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A steakhouse, steak house, or chophouse is a restaurant that specializes in steaks and chops. Modern steakhouses can also offer other cuts of meat such as poultry, roast prime rib, veal, fish, and seafood.

Chophouses started in London in the 1690s and served individual portions of meat, known as chops.[1] The traditional nature of the food served was zealously maintained through the later 19th century despite the new cooking styles from the Continent, which were beginning to become fashionable. The houses were normally only open for men.[2]

The steakhouse started in the United States in the late 19th century as a development from traditional inns and bars.[3] Steakhouses can be casual or formal fine dining restaurants.

List of steakhouses[edit]

The following are lists of notable steakhouses.

Independent restaurants[edit]

Chain restaurant steakhouses[edit]

North America[edit]

Valle's Steak House's iconic signs once spanned the East Coast from Maine to Florida.

Outside North America[edit]

A steak dinner at Block House in Portugal
  • Fronte del parco Steakhouse beef steak zebra camel Kangaroo Kobe Bison (Passo san ginesio mc) Italy

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alan Davidson, Oxford Companion to Food, s.v. 'chop'
  2. ^ "The chop house tradition". The Artful Diner. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Betty Fussell, Raising steaks: the life and times of American beef