The Best North Carolina Steakhouse? It Comes Down To Raleigh and Charlotte Institutions
There is nothing better than a juicy, perfectly cooked steak at a steakhouse. I say that like it’s something I experience often. It’s not, that’s not my tax bracket that steak dinners are a regular occurrence. But that didn’t stop me from being curious when I saw that Southern Living released a list of the most legendary steakhouses in the South. I had to see if a North Carolina steakhouse made the list. For science obviously.
The Best North Carolina Steakhouse
Number 20 of 30 was Raleigh’s Angus Barn. I actually lived in Raleigh for around 4 years and still consider it my second home. In fact, I probably spend 10-15 weekends there a year. I know numerous people who have dined at Angus Barn. I’ve even told friends who were visiting and needed a nice place to go for a special occasion, to go to Angus Barn. That being said I’ve actually never been. It’s certainly an institution in the Raleigh area however, and one that celebrities often frequent when they are in town. So seeing it on this list was honestly expected. Perhaps one day I’ll get the chance to try it!
Coming in six spots behind Raleigh is a Charlotte institution you may have overlooked when driving down South Blvd- Beef N’ Bottle. Beef N’ Bottle has been a fixture in the Charlotte restaurant scene since 1958. And you know that is something to be proud of! It’s another restaurant that I’ve heard fantastic things about, but haven’t had a chance to visit yet either. It’s high on the list though rest assured!
The state’s two largest cities however weren’t home to the only North Carolina steakhouses to make this list. One more made an appearance at number 29- The Beefmaster Inn in Wilson, NC. Southern Living describes it as “under the radar”. Beefmaster Inn only has 10 tables, so while not in a heavily populated area it may not be a place you can just walk in and be seated.
Have you visited any of these? Would you describe them as “legendary”? What would you say is the best North Carolina steakhouse? I’ll be happy to taste test them all. Only if someone agrees to fund that adventure. You can read the full Southern Living article and see the other steakhouses that made the list here.