5 Best Steak Cuts to Grill

Ribeye, sirloin, filet mignon, flank steak, and skirt steak are top choices for grilling.

Ribeye boasts rich flavor and marbling, while sirloin offers a balance of flavor and leanness.

Filet mignon is exceptionally tender. Flank and skirt steaks require marinating but deliver delicious results when grilled.

The best will depend on your personal tastes, but here is what makes these 5 cuts of steak the most popular to grill.

1. Ribeye Steak

seared ribeye steak on plate

Ribeye steaks are well-marbled with fat, which gives them exceptional flavor and tenderness. They are known for their rich, juicy, and buttery taste.


2. New York Strip Steak

Grilled NY Strip Steak on a plate with veggies

Also known as a strip steak or a sirloin steak, the New York strip is a tender and flavorful cut. It has a good amount of marbling and a firmer texture compared to ribeye.


3. Tenderloin/Filet Mignon

Tenderloin Steak

Tenderloin steaks are extremely tender and have a mild flavor. They are leaner compared to other cuts and are highly sought after for their tenderness.


4. Porterhouse Steak

Perfect T-Bone Steak on a plate with some veggies

These steaks are cut from the same area as the New York strip and tenderloin. The T-bone has a smaller tenderloin section, while the Porterhouse has a larger one.

Both cuts offer the best of both worlds—a tenderloin on one side and a flavorful strip steak on the other.


5. Top Sirloin Steak

A partially sliced Top Sirloin Steak on a plate with asparagus and veggies

Top sirloin steaks are a more affordable option, but they still deliver good flavor and tenderness. They have a rich, beefy taste and are a great choice for grilling.

Remember, the quality of the steak is important, so try to select well-marbled, USDA Prime or Choice grade steaks for the best results.

Additionally, the thickness of the steak will affect cooking time and doneness, so adjust your grilling time accordingly.


P.S. In case you are curious about T-bone not being on the list, that's because the bone makes it a slightly harder steak to grill perfectly for beginners.