Nothing fills a hungry stomach more than a mouthwatering steak that is cooked to perfection.
Grill marks, a seared crust, and glistening bright pink meat are among the descriptions you will hear when you listen to a meat-loving steak person describe his favorite dish. While Cebu is famous for its lechon (roasted suckling pig), this little island in the middle of the archipelago actually has a lot more to offer. One of these offerings is steak. Believe it or not, there is a fair share of steakhouses in Cebu that could rival the best of the best in Metro Manila.
To make your search easier, we came up with a list of places where you can let your carnivorous instincts go wild. Check out this list of five steakhouses in Cebu.
Where:Acacia Street, Green Valley Subdivision, Cebu City
Operating hours:Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP2,000
Acacia Steakhouse offers juicy slabs of steak at reasonable prices
Image: Acacia Steakhouse Facebook Page
Looking for a cozy place to enjoy a big, juicy steak? Acacia Steakhouse may be what you are looking for. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the ambiance of the place lets you focus on what you went there for: their steaks. While most steakhouses put the spotlight on prime cuts, non-prime or secondary cuts are the center of attention at Acacia Steakhouse. This, however, does not mean the place does not offer prime cuts since they do offer these luxurious slabs of heavenly meat. But secondary cuts are both affordable and offer more versatility when they are cooked. Among the popular steak choices at the place are the Butcher’s Steak and the Black Pepper Steak. Their premium steak options include the Australian Grass-Fed Rib Eye and Prime Rib Eye. Acacia Steakhouse also offers other dishes aside from steaks, including steamed Chilean mussels and Chorizo squid.
How to get there: From Ayala Center Cebu, take a taxi to Acacia Street in Green Valley Subdivision. A large acacia tree stands right outside the restaurant.
July 2020 Update:Acacia Steakhouse has resumed operations.
Where:Unit 5 TP Building, A.S Fortuna Street, Banilad, Cebu City
Operating hours:Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP900
The laid-back ambiance allows you to focus on the delectable yet affordable steaks at Grillers Steak House
Image: Grillers Steak House Facebook page
While steaks are considered luxury items for most people, this does not appear to be true at Grillers Steak House. This relatively-new steakhouse gives Cebuanos a steak experience without blowing their budget. Similar to Acacia Steakhouse, Grillers offers a homey ambiance that gives guests the chance to enjoy their steak without having to think about anything else. The dress code is casual, so you can drop by the place on a whim with your family and friends. The steaks at the restaurant are all USDA-certified and sourced abroad. Among the bestsellers of the place are the Tomahawk and Porterhouse steaks. The place also offers Rib Eye Prime, Sirloin Steak, and Tenderloin. In addition to their steaks, the other items on the menu are their Drunken Mussels, Shrimp Bucket, and the Grillers Chicken Salad.
How to get there: From Ayala Center Cebu, take a jeepney headed for Banilad. Get off at the foot of the other end of the Banilad flyover and take a five-minute walk towards TP Building.
July 2020 Update:Grillers Steak House is open for delivery and take-out only.
3. Luzern Steakhouse
Where:St. Moritz Road, Gorordo Avenue corner Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City
Operating hours:Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP1,600
Eating steak for Cebuanos is never complete without at least one cup of rice.
Image: Luzern Steakhouse Facebook page
When you talk about steaks to Cebuanos, the first thing that comes to mind is Luzern Steakhouse. Located in one of the oldest hotels in Cebu, the restaurant features a relaxed ambiance that enhances your dining experience. They offer both local and imported beef for their steak offerings. Their local steak offerings include Tenderloin Steak, Steak Tartar, and Mexican Steak. On the other hand, their imported steak options include the Wagyu Sirloin Steak, Dry-Aged Boneless Rib Eye Steak, and the USDA Rib Eye Steak. Aside from their mouth-watering steaks, Luzern Steakhouse also offers salads, soups, pasta, and sandwiches.
How to get there: From Ayala Center Cebu, you can take a ten-minute walk along Archbishop Reyes Avenue towards Gorordo Avenue. Luzern Steakhouse is located along a side street at the corner of Archbishop Reyes Avenue and Gorordo Avenue.
July 2020 Update:Luzern Steakhouse is open for pick-up and deliveries only.
Where:Ground floor, Bai Hotel, Ouano Ave corner Seno Boulevard, Tipolo, Mandaue City
Operating hours:Tuesdays to Sunday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP4,500
Marble + Grain Steakhouse offers a wide array of delectable and delicious steaks for its guests
Image: Marble + Grain Steakhouse Facebook page
With its smart casual ambiance, Marble + Grain Steakhouse brings steakhouses in Cebu to a new level. The stylish décor and elegant atmosphere complement the custom-aged USDA prime meats offered by this fine dining restaurant. The Marble + Grain Steakhouse offers a wide array of steaks, including the Butter Dry-Aged Ribeye, Tomahawk Steak, and Venison Loin. Marble + Grain Steakhouse also features other non-steak dishes, such as soft-shell crabs, three-bone lamb rack, and Chilean sea bass.
How to get there: From SM City Cebu, you can ride a taxi to Bai Hotel in Mandaue City. Marble + Grain Steakhouse is located at the ground floor of the hotel.
July 2020 Update:Marble + Grain Steakhouse is temporarily closed.
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Where:FLC CENTER, 888 Hernan Cortes Street, Mandaue City
Operating hours:Monday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Recommended budget for two:PhP2,000
You can fill your craving for a luscious and juicy steak at Fat Jim's Steak House.
Image: Fat Jim's Steak House Facebook page
Despite being the new kid on the block, Fat Jim's Steak House has gradually built a following among the steak-loving residents of the city. Opened out of the love for steak by its owner, the restaurant is making a name for itself in the food landscape of Cebu. The quaint and casual ambiance coupled with reasonable pricing has made Fat Jim's Steak House one of the go-to steak places in the city. You can select from its suitable selection of steaks, including the USDA Tenderloin, Wagyu Rib Eye, Angus Rib Eye, and Prime Angus Rib Eye. In addition, its menu also offers a seafood platter, seafood pasta, the Fat Jim’s Big Breakfast Club Platter, and the Fat Jim’s Chop.
How to get there: From Ayala Center Cebu, you can take a taxi to Fat Jim’s Steak House along H. Cortes Street. It is located close to Alpa City Suites.
July 2020 Update:Fat Jim's Steak House has resumed operations.
These are just some places where you can fill your steak cravings while you are in Cebu.
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on July 17, 2019.
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After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.
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