Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Join us for our famous Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, including a complimentary glass of Champagne for Mom! Expect all of Mom's favorites, like the made-to-order omelettes and pastas, fresh seafood, the chef-manned carving station, and more. $38.95/adult, $15.96/12 & under
We celebrated my birthday with friends and sat out on The Porch! Beautiful sitting along the river with fantastic service and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this place, especially for special occasions.
Had a wonderful experience. Geronimo Group is the best! We celebrated my Dads birthday there. He felt so special. Thank you
Everything was great. We had to wait a while especially for drinks. It was pretty busy but it was nice
We really enjoyed our 25th wedding anniversary with you. Thank you for making our time memorable.
Wonderful food service very enjoyable date night when my husband and I dont get out much.
We are surrounded by Super Clubs and we always say that Merrill and Houston has been the most consistent even if the price is a little higher. Friday night was my wife's birthday and we were looking forward to our experience, but we left disappointed and unsatisfied.
Our waitress was horrible, her inexperience in the service industry was apparent and for an up scale place shouldn't have even been on the floor. She slapped our bill on the table and didn't even offer dessert. She only checked on us maybe 2 times.
We ordered Crab Cakes for appetizers and they were cold. We ordered a steak medium rare and came out rare and cold. Our waitress never came back to check on our entrees.
Completely disappointing and we will think twice about visiting again because there are more choices in our market.
Still the best place for a nice romantic dinner for two.
Always has been and remains the premiere place for a formal or informal date night.
We were seated out on The Porch and we LOVED it!! It was nice to have natural light I didnt need my phone flashlight to read the menu. The food exceptional as always!! Thank you for such a great dinner and our date night was so nice.
Favorite place to celebrate a special occasion. Upscale food in a inviting atmosphere.
Definitely a gem for the City of Beloit. The service was remarkable down to the server refilling water, politeness was definitely on key. My wife and I ordered two sides to share the cauliflower au gratin and the creamed spinach we couldn't decide which one we liked better. Compliments to the chef and team for an excellent meal we will definitely return in the future.
Ratings say it all......
Hits them all and great awareness for social distancing
Always perfect at M&H!
The Best steaks ever !!! Great date night !!..wine was excellent !!
Our waitress was spot on. The steak was perfectly prepared. The scallops in the seafood alfredo were delicious. We were well attended to during our dinner.
Our server, Alex, was very accommodating, personable and efficient. The food had great flavor and taste. We ordered the crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. The mushrooms were hot when served, but the crab cakes were lukewarm. Tasted good, but would prefer the temp to be warmer. We both had steak, delicious and done perfectly. I'm not sure if they plate the onion rings and potatoes prior, then plate the steak, the potatoes and rings were lukewarm. But, the steak was done perfectly. Overall, I would return, the service was great and food tasted good.
Tim, our waiter was great! His service was outstanding, & fun! Food was great! Just wish we could of picked the table! Maybe next time! We will be back!! Thanks, Merrill and Houston's for making our Anniversary special! ❤
Lovely experience for a first time visit. Waiter arrive quickly. Menus had many good and variable options. Drinks, Apps, dinner and dessert was served at a nice cadence. My one comment - the ambiance / atmosphere was lacking for a higher end steak place. I felt like we were sitting in a large conference room for a wedding that was converted to a restaurant. I understand spacing limitations due to covid and maybe that was the case here. As a first timer, perhaps we did not see the actual area of the described restaurant. We will be back again soon.
Wonderful steak dinner and Pete the waiter was nic. We will be back.
The ambiance was perfect for a nice dinner for two. We had oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer and they were awesome! Also the baked French onion soup may have been the best I've ever had, and I am a WI supper club junkie so that is saying a lot. The brandy old fashion was also very well done. The steaks and seafood were very solid. Overall, was a very good experience.
The food and service from our waiter was wonderful!
Absolutely loved our first visit. Everything was amazing! We will be returning for more. :)
Alex was excellent server . Food was fresh and appetizing but noise is a detractor need to soften up the room so it isn’t so loud
My family and I come here often, and every time the food and service are excellent. No complaints. If you are thinking about trying this place out, then you should definitely go ahead and make your reservation. You won’t be disappointed!
This was a wonderful dining experience. My wife and I celebrated 20 years of marriage at Merrill & Houston's, and I think we will return soon! Our server was excellent, and the whole staff made us feel loved. We even had a Happy Anniversary card waiting for us at our table!
Good atmosphere good food and delicious drinks
Easter brunch. There where 3 of us and we enjoyed every minute of it. Will be back next year
Great service, food prepared to perfection. With great choices. Just wish the drink prices would come down a bit. The Argentine wine Tekal they have is out standing.
Mashed potatoes were cold.
Prime rib was warm at best.
Apple desert was cold. The ice cream was warmer.
Pancakes were cold.
Consistently great. This is a go-to restaurant for us.
Very nice place. The staff was very accommodating and helping my fiancé celebrate her birthday weekend. The food was really good and we go back to eat there again and probably well.
Wonderful atmosphere! Came with my husband for my 30th birthday. The food was delicious and the dessert was a sweet touch. Will definitely be back!
Great night out Good service and yummy food. I would recommend
All I can say it’s the best place to go out for steak & lobster!!! It literally melts in your mouth 😋 great drinks!you must try the baked French onion soup!! I recommend this place 💯
Had a great night. Was seated on outside porch, nice ambiance but had a plastic burning smell, i'm assuming from heat device??.......otherwise great!
Had a lovely dinner. Atmosphere was great for a romantic night out to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent and staff was very attentive!
The fish special was delicious as were the appetizers. Bruschetta and Calamari. One in our party had the cowboy steak. For the price it was only ok. Wouldn’t get it again. Would like to try other steaks once lent is over
Solid food and drinks. Prices could have been lower for the portion sizes.
We had the back room, so it was a lot quieter than the other dining areas.
Our server was cordial and offered the many “specials” for the day. NOTE TO SELF!!!! ASK HOW MUCH THE SPECIALS ARE!!! We neglected to, although this wee little voice in my head said I should...incredibly surprised when the bill came and it was almost $500 for 4 people. We then asked...how much was that add on lobster tail, which was delicious, by the way. Server replies, $71!!! LOL. Which made the “special” entree with add on lobster tail $116 for a plate on a Tuesday night.
Overall, the food was great! The ambiance is intimate, the brandy old-fashioned is so good!!! Highly recommend!!! I ordered a couple of appetizers for my entree. This is the way to go, for sure. Baked French onion soup, the shrimp d’jonghe, and the Italian steak bites. My own little surf and turf.
We found this wonderful place a number of years ago. A friend suggested we try it, knowing we were steak and salmon lovers. Since the first dining experience was so wonderful, we gave up our "go to place" in Rockford for Merrill & Houston. This dinner was no exception. The steak was perfect, the salmon was outstanding, the service was first rate, and we loved what was done to the old patio!!
We will definitely be back! The food was amazing.
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 4.7 stars by 1166 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.