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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Charleston

The OpenTable Team

In the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina, Spanish moss hangs from the oak trees overlooking cobblestone streets and historic mansions. Tourists travel to the local beaches like Sullivans Island to relax. Charleston also has a thriving culinary scene, especially when it comes to steak. Charleston chophouses serve the finest cuts of beef served alongside local seafood and Lowcountry classics. But where do the savviest diners go for a great steak in Charleston? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We pulled data covering thousands of local eateries to discover the best of them all according to OpenTable's smartest, most knowledgeable diners. Book a table at the best steakhouse in Charleston today!

Restaurants:Burwell's Stone Fire Grill, Oak Steakhouse, Grill 225
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown Charleston
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Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Charleston
1,757 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, one of the best steakhouses in Charleston, embraces the concept of “a modern twist on an old school steakhouse.” Modern elements of its dining experiencRead more
91% recommended

Oak Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Charleston
3,666 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Oak Steakhouse, a small chain with five locations across the southeast, has a charming venue for its Charleston restaurant – a three-story brick structure dating to the mid-19th ceRead more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in South Carolina

Grill 225

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Charleston
750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Inside the luxurious Market Pavilion Hotel is one of the best steakhouses in Charleston – Grill 225. It’s the only restaurant in the city to serve only USDA Prime beef. With wood-pRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Charleston

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charleston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Charleston
969 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, one of the largest and most popular national steakhouse chains, has its expansive Charleston venue on bustling Market Street. Local specialties presented Read more
81% recommended
Romantic in South Carolina

High Cotton - Charleston

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Charleston
5,887 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
High Cotton, one of four top-notch Charleston restaurants owned and operated by the Hall family, specializes in lowcountry cuisine with a focus on seafood. However, three steak optRead more
92% recommended
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Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
1,679 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The two biggest draws to Stars Rooftop & Grill Room are the unmatched views from its rooftop bar – the only 360-degree views in Charleston – and its signature live-fire cooking tecRead more
Good for Groups in Charleston

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - North Charleston

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
North Charleston
227 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse presents a lively churrascaria experience – an all-you-can-eat taste of Brazil. For a set price, diners can enjoy custom cuts from 16 arm-length, rotissRead more
97% recommended
Good for Groups in Charleston

Peninsula Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
6,073 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Peninsula Grill, inside the historic district’s Planters Inn hotel, is famous for its seafood and classic lowcountry cuisine. It’s also one of the best steakhouses in Charleston, aRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in South Carolina

5Church - Charleston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
2,764 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
Housed inside a former church with its original brick walls, stained glass and vaulted ceilings, 5Church is a striking and unique restaurant in Charleston. It is however the secondRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in South Carolina

Topsail Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Mount Pleasant
132 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies
Topsail Restaurant and Bar in Mount Pleasant opened in early 2019, making it a relative newcomer to the Charleston restaurant scene. Seafood is the specialty, reflected by the venuRead more
96% recommended
Seafood in South Carolina

Halls Chophouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Charleston
10,705 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Thanks to its old-school elegant-casual atmosphere, outstanding service and Allen Brothers-sourced USDA prime steaks, Halls Chophouse is always a strong contender for the title of Read more
98% recommended
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The Ordinary

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Charleston
1,273 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
The Ordinary, an award-winning restaurant inside a 1927 bank building, dazzles diners with its hot and cold shared plates, raw bar and caviar service. All are dominated by creativeRead more
90% recommended
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California Dreaming-Charleston

$$$$·American·
South Carolina
223 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Since its 1984 debut, California Dreaming has expanded to a chain of eight restaurants in the region, including five venues in South Carolina. The Charleston restaurant dates to 19Read more
91% recommended
Scenic View in Exclusive

Parcel 32

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
405 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Charleston’s Parcel 32 specializes in wood-fired cuisine, so it’s no surprise that the restaurant usually presents an amazing steak or two on its ever-changing menu. Small plates, Read more
90% recommended

The Macintosh

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
2,096 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
At the Macintosh, acclaimed chef Jeremiah Bacon presents tightly edited, frequently changing brunch and dinner menus showcasing his eclectic, global approach to comfort cuisine. ThRead more
100% recommended
American in South Carolina
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Outback Steakhouse - Charleston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Ashley
Outback Steakhouse, the world-famous steakhouse chain inspired by Australia, has one of its 1,000-plus restaurants in Charleston (and another in North Charleston). The popular eateRead more
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Slightly North of Broad

$$$$·Low Country·
Downtown Charleston
6,651 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Slightly North of Broad, an inviting restaurant that indicates its upscale styling through the playful acronym S.N.O.B., occupies a lofty 18th-century warehouse space in CharlestonRead more
95% recommended
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Husk - Charleston

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
11,063 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Husk in Charleston, just like its sister restaurants in Nashville, Greenville and Savannah, is a celebration of southern ingredients. Acclaimed chef Sean Bock selects ingredients eRead more
84% recommended
Fit for Foodies in South Carolina
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Ichiban Steak House & Asian Fusion

$$$$·Sushi·
West Ashley
123 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
Ichiban Steak House and Asian Fusion offers Charleston diners a fun, interactive take on Japanese cuisine. Its excellent steak options, which are prepared with flare on a table-sidRead more
100% recommended

Athens Restaurant and Grill

$$$$·Greek·
James Island
42 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Along with traditional Greek cuisine from gyros to baklava, Athens Restaurant and Grill offers several USDA prime steak options on its dinner menu. There’s an authentic befteki, a Read more
82% recommended