Guide to the Best Steakhouses for Culinary Carnivores in Central Ohio

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on January 24, 2024
Photo courtesy of The Avenue Dublin’s Facebook page

In such a diverse food city, sometimes we forget that we have some of the best steakhouses in the entire country (ahhh, the benefits of living near so much farm land).

If you’re looking to elevate Valentine’s Day, date night, or you’re just craving ribeye, we’ve got you covered.

Fast Casual

Cazuela’s Grill

2321 N High St Columbus, OH 43201 • $$$$$

Central

Looking for a place to satisfy your Mexican food cravings? Cazuelas Grill offers a variety of Mexican specials such as queso fundido, burritos, taco salads, ...

  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Street Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Bike Parking

Cut 132

4188 Brighton Rose Way, Columbus, OH 43219 • $$$$$

Central

WHERE EVERYONE GETS THEIR CUT Think all steakhouses are the same? Cut 132 dares to be different with modern spin on everything from ...

  • Special Occasion
Full Service

Daruma Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi

3939 Ridge Mill Dr Hilliard, OH 43026 • $$$$$

Other

Daruma has recruited the world's finest chefs to provide you with an authentic Japanese dining experience. The most talented hibachi masters will provide ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
Full Service

Eddie Merlot’s

1570 Polaris Pkwy Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

Eddie Merlot’s, where guest comfort is our highest mission. The finest service, highest quality foods ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
Full Service

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

3230 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202 • $$$$$

Central

Are you ready for some delicious authentic Mexican food? The Mexican vaqueros who rounded up cattle along the border during the late 19th century, perfected ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
Full Service

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

8760 Sancus Blvd Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

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  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
Full Service

Fusion Steakhouse

4124 Buckeye Pkwy Grove City, OH 43123 • $$$$$

Southside

Fusion specializes in Japanese Hibachi Style cooking, featuring only the finest cuts of mouth-watering steak, chicken, and seafood. We also provide a Full-Service ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
Full Service

FYR Short North

404 N High St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

FYR represents the metaphorical hearth of downtown Columbus led by renowned chef, Sebastian La Rocca. Established in 2022. Since the dawn of time, humanity ...

  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • No Outdoor Seating

Fast Casual

House of Japan

8701 Sancus Blvd Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

Flaming onion volcano, shrimp tails flying, table-side cooking, chefs performing tricks, Japanese Koi fish swimming in a pond, walking across a glass bridge ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Offers Catering
Full Service

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

569 N High St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Fine Aged Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood and Creative Chef Specialties ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
Full Service

J Gilbert’s Wood Fired Grill

1 E Campus View Blvd Columbus, OH 43235 • $$$$$

North

Year after year, J.Gilbert’s has clinched the “Best Entrée” title at the lauded Taste of Worthington Festival. And we’re often called “Worthington’s ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
Full Service

J. Alexander’s Restaurant

7550 Vantage Dr Columbus, OH 43235 • $$$$$

North

J. Alexander’s Holdings is a collection of boutique restaurants that focus on providing high quality food, outstanding professional service and an attractive ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
Full Service

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – Columbus

89 E Nationwide Blvd Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

We've received national acclaim for our USDA Prime Steaks, Seafood & Sushi and Impeccable Service. We call this combination of elements The Jeff Ruby ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Full Service

Lindey’s

169 E Beck St Columbus, OH 43206 • $$$$$

Central

Consistently voted one of Columbus' Best Restaurant. Lindey's is an iconic Columbus restaurant that has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasion
Full Service

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

6360 Frantz Rd Dublin, OH 43017 • $$$$$

Northwest

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  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating

Mitchell’s Ocean Club

4002 Easton Sta Columbus, OH 43219 • $$$$$

Central

Ocean Prime is an award winning modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. With stunning settings, a vibrant energy, ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

Mitchell’s Steakhouse

1408 Polaris Pkwy Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

Mitchell's Steakhouse has a wide selection of prime steaks that are aged to perfection. Our house made side dishes don't just complement, they wow. Our ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Offers Catering

Outback Steakhouse

6000 E Main St Columbus, OH 43213 • $$$$$

Central

Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
Fast Casual

Quaker Steak & Lube

8500 Lyra Dr Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

The Quaker Steak & Lube® Columbus restaurant is located in capital of Ohio. This Columbus restaurant opened in November 2000. The Columbus, OH location ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

Rodizio Grill

125 W Nationwide Blvd Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

When you’re in the mood for a truly unique dining experience, grab some friends and come to Rodizio Grill in Columbus, Ohio. Located in the Arena District ...

  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

1615 Old Henderson Rd Columbus, OH 43220 • $$$$$

Central

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  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

Mitchell’s Steakhouse

45 N 3rd St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Experience The Modern American Steakhouse in Columbus, Ohio. Our hand selected prime steaks are aged to perfection. Our house made side dishes don't just ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

511 N High St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
Full Service

Texas de Brazil – Columbus

4040 Easton Sta Suite E 105nSte E 105 Columbus, OH 43219 • $$$$$

Central

Texas de Brazil, is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

The Avenue Steak Tavern

1307 Grandview Ave 3013nSte 3013 Columbus, OH 43212 • $$$$$

Central

Welcome to The Avenue. An all-occasion steakhouse that glows with sizzle and warmth. Serving fine steaks and tavern fare to family and friends in Grandview's ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Full Service

The Hickory House

550 Officenter Pl Gahanna, OH 43230 • $$$$$

Northeast

We specialize in BBQ Ribs and mouth watering steaks. ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
Fine Dining

The Lounge at Final Cut

200 Georgesville Rd Columbus, OH 43228 • $$$$$

Westside

Dine on hand-selected, Mid-Western Prime Beef at The Lounge at Final Cut. You can pair our large cuts of steaks and chops with rich sides such as gruyere ...

  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Area
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Offers Catering
Full Service

The Top Steakhouse

2891 E Main St Columbus, OH 43209 • $$$$$

Central

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  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Offers Catering
  • Special Occasion
Full Service

Tucci’s

35 N High St Dublin, OH 43017 • $$$$$

Northwest

Tucci's is a neighborhood favorite, going into its second generation of families who visit for celebrating special occasions and enjoying the breezy patio ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
  • Brunch
Full Service

Windward Passage Restaurant

4739 Reed Rd Columbus, OH 43220 • $$$$$

Central

The Windward Passage has built its reputation by focusing on the highest quality ingredients expertly prepared. As a result, they have a strong following ...

  • Take-out
  • No Reservations
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Offers Catering
Full Service

Yamato

441 Coleman's Crossing Blvd Marysville, OH 43040 • $$$$$

Northwest

Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Established in 2015. We're Family owned and operated since 2010.Come experience for yourself the excitement and tasteful ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating

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