Hilltop Steak House

★★★☆☆
  • 855 Broadway

    Saugus, MA 01906

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  • 781-324-9209

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This was a great restaurant. Besides excellent food, you can also boast that you have eaten at the largest restuarant in the country. It seats 1000 people!

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★★★★★

This was a great restaurant. Besides excellent food, you can also boast that you have eaten at the largest restuarant in the country. It seats 1000 people!

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My in-laws take me to the Hilltop for my birthday and I look forward to it with a watering mouth! I went yesterday and was not disappointed by the steak (although the service was somewhat lacking). If you want atmosphere, go to some trendy bistro; if you want a good steak, go to the Hilltop.

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★★★★★

My in-laws take me to the Hilltop for my birthday and I look forward to it with a watering mouth! I went yesterday and was not disappointed by the steak (although the service was somewhat lacking). If you want atmosphere, go to some trendy bistro; if you want a good steak, go to the Hilltop.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Spotty service

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Hilltop sirlorn steak, bone in, is a steak eaters heaven. The size is large and The price is steadily increasing. The meat is tender and juicy with just enough chew and tenderness to satisfy most steak lovers. The flavor is a little bland but doesn't deter ordering it. The steaks are usually cooked to perfection. Rare is bright red, juicy with a slightly warm center. The medium rare is bright pink and hot throughout. The first bites have a sweet taste from the carmalized fat around the edges.
The salad served is generally a large bowl of pallid green. It is nothing special! The hilltop dressing is flavorful but ask for it on the side to get it the way you want. The Hilltop dressing had been much better, too bad it is not the rich, creamy, grarlicy sweet dressing of old. Yet, it retains some of the flavor.

2
★★★★☆

Hilltop sirlorn steak, bone in, is a steak eaters heaven. The size is large and The price is steadily increasing. The meat is tender and juicy with just enough chew and tenderness to satisfy most steak lovers. The flavor is a little bland but doesn't deter ordering it. The steaks are usually cooked to perfection. Rare is bright red, juicy with a slightly warm center. The medium rare is bright pink and hot throughout. The first bites have a sweet taste from the carmalized fat around the edges.
The salad served is generally a large bowl of pallid green. It is nothing special! The hilltop dressing is flavorful but ask for it on the side to get it the way you want. The Hilltop dressing had been much better, too bad it is not the rich, creamy, grarlicy sweet dressing of old. Yet, it retains some of the flavor.

Pros: good steak, clean restaurant, good service

Cons: noisy, moderately expensive, lowering value

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Please! RedBones in Somerville. The Hard Cover in Saugus. The OUT BACK Steak house even, but not the HillTop they don't rate for anything except the biggest steak house in town.

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★★★☆☆

Please! RedBones in Somerville. The Hard Cover in Saugus. The OUT BACK Steak house even, but not the HillTop they don't rate for anything except the biggest steak house in town.

Pros: parking, seating, service

Cons: cold food, warm food, so so drinks

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I have been dinning at The Hilltop for a long time and every time ive been there it has been ecellent.

2
★★★★★

I have been dinning at The Hilltop for a long time and every time ive been there it has been ecellent.

Pros: great parking, cheap food, good quanities

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Cold beer, great value, what more can you say? This place is the epitome of a great time. While waiting for a table, there is plenty of time for converation, mingling amongst the hundreds of patrons, and indulging in some cold beverage. This place is awesome!

2
★★★★★

Cold beer, great value, what more can you say? This place is the epitome of a great time. While waiting for a table, there is plenty of time for converation, mingling amongst the hundreds of patrons, and indulging in some cold beverage. This place is awesome!

Pros: Food Quantity, Parking, Inexpensive

Cons: The wait

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staff quick and anxious to please..
coffee excellent..
desserts decadent..
i love our north shore HILLTOP!!!

2
★★★★★

staff quick and anxious to please..
coffee excellent..
desserts decadent..
i love our north shore HILLTOP!!!

Pros: PARKING, AMOUNT OF FOOD

Cons: EXTRA BATHROOMS

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Only once on Father's Day did I receive a poor steak, and that was my fault since they were loaded with people. Otherwise, it is right in there with some of the bes that I have eaten at through out the U.S., such as the Palm, The Metropolitan Grill, etc.

2
★★★★☆

Only once on Father's Day did I receive a poor steak, and that was my fault since they were loaded with people. Otherwise, it is right in there with some of the bes that I have eaten at through out the U.S., such as the Palm, The Metropolitan Grill, etc.

Pros: Easy to get to, Good choices, Good Value

Cons: No reservations, Plain atmosphere

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The beef is still the best value around. And the salad (if you don't require trendy greens) with its iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and onions is generous. The Hilltop dressing is abominable but the blue cheese and the others aren't so bad.

The potatoes both mashed and fried are quite good but the vegetables are right out of a can and taste as if they've been sitting in a steam table for hours.

But the real reason to go to the Hilltop is the steak which is still superb and maybe shop in the attached market.

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★★★★☆

The beef is still the best value around. And the salad (if you don't require trendy greens) with its iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and onions is generous. The Hilltop dressing is abominable but the blue cheese and the others aren't so bad.

The potatoes both mashed and fried are quite good but the vegetables are right out of a can and taste as if they've been sitting in a steam table for hours.

But the real reason to go to the Hilltop is the steak which is still superb and maybe shop in the attached market.

Pros: High Quality Meat, Reasonable Prices, Very clean

Cons: Poor vegetables, Off putting decor

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About 15 years ago, the Hilltop was a great choice for ra easonably priced, quality steak. Over the years, the quality of the food has diminished. Depending on when you arrive, you may be seated right away, or you may have to wait (standing, in a long line, like cattle) for a table. Also, the service is incosistant. This is an okay place to bring mom, dad, the kids, grandma, grandpa, or Aunt Tilly for an average meal. It is not a good a good place to go when you want to impress someone or when you want a really good, classy, relaxed dining experience.

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★★★☆☆

About 15 years ago, the Hilltop was a great choice for ra easonably priced, quality steak. Over the years, the quality of the food has diminished. Depending on when you arrive, you may be seated right away, or you may have to wait (standing, in a long line, like cattle) for a table. Also, the service is incosistant. This is an okay place to bring mom, dad, the kids, grandma, grandpa, or Aunt Tilly for an average meal. It is not a good a good place to go when you want to impress someone or when you want a really good, classy, relaxed dining experience.

Pros: Reasonable prices, Plenty of parking, Butcher shop

Cons: Food is average, Too many kids, Service is average

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despite the slow service and noisy environment there were low prices pretty good food to eat.

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★★★☆☆

despite the slow service and noisy environment there were low prices pretty good food to eat.

Pros: cheap

Cons: slow, noisy, congested

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Anyone who would rate Hilltop as a "best steakhouse" probably thinks McDonald's has the best burger!!! Twenty-five years ago this was the place. Today it's rated highly only by those without palates or who don't know any better, or both.

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★☆☆☆☆

Anyone who would rate Hilltop as a "best steakhouse" probably thinks McDonald's has the best burger!!! Twenty-five years ago this was the place. Today it's rated highly only by those without palates or who don't know any better, or both.

Cons: lousy steak

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I love the Hilltop Steak House. I have been going since I was a little girl. The food is always delicious and the staff is nice and attentive to such a busy and demanding group of customers. There is always a wait, but it is well worth it. The food is fresh and they have a butcher shop and market where you can purchase groceries. For the best steak, I highley reccommend it.

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★★★★★

I love the Hilltop Steak House. I have been going since I was a little girl. The food is always delicious and the staff is nice and attentive to such a busy and demanding group of customers. There is always a wait, but it is well worth it. The food is fresh and they have a butcher shop and market where you can purchase groceries. For the best steak, I highley reccommend it.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Parking, Fresh Food

Cons: Just the wait in line, Crowded

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Used to hate this place, long lines bad food to undersize portions (remember the Hilltop of the late 70's and 80's?). Went back once on a whim and was won over. Forget the bus station feel to the place the Steak is cooked well, the Cowboy steak is recommended. Waitstaff is efficient. Meal comes quickly and well prepared. You won't get any fanfare with the presentation of your order, but you will have a satisfying meal at a reasonable price. GET DESSERT!!!!

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★★★★☆

Used to hate this place, long lines bad food to undersize portions (remember the Hilltop of the late 70's and 80's?). Went back once on a whim and was won over. Forget the bus station feel to the place the Steak is cooked well, the Cowboy steak is recommended. Waitstaff is efficient. Meal comes quickly and well prepared. You won't get any fanfare with the presentation of your order, but you will have a satisfying meal at a reasonable price. GET DESSERT!!!!

Pros: quick service, big salad, location

Cons: ambiance

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How can you not get a great meal from a place with a 100+ foot tall cactus? Juicy fresh steaks, right from their own butcher shop. But the best part is their HOUSE DRESSING!!!! I buy a case of it for home all the time.

2
★★★★☆

How can you not get a great meal from a place with a 100+ foot tall cactus? Juicy fresh steaks, right from their own butcher shop. But the best part is their HOUSE DRESSING!!!! I buy a case of it for home all the time.

Pros: SALAD DRESSING, freshness

Cons: crowds, crowds, more crowds

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Been going there for most of my 25 years. Never had one bad meal! I live for the Filet Mignon. My only complaint is the lake of dressing on the salad

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★★★★★

Been going there for most of my 25 years. Never had one bad meal! I live for the Filet Mignon. My only complaint is the lake of dressing on the salad

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Bonanza and other bottom rung steak houses serve better beef.

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★☆☆☆☆

Bonanza and other bottom rung steak houses serve better beef.

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If you try to find new steak house you seem to always come back to old reliable. plus you can do your grocery shopping at same time.

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★★★★☆

If you try to find new steak house you seem to always come back to old reliable. plus you can do your grocery shopping at same time.

Pros: good food, good portions, good price

Cons: waiting

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Not good - baked potatoes are micrwaved making them gray in color

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★★☆☆☆

Not good - baked potatoes are micrwaved making them gray in color

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The Hill Top Steak House used to be the place to go for steak in the greater Boston area. In the early eighties the service was great, the food was great, and you got good value for your dollar; The lines were out the door, but the anticipation of the food and dining experience was worth the wait! What happened? The past few times I have gone to the Hill Top the wait was still long, but the payoff fell short! The service was barely there, the food was overpriced as well as of poor quality. When you go out to dinner with six people, five of the six people should not have some kind of complaint with the food! Where did the "old" Hill Top, that we all knew and loved, go?

1
★★☆☆☆

The Hill Top Steak House used to be the place to go for steak in the greater Boston area. In the early eighties the service was great, the food was great, and you got good value for your dollar; The lines were out the door, but the anticipation of the food and dining experience was worth the wait! What happened? The past few times I have gone to the Hill Top the wait was still long, but the payoff fell short! The service was barely there, the food was overpriced as well as of poor quality. When you go out to dinner with six people, five of the six people should not have some kind of complaint with the food! Where did the "old" Hill Top, that we all knew and loved, go?

Pros: family dining, parking

Cons: overpriced, long wait, food average at best

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Steak was lousy, sides were worse, too big. I use to go here in the 70's and early 80's. It was awesome then. Ever since the expansion and then subsequent downsize they have lost it. Need to take some lessons from the Outback on side dishes and Steak consistency.

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★☆☆☆☆

Steak was lousy, sides were worse, too big. I use to go here in the 70's and early 80's. It was awesome then. Ever since the expansion and then subsequent downsize they have lost it. Need to take some lessons from the Outback on side dishes and Steak consistency.

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The food was overcooked and the quality was of the meat was less than a typical grocery store. The place is old and tired. The variety of side dishes was typical boiled New England fare (although I always did like the beets). The attached meat market is just a shadow of the quality from which it debuted. The big neon sign and fake cows out fron are legendary, but the legendary meat is only in the mind of those who visited it when Frank ran the show originally.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was overcooked and the quality was of the meat was less than a typical grocery store. The place is old and tired. The variety of side dishes was typical boiled New England fare (although I always did like the beets). The attached meat market is just a shadow of the quality from which it debuted. The big neon sign and fake cows out fron are legendary, but the legendary meat is only in the mind of those who visited it when Frank ran the show originally.

Pros: big portions, reasonable prices, strong drinks

Cons: meat quality, originality, variety

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May be I just had 2 bad experiences in a row. Food was not great. Slow service even when the restaurant was half empty. And the rest was history

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★★☆☆☆

May be I just had 2 bad experiences in a row. Food was not great. Slow service even when the restaurant was half empty. And the rest was history

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Went on Friday night, 9/13/2002. No waiting, what a surprise! Dining areas could use a face lift. Portions still large and good price. Had the beef rib special. Pretty good. Would go back again.

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★★★★☆

Went on Friday night, 9/13/2002. No waiting, what a surprise! Dining areas could use a face lift. Portions still large and good price. Had the beef rib special. Pretty good. Would go back again.

Pros: Easy Parking-free, Reasonable prices, Large portions

Cons: Gets busy on weekends, No reservations, Needs a face lift.

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Hilltop Steak House may have been a great place to get steak at one time, but now it is just tired. The decor is tacky, the service casual and the steaks mediocre. Their tossed salad looks like it just came out of a plastic bag with a few tomato wedges thrown in for color. My steak was 14 oz. but about 4 oz. of that was fat! I've had much better steaks at Bugaboo Creek for the same price.

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★★☆☆☆

Hilltop Steak House may have been a great place to get steak at one time, but now it is just tired. The decor is tacky, the service casual and the steaks mediocre. Their tossed salad looks like it just came out of a plastic bag with a few tomato wedges thrown in for color. My steak was 14 oz. but about 4 oz. of that was fat! I've had much better steaks at Bugaboo Creek for the same price.

Pros: Parking, Lots of seating

Cons: Steak is so-so

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I prefer the Braintree location, less crowded and closer to my home. Both locations are great for those of us who still love our red meat. They cook it to perfection (as long as you know how you like your meat). Yes there is a difference between medium-rare and medium! Also good selection of fish, chicken for the rest of the gang. Good children's menu.

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★★★★★

I prefer the Braintree location, less crowded and closer to my home. Both locations are great for those of us who still love our red meat. They cook it to perfection (as long as you know how you like your meat). Yes there is a difference between medium-rare and medium! Also good selection of fish, chicken for the rest of the gang. Good children's menu.

Pros: good quality, braintree has butcher

Cons: crowded

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Hilltop can do no wrong with there cuts. There prime rib melts in your mouth and not in your wallet. On a reasonable wekkend menu you can get Prime rib for under ten bucks 16 ounces no less. The meal is amazing starting off with incredible rolls and butter. I personally stack up on these but always find room for the steak and three sides. Oh yes, they also have the best steak fries.

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★★★★★

Hilltop can do no wrong with there cuts. There prime rib melts in your mouth and not in your wallet. On a reasonable wekkend menu you can get Prime rib for under ten bucks 16 ounces no less. The meal is amazing starting off with incredible rolls and butter. I personally stack up on these but always find room for the steak and three sides. Oh yes, they also have the best steak fries.

Pros: cheap, authentic, keeps them coming

Cons: can't ride the cows, parking always packed, you can't stop eating

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I can't believe the great ratings! What is wrong with you guys.... I've lived in Malden all my life, and I have been to the Hilltop quite a few times... only because people want to go there.... Not any more ... I refuse to go back... the food is terrible, the decor is ridiculous, needless to say, filthy,,, you want good steak and Prime Rib ... to to Pearl Street Cafe in malden.... Great food, great prices.....

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't believe the great ratings! What is wrong with you guys.... I've lived in Malden all my life, and I have been to the Hilltop quite a few times... only because people want to go there.... Not any more ... I refuse to go back... the food is terrible, the decor is ridiculous, needless to say, filthy,,, you want good steak and Prime Rib ... to to Pearl Street Cafe in malden.... Great food, great prices.....

 

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