Szabo’s Steakhouse & Seafood offers family dining, sports, big screen TV, homemade desserts and great specials; including BBQ baby back ribs. Great for families. Open late. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Great food and service!
I had seen their nightly specials before and wanted to give them a try. Tuesday is 16oz rib eye for $15. I rarely get steak at a restaurant because I don't like them as well as I cook them at home so why spend 30-$100 only to be disappointed. But I was wanting a steak and figured for $15 I wouldn't have much into it at least. Given the low price I didn't expect a whole lot. Probably quite a small somewhat tough steak. Boy was I wrong the steak I got was bigger than most any 16 oz steak I have gotten in a restaurant plus it was cooked to perfection, very tasty and not at all tough. The place was packed but the wait staff were really running in top gear and provided great service despite how busy they were. I can't say enough good things about the food or service. I will definitely be back!
Always hits the spot
My husband and I were visiting and staying in Newport for our usual week of eating crab, clam chowder and sourdough. Our one venture out is always this relaxing and satisfying bar and restaurant. Atmosphere and great friendly service. We always order the Rib eye and New York steaks. Cooked perfectly. Great seasoning. The best crunchy tater tots!! Tasty twice backed potatoes and good salad and dressing. Tired of the restaurants with their gigantic, thick and expensive steaks. I guess this place reminds me of my favorite MidWest places. Always a great martini makes for a good nights start.
Dirty, moldy, place is literally falling apart.
Me and the missus decided to give this place a try as we'd driven by it many times during trips to Newport and the reviews looked pretty good. Big mistake. We'd gotten the impression that it was like a local steakhouse but the interior was more road house but we thought, that's okay, we go to a lot of these little places and the food is good. When I ordered a beer and it came warm and flat, we should have run for the hills then. I ordered a chicken-fried steak, wife ordered the halibut. Steak was perfectly fine, wife's halibut was dry as a bone (and we can literally see the ocean, if you can't do seafood right, don't serve seafood, but that might definitely explain why a "steak and seafood" restaurant didn't have a single surf & turf item on the menu), and the "sauce", using that word loosely ... what is that? Sour cream? Cottage cheese? Not sure but it was off-putting. The longer we stayed, the more we noticed how quiet our fellow diners were, what there were of them, how the same four beer posters were on every wall, and how the place in general was just falling apart. That, and the fact we were in a sweltering back room got us out of there ASAP. We even got overcharged for dinner but did not care we wanted to get out of there. To be honest, this would have been a three-star review until my wife came back from the bathroom and reported "there was pee on the toilet and the sink is literally falling away from the wall and moldy." Mold anywhere in a restaurant earns a failing grade in my book. Earlier in the day we spent $50 up at Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay and had one of the best meals I can remember in recent memory. At Szabo's we spent the same $50 and had one of the worst. There are so many other good restaurants in and around Newport, do not waste your money at Szabo's.
It’s really just ok. When the server recommends the flat iron steak and says it’s better than a ribeye, that says enough. The crab cakes were ok. The twice baked potato was the highlight. Bread pudding was deconstructed with raisins on top. Edible but nothing I’d need to come back for. Too many other good choices. Try elsewhere.
Neither the exterior nor the interior of this restaurant looked like somewhere I would typically dine. But, I was on vacation and wanted a good steak. I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was rustic but comfortable. The service was very good, and the steak was cooked perfectly to order and very good. I would highly recommend.