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7 of the Best Steakhouses in Kentucky

Craving a sizzling steak dinner that’ll have you raving for days? You’re in luck. Whether you’re more of a fine dining eater who prefers white linens and fine wines, or more of a relaxed eater who prefers hearty sides and down-home atmosphere, Kentucky has you covered. Here are our picks for the best steakhouses in Kentucky sure to hit the spot. 

7 Best Steakhouses in Kentucky

1. The Blue Heron Steakhouse – Lexington

Looking for one of the best steak dinners in Kentucky? Head to The Blue Heron in Lexington. This uber-romantic, rustic steak spot is known for its charm (complete with fireplace), winning hospitality and top-notch porterhouse steaks. Get the evening started at this locally owned eatery with one of their signature cocktails before moving on to the best steak of your life. On a date? Opt for their 40 oz porterhouse for two. 

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2. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – Louisville

Head to the ever-ritzy and sophisticated digs of Jeff Ruby’s for the steak dinner of a lifetime complete with a raw bar and incredible wine list. Even better? Some nights you’ll find live entertainment that adds to the already buzzing atmosphere. Get started with an order of Alaskan king crab from their raw bar. Then opt for your favourite cut of steak. We recommend their blackened Delmonico ribeye with horseradish. 

3. Tony’s of Lexington – Lexington

If there’s one thing Kentucky is the best at, it’s bourbon. At Tony’s of Lexington, they combine Kentucky’s signature whiskey with impeccable steaks to make for an evening like no other. Load up on their famous Sir Barton 14 oz prime cut NY strip or opt for the Jack’s dry-aged bone-in NY strip. But whatever you do, don’t forget to ask for a bourbon pairing and don’t skimp on dessert. 

4. Lisse Steakhuis – Covington

This Covington gem is famous for its Dutch-inspired flavours and stylish atmosphere making it perfect for date night and for those looking for unique European influence vs the traditional American steakhouse. Start off with a Dutch fave, bitterballen. The move on to the New Amsterdam strip. 

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5. Pat’s Steak House – Louisville

Looking for some of the best aged cuts and wines money can buy? Head to Pat’s in Louisville. This Louisville staple has been wowing its guests with world-class hospitality and top-notch dinners for more than 50 years with no plans of stopping soon. Whether you’re up for up for a hearty 24 oz Porterhouse t-bone or a timeless filet mignon, they’ve got you covered and then some. Be sure to start with an order of their frog legs and don’t forget dessert. 

6. Cattleman’s Roadhouse – Frankfort

This classic Kentucky steakhouse whips up some of the best steak dinners in the state. And with a slogan that says, Where a Great Steak is Just the Beginning, you’ve got even more to look forward to. Get started with an order of their traditional homemade chilli that’ll warm your soul right up, afterwards move on to your choice of steak. We recommend the Cattleman’s Choice top sirloin. 

7. Malone’s Landsdowne – Lexington

Looking for a classic evening of fine dining? Malone’s has you covered. This super sophisticated eatery is famous for its incredible selection of prime cuts and swanky atmosphere. Take your pick from their abundant steak picks like the prime centre cut sirloin, slow-roasted prime rib or prime ribeye. While you’re at it, make it surf and turf with some of their delectable coldwater lobster tail. 

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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