What are the Best Things to Serve with Steak?

Prime Rib Steak Combo at Hog's Breath Cafe

You’re just about to order the juiciest and most tender cut of steak and you get asked which sides you want.

Even if you would like to say, “All of them, please!” you’ve got to make a decision. How will you top off your steak meal? And, how do you choose the perfect side?

Here’s a list of the best things you can serve with steak at a steakhouse.


You can pick them a mile away. A steak purist. They’ll resist the urge to splurge on sauce. They just want the taste of a ‘naked’ cut of steak – without any embellishments.

If you are like most, however, you’ll be the saucy kind. You’ll want your 18-hour slow cooked prime rib beef drizzled with hickory smoked BBQ sauce. Delicious!

What type of sauce should I serve with steak?

BBQ Smoked Hickory sauce

Hickory sauce is smokin’ hot. Add a bit of the Wild West to your steak. BBQ smoked hickory sauce is a hugely popular choice at a steakhouse. Yeehaw.

Creamy mushroom sauce

Creamy mushroom sauce is hard to beat, especially when served with creamy mashed potatoes. Steak and mushrooms is a traditional favourite.

Dianne sauce

Steak Diane is an American classic with pan fried steak and sauce made from seasoned pan juices.


A traditional French sauce which adds a touch of creamy luxury to your dish. It has a slight vinegar tang of white wine vinegar. What’s the difference between hollandaise and Bearnaise sauce?

Hollandaise is made from egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and warm butter.

Bearnaise gets its acidity from white wine vinegar, rather than lemon juice.

Tip: To add a French inspired twist to your meal, add Hog’s Tail Fries, Bearnaise sauce and sirloin steak.

Some like it hot

Turn the heat up and add a chilli sauce or wasabi aioli to your steak. A hot side for your flame grilled steak.

Curly Fries

Curly Fries at Hog's Breath Cafe. Delicious Hogetisers.

A twist on classic French Fries. Hogster’s famous Hog’s Tail Fries are a sensational match with steak. These twisty little tasty morsels put Hog’s Breath on the map.

Sweet potato wedges

Why are so many people switching to sweet potato wedges? They are baked in the oven instead of fried. Not only do they taste great but sweet potatoes have a number of nutritional benefits and are high in vitamins B6, vitamin C, vitamin D and iron.

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Add a side of thick cut onion rings dusted with blackened seasoning and served with chipotle range dipping sauce. Steak, onions and curly fries!

Surf ‘n’ Turf

Prime Rib Steak at Hog's Breath

Why should you choose between your favourites? Steak or seafood. Combine the two great tastes for the ultimate steakhouse dish.

What could be better than mixing a premium quality steak, like our 18-hour slow cooked prime rib steak, with fresh seafood?

Want a sensational steakhouse meal? Load up your plate with Hog’s Tail Fries or add a touch of luxury with a traditional French inspired bearnaise sauce. Get spicy with our hot sauces or add jalapenos to your steak dish. Find your closest Hog’s Breath Cafe and book your table now.