When walking down the meat aisles at the grocery store, you’ll usually see an enormous section dedicated solely to beef. After a hard day’s work, you just want a nice, juicy steak, not a chuck roast or brisket. But, what is the best cut of steak? Filet? Sirloin? Strip?


Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint is a special place for many people in Beloit and the surrounding communities. The walls are lined with images that tell stories of Beloit’s past–from Beloit Iron Works to the Goodwin House and everything in between. It’s home to first da...

There is no denying that a beautifully prepared steak is nothing without its perfect potato counterpart, and at Merrill & Houston’s, we understand that. Considering Wisconsin is the third largest producer of potatoes in the U.S., we know a thing or two about potatoes....

They are the first ones in and the last ones out. You will never hear them complain and they know how to play hard and work even harder. They may never get their own cooking show, but without them, the entire restaurant would come crumbling down.

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Bourbon or brandy? Sour or sweet? Those are the million dollar questions.

If you’re ordering an Old Fashioned in Wisconsin, brandy sweet is the correct answer. That’s because the Brandy Old Fashioned is the (un)official cocktail of Wisconsin. Nationally, Old Fashioneds...

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SUN - THU: 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

FRI & SAT: 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Bar: 4:00 p.m. - close


500 Pleasant Street

Beloit, Wisconsin 53511

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Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint