When it comes to choosing a big, juicy steak you won’t settle for second best. Here are a list of the steakhouses in Detroit worth their meat.

Lelli's is an old style steakhouse that really makes you feel like you are a kid again. (Credit: lellisrestaurant.com)

Lelli’s Inn

885 North Opdyke,
Auburn Hills, Mich. 48326
(248) 373-4440

Lelli’s is an old style steakhouse that really makes you feel like you are a kid again. It features five courses which include an antipasto tray and minestrone soup which is incredible. The side salad is a perfect amount of food and the steaks are off the charts. They have just the right amount of butter, and of course, the zip sauce is a signature at Lelli’s. They also feature excellent Italian dishes and a side spaghetti that is incredible.

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1128 Washington Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 442-1600

Fans call it a “carnivore’s dream.” Successful restaurateur and celebrity chef Michael Symon opened Roast in Detroit in 2008. Located in the Westin Book Cadillac, this place will impress the heck out of your date. The menu includes a variety of creative dishes prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Try the roasted bone marrow. Yes, we know it sounds strange, but you have to try it. It’s a litte on the spendy side, but every Detroiter should save up and go at least once.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

755 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, Mich. 48084
(248) 269-8424

Ruth’s is clearly the best of the “chain” steakhouses in Metro Detroit. The service is always very good, and the steaks sizzle on the plate when they arrive at the table. The bar is a great place to meet friends before your meal, and the side dishes are plentiful. I suggest the mashed potatoes.

The dining room at Clawson Steakhouse has an old-fashioned feel. (Credit: clawsonsteakhouse.com)

Clawson Steakhouse

56 South Rochester Road
Clawson, Mich. 48017

Clawson is very similar to Lelli’s with its old-school feel. The lights are dim, but the food is bright and glistens on the plate. The NY Strip at Clawson is excellent.

Kruse & Muer is proud to own and operate six restaurants in the Southeastern Michigan area, including the Rochester Chop House. (Credit: kruseandmuerrestaurants.com)

Rochester Chop House

306 S. Main St.
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 651-2266

The setup at the Chop House is very cool. This is more of a hip setting, with a bar area where you can eat in the front and a big room in the back. The fish dishes at Rochester are also very good.