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Meaty Marvels The Best Steaks in Adelaide

Meaty Marvels: The Best Steaks in Adelaide

No more settling for chewy disappointments, fellow foodies.

Our team went on a mouthwatering mission to find the most sizzling, savory, succulent steaks in Adelaide and found premier steakhouses like La Boca Bar and Grill and the Little Hunter!

If you’re ready to discover more, this article has your meat-loving palate covered!

Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar

Address: 12 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8211 8871

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 11:30 am to 3 pm, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 11 pm
  • Sun – Closed


The opulent Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar brings mouthwatering French-style steak to the table.

Diners should expect different cuts daily, such as sirloin, porterhouse, and rib-eye. All the juicy deets are posted on the restaurant’s board.

Accenting the cuts are their specialty sauces, from the herby Cafe de Paris butter to the fiery pepper sauce. A glass or bottle of the complex Piper Hiedsieck Brut NV elevates the meaty meal further with its distinct acidity and not-too-sweet fruitiness.

Tip: Make reservations, especially if visiting during weekends.

La Boca Bar and Grill Adelaide

Address: 150 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8461 0860

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 11:30 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri – 11:30 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm


Step inside La Boca Bar and Grill, and you’ll see a world that teases the senses. There’s a moody interior and a wood-fire grill where Argentinian-style steaks produce a scent of burning red gum, Argentinian charcoal, and smoky beef.

Their fatty and rich skirt steak is enhanced by their robust spices, herbs, and marinade. The mild and subtly savory eye filet is also a must-try, renowned for its A-class tenderness and leanness.

The refreshment dominating the tables is, without a doubt, La Boca’s legendary sangria. It’s a fruity mix of shiraz, spiced sugar syrup, apple juice, brandy, and Cointreau.

Book their catering services for birthdays and corporate events.

Bring your cards. La Boca Bar and Grill is a cashless steakhouse.

The Little Hunter

Address: 25 Victoria St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8211 8464

Operating Hours:

  • Mon –  Closed
  • Tue to Thu – 12 pm to 3 pm, 5 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Fri – 5 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Sat – 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Sun – Closed


With sandstone walls, soothing tunes, and exceptional Wagyu and Black Angus steaks, The Little Hunter belongs to Adelaide’s top dog steakhouses.

The slow-roasted Wagyu ribs burst with juices and traditional BBQ flavors—smoky, sweet, and spiced. Hints of red wine tannins pop with each bite and add a silky-smooth texture.

Diners searching for something buttery and sweet should go for their Black Angus rump—350 grams of beef from grain-fed cattle. The Black Angus eye filet is another banger, with gentler flavors and the smoky aroma of hickory.

Tip: Their indoor dining spot and beer garden can be booked for private parties and corporate gatherings.

A Hereford Beefstouw

Address: 143 Hutt St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8232 6868

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Wed to Fri – 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, 5:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm


Casual and cozy, the Scandinavian-themed A Hereford Beefstouw is a break from atmospheric and dimly lit steakhouses.

Our favorite cut here is the dry-aged ribeye, matured for 45 days with captivating flavors of roast beef, rich butter, and a dash of smoked nuts or blue cheese. Their New York sirloin doesn’t disappoint too; it’s extremely juicy and tender.

To sweeten the deal, indulge in their vanilla panna cotta topped with passion fruit or the sticky date pudding coated in a thick butterscotch sauce and finished with walnuts.

Tip: The menu here changes on holidays. You can check what they’re currently offering by visiting their website or Insta.

Lone Star Rib House & Brews North Adelaide

Address: 99 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8239 2233

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 8 am to 9 pm
  • Thu – 11 am to 9 am
  • Fri to Sat – 9 am to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – 8 am to 9 pm


Brews and beef both hit the spot at Lone Star Rib House & Brews, a classic steakhouse fusing the chicness of modern aesthetics and the rustic vibes of old-world restos.

Their chargrilled Wagyu rump is 300 grams of umami-filled beef that you can complement with pub-style sauces, like buffalo hot sauce or BBQ. There’s also their 300-gram sirloin, a steak with less overwhelming flavors paired with seasoned mash and fries.

Craft beer connoisseurs will have a blast punctuating the beef with true-blue Aussie brews headlined by Pirate Life Beer and Balter Brewers. Kiddos, on the other hand, can enjoy milkshakes.

Aside from North Adelaide, there are South Australian branches in Gilles Plains, Port Adelaide, and Munno Parra. Another branch is about to open in Hallett Cove too.

Join their loyalty program for rewards like vouchers, exclusive offers, and birthday coupons.

Coal Cellar + Grill

Address: 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8237 0697

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 6:30 am to 10:30 am, 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Thu to Fri – 6:30 am to 10:30 am, 12 pm to 2 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 6:30 am to 10:30 am, 6 pm to 10 pm


Nestled in the luxurious walls of the 5-star Hilton Hotel, Coal Cellar + Grill is a premier steakhouse with big names (chefs Cheong Lieu and Simon Bryant) heading the kitchen.

With a potent beef flavor and a fresh side of celeriac cream, their Black Angus striploin is a perfect choice for diners looking for a well-balanced meal. The star chefs also whip up a mild T-bone that gets a flavor upgrade from lime aioli and Sriracha.

Within their cellar, you’ll find luxurious wine to wash the beefiness down. We highly suggest the fragrant and crisp NV Canti Prosseco, an Italian dry sparkling, exuding hints of stone fruit and pear.

Tip: Visit during holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day for special deals, such as discounts and holiday-themed menus.

Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

Address: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8211 8555

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – Closed
  • Thu to Sat – 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – Closed


The glimmering waters of River Torrens and the breathtaking city skyline are just the second or third-best features of the floating Red Ochre Barrel and Grill. In our opinion, their traditional and exotic cuts are the stars of the show.

Diners love their Porterhouse. This juicy cut is heavenly tender, while the chili jam adds a sweet and spicy touch to the steak’s intense umami flavor.

Diners who dare broaden their horizons should opt for the gamey and lean kangaroo filet. Just remember this cut’s low-fat content makes it unsuitable for medium rare cooking; its taste and softness are best enjoyed when seared or cooked rare.

Their romantic venues are perfect for weddings.

Have a private lunch or dinner in their Park View Room.


Address: 127 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067

Contact Details: (08) 8330 3300

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – Closed
  • Thu to Fri – 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


Headed by Jake Kellie, a Michelin-starred chef, Arkhé is a contemporary bar where the fire-kissed meat is world-class. Diners should prepare for the bar’s meaty fragrance, with a myriad of grills and an open hearth continuously roasting beef.

The must-try steak, though, is the silky-smooth and juicy Mayura Station Wagyu. A single look at its high marbling gives you an idea about its top-notch sweet, nutty, and buttery flavors.

For the drinks, it’s a toss-up between whisky and wine. The dried-fruit-flavored Laphroaig whisky is a fine pair for the Wagyu, but you also can’t go wrong with the cask-aged and fruity La Majestueuse champagne.

Bring extra cash if dining during holidays. There’s a 15% surcharge.

Groups with 8 or more guests are required to make reservations.

Diners with mobility concerns can request accessible seating options 24 hours before the scheduled visit.

Sean’s Kitchen

Address: SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8218 4244

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Wed – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Thu – 12 pm to 3 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 12 pm to 3 pm, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Sean’s Kitchen by the time-tested Chef Sean Connolly dishes out first-rate steaks in a New York-inspired gourmet bistro oozing with simplicity and sophistication.

The fire pit specials here are worth every penny, with the grass-fed and less-fatty 220-gram tenderloin as the crowd-favorite. If your palate prefers a cut packed with stronger umami notes and better tenderness and marbling, their Wagyu rump cap is where it’s at.

As for the drinks, we suggest going with lighter brews like Coopers Pale Ale and Asahi. But, of course, a glass of red is better, particularly McLaren Vale’s berry-heavy and floral 2022 Chalk Hill Tempranillo Grenache.

You can get free parking in the new Festival Car Park if you spend $10 here.

They have a special menu during New Year’s Eve.

The Meat & Wine Co Adelaide CBD

Address: 39 Currie St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8127 0888

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 12 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 12 pm to 10 pm


The Meat & Wine Co’s regal Afro-centric furnishings and decor make this spot a visual treat, but as the name implies, it’s the chophouse’s meat and wine you should get excited for.

Whether you prefer the flavorful yellow fat of the firmer rump eye or the lean texture of the juicy New Yorker, The Meat & Co has you covered. But if their cream of the crop is what you’re after, have the 450-day grain-fed Wagyu rump or Wagyu rib-eye.

The extensive wine list has local and international blends, from Victoria’s bright 2022 Cavedon Pinot Noir with cherries and raspberry to France’s citrusy Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut.

Reserve their function rooms to host private events with your friends, family, or coworkers.

Stop by their store to score glasses, knives, and gift cards. The shopkeepers can also share info about different meat cuts.

The Meat & Wine Co. hosts several noteworthy annual events, including Melbourne Cup Day and New Year’s Eve.

Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant

Address: 419 Magill Rd, St Morris, SA 5068

Contact Details: (08) 8332 6599

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 5:30 pm to 10 pm


It’s hard to resist Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant’s vibrant Latin and Asian aesthetics, artful space, and vibrant floral garden. More importantly, their chargrilled steaks are massive hits among St Morris locals and tourists.

For classic buttery and beefy flavors, the Black Angus Scotch filet is an ideal choice. The marbling is light, but its natural beefy goodness seeps deep within the smoky and soft meat. 

If you want a milder cut, the earthy and ultra-luscious eye filet’s umami notes, fattiness, and buttery profile are toned down. Feast on this with the chips drenched in spiced tomato and wine jus, and you’ll know why Hoosegow is a steak staple in the CBD.

Tip: Check their website whenever the season changes to stay updated on their latest menu offerings.


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