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Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, Beloit, WI

Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint

4.7
4.7
1624 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

11:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • 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

What 1,624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southern Wisconsin

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  • Southern Wisconsin

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  1. IC

    IsabelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing. We were there celebrating our anniversary and we loved the special little touches of complimentary champagne and anniversary card. We will be back soon and bringing more people with us.
  2. DS

    DavidS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel is "the bomb". Made our experience so even better.
  3. JS

    JoelS

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite place. We had a wonderful dinner and great time.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Received a small bit of champagne compliments of H&M. It was ok but in the past, we received a complimentary dessert. The champagne was appreciated but seemed cheap after we spent almost $150 on a meal. Would have liked the dessert on our special 40th wedding anniversary.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Our waitress was tremendous. Her service and personality could not be topped. Highly recommend this place every chance I get.
  6. KG

    KellieG

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Julie was amazing as always, she always gives great advice and exceptional service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was seasoned so well; with the excellent service, I will definitely be back.
  8. GH

    GladysH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. We will return in the future
  9. 1

    12345

    Houston

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was our anniversary and we gave this a try. Food was very good, they gave us a small glass of champagne for our anniversary. Hotel it is in - the Iron Works Hotel is great
  10. B

    Brittany

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The only disappointing part Was the drinks were horrible. Ever drink we ordered was not made right and not drinkable. And then the potato portions were so small next to a large portion of steak.
  11. KC

    KateriC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Service was great! Recommend the surf and turf.
  12. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood Alfredo was excellent as always and the steaks are as good as anywhere in the world. Prices were up but, quality was still outstanding.
  13. AB

    AmandaB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We dined on a Friday night at 630 pm. Our table was ready when we arrived The lobster bisque and petite filet were delicious. The crab cake we added to our steaks was very small, about the size of a hush puppy. For $6.95, we thought they would be a little larger. A band started playing at 8 which was loud, so we left a little earlier than we anticipated and skipped the ice cream dessert drinks. We will definitely go back, we'll just avoid going on a Friday night when there's live music and not get the added crab cake. Everything else was wonderful.
  14. MB

    MarshaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for our anniversary! We enjoyed it very much!
  15. SS

    SarahS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive.
  16. DO

    DaveO

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jazmine was an outstanding server. My husband and I were there celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and she made the night by offering great food and drink suggestions as well as being very personable. Thank you for a memorable night.
  17. DP

    DanP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was very attentive and took great care of us
  18. PB

    PatB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with customers and coworkers and the food, service and environment were all really positive. Would definitely tell people to go to this place for dinner.
  19. MW

    MeaghanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had a bad experience here! They have the best steak of any restaurant we have ever been to. Also, the Parmesan au grating potatoes are fantastic.
  20. t

    trinah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the 1st table in the dinning room, next time I would ask to sit in the back because it was busy with people going by our table all night.
  21. KM

    KimberlyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love Merrill’s! Added bonus was the beloit bites menu items. Barbecue salmon was delish. Chef and staff first class! Would love to see music on the patio someday. Inside it’s too loud.
  22. CW

    ChristineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent. Has a variety on the menu. Service is quick.
  23. CJ

    CJAllDressedUp

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out waitress was absolutely spectacular- she was able to answer all of our questions, make dietary restrictions suggestions and remain so friendly and helpful thought the evening! Steak was better than we have at many steakhouses in Chicago.
  24. d

    debm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never been. First time it was awesome! Our server Gladys was awesome. Will definitely be back. We have lived in the area since 2005. Wish we would have tried them sooner. Very casual but definitely can compete with the more upscale steak houses without a problem. I can’t say enough I loved it!
  25. JS

    JeremyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 3 courses were amazing. If you're thinking about going, just go. You will not be disappointed
  26. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We went on a Thursday for the Bites of Beloit and they were out of salmon. My husband’s steak was great. My salad was very good but the shrimp and linguine was very disappointing. Lots of plain pasta, no sauce that was detectable, a few grape tomatoes and 4 shrimp for $30. Our waitress was great. We don’t plan to return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and 5 star service!
  28. k

    kako5

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated at our reservation time. Great service and menu. Value 4/5 as wine seemed a bit pricey for the offered wines.
  29. NM

    NicoleM

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Wanted a Medium rare steak, the outside was a lil well done, but the inside was still too rare for my taste. Had them put it back on the grill for 30 seconds each side, and they brought it back out more Medium than anything. Which happens, I didn't complain as it was soo late already. One bad experience won't stop me from coming there.
  30. NK

    NancyK

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere, and staff! We will be back!
  31. E

    Emily

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and Julie was phenomenal as always!
  32. D

    Daemon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was the perfect place. Had an annoying drunk table nearby and that isn't the fault of this place. I will go there again, and soon.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent’!!!
  34. IE

    IvanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place I have ever been good for dates and anniversaries
  35. HA

    HAE1

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    We have been here quite a few times and everything has always been great. This time it was just 2 of us and the food was taking an unusually extra long time. Finally the server told us that our tray of food was just dropped after such a long time and they would have to make it again. When it came out shortly after that the MR steak and was closer to medium and we also had salmon. Both of those items should take longer than the time it took between when we were told the tray was JUST dropped and when it came out. Seemed odd to us. It was almost as if the server didn’t put our order in and was making an excuse. Not really an apology nor any kind of compensation at all. Didn’t even have a manager talk to us. If what we were told was the truth a manager would’ve been right on it (my experience with working in the restaurant industry) Things were good, but just not a great night
  36. DJ

    DanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    requesting seating location was awesome, food beyond delicious and staff very professional.
  37. JB

    JosephB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything perfect best place in area for food and drinks.
  38. B

    Becky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. The service is great. I highly recommend Merrill and Houston's. Just remember to make your reservations early.
  39. A

    April

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food and appetizers were delicious and cooked very well and properly. However, there was a bug that flew into my drink. When I showed the waitress and asked for a new drink, she was very apologetic and gave me a new drink. When we got our bill, I was very dismayed to find that I was charged for the second drink, even though there was a bug in the first drink.
  40. SB

    StevieB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had supper at Merrill & Houston's. A very pleasant & enjoyable evening. Service was great & food was delicious.

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 4.7 stars by 1624 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


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

  • 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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