Maine‘s dining scene is so much more than lobster rolls and clam chowder. In fact, there are plenty of excellent steakhouses perfect for clinking a few glasses and marking a special occasion. Whether you’re looking for a date night spot or just looking to indulge in a delicious dinner of the steak variety, here are the best steakhouses in Maine.
7 of the Best Steakhouses in Maine
1. Timber Steakhouse – Portland
There’s no more ideal spot for a delicious steak dinner than a cosy local steakhouse complete with locally sourced Angus and candlelit tables. At Timber Steakhouse you’ll get all that and more. Famous for their romantic atmosphere, Timber Steakhouse is perfect for date night or marking a special occasion. We recommend starting with their old port clam chowder then move on to the 24 oz aged porterhouse.
2. Trails End Steakhouse – Eustis
Trails End Steakhouse has been serving up the best prime rib in main for more than 30 years and has only gotten better with time. This cosy, charming steakhouse is known for its excellent prime rib, warm service and delicious apps that take a steak dinner next level. Be sure to start with their almond breaded duck tenders and the opt for their prime rib au jus cooked the same way since 1975.
3. Jack Russell’s Steakhouse and Brewery – Bar Harbor
What two things go together better than “steakhouse” and “brewery?” At Jack Russell’s they combine the best of both. Take your pick from their excellent app lineup with goodies like grilled jumbo shrimp, thick-cut onion rings and crab-stuffed portabellos. Then make your choice from any of their several USDA Prime signature steaks – *cough, cough,* ribeye. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a few of their house brews to really seal the deal.
4. Rustler’s Steak House – Windham
At Rustler’s they get steak right by only sourcing the freshest and finest black Angus beef available, most of riched are raised in Maine. And with a slogan like “these are not your ordinary steaks” you know you’re in for a treat. Beyond the steak, you’ll find a fully stocked bar with 15 beers on tap, many of which are local; and warm hospitality that says “sit and stay awhile.” Get started with a local brew and the bacon-wrapped scallops then move on to the 14 oz Delmonico.
5. Mac’s Grill – Auburn
At this cosy, down-home cabin style joint, you’ll find the surf and turf picks of your dreams and so much more. Mac’s Grill is famous for its hospitality, hand-cut steaks and rustic, charming atmosphere. Whether you go for a casual date night or just to treat yourself to a delicious steak dinner, you’ll be taken care of at Mac’s. Get started with their garlicky mussels and the 16 oz cowboy cut.
6. Bullwinkle’s Steak House – Waldoboro
Ask anyone in Waldoboro where to have the best steak, and they’ll direct you to Bullwinkle’s Steak House. This family-friendly casual steakhouse is perfect for a laidback dinner of delicious American fare with great company. We recommend the crispy calamari followed by the sirloin, and don’t leave without a baked potato.
7. Texas Roadhouse – Multiple Locations
Listen, don’t let the fact that this is a chain sway you. Texas Roadhouse is known across the nation for serving up drool-worthy steak dinners, and it’s not without reason. This lively steakhouse has all you need in the way of incredible steaks and chops, wines and whiskeys, plus some food old southern hospitality. Be sure to opt for a hearty bowl of their famous Texas red chilli before moving on to a plate of their hand-cut steak. We recommend the porterhouse t-bone for a truly Texas-sized meal.