Famous for cajun delights such as hearty gumbo, comforting jambalaya and stewed étouffée, it’s easy to fall hard and fast for Louisiana’s food scene. However, the Bayou State also boasts some of the best steakhouses on the Gulf, too. Whether you’re after a down home, casual steakhouse or something more uppity with white tablecloths and a fine wine list, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best steakhouses in Louisiana.
1. The SteaKhouse – Hammond
Ask anyone in Hammond where to have the best steak dinner and they’ll send you to The SteaKhouse. This cosy neighbourhood joint is famous for its charming atmosphere, homemade bread pudding and superb craft cocktails. However, the real star of the show is of course the steak and seafood mains. Be sure to opt for the Fat Willie’s Surf & Turf which comes with a 12 oz marbled-to-perfection ribeye, sweet and spicy shrimp and fries.
2. Doe’s Eat Place – Baton Rouge
This uber-cosy, no frills family run eatery is the place to be for all things steak, good company and tamales. It’s practically the pillar of Louisiana hospitality and is known for its sit and stay a while atmosphere that makes everyone feel like family. Oh yea, and the steaks are some of the best in the state. First, you’ve got to start off with the tamales, it’s a staple at Doe’s. Then, move on to their signature porterhouse steak and don’t forget a house cocktail.
3. 1800 Prime Steakhouse – Bossier City
Set in the Boomtown Casino, 1800 Prime Steak House knows how to provide a good time with good food. Famous for their signature steaks they also offer a great line up of delectable appetisers and mouth watering desserts. Be sure to indulge in an order of their creole crab cakes made with cajun corn maque choux and lemon butter. Then move on to any of their prime steak options.
4. Stab’s Prime Steak and Seafood – Baton Rouge
Famous for top notch steaks, local seafood dishes and southern faves, Stab’s Prime Steak and Seafood is just the place to enjoy an incredible dinner. Whether you opt for the cowboy ribeye or the dry aged NY strip, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Dining with someone special? Go for the 40 oz prime porterhouse for two and don’t skimp on the bananas foster.
5. Superior’s Steakhouse – Shreveport
This Shreveport staple is famous for its wide array of fine wines, delectable USDA prime steaks and intimate setting. Afterall, their slogan is Chicago Style Dining in Uptown Shreveport. Perfect for date night or marking a special occasion, you can rest assured you’ll always be in good hands at Superior’s Steakhouse. Be sure to opt for their bone in filet and don’t miss a selection from the incredible wine list.
6. Austin’s Seafood & Steakhouse – Metairie
This Creole-Italian steakhouse is at the top of its class when it comes to excellent, flavourful, charred-to-perfection steak and incredible hospitality. From the house crab cakes, and oyster Fitzgerald to the stuffed lobster and turtle soup, there’s plenty to compliment your steak. Speaking of, be sure to go for the filet Austin made with two 4 oz medallions smothered in caramelised onions.
7. Ruth’s Chris Steak House – New Orleans
Ruth’s Chris has been a household name in the world of fine dining for decades, and it’s not hard to see why. Since 1965, when the very first Ruth’s Chris opened in New Orleans, it has been wowing diners with world class hospitality and incredible steak dinners with no plans of stopping. Now a big name with 150 locations, there’s no better place to indulge in the classic, timeless atmosphere of a Ruth’s Chris steakhouse than in the landmark location in New Orleans. Be sure to opt for their tomahawk ribeye for the best steak of your life.