Are you wondering how to order the perfectly cooked steak at Lucky J? Easy, just order one. Okay, all joking aside, we know that choosing the right cut of steak can be confusing enough that when it comes to how you want your steak cooked, you shouldn’t have any questions.

Not for the faint of heart, the rare steak is king of all steak temperatures. Typically seared and still red 75% through the center, this steak has reached an internal temperature of around 130 degrees. A rare steak can scare off even the bravest steak lovers, but this internal temperature of your cut of steak is known to be quite tender and juicy, allowing the true taste of your meat to really come through.

Medium Rare
If rare is the king of steak temperatures, then medium rare is queen. More popular than the rare choice, this steak is seared and about 50% red in the center. This temperature allows for the best of both worlds: some char on the outside, while still maintaining a cool interior.

A popular choice. This steak is seared outside and about 25% pink on the inside with a warm interior. Cooked to an internal temperature of about 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Medium Well
This steak is done throughout with a slight hint of pink. This cut of meat has an internal temperature of around 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Well Done
With an internal temperature of 160 degrees, this steak has little to no pink left on the inside.

Let’s Eat!

Hungry? Now that you know how to order your steak like a Lucky J pro, why don’t you try it out for yourself? Come visit your friends at Lucky J Steakhouse in Carthage, MO for the best steakhouse experience near me. If steak is not what you are looking for, no worries we have something that is sure to please everyone, from our hand breaded or homemade appetizers to a variety of fresh 1/2 lb. burgers, salads, chicken or pork. Lucky J also has a full service bar including draw beer, domestic and import bottled beer. Let us show you why we’re staking claim to the best steakhouse in the Joplin area. To see a full menu, just visit