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Looking for a great local steak house? Based on personal experience and top online reviews, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best steakhouses in Columbia. To see for yourself, click the address to see their websites, or any of the review websites to see what other people say!
Restaurants are listed alphabetically, except for Ruth’s Chris, our personal fave.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Located inside the Hilton City Center, Ruth’s Chris specializes in upscale steak and seafood. Not only prime ingredients, Ruth’s Chris has trademarked technology to broil meats at 1800 degrees, then served on 500 degree plates for a constant sizzle from kitchen to table. Positive reviewers on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google like the low lighting for great ambience and conversation-friendly setting, quick service, and delicious quality steak.
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
Across from the Columbia Museum of Art, Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse has been serving Brazilian-style all-you-can-eat meats since 2011. Started by Edson Munekata, a Brazilian immigrant, this was the first of 3 locations in SC. Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google say that what makes this place stand out is its commitment to details like wine pairings, desserts, frequent special offers, and an extensive salad bar along with their top quality meats.
Hall’s Chophouse is a family-owned steakhouse which opened in 2018. Great reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google say the place is classy with the most attentive staff and in-depth menu in town. Reservations not required, but recommended. One of four locations, a distinct feature of Hall’s Chophouse is their ability to offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.
Motor Supply Company Bistro
Widely acclaimed Motor Supply Co Bistro is a locally owned and operated restaurant started in 1989. Named after the 1800’s engine supply building that it took over, Motor Supply Co uses locally sourced ingredients and changes their menu daily. Reviewers on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google love the upscale decor, dynamic menu, commitment to culinary art, and “hidden gem” style.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
Near the Columbiana Centre shopping mall is Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse. Rioz serves all-you-can-eat Brazilian style meats (and an extensive salad bar). Satisfied reviewerss on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google enjoy the lively celebratory atmosphere, ample meat selections from chicken to filet mignon and flavorful unique offerings like grilled cinnamon pineapple or bacon wrapped filet.