it’s in another’s shadow. From the sleek, modern interior, to housemade salad dressing, to the well-versed table service, this steakhouse will spare no expense in ensuring the entirety of the restaurant matches the standards set by its wet-aged steaks.

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8. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

When it comes to marketing, Fleming’s has long been king of the steakhouses. And while promotions will get you in the door of this high-end chain steakhouse, actually great steaks, as well as a pick from the ‘Fleming’s 100’, an award-winning wine list that features 100 wines by-the-glass, will keep you coming back.

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9. Josephine Street 400 E Josephine St, San Antonio, TX 78215

With its broad menu, it would be easy for Josephine Street to suffer in quality thanks to its efforts to be all things to all people. Thankfully, that’s not the case. The steaks are always cooked perfectly, and the inviting, casual atmosphere is a nice change of pace from your standard white tablecloth-and-china steakhouses.

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10. J-Prime Steakhouse 1401 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78258

A carnivores’ nirvana, J-Prime combines the quality ingredients and stellar preparation of a great traditional steakhouse with the sheer food volume of a Brazilian steakhouse. Meat orders are plated colorfully and with unorthodox flair, and -- thankfully for meat lovers with huge appetites -- in generous portions. And as if your steaks didn't sufficiently distinguish themselves visually, their smokey flavor, borrowed from the restaurant's custom Brazil grill, will make sure you don't forget your meal.

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11. 18 Oaks 23808 Resort Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78261 (Stone Oak)

Tucked inside the prestigious JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, 18 Oak offers outstanding meat dishes, locally sourced ingredients (supplemented by a sprawling on-site organic garden), and an incredible view. Lauded for its spectacular brunch, 18 Oaks is no slouch in the steak department, either. While the service can sometimes be hit-or-miss, the food is consistently spot on.