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Steak: It’s what’s for dinner.
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Where to Eat Juicy Steaks Around Phoenix

Get splurgy with a wagyu tomahawk for two or cut into a classic porterhouse at a 70-year-old Arizona classic

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Steak: It’s what’s for dinner.
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Nothing feels as luxurious as a hearty steak in a fancy steakhouse — and thanks to the Valley’s growing reputation as a vacation destination, there’s a lot of steakhouses to choose from, benefitting both travelers and locals alike. Plus, one of the things the state is best known for is its long history of cattle? So, Arizonans know a thing or two about beef. Take advantage of this legacy by trying as many of these to-die-for steakhouses as possible, from the old-school classics to the up-and-coming modern restaurants.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mastro's Steakhouse

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8852 E Pinnacle Peak Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 585-9500
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At the heart of Arizona’s steak scene is Mastro’s, the state’s homegrown pride and joy. While Arizona has a couple of locations, each with its own ambiance and personality, the original North Scottsdale location encapsulates the class of a traditional steakhouse: White glove service, a classic steakhouse menu, and a sophisticated atmosphere all make Mastro’s a must-visit Arizona restaurant for anyone — steak enthusiast or not. 

2. The Americano Restaurant

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17797 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 573-0001
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Italian food meats brag-worthy steak at celebrity chef Scott Conant’s the Americano, all in an extravagant, modern dining room. Pair a filet with the pasta al pomodoro, but don’t be afraid to ask your server about the specials; this spot offers unique gems, and the friendly staff is sure to steer you in the right direction. Trendy cocktails like the Versace on the Floor prepared with chili-infused vodka, coconut white balsamic, mesquite honey, and basil-olive oil foam are on hand to round out the meal.

A tomahawk steak on a black plate surrounded by wine and a bowl of pasta. The Americano Restaurant

3. Bourbon Steak

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7575 E Princess Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 585-2694
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This AAA Four Diamond award-winning steakhouse is the spitting imagine a great, modern steakhouse. From its high-end contemporary atmosphere to its rare steak cuts, it’s worth spending the extra cash. Think: high-grade Japanese Wagyu or a whopping 20-ounce Kansas City Strip, all thoughtfully paired with delicacies like foie gras butter or Alaskan king crab béarnaise. Decadent is an understatement. 

4. Dominick's Steakhouse

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15169 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 272-7271
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There’s no denying Dominick’s is a great steakhouse — it offers delicious, high-end steaks, some of the most indulgent sides and a wide variety of wines. But what will cement the restaurant in your mind forever is the glimmering, shallow pool serving as the centerpiece of Dominick’s second floor. Just make sure to mention you want to sit near it when you make your reservation — it’s a popular feature. 

5. Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar

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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 905-7979
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While a dark, sultry atmosphere is one of the hallmarks of a great steakhouse, Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar seamlessly pairs a chic interior with large windows and a stunning view of Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain — the perfect backdrop for biting into its prime ribeye. And while each steakhouse is measured by its beef, the lobster “escargot” is a warm, buttery must-try starter.

6. Fat Ox

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6316 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 307-6900
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At Fat Ox, renowned chef Matt Carter puts a one-of-a-kind spin on Italian food that seems to transcend culinary labels. For the ultimate dining experience, enjoy a family-style meal with a generous portion of steak, a serving (or two!) of the pasta, plenty of cheese-heavy starters (like the whipped ricotta), and a bit of perfectly prepared veggies, such as the roasted mushrooms.

7. Steak 44

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5101 N 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 271-4400
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Steak 44, known outside of Arizona as Steak 48 as homage to the 48th state, is another Arizona original that’s youthful and fun while maintaining the sophistication of a top-tier steakhouse. Few things go with steak as well as wine, so it’s only fitting that diners enter by passing through a tunnel of wine bottles. Opt for at least a bottle or two; you’ll need it when making your way through a multi-course meal of steak and seafood.

8. J&G Steakhouse

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6000 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 214-8000
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Positioned inside one of the Valley’s most luxe resorts, J&G Steakhouse is a bright, vibrant, and contemporary departure from typical steakhouses with an awe-inspiring view of the Phoenician’s massive pool and Camelback Mountain. Want to go all out? Order the 30-ounce wagyu tomahawk for two, paired with the J&G lobster shell mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts.

9. Maple & Ash

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7135 E Camelback Rd #130
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 400-8888
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While you might try Maple & Ash just for the Instagram-worthy, customized menu, you’ll come back again and again for the food — and maybe the Champagne gun. While the seafood tower is impressive, definitely opt for a great steak such as the bone-in dry aged New York strip served with pasta options like ricotta agnolotti.

10. Durant's

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2611 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 264-5967
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Durant’s is a legend in the Arizona restaurant scene, having opened its doors more than 70 years ago with luxurious red interior that’s almost as unforgettable as its food. The family-owned local gem has been a favorite of celebrities and political figures over the years, all of which entered through the restaurant’s back door, which is well-known by repeat diners. The steakhouse also offers a 48-ounce porterhouse challenge, giving all those who finish it a space on the now famous plaque.

11. The Stockyards Steakhouse

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5009 E Washington St UNIT 115
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 273-7378
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Known as Arizona’s “original steakhouse,” the Stockyards is a must-visit for steak enthusiasts — it’s even been added to the City of Phoenix Historical Register for its role in Phoenix’s cattle industry and historic architecture. Since opening in 1947, the restaurant has mastered the perfect steak while adding a Southwest spin. And while the beef might be the star of the show, don’t be shy about diving into those cornbread muffins.

1. Mastro's Steakhouse

8852 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

At the heart of Arizona’s steak scene is Mastro’s, the state’s homegrown pride and joy. While Arizona has a couple of locations, each with its own ambiance and personality, the original North Scottsdale location encapsulates the class of a traditional steakhouse: White glove service, a classic steakhouse menu, and a sophisticated atmosphere all make Mastro’s a must-visit Arizona restaurant for anyone — steak enthusiast or not. 

8852 E Pinnacle Peak Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

2. The Americano Restaurant

17797 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
A tomahawk steak on a black plate surrounded by wine and a bowl of pasta. The Americano Restaurant

Italian food meats brag-worthy steak at celebrity chef Scott Conant’s the Americano, all in an extravagant, modern dining room. Pair a filet with the pasta al pomodoro, but don’t be afraid to ask your server about the specials; this spot offers unique gems, and the friendly staff is sure to steer you in the right direction. Trendy cocktails like the Versace on the Floor prepared with chili-infused vodka, coconut white balsamic, mesquite honey, and basil-olive oil foam are on hand to round out the meal.

17797 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

3. Bourbon Steak

7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

This AAA Four Diamond award-winning steakhouse is the spitting imagine a great, modern steakhouse. From its high-end contemporary atmosphere to its rare steak cuts, it’s worth spending the extra cash. Think: high-grade Japanese Wagyu or a whopping 20-ounce Kansas City Strip, all thoughtfully paired with delicacies like foie gras butter or Alaskan king crab béarnaise. Decadent is an understatement. 

7575 E Princess Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

4. Dominick's Steakhouse

15169 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

There’s no denying Dominick’s is a great steakhouse — it offers delicious, high-end steaks, some of the most indulgent sides and a wide variety of wines. But what will cement the restaurant in your mind forever is the glimmering, shallow pool serving as the centerpiece of Dominick’s second floor. Just make sure to mention you want to sit near it when you make your reservation — it’s a popular feature. 

15169 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

5. Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

While a dark, sultry atmosphere is one of the hallmarks of a great steakhouse, Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar seamlessly pairs a chic interior with large windows and a stunning view of Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain — the perfect backdrop for biting into its prime ribeye. And while each steakhouse is measured by its beef, the lobster “escargot” is a warm, buttery must-try starter.

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

6. Fat Ox

6316 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

At Fat Ox, renowned chef Matt Carter puts a one-of-a-kind spin on Italian food that seems to transcend culinary labels. For the ultimate dining experience, enjoy a family-style meal with a generous portion of steak, a serving (or two!) of the pasta, plenty of cheese-heavy starters (like the whipped ricotta), and a bit of perfectly prepared veggies, such as the roasted mushrooms.

6316 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

7. Steak 44

5101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Steak 44, known outside of Arizona as Steak 48 as homage to the 48th state, is another Arizona original that’s youthful and fun while maintaining the sophistication of a top-tier steakhouse. Few things go with steak as well as wine, so it’s only fitting that diners enter by passing through a tunnel of wine bottles. Opt for at least a bottle or two; you’ll need it when making your way through a multi-course meal of steak and seafood.

5101 N 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018

8. J&G Steakhouse

6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Positioned inside one of the Valley’s most luxe resorts, J&G Steakhouse is a bright, vibrant, and contemporary departure from typical steakhouses with an awe-inspiring view of the Phoenician’s massive pool and Camelback Mountain. Want to go all out? Order the 30-ounce wagyu tomahawk for two, paired with the J&G lobster shell mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts.

6000 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

9. Maple & Ash

7135 E Camelback Rd #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

While you might try Maple & Ash just for the Instagram-worthy, customized menu, you’ll come back again and again for the food — and maybe the Champagne gun. While the seafood tower is impressive, definitely opt for a great steak such as the bone-in dry aged New York strip served with pasta options like ricotta agnolotti.

7135 E Camelback Rd #130
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

10. Durant's

2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Durant’s is a legend in the Arizona restaurant scene, having opened its doors more than 70 years ago with luxurious red interior that’s almost as unforgettable as its food. The family-owned local gem has been a favorite of celebrities and political figures over the years, all of which entered through the restaurant’s back door, which is well-known by repeat diners. The steakhouse also offers a 48-ounce porterhouse challenge, giving all those who finish it a space on the now famous plaque.

2611 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

11. The Stockyards Steakhouse

5009 E Washington St UNIT 115, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Known as Arizona’s “original steakhouse,” the Stockyards is a must-visit for steak enthusiasts — it’s even been added to the City of Phoenix Historical Register for its role in Phoenix’s cattle industry and historic architecture. Since opening in 1947, the restaurant has mastered the perfect steak while adding a Southwest spin. And while the beef might be the star of the show, don’t be shy about diving into those cornbread muffins.

5009 E Washington St UNIT 115
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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