There are plenty of top-notch local restaurants that serve up juicy cuts of steak. Keep in mind, if you want a top-shelf restaurant steak, you could very well be ordering the most expensive item on the menu. To make sure you get your money’s worth, check out these five places to get a great steak.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Sometimes you want steak but don’t want to jump in with both feet. Plenty of pubs in the county serve a steak “dish,” with a less royal cut of beef and an interesting preparation that is tasty yet more economical than the prime candidates. Case in point: Iron Hill’s Red Chile Rubbed Flat Iron Steak with peppers, onions and a chipotle-lime sauce, served withÊsmoked-cheddar macaroni and cheese. This cut tastes high-grade but takes a little longer to chew, so it helps to have other flavors in the mix to savor. This sweet-and-spicy dish satisfies a steak craving without breaking the bank. For the traditionalist, Iron Hill also serves filet mignon.
781 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Going to the mall for a steak seems fundamentally wrong, but despite its location at Park City Center, J.B. Dawson’s is not a typical mall restaurant. J.B Dawson’s serves a lot of steak, and it shows. Highly recommended.
Park City Center, 491 Park City Center, Lancaster, PA 17601
The Greenfield Restaurant and Bar
Greenfield proudly offers USDA Prime cuts of beef, including the 14-ounce strip steak shown here with mushroom jus. The menu is a bit problematic: Greenfield serves steaks a la carte, which makes an expensive meal even more so when you throw in the extras. The other restaurants on the list serve steak as an entree with sides included. So expect great meat and a big bill.
595 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
The Log Cabin
If you find yourself in dire need of steak, treat yourself to a dinner-for-one reservation at The Log Cabin and tuck into the 20-ounce Porterhouse steak. You’ll be gnawing on the bone at the end. The menu includes more-reserved steak options— grilled filet mignon and New York strip steak—but you should try going whole hog … or steer, in this case. If you’ve got room left, finish off the meal with the house special “Red Grits,” a superb, light raspberry tapioca.
11 Lehoy Forest Dr, Leola, PA 17540
The Stockyard Inn
A fixture in Lancaster County for generations, Stockyard Inn specializes in steak, with several options on the menu including aÊcertified Angus beef Delmonico steak and a USDA Prime New York strip. The most popular choice here is filet mignon, which is flame-broiled and served with a pinot noir reduction. Of all the places on this list, Stockyard Inn easily has the finest service. Eating here is a joy.
1147 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
— Michael Long