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Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, Beloit, WI

Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint

4.6
4.6
1554 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

9:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

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 1,554 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Food

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Service

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southern Wisconsin

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  1. G

    Gary

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great in all aspects- service, drink, food, atmosphere…. We were seated outside as requested and had cocktails, apps, salad and dinner in a relaxed (non rushed) way. We both had steaks that were cooked as requested and mouth watering delicious! Was a wonderful way to celebrate 40 years if marriage. We will be back again! Thanks!
  2. KH

    KathrynH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both the steak and the orange roughy stuffed with crab meat were cooked to perfection and delicious. Crème broulle desert was excellent. Our waitress was wonderful, and helped us choose options with no salt available. We were not rushed at all. Truly enjoyable dining experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was cold.
  4. DJ

    DebJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service! Great experience! Highly recommend!
  5. J

    Juanito

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Merrill & Houston’s steak joint was great from the start where we were greated very kindly and were then sat at a cocktail table and our server took our drink order and served them quickly. Once we were sat at our dining table we were quickly taken care of by our server. Drinks and food were then served quickly as well. The food was delicious. We enjoyed our visit.
  6. CR

    CRblk

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service, best food, drinks are always amazing and I haven't experienced one bad thing! Hands down one of my favorite restaurants!
  7. KA

    KimA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ll be back! We had a great time!! Delish food and service was great!
  8. JK

    JessicaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with fresh food. Perfect timing between each course!
  9. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal, including appetizers. People at adjoining tables were loud. Hard to hols a conversation.
  10. K

    karenK

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Steak was cooked to perfection. The side potato was barely warm - should be hot.
  11. TT

    TracyT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and Food were excellent just like always!
  12. R

    Rockmusicradionet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for anniversary and a birthday celebration. Waitress was attentive and friendly. Kirsten. Hey! Would highly recommend for a superb dinning experience.
  13. TF

    TerriF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my father there for the time and all had the Cowboy. Excellent as usual!
  14. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for our anniversary!! Surprised with complimentary champagne and greeting us with well wishes. Good & service excellent!!
  15. SB

    ShanenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and safe was amazing! We have eaten there 3 times and each time it’s better and better!
  16. C

    Chuck

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner Best around
  17. VF

    VickiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Service is wonderful
  18. BR

    BeckyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Steaks were outstanding and perfectly cooked. Free dessert for our anniversary.
  19. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best meal and Emma was our server! She was great! I highly recommend Merrill & Houston’s
  20. BF

    BritFrank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! We went for the first time for our anniversary. From the personalized note at our table, to the perfectly cooked steak our experience was amazing. Looking forward to our next visit! Thank you to your wonderful staff!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a romantic wedding anniversary dinner, celebrating under a screened porch dining area separate from the indoor area being blasted with music from a nice cover band(a little too loud for us), facing the riverfront. We even got fireworks with our dinner , courtesy of the ending of the local baseball game! Other than the calamari being too salty, the main entrees were tender and juicy cuts of grilled pork and steak with Parmesan scalloped potatoes, we shared one the best bread pudding desserts we’ve ever tasted (kudos on the whiskey caramel sauce), and the drinks were on point! Finally, the wait staff were friendly, courteous, and made us feel special on our special day with a complimentary flute of champagne to toast the occasion, and complimentary bread pudding to make up for the salty calamari….without asking for either! That’s rare nowadays! This experience was worth every penny! If I’m ever in Beloit again, this spot is on my “must visit” list.
  22. AD

    AnniversaryDinner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best restaurant we have visited in a long time. Food was great, service was outstanding, ambiance was perfect for our party of 8.
  23. N

    Noel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food, and service were excellent. It was quite expensive but perhaps, fairly priced.
  24. DS

    DeniseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drove here on a recommendation from one of our kids. Atmosphere was very welcoming and all staff members were so accommodating. Drinks were on point and service was well timed. Just before our food was served there was a tornado warning issued for the area so we were quietly ushered downstairs to a safe location. The staff did a great job with making sure everyone was calm and comfortable during the weather event. After making our way back upstairs, we were served our meal hot and delicious. The food was impeccable! Took a walk around the path to downtown Beloit after dinner. Awesome experience - we will be back!
  25. o

    out2celebrate

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food- probably the best steak I’ve ever had ! We had some rather noisy diners near us but it didn’t dampen our experience!
  26. HO

    HeyO

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a very nice experience and had an extra special treat with the free champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The prices are quite high for the meals. All of the food and drinks were great though.
  27. N

    Nadyne

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    Very slow service. This past Sat. 8:15pm, not busy! Things left off order! Steak very expensive, very difficult To chew! Poor quality meat! Would not return! Stayed at hotel, it was lovely!!!
  28. C

    Chuck

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always This is the best steak house in the area Atmosphere, service and food Highly, highly recommended!!!!
  29. H

    Happytoeat

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had delightful and attentive service. The food was fabulous. We had steak and salmon. Amazing.
  30. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar noise was a little loud but not bad in the dining area. The steak was outstanding as was the service. We would definitely recommend it.
  31. GU

    GUSS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. We will be coming back at the end of the month
  32. FM

    FayM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Always great food and service. Definitely will return.
  33. j

    jenak

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for Mother's Day Brunch, the food was excellent and the service was good.
  34. DH

    DustinH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    $50 for Mother’s Day brunch and only a 1 ounce pour of sparkling wine complimentary. Mediocre food. Will not do that again…
  35. SA

    ShariA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Great place to spend our anniversary!
  36. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointed with the food. Especially the added works that was supposed to have shrimp and scallops but it only consisted of bread crumbs and butter. Also ordered mushrooms with the 10 oz. Filet and received a tea spoon on mushrooms. The bruschetta was a bagel with chopped tomatoes on the top of it. Just disappointed for price.
  37. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, the surroundings are lovely and our service was off the chart!
  38. AL

    AlanL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Steak was really good. Ribeye. Seafood breadcrumb “the works” barely any seafood. All bread crumb. Augratin potatoes pretty dry…. Canned , not fresh mushrooms. Does anybody really eat the cold undercooked onion stack? Been a while. I remembered your food being better than it was last night. We will still come back. Just not an optimal food experience this time. I know staff and supply chain shortage may play a role. Honest review though :).
  39. s

    sanbagr

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Upscale dining. Our service was ok. It was adequate but nothing over the top for this type of dining.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there celebrating my husband 58th birthday and a early Mother’s Day for my 92yr old mother in-law. Our waitress Jasmine was very good!!! Food was great as well!!!

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 4.6 stars by 1554 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 22 times today
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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