Craving a hearty steak dinner in South Carolina? The Palmetto State has you in mind with countless wonderful steak and chop houses that fit the bill. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a carnivorous fix, here are our nominations for the best steakhouses in South Carolina.
1. Mill Pond Steakhouse – Rembert
It simply does not get more charming than Mill Pond Steakhouse. Set along the tranquil pond of Boykin Mill, the location is steeped in centuries of history that only add to the vintage ambiance and romance. Mill Pond Steakhouse is much more than a pretty face, however. It’s famous for its delicious steaks along with delightful apps and desserts. We’re talkin’ fried green tomatoes and grilled lamb lollipops, plus the best steaks you can imagine. We recommend opting for the surf and turf pick made with a centre cut fillet and broiled lobster tail.
2. Oak Steakhouse – Charleston
Set in an unbelievably charming historic bank building, Oak Steakhouse is oozing with romance and elegance. Their real claim to fame, in addition to an unbeatable atmosphere, is the beef. At Oak Steakhouse they pride themselves on providing only the very best in locally sourced beef and sustainable seafood. As such, you’ve got to be sure to try their filet mignon alongside the delectable jumbo lump crab cakes.
3. Chuck’s Steak House – Myrtle Beach
Since 1979, this Myrtle Beach staple has been whipping up some of the best steak dinners in South Carolina with no plans of stopping soon. Their specialty is the hand cut certified Angus beef and certified Angus beef prime. We recommend their New York strip made with 14 oz of charred to perfection Angus. Don’t forget the shrimp scampi appetiser and a wine pairing, either.
4. Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse – Hilton Head Island
This super swanky and sophisticated steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix in style. Famous for their friendly service and fine dining atmosphere, Crane’s makes for a great date night pick, too. Be sure to start your evening with an order of their famous baked oysters and opt for the 12 oz ribeye for a dinner to remember. Don’t skimp on the white chocolate blueberry cheesecake, either.
5. Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse – Columbia
For a piece of Rio in SC, head to Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse. This upscale traditional churrascuria is famous for its incredible meats carved table side in true Brazilian fashion. Take your pick from over 15 carefully selected cuts of beef, pork and lamb presented and carved by gauchos in the name of Brazilian dining. It’s simple, just order the feeds one option and you’ll be presented with all of your hearts desires in the form of three types of meat.
6. Peddler Steakhouse – Greenville
For more than 50 years, Peddler Steakhouse has been one of South Carolina’s most loved steak joints for its stellar hospitality and top notch steak dinners. Not only do they offer an incredible lineup of prime cuts that have been seasoned and grilled to the high heavens, but they also have an excellent wine list to match. Go all in on their 20 oz t-bone steak and be sure to ask for the best red on hand to pull it all together.
7. Quincy’s Family Steak House – Florence
This cosy, neighbourhood eatery is famous for its delicious chops and steaks accompanied by an easygoing and laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’re marking an occasion or just looking to treat yourself, at Quincy’s Family Steak House, you’ll always feel like family. Indulge in any of their legendary flamekist steaks such as the 12 oz New York strip or the 12 oz sirloin; and don’t forget a shrimp skewer on the side.