Myrtle Beach's 5 Best Steakhouses

If you're looking for a great steak to be part of your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, here's our shortlist of places to go!Whether you liked it broiled, blackened or grilled, a steak is the perfect way to end a day. Whatever your preference, Myrtle Beach has nearly as many places to eat a quality steak as it does golf courses.

After conducting an informal survey of some of the Grand Strand’s leading beef consumers, we’ve compiled a list of the area’s top five restaurants to have a steak.

An important ground rule before we proceed: Our well-fed pollsters voted only on local restaurants, meaning the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the Marina Inn, among other fine chain restaurants, was ineligible.

The voting was tight and the difference between No. 5 and No. 10 was tighter than the pants our voters wore, but without further ado, here are the rankings:

steak.jpg1. New York Prime - New York Prime is, as you may have guessed, a New York-style steakhouse. The ambiance, the food (a 40 ounce porterhouse for two?), it all adds up to the Myrtle Beach area’s best high-end steakhouse.

2. 21 Main - Located at North Beach Plantation, 21 Main opened in 2011 and immediately took its place among the area's finest steakhouses. Featuring 28 day dry-aged meats and a menu that also includes some of the area's best sushi, 21 Main is arguably the Grand Strand's best restaurant.

3. Angelos Steak & Pasta - While New York Prime screams upscale, Angelos takes a different tact. An all-you-can-eat Italian buffet is not typically an indicator of great steak, but Angelos isn’t typical. Angelos delivers finely cooked bovine and anyone that can eat the Big Daddy is a man among boys.

4. Greg Norman’s Australian Grille - The Norman brand is everywhere but his only restaurant is in Myrtle Beach, and it’s one of the area’s best. A wood grilled steak from the Shark at a table overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway is hard to beat.

5. Thoroughbreds - Open since 1988, Thoroughbreds has long been one the Grand Strand’s best. Thoroughbreds touts its 20-ounce bone-in ribeye, but here is a vote for the prime rib.

Let us know what your favorite steakhouse is in the comments section below.

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Comments for Myrtle Beach's 5 Best Steakhouses


Name: Judith Carpenter
Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chuck's Steakhouse

Name: Gayle
Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chuck's Steakhouse and the Flamingo Bar and Grill are 2 favs for 2 women. (esp. the Prime Rib sandwich-a perfect size meal for a woman)

Name: Kevin in CT
Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I am very surprised that Chuck's Steakhouse didn't make the list. I love this restaurant!

Name: Wayne Cox
Time: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Greg Norman's Australian Grill is by far one of the best steak houses in north america to eat in. The decor, the view and especially the steaks are second to none.

Name: Dave
Time: Thursday, March 5, 2009

NY Prime IS best, in my experience. It doesn't, however, qualify as "local," non-chain, since there is at least one more location in Atlanta, I believe. Similarly, Chuck's has had a restaurant in Darien,CT for 20+ years, plus locations in Florida.

Name: Dave Lamont
Time: Monday, March 9, 2009

Rossi's is the best restaurant in Myrtle Beach. The rest are great restaurants, and I have eaten in them all, but quality of the seafood, steak, and veal has no equal in Myrtle Beach. The price is also very reasonable.

Name: Marilyn
Time: Friday, March 20, 2009

Ever try Cagneys? Never had a bad meal there. Blackened prime rib-the best

Name: MoorPark-Ohio
Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I was also surprised Chucks Steak House. was not listed. Angelos Steak & Pasta is okay. Greg Norman's Australian Grille is excellent. Martini's ,Thoroughbreds I have never enjoyed there entree's.But they have a very royal following from yankees.

Name: Wayne Mills
Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I echo the prior posts; been to Chuck's many times and it has always been good. It is an annual stop for my group and the blackened prime rib at Cagney's is off the charts good.

Name: Jim OToole
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

I like Cagney's but found a little Italian Restuarant called Lombardo's at 411 79th Ave N Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4310 (843) 497-6699 They have just exception choices and daily specials that are out of this world.

Name: Mary Beth Bowman
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

We travel to Myrtle Beach about every other year to play golf, enjoy the area and eat at Thoroughbreds as we did this year. The food and atmosphere are great. The restaurant is sectioned off to many smaller areas so it is quieter and you can have a conversation without hearing everyone else. We always eat there.

Name: Robin Meglio
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

CAGNEYS!!! The filet with hollandaise sauce! We are from Cincy, OH and we can't leave MB until we've had our filet from Cagney's!

Name: Duke
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

CHUCKS filet is the BEST!!!!!! Its a must every year on our golf trip.

Name: ken brown
Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009

My favoirte was chucks 20 years then last year no more free golf tee's with dinner, quality was not there as prior years. My favorite Carolina Road House just below Pine Lakes golf course.great steak and has something for everyone.

Name: John Slattery
Time: Saturday, November 7, 2009

personally I was disapointed in Chuck's and found the staff rude and unfriendly. maybe I picked a bad night but they don't have to worry about me picking another!! 11-5-09 was my and 12 others last visit.

Name: Mike Wolf
Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My group 12-24 comes down every year and most of the above are quite good. Greg Normans was very good the first time but the last two times we were very disappointed in the steaks.

Name: Ralph Carapellotti
Time: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Our golfing group of 8 went to Angelo's for dinner and had the Italian buffet. We tasted his marinated steak at that meal and were so impressed with the flavor that we all returned two nights later for the steaks. They were outstanding, everything was reasonably priced and the staff made you feel welcomed!

Name: wade
Time: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Everyone should have a dinner at "Joe's Bar and Grill". Yum, Yum

Name: Chris Boswell
Time: Thursday, February 18, 2010

My wife and I ate at Greg Norman's over the Christmas holiday. I had the filet and it was full of tendons. I was not impressed. My wife enjoyed her steak, though. We ate at Thoroughbred's two years ago for our anniversary. I enjoyed my filet, my wife did not! Yes, we are still married! :o) One place we really enjoy, together, is the Carolina Roadhouse. It is not an upscale restaurant, but the food is exceptional. Also, the calimari (as an app) is second to none. From all the pub, it looks as if we need to try Chuck's the next time.

Name: Keith Small
Time: Monday, February 22, 2010

I'll have to go with Throughbreds. Maybe too pricey for everyday casual, but hey, your on vacation so why not enjoy the best!

Name: Joe Sullivan
Time: Saturday, April 3, 2010

I've been to Mytle Beach about 40 times and I can truthfully say for the money Chucks is by far the best value for Prime rib and steaks,service and variety. On every trip to Mytle we would eat a Chuck's at least twice.

Name: David-Wilson N.C.
Time: Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cagney has the best Prime Rib i've ever eaten anywhere!!!!

Name: David-Wilson N.C.
Time: Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cagney has the best Prime Rib i've ever eaten anywhere!!!!

Name: Drew
Time: Monday, April 5, 2010

My top two on the Grand Strand are : (1) Greg Norman (2) Angelos Steak and Pasta. They are two stops every trip to Myrtle Beach.

Name: Drew
Time: Monday, April 5, 2010

My top two on the Grand Strand are : (1) Greg Norman (2) Angelos Steak and Pasta. They are two stops every trip to Myrtle Beach.

Name: marc
Time: Thursday, May 20, 2010

I have a second home in Barefoot resort. so I'm in mb often. Chuck's steak house is a must every trip. NY prime is good, but pricey. for the money Chuck's should be number one on list.

Name: marc
Time: Thursday, May 20, 2010

I have a second home in Barefoot resort. so I'm in mb often. Chuck's steak house is a must every trip. NY prime is good, but pricey. for the money Chuck's should be number one on list.

Name: paul
Time: Saturday, June 26, 2010

chucks is always good choice. i went to a place...cant remember the name<< past planet hollywood area. on a business street with meters. mid block. steak and lobster...very upscale. any neames?

Name: paul
Time: Saturday, June 26, 2010

chucks is always good choice. i went to a place...cant remember the name<< past planet hollywood area. on a business street with meters. mid block. steak and lobster...very upscale. any neames?

Name: Rich Kulaszewski
Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chuck's does not deserve to be on the list .I saw a customer ,who complained to the manager about his steak arrested !Barron's is a good stop for steak ,but not in the top 5

Name: Rich Kulaszewski
Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chuck's does not deserve to be on the list .I saw a customer ,who complained to the manager about his steak arrested !Barron's is a good stop for steak ,but not in the top 5

Name: steven cumbea
Time: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Had dinner with friends at Greg Norman's at Barefoot the second week of November, 2010. Undoubtedly, the toughest prime rib I've ever had. My friend had the filet mignon. Also VERY chewy. The server never checked to see how our meals were. I think she was afraid to. This place charges too much to serve inferior beef. Save your money

Name: steven cumbea
Time: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Had dinner with friends at Greg Norman's at Barefoot the second week of November, 2010. Undoubtedly, the toughest prime rib I've ever had. My friend had the filet mignon. Also VERY chewy. The server never checked to see how our meals were. I think she was afraid to. This place charges too much to serve inferior beef. Save your money

Name: J Mack
Time: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hands down......Angelo's Steak and Pasta! The 22oz. Cowboy cut bone in Ribeye is a monster and always cooked perfectly. So much flavor! Everything else is just a pretender!

Name: J Mack
Time: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hands down......Angelo's Steak and Pasta! The 22oz. Cowboy cut bone in Ribeye is a monster and always cooked perfectly. So much flavor! Everything else is just a pretender!

Name: Taylor Morrison
Time: Friday, January 21, 2011

If you love organic and naturally grown meats and would like to order in large amounts.. email : naturalgrwn@aol.com If your looking for produce for your restaurant email: freshstartus@aol.com

Name: Taylor Morrison
Time: Friday, January 21, 2011

If you love organic and naturally grown meats and would like to order in large amounts.. email : naturalgrwn@aol.com If your looking for produce for your restaurant email: freshstartus@aol.com

Name: Annie
Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery is the only place to eat steak in Myrtle Beach, PERIOD!!

Name: Tom Jennings
Time: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Greg Norman's was a visual, no epicurial. It looked good, but the steaks were really tough. Wine list wasn't too bad, though.

Name: JS
Time: Friday, May 13, 2011

Chuck's is a good place for a steak and good meal. Too many visitors to MB want the glitz and glamor of the OTHER restaurants. Chuck's offers a good meal at a reasonable price. Remember, any restaurant can get bad meat from the supplier. I don't recall seeing any cows outside any of the restaurants waiting to be served. So, when you get a mouthful of tough meat, remember there is a middle man who also needs to be blamed. Chucks has been there for MANY years, so that must say something

Name: john mooren
Time: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our family of 6 visited family in Myrtle Beach. On Thursday June 30, 2011 we decided to have dinner at Chucks Steakhouse. They have a huge reputation. We often have dinner at their restaurant in Connecticut and love it. Myrtle Beach was a huge dissaster. My 5 year old son ordered their lobster. It arrived, he took a bite and spit it out. Strange. My mother in law and my wife took a bite and they spit it out. The lobster was ROTTEN. We told the waitress and she simply left and did not take the ROTTEN food of the table, it simply remained there. Good service. Our steaks were tuff and hard. We again told the waitress. She did not care and simply left. When we got our bill, nothing was done, i.e. the lobster was still on the check. We made a comment and yes the lobster was taken off. Because we were with more than 6 people, the tip is included. Guess what! They had taken the lobster off the bill, but included the lobster to calculate the tip. What a service. While leaving I complained to the manager. I asked him why no one came to appologize for the bad food. His response. Of course we are sorry. I told him, no one came to our table and appologized and the bad lobster remained on our bill and tip was calculated including the bad lobster. He looked at me and said. That sometimes happens. People, Chuck's Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach should be avoided. In fact, I never again will visit any Chuck's Steackhouse. This experience was so bad that we as a family had enough. I hope the owners of Chuck Steakhouse will do something about the bad food and service in their restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I cannot recommend this place. STAY AWAY. There are "better" places.

Name: Tom Eldridge
Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chuck's should be on the list as well as Carolina Roadhouse