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Top 7 Philadelphia Steakhouses


While not known for its steakhouses, Philadelphia does have a number of fine restaurants that serve excellent steaks. In fact, several of these restaurants are as good as you're likely to find in cities such as Chicago, Kansas City or New York.

1. The Capital Grille

1338 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Phone: (215) 545-9588. One of 15 locations nationwide, the Capital Grille was selected by the readers of Citysearch in 2002 as Philly's best Steakhouse. The Capital Grille specializes in dry aged steaks. It is known for its classic steakhouse cuisine, an award-winning wine selection, premiere private dining, personalized service and relaxed elegance.

2. Ruth's Chris Steak House

260 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: (215) 790-1515. With over 80 locations worldwide, Ruth's Chris is frequently chosen as best chain steak house. Founded in New Orleans in 1965, Ruth's Chris is known for its aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef, broiled in a trademark 1,800 degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees to ensure the steak stays "sizzling" hot.

3. The Prime Rib

1701 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone: (215) 772-1701. With 3 locations nationwide, the Prime Rib is nicknamed "the civilized steakhouse." Chosen by Zagat, Philly Magazine and the editors of Citysearch as Philly's best steakhouse, the Prime Rib features large cuts of prime beef, extra-thick chops, and fresh seafood in an atmosphere that evokes the supper clubs of Manhattan in the 1940's.

4. Morton's of Chicago

1411 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: (215) 557-0724. With over 65 locations nationwide, Morton's is well known for their generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster, veal and chicken entrees. Morton's is famous for its animated signature tableside menu presentation where menu items are presented on a cart rolled to your table.

5. Kansas City Prime

4417 Main St., Manayunk, PA 19127, Phone: (215) 482-3700 Kansas City Prime is one of five Manayunk restaurants owned by chef Derek Davis. The menu features steakhouse staples such as filet, ribeye's and T-bone's as well as expensive Kobe beef and their own huge "28-ounce cowboy steak."

6. Engine 46 Steakhouse

10 Reed St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. Phone (215) 462-4646. The restaurant is actually located in a restored, one-hundred-year-old firehouse. Engine 46 Steakhouse's menu includes their "Fire Drill Filet," a 16-ounce tenderloin for under $20 along with other reasonably priced items which include ribs, fresh seafood and chicken.

7. Shula's Steak House

Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza, 17th and Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone (215) 448-2700. Named after former Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula and featuring a definite Miami Dolphins theme, Shula's has been ranked among America’s top 5 Steak Houses. Shula's serves "Certified Angus Beef," along with fresh seafood, lamb and 3 to 5 pound live Maine lobsters.

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