If you’re in Moab and you like steak, you’re in luck. Moab sports some nice steak restaurants. And while the pickings are slim in this small town (population: hovering around 5,000), those pickings are darn good. Can we say grass-fed beef, anyone? Special cuts? The little extras that make a dinner top-notch? Seriously, you can find all that and more in Moab, if you head to the right place. Check out the best steakhouses in Moab and you’ll see what all the squawking–um, mooing?–is about.
Idaho-raised, Japanese Wagyu-style beef is the centerpiece of this recently opened casual upscale steakhouse. Receiving rave reviews from diners, Jeffrey’s also offers the Ghost Bar, where you can chill out with a glass of wine or something else from their fully licensed bar while you wait for your meal. While they keep their overall menu simple (beef, beef, and beef), the distinction is in the quality and care taken in the cuts, service, and those little touches that make you remember a place years later. The setting is great too—very classy in an understated way.
photo: Jeffrey’s Steak House
A down home member of the fancypants category, Buck’s Grill House features mouth-watering steaks that are basic, hearty, and yummy. Fancy a Sirloin Steak? You got it. Lean more toward New York Strip? Mm-hmm, they’ve got that too. Ribeye is on the menu, as well as their “steak special of the evening,” which can mean almost anything but always means good. Try the house fries or seasonal veggies with your steak for a fully delicious gastronomic experience. And if you or your dining companions crave something else, the Buck’s menu is varied, interesting, and truly tasty.
Often dubbed the most romantic restaurant in Moab for its stellar views, the Sunset Grill also serves up a decent steak. Pick between a Filet Mignon or a New York Strip. Pair them with a nice wine from the Sunset Grill’s selection, and don’t forget to order dessert to enjoy as you savor the majestic view over Moab in uranium king Charlie Steen‘s one-time palace. This place can make for a great date night. And if you’re getting married in Moab, this might be an excellent reception choice.
If you’ve found your way to the Sorrel River Ranch Resort, you’ve found the River Grill. Choose between Ribeye, Filet Mignon, and a Buffalo Tenderloin for your steakhouse experience. The riverside tables are the best, and the wine is excellent. This can be a nice choice for a romantic night out, or just a good meal after a long day hiking in nearby Canyonlands or Arches National Parks. The resort itself makes for a fabulously indulgent place to stay, so check it out after or before your steak dinner.