23 Of The Best Oceanside Steakhouses For The Ultimate Surf And Turf

The classic steakhouse — be it a glitzy fine dining spot or a small town mom and pop — is a staple establishment in American dining culture. For date nights, promotions, graduations, engagements, or simply just because, indulging in a steak dinner of only the highest quality beef, impressive wines, artisanal small plates, and an elegant ambiance with premium service to tie it all together, is an experience in and of itself. Now, imagine that same level of indulgence amped up with an oceanfront setting and fresh seafood to bring your steak dinner next level.

While the jury's still out on precisely where surf and turf originated, one thing's for sure: it's the ultimate extravagance. And that's why we put together the best oceanside steakhouses in the U.S. so that you can have your steak and eat it too. From southern California's golden beaches and Alaska's icy panoramas to cozy coastal Maine hideaways and shimmering Floridian shores, these are the steakhouses doling out delectable seafood and sizzling steaks right on the ocean for the ultimate surf and turf experience.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse — Daytona Beach, Florida

When it comes to fine dining suppers of tender steaks, fresh seafood, and renowned wines, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse knows a thing or two. With stunning ocean vistas and world-class service, this Daytona Beach bastion is the perfect option to mark an anniversary or special occasion. Just be sure to give them a ring in advance to secure a table and check the dress code.

Start off with some zesty shrimp cocktail before choosing between ten delectable steak options. Among them are the Steak Ganassi, a 36-day dry-aged, bone-in ribeye; the Steak Johnson with roasted garlic and delicate slivers of mushrooms; and the Steak Jarrett, a filet mignon smothered in black pepper, garlic, and a divine sauce made roasted shallot and cabernet. Finish the meal with a selection from the rare spirits menu, where you'll find 40-year single malt scotch, reserve tequila, Vermont rye whiskeys, and a variety of cognacs. Not in the mood for straight alcohol? Opt for one of the rare spirits cocktails, like the sidecar made from Remy Martin's Louis XIII cognac.

The Ocean Room — Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Nestled right along Kiawah Island's shores with unmatched views of the Atlantic, The Ocean Room brings the best of scenic dining right to your table. With an expansive wine list — ahem, over 1,000 selections from all corners of the world — stunning coastal panoramas, and an elegant atmosphere, it's no wonder The Ocean Room is one of the best oceanside steakhouses not only on the East Coast but in the entire country. The Ocean Room is not without exclusivity, however, so you'll want to call ahead for a reservation and be sure to review the dress code ahead of time.

Start off the evening with the poached lobster tail on a bed of pickled cucumbers, crispy tapioca, charred oranges, and luscious avocado cream. Or of course, if you're really looking to splurge, there's the American Osetra caviar. The dry-aged Tomahawk ribeye is an excellent choice for a main, and don't forget to ask about the legendary house sauces like the signature Ocean Room steak sauce and classic au poivre. To help narrow down your choices from 1,000, these are the absolute best wines to pair with steak.

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse — Carlsbad, California

Situated right on the shores of the ever-charming Carlsbad, California, few places emulate elegance, sophistication, and spectacular dining like Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse. Vigilucci's is inspired by Roberto Vigilucci himself, a Milan native who infuses all of his dishes with traditional Italian flavors and techniques. To be sure you get the best seats, call ahead for a reservation.

Get started with a plate of crispy fritto di calamari e gamberetti, a plate of fried calamari and shrimp with a house marinara sauce. You can rely on any of the La Carne menu options, many of which are hand-cut, grass-fed, and wet-aged for 40 days. For a real feast, go for the prime tomahawk and opt for the gorgonzola sauce and a side of the spaghetti aglio e olio made with a delicious medley of garlic, Parmesan, and olive oil. Save room for dessert, though. Choose from Italian favorites like tiramisu, cannolis, gourmet gelato, or the torta della nonna (grandma's custard pie).

Kyllo's Seafood and Grill — Lincoln City, Oregon

For more than 30 years, Kyllo's Seafood and Grill has been a Lincoln City favorite for tasty steaks and seafood. Sat right on the beach, Kyllo's prides itself on utilizing fresh seafood and local ingredients and really leans into its oceanfront setting. Reservations aren't necessary, but if you happen to have a bit of a wait, you can always grab a seat and a drink on the deck in the meantime.

Get started with something from the craft cocktail menu like the North Coast Old Fashioned, house margarita, or Beach Street Mai Thai. If you're feeling like beer, grab a pint of the Widmer hefeweizen made over in Portland. For an appetizer, you're truly spoilt for options. Take your pick from the house clam chowder, a plate of half-shells doused in a champagne mignonette, flash-fried calamari, or the local manila clams smothered in a garlicky chorizo sauce. Then feast on the juicy filet mignon with char-grilled tequila-lime prawns with a creamy sesame slaw.

21 Oceanfront — Newport Beach, California

Nestled right on the crystal clear shores of Newport Beach with vast Pacific Ocean views and a menu of fresh catches and prime steaks, 21 Oceanfront is one of the best oceanside steakhouses in the U.S. Established back in 1968, 21 Oceanfront has been honing its craft for more than 50 years. Reservations are recommended, so be sure to call ahead and ask about the dress code.

Begin with the chef's selection caviar or the black mussels with white wine butter sauce. And on the note of wine, a glass of the La Marca prosecco will do you good. When it comes to the meaty main, the bone-in dry aged ribeye marinated in a house-made coffee rub is an absolute must. But if 20 ounces of ribeye is a little too much, the New York prime with bone marrow butter is a great alternative. For dessert, order a plate of the caramelized banana bread pudding made with brioche and topped with a generous scoop of vanilla bean gelato.

Cut 21 — Revere, Massachusetts

Just up the road from Boston, Revere is loved for its New England charm and thriving food scene that includes one of the United States' best oceanside steakhouses, Cut 21. Located right on Revere Beach, Cut 21 offers spectacular coastal views and some of the juiciest steaks money can buy. You'll want to call at least a few days ahead for a reservation.

Begin your meal with any of the raw bar selections — the clam ceviche with spicy jalapeños and tangy leche de tigre, or spicy tuna tartar both make excellent appetizers. Not up for chilled and raw? For something tender and grilled, there's the charred octopus with oranges and fennel salad. Any one of the mouthwatering steaks — all aged for 28 days — are sure to please, especially the 8-ounce coulotte with bordelaise and crab Louie. Polish it all off with a pistachio martini or a shot of the fazenda midnight blue espresso.

Hooligan's Steak and Ale — Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Few places feel more quintessentially Maine than Old Orchard Beach. This darling coastal town is known and loved for its wide open beaches, small-town atmosphere, and lively boardwalk of bars and restaurants. At Hooligan's Steak and Ale, you get a little bit of all that — stunning coastal views, warm hospitality, a well-rounded beer list, and top-notch food that is made with love. You don't need to worry too much about a reservation, but it never hurts to reserve an ocean-facing table.

As the name suggests, this classic Irish pub knows its way about beers, steaks, and seafood. Get started with a warm bowl of New England clam chowder or a plate of fresh sea scallops before moving on to the main. And on that note, you'll want to go for everyone's favorite: Hooligan's Steak Tips, a side of gooey mac and cheese, and a bartender-recommended ale to match. Afterward, take a long stroll down the historic pier to catch the sunset.

Ocean 13 — Ocean City, Maryland

When it comes to fresh seafood, delicious steaks, and a breezy, coastal setting, Ocean 13 is the place to be. Get full on any of the local favorites prepared with care in its scratch kitchen, indulge in specialty cocktails crafted by Maryland's finest mixologists, and take in the stunning Atlantic panoramas from the deck. Ocean 13 keeps the same casual atmosphere as the rest of the boardwalk on which it sits, so no need to worry about reservations.

Begin with a gluttonous plate of the creamy crab dip served in a bread bowl and covered in cheddar cheese, or go a little lighter with a bowl of the zuppa, a cream soup made from shrimp, sausage, and potatoes. For an entree, opt for the sizzling new york strip smothered in garlicky shrimp and a side of roasted potatoes and charred green beans. Follow it up with the chef's choice dessert and a stroll down the boardwalk.

d.k Steak House — Honolulu, Hawaii

Located in the Waikiki Beach Marriott, d.k Steak House serves up stunning oceanfront views and carnivorous delights on the daily. As the first restaurant on Oahu to start dry-aging its cuts in-house, d.k Steak House takes a lot of pride in serving only the highest quality steaks and has the service to match. Call ahead for a reservation as it fills up fast during the evening.

Start with a small plate of the blue crab dip served with freshly made bread, and hamachi carpaccio dressed up with yuzu kasho, tobiko, and truffle ponzu. Then it's time to devour the chef's recommendation of a 30-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye with lobster and shrimp mashed potatoes in a creamy tarragon sauce. For something a bit leaner, you can always go for the prime filet steak topped with d.k's original bleu cheese butter, Cafe du Paris. Either way, don't forget a bold Bourdeaux as a pairing.

Ocean Grill — Vero Beach, Florida

Housed in a historic building and located right on the golden sands that creep into the turquoise Atlantic shoreline of Vero Beach, Ocean Grill seamlessly combines style and scenery. Beyond the aesthetics though, Ocean Grill also whips up supreme steaks and seafood and has done so for three generations of the Replogle family who have run the place since 1968. Don't worry about reservations unless your party is more than five.

Three words: crab stuffed mushrooms. Start with a plate of the jumbo lump crab stuffed mushrooms with a zesty dijon hollandaise and a light white selection from the wine list like the Leth riesling or Panthera chardonnay. Carve into a hand-cut slab of the Cajun ribeye made with Ocean Grill's house spice blend and bearnaise, or a plate of the long-hailed Jake's Steak made from a butterflied beef tenderloin and served with crispy onion rings. Don't miss out on the dessert menu, either — classic pecan pie, decadent brownie supreme, creamy macadamia and coconut cheesecake, and traditional key lime pie are just a few sweet treats to choose from.

Kyle G's Prime Seafood and Steaks — Jensen Beach, Florida

Kyle G's Prime Seafood and Steaks is a widely acclaimed, multi-award winning steakhouse with sweeping ocean views and unmatched hospitality — thanks to its romantic waterfront setting and elegant atmosphere, Kyle G's is the perfect place to clink a few glasses with a special someone. To be sure you get the best table, call ahead for a reservation.

Begin with a selection from the cocktail menu such as the Golden Hour made with Elijah Craig bourbon, toasted coconut, and pineapple, or the Savory Old Fashioned crafted with Kyle G's signature whiskey, barrel-aged bitters, and sriracha-candied bacon. For something sans alcohol, the housemate mint lemonade or passion fruit soda are also excellent. Start with the El Toro calamari served with sweet pepper relish and a bold pomodoro, before moving on to a hearty plate of steak frites with tender sirloin and crispy truffle fries, or indulge in the KG signature blend steak burger.

Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steakhouse — Redondo Beach, California

Perched on a pier overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steakhouse exemplifies everything that makes Redondo Beach so great — a laid-back yet stylish so-Cal atmosphere, sunny beach views, and a gourmand-level menu. To ensure you get an ocean view table, be sure to make a reservation.

Dining with company? Start with one of the sharing plates like the oysters on the half-shell doused in a bloody mary cocktail sauce, or the oven-roasted crab and artichoke dip. For the main, they have an extensive menu for both fish and steaks, including fresh caught mahi mahi and almond-crusted sea-scallops, and American Wagyu sirloin that you can dress up with char-grilled garlic shrimp or lobster mac and cheese. Finish it off with a selection from the After Dinner menu that includes an array of decadent desserts, velvety elixirs, barista-made specialties, and dessert wines.

Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar — Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Tucked away in a series of rolling sand dunes, Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar expertly combines fine dining level seafood and steaks in a fun, no-frills setting that overlooks a wide open Atlantic coast. You won't need a reservation on most evenings, but you will want to get there early to enjoy a refreshment downstairs and take in the sea-riously beautiful views from the breezy patio and bar area.

Grab a pint and get to peeling with a plate of chilled, butter-drowned shrimp, or fresh, lemony oysters. Then prepare to feast on the sizzling 12-ounce ribeye served with two sides that change daily in what is arguably the most delicious game of Russian roulette — though the catch of the day is a sure winner, too. Afterward, it's time to head to the Tiki Bar to catch some live music and watch the waves.

The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood — Honolulu, Hawaii

High up in the 36th floor of the Ala Moana Hotel, The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood peers out over the Pacific while serving up some of the best steak and seafood in the country and the best views on O'ahu. Complete with gaudy chandeliers, a snow-white grand piano, and even its own wine cellar, The Signature provides the perfect backdrop to mark a memorable occasion. That said, be sure to reserve a table and review the dress code a day or two in advance.

To really splurge for the occasion, clink a couple of flutes while you dine on the Signature Seafood Tower stacked with a whole Maine lobster, jumbo shrimp cocktail, ahi sashimi, and oysters on the half shell. Then choose from any one of the 14 steak and chops options, including a prime porterhouse for two, and rib eye cap steak, both of which go nicely with a side of the truffle lobster gratin.

Salt — Fernadina Beach, Florida

Housed in the glamorous Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Amelia Island, Salt is in a league of its own when it comes to elevated dining, sophisticated ambiance, and breathtaking scenery. Savor fresh seafood and sizzling steak, alongside carefully crafted dishes and small plates of locally produced delicacies, while peering out at the shimmering Atlantic waters in what is one of the best oceanside steakhouses in the United States. You'll definitely want to be sure to place a reservation in advance and review the dress code.

Salt earned its name thanks to the more than 40 different salts sourced from all around the world that help take its dishes next level — and if you're wondering how much salt is really used at a steakhouse, the answer is a lot. Prioritizing sustainability and local ingredients above everything else, Salt's menu changes daily, always highlighting seasonal fares and ingredients that bring the dining experience full circle. Begin with a bubbly selection from the expansive wine list to start, and trust that Salt's AAA Five Diamond recognized kitchen will see you through a good meal.

Mastro's Ocean Club — Malibu, California

As one of the most exclusive fine dining establishments in The Golden State, Mastro's Ocean Club's menu is as impressive as its endless views of the Pacific Ocean. Operating under a strict dress code, and open only for dinner during the week, with brunch and dinner hours on the weekend, it's best to make a reservation in advance.

In terms of seafood, Mastro's Ocean Club doesn't just offer fresh catches and seafood medley apps, they also make excellent sushi developed exclusively for Mastro's. Begin with crispy garlic tuna sashimi, big eye tuna tostada roll, or Maguro lime roll. Save room for the main though, because with 12 steaks and chops to choose from, plus a stellar lineup of specialty American Wagyu and Japanese A5 Wagyu, you'll be satisfied for days. Trust us, Wagyu really is worth its astronomical price tag. No matter how full you are, don't skip Mastro's famous warm butter cake topped with a hunk of vanilla ice cream, best enjoyed with a cheeky cognac.

BLK Earth Sea Spirits — Huntington Beach, California

Housed in chic, vintage-glam digs perched right on the Pacific, and serving up certified angus, Kobe, and Wagyu cuts, it's no surprise that BLK Earth Sea Spirits is one of the best oceanside steakhouses in the U.S. of A. While not always necessary, it's best to reserve a table in advance BLK Earth Sea Spirit's reputation means it stays quite busy most nights.

Topple the tuna tower appetizer piled with ahi tuna, crunchy edamame, creamy avocado, and sweet mango, but not before you take your pick from any of BLK's deliciously refreshing cocktails like the Peach Gin Fizz or Sparkling Elderflower. Browse the Earth and Sea categories of the menu where you'll find juicy steaks like a bone-in, certified angus tomahawk and herb-crusted sirloin with bleu cheese sauce, and zesty seafood like sesame seared yellowfin and locally caught grilled swordfish. Have the best of both worlds and opt for the Surf and Turf plate of filet mignon and cold water lobster tail.

Cove Azul Bar & Grill — Gualala, California

Situated along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway in Gualala, a tiny Northern California hideaway surrounded by endless pygmy redwood forests and one heck of a coastline — rolling dunes, rocky cliffs, pebble beaches and all — Cove Azul Bar & Grill belongs at the top of your foodie bucket list. The scenery isn't the only thing that makes Cove Azul Bar and Grill shine, though — the excellent seafood and steak options are more than enough to entice by themselves.

Grab a table outside and pop a few coconut prawns with mango salsa or shucked-to-order oysters on the half shell and a glass of the house chardonnay. Keep it casual with a juicy ribeye sandwich and a side of fries or go for the charbroiled New York steak smothered in your choice of a wild truffle marsala sauce or a brandy-infused creamy peppercorn sauce. Either way, Cove Azul delivers.

Moonstone Grill — Trinidad, California

For epic Pacific Ocean sunsets over the lush, rocky coastline of Trinidad's Moonstone Beach, amplified with local seafood and juicy steaks, look no further than Moonstone Grill. This oceanfront steakhouse prides itself on prioritizing only the best in coastal California fares and world-class service. Book a table in advance to be sure you get the best view, we recommend timing your visit with the sunset for a truly memorable experience.

Get started by feasting on the crab cakes made from local crab and a tangy cilantro lime sauce or the scallops served on a bed of mashed cauliflower. Then for the main event, dig into the plate of New York steak with rosemary potatoes and jumbo prawns with hollandaise sauce. Cap the night off with the signature Smoked Orchard made with Japanese whisky, apples, and cinnamon, or the Moonstone Old Fashioned that reimagines the boozy classic with Moonstone's homemade jasmine liquor and Knob Creek rye.

Chinook's Seafood Grill — Lincoln City, Oregon

Located in Lincoln City's Chinook Winds Casino Resort with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Siletz Bay, Chinook's Seafood Grill is equal parts fun, beautiful, and delicious. Test your luck on slots or table games before indulging in a meal from one of the best oceanside steakhouses in the United States. Don't worry too much about making a reservation, but do come hungry.

Start off with mango ceviche for a refreshing appetizer made with only the freshest scallops, shrimp, and pico de gallo, or dig into a hearty plate of crispy Pacific oysters or Chinook's signature clam chowder. Then take your pick from any of the Big Plates menu items that feature hearty favorites from the grill like the new york strip with whiskey mushrooms and a classic surf and turf combo of new york steak and Dungeness crab — add a few fingers of whiskey to match.

Bull Shed Restaurant — Kapa'a, Hawaii

Right on the fringes of the Royal Coconut Coast, Bull Shed Restaurant has been a Kauai favorite since it first opened its doors in 1973. Bull Shed is known and loved for its warm service, casual, coastal ambiance, and some seriously delectable steaks and seafood that beckon hungry travelers from all over. Unless you're planning to dine with a large party, reservations aren't necessary.

What goes better with an oceanside feast than an umbrella-clad cocktail? Order any one of the craft cocktails to start, such as the Lychee Dream made with vanilla vodka, lychee liquor, and a quick splash of cranberry. Ginger beer fan? Bull Shed also makes a mean mule, with creative options like the Makawao Mule made with Hawaiian vodka, passionfruit, and aptly named Cock N' Bull ginger beer. Savory garlicky tenderloin, tender bites of steak kabob, and teriyaki sirloin marinated in a specialty house sauce are just a few of the enticing options that you'll have for a main.

ULU Ocean Grill — Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Housed inside the glamorous Four Seasons Resort, just a few steps away from the cerulean blue Pacific, ULU Ocean Grill does sophisticated fine dining right. Prioritizing Pacific Rim fares and a firm farm-to-table philosophy, ULU Ocean Grill goes above and beyond to provide the freshest, most carefully created dishes that exemplify traditional Hawaiian flavors. For the best experience, you'll want to plan ahead by checking the dress code and reserving a table.

Starting with the ahi tuna poke made with fresh, locally caught tuna and crunchy kukui nuts feels like a tasty obligation, you're in Hawaii after all. Then take your pick from ULU's Mauka (land) section that features exquisite plates, such as the 8-ounce steak prepared with a coffee rub and served with a black garlic Madeira jus. Follow it up with the buttery pineapple upside-down cake made with rummy, caramelized pineapple, and topped with a scoop of fior di latte gelato.

Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill — Anchorage, Alaska

For 43 years running, Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill has been an Anchorage favorite for its unparalleled service, pretty waterfront views, and contemporary takes on classic American fares. Take in the view, along with Simon & Seafort's vintage charm, from the main dining area, or from the saloon lounge where the floor-to-ceiling windows look out to Mount Sustina. Reservations aren't necessary, but to secure a table with a view, it's best to call ahead.

Try the Thyme Fire Roasted Shrimp or the sampler of oven-roasted crab and artichoke dip, coconut shrimp, and teriyaki tenderloin for a starter. Then move on to a meaty main of American Wagyu sirloin with almond-crusted sea scallops. After dinner, take your pick from molten chocolate cake with fresh berries, pistachio, and whipped cream, or a glass of dessert wine such as the Moscato d'Asti.