What is the first thing you think of when you hear “Idaho”? If it’s potatoes, you definitely haven’t been here quite long enough. Steak is probably the top staple in the Gem State. In fact, we should be famous for our abundance of beef. Next to maybe Texas, Idaho takes the gold when it comes to grilled slabs of wonder. Whether you like them rare or well done, here are the top 10 places to get that perfectly seared, juicy steak you’ve been craving.
With the best steak and burgers on the block, it’s no wonder that the Hydra is Sandpoint’s premier steakhouse. Everything is hand-cut fresh daily, and the quality shows. Not in the mood for steak? Their seafood fettuccini is the perfect alternative. Creamy sauce packed with tender noodles and bits of seafood variety, served with the most amazing garlic toast in the Northwest, it’s heavenly.
For nearly 100 years, Wolf Lodge has been serving up the finest grilled cuts in North Idaho. A bit of a hidden gem, the drive to find this premier location is well worth it. A bit on the pricier side of the spectrum, the cost is a small thing compared to the blissful flavor you’ll experience during your visit.
The steak is excellent, but don’t leave this establishment without sampling their baby back ribs. Smoky and delicious, they’ll melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.
Are you looking for a true steakhouse atmosphere, complete with frosty mugs for your beer? This little saloon houses some of the best rib-eyes in all of Idaho, with service that is second to none. Come take a little step back in time to experience this classic gem and all the cozy eats it has to offer.
Upscale and fabulous, Chandler’s knows how to serve an elite steak. With fine options such as escargot and filet mignon, they’re a fine stop for any date night. Don’t overlook their martini’s, as they accompany any menu item well and with class.
With aged beef, tender and cooked to your taste, this hopping venue serves up the best dishes in the Treasure Valley. Their slow-roasted prime rib is phenomenal. Juicy and served with au jus, your palate will thank you for springing for this famous plate.
A Mexican take on steak, these guys know all the right seasonings to bring out true beef flavor while pairing it with a little kick. Your head may swim a little with all the options their menu has for selection, but there’s truly something fit for everyone’s taste. With some of the best guacamole in the state, this may be your new favorite stop.
A Latin-American establishment, you’ll find nothing short of amazing food and friendly, respectable service here. Upon taking your seat, order some empanadas. Customers swear by them, and they’ll be some of the best you’ve ever tasted! A truly unique experience, you’ll be glad you stopped here for a fun take on steak!
Though the dinner rush can get a little crazy here, all the lovely hosts at Kahootz ensure their friendly service and delectable selections are up to par, and they do a dang good job. Great steak, amazing bread pudding and a fantastic beer selection make this the prime location for both locals and tourists.
Focused on new and unusual platters, this is the venue where you’ll find wild game in abundance. From duck to alligator, there’s a lot of firsts you’ll have the opportunity to experience, and what a great experience it will be. As far as steak goes, you can’t get much better than an authentic slab of tender buffalo. You’ll be blown away by the variety as well as the flavor to be found here.