At The Lariat Steakhouse, FRESH … GOURMET … and LARGE PORTIONS are words we live by.

You’ll appreciate the exquisite taste and polished perfection of every menu item. You won’t just have a meal. You’ll have a memorable feast. We are one of the top steakhouse restaurants in Peoria, IL.

For example, every steak is hand-cut in-house. Secret recipe soups are home-made on a daily basis.

We’re a Peoria classic with our prime sizzling steaks, including our popular 24 ounce T-bone steak, as well as our salmon salad, ribs, catfish, fried chicken, and our luscious, after-dinner ice cream drinks. If Peoria, East Peoria, and Pekin, IL residents are looking for the best seafood around, come visit us.


About Us
About Us
About Us
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From Our Family
To Yours!

The Lariat Steakhouse was built in the 1940’s.

It passed into the hands of the Kouri family 30 years later. Now it’s managed and operated by Dan Kouri, with the help of his brother Kenny, and other family members and relatives.

Lou Kouri purchased the restaurant in May 1970 and his brother Ed joined the business six months later. Since then, the restaurant has undergone four major renovations. The business is now run by the second generation and the third generation is helping out as well.

So we’re a true, multi-generational family-owned business, with deep and solid roots in the Peoria, East Peoria, and Pekin area. We are diligent, some might say obsessive, about passing down our steak house heritage to each succeeding generation.

We worked hard to achieve our success and we want to keep it that way: in the family, in Peoria, and in the most perfect possible style.

Beef. Seafood. Chicken. Prime rib. Pasta. Salads. Desserts. Drinks.

Everything we do, we do with the aim of preserving our proud family tradition and bringing you the absolutely supreme experience of fine dining — and at a reasonable price.

Sure, we could charge more, and many competitors do. But we’d rather hold our prices down in hopes that you’ll want to return again and again for the Lariat Steakhouse experience.

Lunch. Dinner. Banquets. Catered events. Trust us to do it right and make it memorable.

Our Relaxing

Relaxing. Intimate. Comfortable. Romantic. That’s putting it mildly. You’ll drift off into a dreamy, happy state of mind before you even take a bite of food. That’s how charming and cozy our dining room is.

Check out our newly remodeled bar. It’s a great place to meet friends and have some conversations before sitting down to that delicious meal.

Look up — that’s a solid mahogany ceiling.

Our dining room and banquet halls combined hold up to 450 total seats. We can handle banquets up to 250 seats, with the ability to split the banquet area into 3 separate banquet halls.

How about that big buffalo head in in the dining room, above the fireplace?

Grandpa got that in 1970 for just $30. It’s worth a lot more now. Kids love to look at it and it brings to mind a wonderful beast that used to be plentiful in the the Midwest.

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& Free Wi-Fi

The restaurant is 100% handicap accessible.

It also offers free Wi-Fi internet access. A full bar and five banquet rooms compliment our restaurant.


Lou Kouri was awarded the Illinois Hospitality Association lifetime achievement award

Lariat Steakhouse was awarded the Best in the Midwest Awards for Upscale Dining on January 30, 2012

Experience the Lariat Steakhouse difference.

Come on by. Call in your reservation. Book one of our banquet rooms. Schedule your catered party. Bring your children to a kid-friendly/family-friendly steak restaurant. Right now, while you’re thinking about it.