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Clayton Steakhouse

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307 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520-2463
+1 919-553-2299
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I go about once a week they have good salad bar and very good steaks they have a little nice bar up front away from dinning area very nice people run it

Thank ge0rgeparks
Clayton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good restaurant Good steaks and one of the best salad bars around. I have eaten there several times. Homemade desserts complete the meal if you have room to partake.

Thank Cindy B
Smithfield, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group eats lunch here on a regular basis. The food has always been good, as is the service. My favorite is the "steak salad"--a trip to the well stocked salad bar with a small steak served in strips to either add to your salad or eat on the side. Burgers are good too.

Thank Rebby2013
Yaphank, New York
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clayton Steakhouse is a model of what a local steakhouse should be. It is clean, has good food, the food is cooked to order, and the staff is eager to provide the service you want. There is a salad bar that would cause most others to close because of health concerns. The content is fresh, presented at an appropriate... More 

Thank PDirs
Clayton, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to the Clayton Steakhouse about once a week. We always enjoy the salad bar, but do wish they would add cottage cheese and some tasty lower fat salad dressings (Marie's or Opa blue cheese ). Their Angus burger is absolutely the best in town! House-made potato chips and the boasted potatoes are both so excellent we have a... More 

Thank Wolfbacker68
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Pleasant local steakhouse with a wonderful staff and great food! Their desserts are heavenly... must try the buttermilk pie!

Thank gigi6519
Archbold Ohio
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

5 of us had lunch here. Ribeye sandwich was very good and clam chowder loaded with crabs. Chicken sandwich was excellent and I 'd recommend the broasted potato over the fries. Strawberry pie and chocolate dessert were excellent.

1 Thank Ciach
rmgrannis, Owner at Clayton Steakhouse, responded to this review

Ciach, Thank you so much for your comments as they are very important to us. We hope to see you again real soon. Michael Grannis Owner - Clayton Steakhouse More 

Knightdale, North Carolina
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Took my boyfriend there for a congratulations dinner. Had never been there, just saw it when passing through Clayton. The restaurant was not very busy, it was a weeknight, so we were seated right away. The steak was cooked to perfection. We are "rare" people, so it's hard to get someone to not overcook the meat. Seasoned well. The salad... More 

Thank BunnyGirl1963
rmgrannis, Owner at Clayton Steakhouse, responded to this review

Bunny Girl, Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant. We certainly appreciate your comments. We strive to give our patrons superior service and terrific food at the right price. The key is that we have to do these things on a daily basis for every patron every day. We cannot fall short of this goal. We hope to see... More 

Clayton, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My husband and I both ordered the rib-eye, medium well. It was slightly under-cooked for our taste. I was hesitant to eat it as I'm very picky about how pink my meat is but I have to say, it was excellent. Salad bar was small but also very good, good ranch dressing! Hand-cut fries(!) which seems to be rare around... More 

1 Thank Julia F
rmgrannis, Owner at Clayton Steakhouse, responded to this review

Julia, Thank you very much for your comments as we are very interested as to what our patrons have to say about our restaurant. Our mantra is great quality food and great quality service at the right price point. The key is that we need to have this type of quality every day, every day without fail. These are our... More 

North Carolina
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have lost the pictures of Clayton Steakhouse in Clayton, NC, but the memory of our meal there in October makes me wish I could get there more often. I'll never forget that day. We had gone to Smithfield to deliver clothes to a shelter/aid station for Hurricane Matthew victims, when we got stuck in hours of traffic because an... More 

Thank Frank T
rmgrannis, Owner at Clayton Steakhouse, responded to this review

Frank, I want to thank you for your comments as they are important to us. We, on a daily basis, strive to provide our patrons with great quality food and great quality service at the right price point. The key is that we need to do this every day to the best of our ability. We strive for daily consistency... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520-2463
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 919-553-2299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?