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Aerial view of a sliced bone-in ribeye steak on a slate board next to a bowl of peppercorns



At The Palmer, we’re not shying away from the big questions but tackling them head-on. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of the best steaks in Charlotte – a full flight of beef that would even satisfy Ron Swanson. Read on, and then try them all to find your favorite!

Harry’s Grille & Tavern

Our first stop lies just minutes away from The Palmer in the Ayrsley development. Cool and comfortable, Harry’s Grille & Tavern makes a perfect neighborhood hangout. You’ll feel right at home pulling up one of many seats at the bar. Once you do, sink your teeth into the Bacon-Wrapped Saratoga Ribeye, a juicy center-cut steak wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon. The only question is: Is it too much goodness?

Steak 48

If you’re looking for a trendy ambience as well as a top-class steak, check out Steak 48 on Sharon Road, across from the SouthPark shopping mall. Dress your best, and enjoy a meal surrounded by beautiful architecture, from the vaulted ceiling with whitewashed brick to the wall of windows that offers fun people watching. Steak 48 focuses on their USDA prime steaks, wet aged for 28 days, and brought to you freshly trimmed from their in-house butcher shop. Choose your favorite cut, or splurge for the mouth-watering Wagyu beef from Mishima Reserve.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

The first of two uptown steak destinations, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood serves up premium beef and seafood from its location at the corner of South Tryon Street and East Trade Street. Dig into a filet mignon in an 8-ounce or 12-ounce portion, or try the 18-ounce bone-in New York strip. Surf and turf rules here – so go big and add melt-in-your-mouth brown butter scallops or the South African lobster tail to your plate. No matter what you choose, you’ll enjoy a memorable meal here.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Another can’t-miss spot for beef in Charlotte, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar sits just one block away at the Epicenter, on South College Street and East 4th Street. If you’re feeling bold, tackle the massive 35-ounce Prime Tomahawk steak for a meal to remember, or take your pick of classic steak cuts – all served with Fleming’s amazing signature butters: béarnaise, smoked chili, or herbed horseradish. Their plates demonstrate consistent artistry and offer plenty of rich flavor. Don’t miss the Chipotle Cheddar Mac & Cheese side dish, and add some lobster to it because, well, why not?


Head over to midtown to find a different dining experience at Dressler’s, where you’ll enjoy pleasant views through the glass facade. This family-owned restaurant offers creative cocktails and a nice list of wine by the glass to accompany your choice beef. Go to work on the 16-ounce KC Strip or the 24-ounce Prime Cowboy Ribeye. As a bonus, you can stumble out for a walk on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway afterward to burn off some of that meal!

For more great local spots and fun outings in Charlotte, make sure to check out The Palmer blog.