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Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, Beloit, WI

Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint

4.8
4.8
1661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
With its rustic feel, hardwood floors and abundant photographs capturing historic Beloit, Merrill & Houston’s has branded itself to tell a great story, but, most importantly, its focus is on the classic steakhouse. The highest of quality steaks and seafood with down-to-earth and attentive service make you feel like you are at your best friend’s home.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (608) 313-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Walker Jr

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining within the dining room: Seats up to 16 at one table or up to 30 as is.Banquet Facility Accommodates:Foundry - 780 sq. ft. (26’ X 30’ - 50 people)Industry - 775 sq. ft. (25’ X 31’ - 50 people)Technology - 873 sq. ft. (34’ X 25’ - 50 people)Mechanical - 873 sq. ft. (34’ X 25’ - 50 people)Altogether - (up to 200 people)The banquet rooms may accommodate many needs from business meetings to bridal/baby showers, class reunions, birthday, retirement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, all day executive meetings with breakfast/lunch/snacks/dinner, etc. The rooms can be configured to accommodate any number of guests, large or small.

  • Private party contact

    Darla Thomas: (608) 362-5500

  • Neighborhood

    Beloit

  • Cross street

    Public Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in Merrill & Houston"s and the Ironworks Hotel's private lot. Valet is available on weekends, at your convenience, free of charge. There is additional parking in the lots adjacent to both the hotel and restaurant; one lot is located to the south end and the other just north.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Every Friday and Special Occasions such as Valentine"s Day, New Year's Eve.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Ring in the New Year at Merrill & Houston's!

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year with us! We're cooking up an exclusive menu of signature cuts and house specialties for one night only. Live music kicks off at 6 p.m. with performances by Andrew Robinson and the Mike Dangeroux Band. Enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast as the ball drops at midnight!

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What 1,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Overall

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Food

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Service

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Romantic

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Special Occasion

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JS

    JS74

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, our server did a great job and it was worth the price and more.
  2. NR

    NoreenR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak. Also a great side salad with wonderful blue cheese dressing.
  3. T

    Todd

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It took over an 1.5 hours to eat and it was not really that busy.
  4. BP

    BrentP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very good meal and would recommend to anyone who wants a great steak
  5. JO

    JessicaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place for a date! Good food, atmosphere, and staff!
  6. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serona was amazing! Highly recommend her to serve you for the night. She was very patient and educational on the menu. The good was served in a decent time between the appetizer the salad and the main course.
  7. AD

    AnniversaryDinner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Great ambiance, food, and service.
  8. L

    Lewis

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food at a great price. So glad we have this restaurant in Beloit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.
  10. TF

    TerriF

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Bartender friendly and knowledgeable . Our server Gladys was outstanding! Food was great. Band was way too loud for a restaurant setting.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our Anniversary and had a great meal. Our waiter Alex was terrific!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had the Ironworks steak and I had the Ribeye done Oscar Style. Both were cooked just as we requested. The split pea soup and the French onion were amazing.
  13. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Rachel was excellent. She was attentive but not intrusive. Our meals were very good and hot when served. I’m impressed by the level of attention to detail. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  15. B

    Barb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I’ve ever had. We will definitely be back!!
  16. HA

    HAE1

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food like always. We were on the porch so service was a tad slow. The only other thing that was disappointing was that when our server took our order and asked if we wanted soup or salad, she never mentioned that one of the soups had a $6 up charge. That should definitely be mentioned before ordering and if not then when ordering. We weren’t aware until we got the bill.
  17. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for our anniversary because I heard good things about it. They were correct. My steak was as tender as any I’ve had, And cooked perfectly. My wife also was very happy with her meal. Very nice experience.
  18. RP

    ReneaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service! Quality food and drinks! Attentive server
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came out for my wifes birthday. It was our first time there. The food and service was excellent.
  20. G

    Grandmabarb

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and the waitress was competent and friendly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Second time eating here and it was amazing again this time. Service was incredible.
  22. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We came a little early and got seated right away. Service was great. Food was great! We plan on coming back for sure.
  23. CK

    CynthiaK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful evening celebrating a very special occasion!!!
  24. VH

    VanessaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was on top of their game. Great food, great service, enjoyable atmosphere.
  25. KG

    KellieG

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always food was amazing, after dinner martinis by Luke were delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary. Staff food drinks and atmosphere were excellent
  27. SF

    SaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Oscar style filet, paired with a bottle of red wine. Delicious!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience
  30. ST

    SteveT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, full menu, nice wine selections. Meal was excellent! Will return!
  31. BH

    BeckyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved,loved the food. The staff was excellent and if we needed something and that person was not our waitress they helped us oiut and got what we needed anyway!!
  32. DV

    DeniseV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There were 6 in our party, we all ordered steak. The steaks are generous and top quality. However, 4 of our steaks were undercooked to our specified order (most ordered medium and received bloody, rare meat). One of us sent the steak back, the others ate them as delivered or didn’t finish them. We surmise that an inexperienced chef was cooking since the steaks are standard menu items. For the price- a properly prepared steak was expected from this top of the line restaurant. Our reserved table was right next to the porch door- a more quiet, tranquil location would have improved the ambiance. The service was the best- a big tip was earned and given! Thank you for sharing in our birthday celebration.
  33. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    After being seated, we waited about 20 minutes before we asked the busboy if we had a waitress. Another 5 minutes before someone acknowledged us. The food was not exceptional. My medium steak was more well done. Our meal was very expensive for the quality we received. We had heard great things about this steakhouse, but were very disappointed.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Birthday dinner, which was noted on reservation but was never brought up or asked if we were celebrating anything. Shrimp dejonghe was dried up. Asked for it to be remade. Server took too long in between checkins. 40 minutes in before we got our salads. Me and my wife ate half of our ribeye steaks and we sat patiently waiting for server to ask if we needed boxes, which we did. Server almost forgot to ask if wanted dessert, which at this point we did not. Place was not busy such as on a Friday or Saturday, so not sure where the mediocre service. This is usually my favorite restaurant in town, just not this night.
  35. NC

    NeilC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. This is our anniversary go to restaurant. Isla (sp) was our waitress she was absolutely wonderful. We already are planning next year.
  36. ST

    SeanT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service is fantastic. Would recommend to anyone, and would put the their steaks against anyone around.
  37. HE

    HunterE

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best stake joint I have been to. Everything was perfect
  38. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience celebrating our wedding anniversary at your establishment.
  39. MC

    MatC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious...as always. Good place for celebrating. Can’t go wrong
  40. SK

    ShannonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING restaurant!! This was our first time here and the food and service were fantastic. Super friendly employees. Everything from appetizers through the main meal was delicious. We will absolutely be returning. HIGHLY recommend!!

FAQs

Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 313-0700.

Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint is rated 4.8 stars by 1661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint

500 Pleasant Street, Beloit, WI 53511

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Public Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Beloit

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in Merrill & Houston"s and the Ironworks Hotel's private lot. Valet is available on weekends, at your convenience, free of charge. There is additional parking in the lots adjacent to both the hotel and restaurant; one lot is located to the south end and the other just north.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Walker Jr

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Every Friday and Special Occasions such as Valentine"s Day, New Year's Eve.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (608) 313-0700

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining within the dining room: Seats up to 16 at one table or up to 30 as is.Banquet Facility Accommodates:Foundry - 780 sq. ft. (26’ X 30’ - 50 people)Industry - 775 sq. ft. (25’ X 31’ - 50 people)Technology - 873 sq. ft. (34’ X 25’ - 50 people)Mechanical - 873 sq. ft. (34’ X 25’ - 50 people)Altogether - (up to 200 people)The banquet rooms may accommodate many needs from business meetings to bridal/baby showers, class reunions, birthday, retirement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, all day executive meetings with breakfast/lunch/snacks/dinner, etc. The rooms can be configured to accommodate any number of guests, large or small.

  • Private party contact

    Darla Thomas: (608) 362-5500

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