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Seattle's 9 Best Spots for Prime Rib

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The meat between the 6th and 12th rib is supremely marbled with fatty goodness that, when cut, makes up what you all know as ribeye steak. Cooked slow and low, there are few cuts of beef that can bring you closer to whatever afterlife you believe in.

Now that your mouth is watering in carnivorous anticipation, you may be wondering where to get this fine piece of meat in our fair city. Well fortunately for you, Seattle has many options ranging from expensive steakhouses to far more humble locales. Eater picked a few local favorites to help guide you in your quest to satisfy your inner caveman.

NOTE: Since we're focusing on "local" steakhouses that serve prime, rib we've purposefully excluded big chain restaurants like Morton's, Ruth's Chris, and The Capital Grille. Sure, you can get a decent steak there, too, but let's keep it real in the Puget Sound hood. The picks below are arranged alphabetically.

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1. Daniel's Broiler

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809 Fairview Pl N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 621-8262
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This local fixture owned by the Schwartz Brother's Restaurant group is another wallet buster reserved for special occasions and the one-percenters among us. Three outlets in Bellevue, Leschi, and South Lake Union each come with stunning views of the Puget Sound Region as well as lengthy wine lists. All bring USDA-Prime Beef to the table including their slow-roasted prime rib served medium rare with creamy horseradish sauce. Here, you'll get 12 ounces for $43 or you can get the full pound for $53. [Photo Credit]

2. Jak's Grill

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3701 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 985-8545
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For a more affordable and still delicious choice, diners can go to one of the three Jak's Grill locations in Laurelhurst, Issaquah, or West Seattle. You will find none of that fancy grass-fed beef here; Jak's proudly serves only corn-fed beef from Nebraska dry aged for a minimum of 28 days. Prime rib is available only on Monday's and the price is right: for $24 you get a 12-ounce cut complete with all the fixins. Diners are advised to come early as the restaurant takes no reservations and often runs out of this special cut. [Photo Credit]

3. Metropolitan Grill

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820 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-3287
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Casually known as "The Met" by locals, it's filled with business folk, celebrators and tourists alike who either have expense accounts or don't care about the cost and just want to gorge themselves on large portions of expensive meat. The Seattle staple for steak, owned by Consolidated Restaurants which has been around since 1951, comes replete with dark wood columns and paneling, green velour booths, and old school charm. The only thing missing is a cigar smoke-filled backroom with an illegal card game going on. The Prime Rib here comes from Double R Ranch out of the Okanogan region of Washington State. A 12 ounce cut will set you back $42 while the 18 ounce whopper will cost you only another six bucks. [Photo Credit]

4. Miller's Guild

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620 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-3663​
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Chef Jason Wilson's menu is firmly centered in the nose-to-tail, farm-to-table concepts as evidenced by the daily handwritten menu “From the inferno.” It lists all cuts available as well as the farms the animals came from. Wilson’s new Butcher Block Sundays mean that you’re guaranteed a big whack of prime rib served on a wooden plank every weekend. Steaks aren't cheap here but the quality and experience justifies the cost with prime rib coming in around $55 for an 18-ounce portion. Cool factor: one-of-a-kind specialty cuts of beef including Wagyu and the aforementioned dry-aged cuts are listed daily on chalkboards above the wood stove. Act fast, though: when they’re gone, they're gone. [Photo Credit]

5. Palisade Restaurant

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2601 W Marina Pl
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 285-1000
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This Magnolia fixture often gets forgotten by many a Seattle denizen because, well, it's in Magnolia and you have to pack a lunch to get there. But once you arrive, you're treated to unparalleled views of the Olympics, the marina, and a blend of Northwest classics and pan-Asian fare. Oh, and there's spit-roasted, applewood smoked prime rib here as well, served with Beecher's Flagship potatoes au gratin. The regular cut goes for $39 and the super-sized Palisade Cut is available for $45. The view is included. [Photo Credit]

6. Wedgwood Broiler

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8230 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 523-1115
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No list of steak houses in Seattle would be complete without the venerable Wedgwood Broiler. Located in a strip mall on 35th Ave NE, "The Broiler," as it's affectionately known among locals, has served prime rib Friday through Sunday for 45 years. Don't come here expecting fancy Wagyu or Kobe beef. The only thing dry aged here is the clientele. But the steaks are good and affordable coming in at $18.50 for the eight-ounce cut and an extra two bucks for the 11 ounce. The drinks are stiff and the food is decent. Plus, you can still get liver and onions here. How's that for old school? [Photo Credit]

7. FX McRory's

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419 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-4800
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Okay, admit it: you've probably spent more time drinking here before the big game than coming in for a massive hunk o' meat on a weekday. But F.X. has been dishing up the goods since 1977 and though sometimes it might feel like the menu hasn't changed since then, the prime rib is worth the visit. Served with grated horseradish, the Nebraska-raised corn-fed beef is dry aged for a minimum of 21 days and comes in 8, 10 and 14 oz. versions, all under $35. Score. [Photo Credit]

8. Stanley & Seafort

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1114 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 473-7300
So the drive to Tacoma might be a bit of a trip but seriously: it's only like 35 minutes on a good day. You can spend that getting over 520. The rock salt roasted prime rib is made with a garlic/herb rub and served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes in petite, regular, and "Stanley's" cuts. So head down to Stanley & Seaforts, check out the lovely waterfront view and see how the south Sound lives. [Photo Credit]

9. 13 Coins

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125 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 682-2513
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As Seattle's answer to the New York diner and one of our city's only restaurants open 24/7, 13 Coins is a local classic. You can get everything from baked brie to Alaskan king crab to beef stroganoff, and surprisingly, it's all done reasonably well. Fridays and Saturdays are old school prime rib nights and a healthy portion goes for $30. If you want to pretend you're Don Draper for an evening, go grab a Manhattan or three, and cozy up in one of the old wooden booths with fat steak. You can smoke your cigar outside while walking through the ghost town that is South Lake Union after all the Amazonians have crawled back indoors. [Photo Credit]

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1. Daniel's Broiler

809 Fairview Pl N, Seattle, WA 98109
This local fixture owned by the Schwartz Brother's Restaurant group is another wallet buster reserved for special occasions and the one-percenters among us. Three outlets in Bellevue, Leschi, and South Lake Union each come with stunning views of the Puget Sound Region as well as lengthy wine lists. All bring USDA-Prime Beef to the table including their slow-roasted prime rib served medium rare with creamy horseradish sauce. Here, you'll get 12 ounces for $43 or you can get the full pound for $53. [Photo Credit]
809 Fairview Pl N
Seattle, WA 98109

2. Jak's Grill

3701 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
For a more affordable and still delicious choice, diners can go to one of the three Jak's Grill locations in Laurelhurst, Issaquah, or West Seattle. You will find none of that fancy grass-fed beef here; Jak's proudly serves only corn-fed beef from Nebraska dry aged for a minimum of 28 days. Prime rib is available only on Monday's and the price is right: for $24 you get a 12-ounce cut complete with all the fixins. Diners are advised to come early as the restaurant takes no reservations and often runs out of this special cut. [Photo Credit]
3701 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

3. Metropolitan Grill

820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Casually known as "The Met" by locals, it's filled with business folk, celebrators and tourists alike who either have expense accounts or don't care about the cost and just want to gorge themselves on large portions of expensive meat. The Seattle staple for steak, owned by Consolidated Restaurants which has been around since 1951, comes replete with dark wood columns and paneling, green velour booths, and old school charm. The only thing missing is a cigar smoke-filled backroom with an illegal card game going on. The Prime Rib here comes from Double R Ranch out of the Okanogan region of Washington State. A 12 ounce cut will set you back $42 while the 18 ounce whopper will cost you only another six bucks. [Photo Credit]
820 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

4. Miller's Guild

620 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
Chef Jason Wilson's menu is firmly centered in the nose-to-tail, farm-to-table concepts as evidenced by the daily handwritten menu “From the inferno.” It lists all cuts available as well as the farms the animals came from. Wilson’s new Butcher Block Sundays mean that you’re guaranteed a big whack of prime rib served on a wooden plank every weekend. Steaks aren't cheap here but the quality and experience justifies the cost with prime rib coming in around $55 for an 18-ounce portion. Cool factor: one-of-a-kind specialty cuts of beef including Wagyu and the aforementioned dry-aged cuts are listed daily on chalkboards above the wood stove. Act fast, though: when they’re gone, they're gone. [Photo Credit]
620 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

5. Palisade Restaurant

2601 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199
This Magnolia fixture often gets forgotten by many a Seattle denizen because, well, it's in Magnolia and you have to pack a lunch to get there. But once you arrive, you're treated to unparalleled views of the Olympics, the marina, and a blend of Northwest classics and pan-Asian fare. Oh, and there's spit-roasted, applewood smoked prime rib here as well, served with Beecher's Flagship potatoes au gratin. The regular cut goes for $39 and the super-sized Palisade Cut is available for $45. The view is included. [Photo Credit]
2601 W Marina Pl
Seattle, WA 98199

6. Wedgwood Broiler

8230 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
No list of steak houses in Seattle would be complete without the venerable Wedgwood Broiler. Located in a strip mall on 35th Ave NE, "The Broiler," as it's affectionately known among locals, has served prime rib Friday through Sunday for 45 years. Don't come here expecting fancy Wagyu or Kobe beef. The only thing dry aged here is the clientele. But the steaks are good and affordable coming in at $18.50 for the eight-ounce cut and an extra two bucks for the 11 ounce. The drinks are stiff and the food is decent. Plus, you can still get liver and onions here. How's that for old school? [Photo Credit]
8230 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

7. FX McRory's

419 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Okay, admit it: you've probably spent more time drinking here before the big game than coming in for a massive hunk o' meat on a weekday. But F.X. has been dishing up the goods since 1977 and though sometimes it might feel like the menu hasn't changed since then, the prime rib is worth the visit. Served with grated horseradish, the Nebraska-raised corn-fed beef is dry aged for a minimum of 21 days and comes in 8, 10 and 14 oz. versions, all under $35. Score. [Photo Credit]
419 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

8. Stanley & Seafort

1114 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
So the drive to Tacoma might be a bit of a trip but seriously: it's only like 35 minutes on a good day. You can spend that getting over 520. The rock salt roasted prime rib is made with a garlic/herb rub and served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes in petite, regular, and "Stanley's" cuts. So head down to Stanley & Seaforts, check out the lovely waterfront view and see how the south Sound lives. [Photo Credit]
1114 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

9. 13 Coins

125 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
As Seattle's answer to the New York diner and one of our city's only restaurants open 24/7, 13 Coins is a local classic. You can get everything from baked brie to Alaskan king crab to beef stroganoff, and surprisingly, it's all done reasonably well. Fridays and Saturdays are old school prime rib nights and a healthy portion goes for $30. If you want to pretend you're Don Draper for an evening, go grab a Manhattan or three, and cozy up in one of the old wooden booths with fat steak. You can smoke your cigar outside while walking through the ghost town that is South Lake Union after all the Amazonians have crawled back indoors. [Photo Credit]
125 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

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