The Grillehouse Story

 The Grillehouse’s roots are entwined with its Chef and Owner Clint Boutwell. Born in Tyler, Texas, Chef Clint moved to Oxford, MS at the age of 11. His love for food and restaurants were developed when dining at his Grandmother's kitchen table, and working in the Mississippi Delta. He took his passion and enrolled in culinary classes; performing an internship with Emerils in New Orleans. He spent additional time in the “Big Easy” at a local steakhouse, albeit brief, due to Hurricane Katrina. Due to the hardship, Clint and his family uprooted to Tennessee where he continued to develop his culinary skills. Feeling the ties pulling at him to return home, Clint and a childhood friend worked together to open McAnerney’s Steak and Seafood outside of Winona, MS. This is where he developed and perfected his signature steak preparation technique used today at the The Grillehouse.

At this point, Clint had the drive to be not only Executive Chef, but also have the opportunity to put his name on the door with full culinary discretion. In Grenada, MS he found it at the Orleans Bistro. Wanting to continue his growth and culinary experiences, Clint decided to take off to Memphis, TN. He opened Orleans on Front, and then a brief stint in Vail, CO where he worked as an Executive Chef at the Vail Chophouse. Following the famous lyrics, “Who says you can’t go back?”; Clint did exactly that. He returned to Oxford to create his very successful steakhouse concept , Oxford Grillehouse. Finding a great corner location on the square, Clint made the major investment to be the place to go for steak and Southern inspired seafood dishes. Within 2 years, Clint began seeking other great SEC towns to introduce his style of cooking. After spending a week in Fayetteville, AR, he knew that the community and culture needed his style of restaurant, and made the commitment to obtain a spot in the beautiful Legacy Building just off of Dickson Street. Focusing on excellent service, and maintaining the already high expectation of food, The Grillehouse Seafood & Steaks in Fayetteville will be a tradition for years to come!

  The Grillehouse is a casual fine-dinning restaurant with old school charm mingled with a contemporary atmosphere. The dress code is comfortable, but men please no tank-tops or backwards hats.

   Our menu is designed to let the guest choose what they want to eat, and not be told a dish "must" come like this. Many top steakhouses are a la carte allowing for the guest to add sides at an additional cost and usually an quantity fit for the entire table. We include 2 individual sides in our price and encourage you to eat what you like. The smoked gouda mac & cheese or the blue cheese wedge with marinated tomatoes, bacon and a sweet balsamic reduction shouldn't be missed! We cut all steaks in house from Certified Angus Beef, top choice near prime. Our Prime Grade dry aged Ribeye is aged 45 days and leaves the palate with an amazingly rich flavor.

   On Sundays we offer a "Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar" from 10a-2p. We suggest pickled beans and bacon as an addition! We take the week's trimmings from filet, New York strip, and Ribeye and we grind them in-house for our burger; which is only available on Sunday brunch. Our twist on Eggs Benedict is simple, yet delicious. Along with Grits & Greens, Shrimp & Grits, and Sausage & Cream Cheese Casserole, this is a brunch experience you don't want to miss!


Join us frequently & with an empty stomach!

See y'all soon!!