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2018 top independent steak restaurants

More than 30 steakhouses made this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.
Photograph courtesy of Gibson's

This year’s Top 100 Independents ranking saw a resurgence of steakhouses, with several new meat-centric concepts making the list. With average checks often $100-plus, these restaurants are finding success with prime, aged beef and other specialties. While almost all offer the traditional steakhouse fare, many are shaking it up with inventive takes on classics as well as whimsical elements in the decor. Here are the ones that made the list this year.

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RankRestaurantSalesAverage CheckMeals Served
9Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse$25,414,213$78357,897
10Smith & Wollensky$25,407,000$103285,542
15Prime 112$23,400,000$125202,000
17Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,800,000*$85*280,000
18Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$21,700,000*$87260,000
20Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$21,300,000*$82*265,000
23Carnevino Italian Steakhouse$20,600,000*$182*110,000
24Maple & Ash$20,342,976$85210,223
25Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres$20,300,000*$108*194,000
26RPM Steak$20,250,000*$98*206,900
27SW Steakhouse$20,100,000*$133*152,000
30St. Elmo Steak House$19,472,840$92239,725
33Quality Meats$18,739,000$106175,378
37Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse$18,279,234$77267,387
38Sparks Steak House$18,200,000*$93210,000
41Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse$18,070,922$75257,847
48Chicago Cut Steakhouse$17,400,000*$88*211,000
52Prime Steakhouse$16,700,000*$160*113,000
56Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant$16,502,654$28593,803
58Taste of Texas$16,222,119$55363,650
59Keens Steakhouse$16,200,000*$93*180,000
63Delmonico Steakhouse$16,000,000*$95*148,000
66Swift & Sons$15,125,746$98*153,693
71Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse$14,900,000*$55*295,000
74Portland City Grill$14,640,607$75304,884
75Jean-Georges Steakhouse$14,600,000*$112*127,000
77Prime & Provisions$14,540,000*$95*147,000
89Tavern on Rush$13,721,225$75350,000
91Timberline Steaks and Grille$13,415,751$19994,442
96BOA Steakhouse $12,718,968$106102,122
*RB estimate


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