The Flame Steakhouse

The Welcome to Sanford Business Of The Week is The Flame Steakhouse, a longtime Sanford establishment located on Carbonton Rd off of Wicker St. Owned and operated by Steve & Kathy Brewer, The Flame serves high quality beef, seafood, lunch sandwiches, and more. They are known for their beef tips, shrimp & grits, and extensive salad bar.

Built in 1973 and newly renovated in 2014 after damage from a fire, The Flame has been a fixture of the Sanford community for decades! The restaurant proudly displays its Sanford roots, with artwork featuring the bricks, railroad and historic businesses that form the foundation of our town. They also aim to use local produce whenever possible.

This customer’s rave about their favorite selections from the restaurant is a typical online review … “Delicious prime rib. A lot of the appetizers are amazing also! I could easily go and make a meal off of the salad bar! Best one around for sure. Nice, courteous staff!”

From couples looking for a romantic evening, to people ready to grab a quick lunch from the salad bar, The Flame Steakhouse aims to serve all types of customers. They also cater events, hold events of their own on a regular basis and frequently host scheduled meetings of community civic organizations. In addition to the restaurant proper, The Flame is also home to the Brewer’s Lounge, which also serves a full dinner menu and specializes in classic cocktails and other libations.

The Flame Steakhouse is located at 109 Carbonton Rd and is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday and is closed on Sundays. To learn more, visit their Facebook page and take a look their menu on their website.

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