Independently owned and operated, the Clayton Steakhouse is a casual, family-friendly restaurant that sits among the charming shops and eateries on Main Street in Clayton, North Carolina. Come join us for a delicious dinner in a quaint brick building that has homed many restaurants during its time.

When you arrive, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. Many of our highly trained servers have been with us for years and will be sure to add warm and personalized service to your dining experience.

Our cozy bar, located at the front of the restaurant is well stocked with top shelf brands, an extensive bourbon selection, craft beers from the neighborhood brewery, bottled beer and a selection of red and white wines.

The owners, Bobbi and Ryan can always be found in the dining room or in the kitchen working to make your dining experience one you are sure to remember fondly.

About Us


307 E. Main St. Clayton, NC. 27520 | Phone: 919.553.2299

Our Business Hours


Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday-Saturday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are closed Sunday and Monday


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We are open for lunch Tuesday through Friday with a menu featuring sandwiches, burgers and one of the best salad bars in the Triangle.  Join us for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and choose from our expertly prepared premium steaks and seafood.  All of our dinner entrees include a salad bar and a side item of your choice.

We proudly serve grilled-to-order steaks, seafood and other seasonal entrees along with a wide variety of homemade salad dressings, side items and desserts. Our famous made in house desserts include buttermilk pie, strawberry cream pie and triple chocolate cake.

Our 3000 square foot restaurant seats 76 people in the main dining area, as well as an additional ten seats in our window-front bar area.  Our main dining room is lined with vintage black and white photos that will transport you back to an earlier and simpler time in Johnston County.  Our rear dining room features local artists’ work on display.  The art is on rotation every 6-8 weeks and can be purchased through the featured artists.

We look forward to having you as our guest soon!