The average ticket size of a steakhouse restaurant has long been the envy of the restaurant business. Take for example, the average ticket size per person at LongHorn Steakhouse in 2020 was $22.50. Compare this to the average ticket size ranging from $8.00 – $15.00 for a fast casual restaurant and you can see why the concept is appealing from a business perspective.

With that being said, the global pandemic has made operating this type of restaurant more of a challenge. Historically, the steakhouse was a place you would go to sit down, kick back, and enjoy a couple of adult beverages. The combination of recurring national lockdowns and customer behavior has changed how to run a restaurant seemingly overnight.

As a result, you’ll need to rethink how you plan to run a profitable steakhouse in the future. How will you manage operating a restaurant with less on-site customers? Can you be profitable without alcohol sales? Can you create a delivery menu that resonates with customers?

Prior to the pandemic, premium steak restaurants reached annual worth of almost $50 billion. Over the next five years, experts predict industry-wide declines. If you’re still thinking of opening your own steakhouse during these challenging times, take a look at some of the name ideas below. Stick around the end of the article and we will share specific ways your concept can still win in the current environment.

Steakhouse Restaurant Name Ideas

A New York Strip and sides.

Searching for a rare name idea for your steakhouse? Major pun intended. Take a look at these well-done suggestions from our team of branding experts. Oops… We did it again.

  • Barefoot Bar & Grill
  • Respect the Ribeye
  • Robert’s Chophouse and Cocktails
  • Double Decker
  • The Cattle Cooker
  • The Great Sirloin Company
  • Organic Meat Slab
  • Flame and the Grill
  • Emerald Grill and Chop
  • The Northwest Meat Collective
  • Natural Land Steak Company
  • EPIC Steak
  • Meat and Potato Palace
  • Green Grass Meats
  • The Medium Cook
  • The Farmer’s Cut
  • Filet of Friendship
  • Rare Company
  • Cowboy Castoffs
  • The Tribal T-Bone
  • Geronimo Meat Co.
  • The Urban Butcher
  • Meat to Order
  • Grill Red
  • Grubstake
  • Halls Chophouse
  • Hereford Grill
  • Hungry’s Kitchen
  • Respect the Skirt
  • The Bison Butcher
  • Indigo Grill
  • Mean Steakhouse
  • Porterhouse Paradise
  • The Simple Sirloin
  • Loving London Broil
  • Mouthful of Tomahawk
  • The Cattle Drive
  • Filet Mignon Masters
  • Cast Iron Companions
  • Porter’s Steak House
  • Smokie’s Steakhouse
  • Tomahawk Tonight
  • Stone Burner
  • Tender Loins
  • The Capital Grille
  • Porterhouse Place
  • The Red Door
  • Trueflank
  • Wholesome Flank
  • The Wreckless Ribeye
  • Night’s in London Broil
  • The Rare T-Bone

Brazilian Steakhouse Name Ideas

We love Brazilian steakhouses.

A Brazilian steakhouse is a novel take on steak restaurants with a South American twist. Known as a “churrascaria”, which is Portuguese for barbecue, these steakhouses have become popular across the United States. So check out our latino list of the best in Brasilica steakhouse names if this is the menu you plan to offer.

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  • A Taste of Brasil
  • Authentic Brazil
  • Barbacoa
  • Boteco do Brasil
  • Brazilian Cuisine
  • Brazilian Kitchen
  • Brazilian Sugar
  • Brazilian Vegan
  • Caipirinha Grill
  • Chitãozinho’s
  • Feijoada House
  • Figueira Rubaiyat
  • Fogão Gaúcho
  • Fogo de Chão
  • Island Grill
  • Jardineira Grill
  • Moqueca’s
  • My Brazilian Restaurant
  • Picanha Grill
  • Rodeio
  • Taste Brazil
  • Taste Rio
  • Templo da Carne
  • The Brazilian Brothers
  • The Churrascaria
  • Vento Haragano

Funny Steakhouse Name Ideas

Here are some silly name ideas for a chop house.

Giving your steakhouse a funny name can help people to remember you and can give your restaurant a personality that the local competition can’t match. To kick off your brainstorming, here are a few pun-based names for you could laugh out loud about.

  • The Cow Lick
  • Tickling the T-Bone
  • Strip for Me
  • Strip it Off
  • Ancient Steak House
  • Rump Steak Rally
  • No Vegans Allow Chop House
  • Cast Iron Killers
  • The Karate Chop House
  • No Salad Steakhouse
  • Renegade Rustlers
  • Omaha Stockyards
  • Cow Pie Ale House
  • Take off Your Skirts
  • Medium Well Cow Butts
  • Angry Cow Eatery
  • Blue Smoke
  • Club A Steakhouse
  • The Strip Club
  • Don’t Get Flanked
  • Cattle Curves
  • Chewy’s Steakhouse
  • Crazy Grill
  • Decadent Desire
  • Dragon Eats
  • Filet’o’beef
  • Rump Steak Gluttony!
  • Grassfed Grill
  • Hungry Puppets
  • Juan in a Million
  • Juan Stek
  • Let’s Ambush
  • Planet of the Steaks
  • Rusty Pelican
  • Salted Grill
  • The Home of Steak
  • The NoMad Restaurant
  • The Steak’s House
  • West Kansas Cattle Company
  • Wanna Steak

Failed Steakhouse Chains That Went Out Of Business

The exterior of a Steak and Ale restaurant.

Not all steakhouses have succeeded over the decades. Some have fallen by the wayside along the way due in part to their failure to adapt to customer preferences or mismanagement.

  • Beefsteak Charlie’s
  • Bennigan’s
  • Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill
  • Bill Knapp’s
  • Bonanza Steakhouse
  • Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse
  • Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse
  • Country Bill’s
  • Howard Johnson’s
  • Mountain Jack’s Steakhouse
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse
  • Steak and Ale

List Of Popular Steakhouse Chains

Outside a LongHorn Steakhouse.

Over the last 50 years, there are some steakhouses in the United States that grew into nationally recognized brands. These are the iconic brands that have accomplished what so many restauranteurs hope to do… Create an establishment that appeals to generations of diners no matter how times and taste preferences change.

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  • Black Angus Steakhouse
  • Claim Jumper
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea
  • Logan’s Roadhouse
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Mastro’s Restaurants
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • Shula’s Steak House
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Palm
  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Industry Predictions for Steak Restaurants

A popular style of restaurant that specializes in steaks, steakhouses and chophouses became popular in the United States in the mid-19th century. These establishments served as step up from the usual inns and bars that were the only place to get good quality steaks.

Unfortunately, many restauranteurs opening modern steak restaurants fail to adapt with the times and customer dining habits. We don’t want this to happen to you! We share a few predictions that the industry will face in the coming decade.

indoor restaurant

Less diners are eating on site. 

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Takeout menu: You need to recognize takeout and delivery sales will be a major part of your sales moving forward. Historically, the steakhouse hasn’t played in this arena. Steak, after all, tastes best only a few minutes after being removed from the grill.

Consider creating a revamped menu based with meat as the main ingredient. Considerations include the steak sandwich, steak tacos or even (gasp!) as steak salad. All of these work well from a presentation standpoint in a takeout box and can make you a favorite about the Uber Eats crowd.

Understand food cost: Historically, steakhouses have been able to rack up above average ticket sizes because they’re able to offer high-margin cocktails and beer. When you move to takeout or delivery, you lose the beverage cash cow owners have relied for decades.

Without the margin buffer of drinks, you’ll need to know exactly how much profit you’re making on every dish you sell. Sounds simple, but as this Eater survey lays out, a staggering 60% of San Francisco restaurants are actually losing money on their takeout orders. You can calculate the profitability of every item on your menu with our free tool if you haven’t completed this important step yet.

Take action on food trends: You can see the changes in consumer preferences every day. For example, plant-based meat alternatives were hard to find a decade ago. Today, you can buy Beyond Meat products in every major grocery store and many fast-food chains. Ditto for the consumers demand for organic products over the past two decades.

When you see these trends, recognize them and take action. Try to think of ways these trends could benefit your own steakhouse. Maybe you could get meats from local farms? Think critically about what’s happening in food and see how you can latch onto these trends so your establishment doesn’t become extinct.

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