Our Story

Who We Are

Clovis’ Only Locally Owned and Operated Prime Steakhouse.

13 Prime Steak is the area’s only locally owned and operated prime steakhouse featuring American Regional Cuisine. Our 4000-square foot restaurant features an elegant dining room, a shiny new display kitchen, a 30-seat private banquet room, and a 16-seat steampunk inspired bar featuring craft cocktails and sour beers.

Our restaurant is Chef driven. We focus on freshly prepared house-made recipes and fine quality ingredients. We want our guests to have a memorable dining experience from the minute they walk into the restaurant, to the time they leave. We invite you to come back and spend another night with us.

The Story Behind The

What’s with the name? 13 Prime Steak is 13 years in the making. Restaurateur, John D Marihart grew up in Fresno in the food and beverage industry. He was on hiatus from the restaurant business to start a family and a successful second career in the technology industry. Thirteen years later, the perfect opportunity presented itself and restaurant ownership became a reality.

Panoramic photo of the owners and cook at 13 Prime Steak in Clovis, Ca

John knew that the restaurant he created had to be comparable, if not better, than the restaurants he enjoys when he and his wife, Falina, travel. Knowing this, John teamed up with friend and Executive Chef, Tommy Chavez, who has owned and operated successful restaurants and is now part of the 13 Prime Steak team. Both John and Chef Tommy have worked together in the past opening multi-themed restaurants and food outlets for Indian Gaming Casinos. Together, this is a new venture, however, this team is not new to the restaurant industry. John and Chef Tommy will have a very positive influence on the local restaurant scene.