• Charlie Leonard

14 Gaston County restaurants serving up steak, from Hibachi to Philly to NY Strip

If you love a good steak, you're in for a treat. All around Gaston, restaurants boast brunch and vegetarian cuisine while serving up a variety of meat-centric meals. Steakhouses of varying style and specialty abound and, thankfully, steak comes in all different forms, and it's the perfect time of year to enjoy them inside, on the patio or at home on the grill.

Randy Rivera, Gaston Outside

There are the classic cuts of steak like New York Strip, ribeye, filet mignon, sirloin, and the porterhouse—if you’re really hungry—that you’ll find at your formal steakhouse or sit-down restaurant. Then there’s the Asian styles of hibachi and teriyaki steak, plus cheesesteaks with grilled onions and peppers and, in some cases, anything else you can think to pile on.


Sounds good, right? Check this list, grab a pal and vow to eat your way around Gaston County.


238 Cherokee Grill

222 S. Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain

Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.


238 Cherokee Grill in Kings Mountain has a versatile tavern menu of burgers, appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees with the beer and wine to match, but you shouldn’t miss their steak. All steaks at 238 Cherokee Grill are USDA Certified Choice Beef and come with a choice of side plus a side salad. You can’t go wrong with the 16-ounce Cowboy Ribeye with extra marbling throughout the steak for a richer and juicier flavor.


AmberJack Seafood and Steaks

4253 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia

Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 3 p.m.-10 p.m.


There’s quite a selection of steak at AmberJack Seafood and Steaks with 10 different cuts to choose from. Their AmberJack special is one of their best cuts of steak, which is a 10-ounce Angus Lipton Ribeye that’s charcoal broiled to your desired temperature. Try it with one of their many steak toppers or make it surf and turf with some fresh salmon, scallops, or jumbo shrimp.


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