Calling all carnivores! Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding communities serve up the best steaks in all the West.

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Reputed as one of the top steakhouses in Arizona, Mastro’s (in north Scottsdale), features fresh seafood, in addition to top-quality prime rib and steaks. What makes this place unique is the live music (jazz, pop and blues), and dancing, as well as a good piano bar, too.

8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale (480) 585-9500

Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse (second locale)

Next to Scottsdale Fashion Square in downtown Scottsdale, this steakhouse and jumpin’ night spot draws big and happy crowds for the juicy steaks and hip ambience.

6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480)941-4700

Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse

A venerable Arizona establishment, opened in 1957, this casual “welcome-to-the-West” steakhouse offers down-home, first-rate mesquite broiled steaks, as well as chicken and ribs with all the cowboy fixins’. Live music here, too.

10426 E. Jomax, Scottsdale, (480) 585-1599

Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House

Headed to Cave Creek? Try the mesquite wood fired steaks, game, and seafood at Cartwright’s. Sit on the covered patio for panoramic views of the Foothills or by the fireplace for a cozy and intimate dinner inside.

6710 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek (480) 488-8031

BLT Steak

Located at Camelback Inn, this resort restaurant boasts spectacular views through their floor-to-ceiling windows. Diners come for the superlative steaks and seafood, but also for their fix of signature warm-from-the-oven popovers.

5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, (480) 905-7979

The Capital Grille

HUGE portions, great steaks, as well as seafood (including lobster), at several locations in the Phoenix area.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Reputable, popular, classy and elegant Arizona steakhouse with various Valley locations including Scottsdale.

Don & Charlie’s

This casual, fun Scottsdale steakhouse has served comfort food since 1981. Serious carnivores and sports fans feel at home here, with unique, vintage sports memorabilia as décor. Bite into a juicy cheeseburger, enjoy BBQ baby back ribs, premium steaks, fresh seafood, and a variety of chicken entrees.

7501 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 990-0900