Cowboys, cattle… and steakhouses? Yes, yes, and yes! Texas, the Lone-Star State, is definitely a place where you can get a nice, thick, juicy slab of steak for dinner. If you live there or are planning to visit and are searching for a steakhouse with great ambiance, top-tier service, and a variety of cuts at fair market prices, read on for several recommendations in no particular order. So the next time you’re in the mood to sink your teeth into a tender, perfectly seasoned, flavorful Texan steak (or ribs or Angus burger…), you’ll know just where to go!

Perini Ranch Steakhouse
Buffalo Gap, Texas

Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap isn’t just a steakhouse. Its relaxing, rustic guesthouses also provide a wonderful place to spend the night. The ranch raises its own cattle, and the steakhouse itself looks like a large barn (a modern one, though, with A/C and all the amenities!), set amidst trees and acres of picturesque land.

Beyond the magnificent, true-to-Texas setting, diners rave about the taste, quality, and freshness of the food. Popular menu items include the dusted shrimp, grilled mushrooms, onions, and asparagus, cowboy potatoes, quail legs, bread pudding, Texas chocolate cake (“served just the way your grandma would’ve done it”), and, of course, the steak, steak, steak (the bone-in ribeye, prime rib, and so on). So be sure to check out Perini Ranch if dining outside (or inside – your choice) on a lovely Texan evening appeals to you. Just imagine the sound of music, the aroma of mesquite, and the taste of steak all at once – it’s bound to be a sensory overload for sure!

Check out Perini Ranch Steakhouse’s menu in Buffalo Gap, Texas here.

Beefmaster Steakhouse
Ballinger, Texas

If you prefer some steak and sides that remind you of your mom’s good, old-fashioned cooking, then Beefmaster Steakhouse in Ballinger is the roadside restaurant for you. This “gem of a place” isn’t considered fancy; instead, it’s all about “great food and great people” along with its “phenomenal” service. Customers come from far and wide for Beefmaster’s catfish and steaks that are all cooked perfectly. Its salad bar is another diner favorite (not to mention all of the “yummy desserts” the steakhouse serves up – to cancel out the healthy salad eating, of course!) There’s no way you won’t enjoy Beefmaster Steakhouse with its large portions, fair prices, friendly waitstaff, and tasty Texan fare – make sure to drop by and give it a try sometime soon!

Find Beefmaster Steakhouse’s menu in Ballinger, Texas here.

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
Houston, Texas

Voted the best steakhouse in Houston in 2021 (readers’ choice), Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse has gained quite a reputation for its exceptional food and attentive service. Diners consistently praise the high-end steakhouse’s top-notch presentation and warm ambiance.

Expect a little Frank Sinatra to be playing in the background as you relax and enjoy a cocktail (or two!) with an extremely flavorful New York strip steak (or filet mignon… or prime rib-eye… you get the idea) on your plate. And if you or someone in your party isn’t a fan of steak, there’s always pepper-crusted tuna, lobster bisque, jumbo lump crabcakes, red snapper, or another delicious seafood option to try. Plus, the desserts are to die for – extravagant and decadent red velvet cake, croissant bread pudding, and so many others. Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse is the perfect restaurant to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or another special occasion.

View Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse’s menu in Houston, Texas here.

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Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse,
San Antonio, Texas

If you want to spice things up a bit, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse in San Antonio isn’t just the average steakhouse. It serves Brazilian BBQ (also known as churrasco). Says one diehard fan, “I’ve eaten at Brazilian steakhouses all over the country, and this is my favorite.” Many other diners echo that same sentiment. And not only is the meat amazing, but the salad bar at Fogo is also incredible, packed with a vast and diverse selection of salads, fruits, and cheeses. For those searching for gluten-free options, this Brazilian steakhouse really delivers (“I was in heaven,” says one). And let’s not forget the outstanding service. The staff always goes “above and beyond,” making the dining experience even more special. I don’t know about you, but Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse sounds right up my alley – delicious, classy, and one-of-a-kind!

Explore Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse’s menu in San Antonio, Texas here.

Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse
Dallas, Texas

Another spin on the classic steakhouse: Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse in downtown Dallas specializes in Argentinian fare. This means that you can expect lots of fresh and flavorful lamb (and, of course, steak!), in addition to more exotic options like vegetable and raisin empanadas, baked cheese with honey (mmmm), shredded spiced beef on potatoes, sausage, polenta frites, and chimichurri marinades. The service is just “fantastic,” the owner and staff simply “delightful,” and the atmosphere is “beautiful.” There’s even patio seating if you’re wishing to sit outside with a drink in hand. Don’t wait another minute – add Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse to your list of things to do and go there the first chance you get. You won’t regret it!

Find Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse’s menu in Dallas, Texas here.