When ordering steak online, usually folks are looking for meat cuts for steaks to grill or broil. The most popular meat cuts for grilling or for oven steak broiling come from the short loin. This is where porterhouse steak, T-bone steak, tenderloin (or filet mignon) and top loin (or strip steak) come from.
Cuts from the rib also offer quality steaks such as rib eye or delmonico steak. Cuts from the sirloin or sirloin steaks usually have less fat with a tendency to dry out when grilling. Top sirloin steaks can be marinated to make them more tender and they are more juicy than other cuts from the sirloin. Sirloin cut into 1 to 1 1/2 cubes is popular for beef steak kabobs for the grill.
Top round steak, cut from the round can be grilled, but does need to be marinated ahead of time. London broil is made from the round cut, usually top round roast.
Tri Tip, sometimes referred to as triangle steak or culotte steak is cut from the bottom portion of sirloin. This meat cut is gaining in popularity due to lower fat content and being more affordable. This is a boneless cut of meat that can be grilled as a roast. It needs to be marinated and watched on the grill closely.