Best Steaks in Lake County

I have a confession to make. I don’t know the first thing about steak. I was a vegetarian for 10 years before pregnancy and having kids. And now the only meat I order is from our local farmers. (Now ducking from flying tomatoes…or meat.) But I am married to a “meat-a-tarian,” and sometimes one cannot get between a man (or woman) and their steak. So I polled both my spouse and other local experts to find the best steaks in Lake County.

best steak in Lake CountyBest Steaks in Lake County

The Chocolate Sanctuary
5101 Washingon St., Gurnee | (224) 944-0808
Little Lake County Mom-in-Chief Melissa highly recommends The Chocolate Sanctuary.

Photo Source Stevens Steakhouse on Facebook
Photo Source Stevens’ Steakhouse on Facebook

401 N. Riverside Dr., Gurnee | (847) 599-8513
Recommended by Andrea from Lindenhurst.

Bob Chinn’s Crab House
393 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling | (847) 520-3633
They are known for their seafood, but Chris from Antioch recommends their steaks. There is even an article on the wall in their restaurant praising them as having some of the best steaks in the country!

The Backyard Steak Pit, Gurnee
Photo Source The Backyard Steak Pit on Facebook

The Backyard Steak Pit
1818 N. Grandwood Dr., Gurnee | (847) 356-5200
This spot was given a nod by a couple of locals.

519 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 367-5755
A staple of downtown Libertyville. On Friday and Saturday evenings, starting at 5:30 p.m., the Tavern Shuttle is available to transport diners from the south west corner of the Libertyville Metra Station Lot (200 W. Lake St., Libertyville), to the restaurant.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
250 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire | (847) 892-6189
Don’t miss Sullivan’s “Summer Fling” entree on the dinner menu–a delightful combination of steak, lobster and crab cake, available for a limited time.  Learn more about Little Lake County Writer Loralie’s own “Summer Fling” experience at Sullivan’s, and pencil in a dinner out on your calendar now.

Worth the Trip

Weber Grill Restaurant
1010 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg | (847) 413-0800
For a fabulous cut of steak, charcoal-grilled exactly to your specifications, look no further than the Weber Grill Restaurant. Read Jennifer’s Grill-icious Family Dining article to learn more about the mouthwatering menu options for the entire family.

Do you have a favorite that we missed? Chime in and let us know in the comments section.



About Jenna Burris 27 Articles
Jenna is an active wife and mom of 2 game changers (Benjamin 5 years and Jillian 2 years). A professional Counselor by trade, Antioch resident and native Cheesehead, this mindful momma is laid back and up for any mess or adventure, doing her best to live in the moment. When not tuning out or taming tantrums she’s running, cooking, reading, creating music, or shopping local.


  1. Best steak filet, all grass fed, at Primo restaurant off of Milwaukee Ave in Gurnee.
    Good prime rib I go to Backyard also located in Gurnee.

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