The Top Five Dallas, Texas Steakhouses You Need to Visit


Ten-gallon hats, cowboy boots, cattle ranches and that good ole southern drawl…few cities in the U.S. can lay claim to as many iconic cultural and historical traits as Dallas, Texas.  With a booming economy and year-round outdoors friendly weather it’s easy to see why newcomers are flocking to the regional powerhouse of a city, bringing with them modern takes on culture, nightlife and, most importantly, the foodie scene.  Despite Dallas racing to embrace modern trends in dining, there’s one meal that remains quintessentially Texas and a staple to residents and visitors alike.


The steak dinner is long rooted in Texas’ ranching and cattle industries and is the meal that any Dallas restaurant worth its salt should be measured by.  While a quality slab of gourmet steak is a mainstay option in a variety of restaurants, it’s the Dallas steakhouse that continues to embrace the Texas heritage of superb beefy goodness.  In fact, if you’re in the Dallas area and looming for the best steakhouse experience you may be overwhelmed with the sheer number of options.  Don’t worry, at the Chicago Steak Company we’ve got you covered.  We’ve done the research, scoured the city and samples the meaty fare to bring you the top 10 Dallas steakhouses that your appetite just can’t afford to miss.

Methodology

When preparing our list of top ten Dallas steakhouse restaurants we applied our own high standards, first and foremost, weighting the scores heavily in favor in those who source only the finest quality beef.  Selection of available cuts and variety of sides and accompaniments were our next highest factors.  Finally, we took into consideration the fine details such as ambience, reputation and service.  To break the inevitable close call between these fine establishments we applied the subjective yet all important “Would We Take a First Date Here” test; a time-honored method for evaluating any potential gourmet dinner meal.  What we came up with was a list of 10 of the best Dallas steakhouses, with five more that were so good they deserved a nod to their beefy wonders on our honorable mentions list.

The establishments that made the cut feature a broad range of style, aesthetic and cultural influences.  Despite these differences, each Dallas restaurant adheres to Texas’ time honored tradition for being one of the top producing and consuming beef regions in the country.  Feel free to check any of these fine establishments out for a representative feast of what Dallas has to offer when it comes to steak.


The Top 5 Dallas Steakhouses

1.    

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Address: 10477 Lombardy Ln. Dallas, TX 75220


Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: 18 oz Prime Ribeye

The Breakdown

From the moment you walk in the door you can’t help but know you’ve stepped into steakhouse heaven in this acclaimed, Dallas gem of a steakhouse.  Forget hiding the meat in the back, the wood lined refrigerator proudly displays the wide variety of cuts and sizes of gourmet, USDA Prime beef.  Each of their cuts are also dry-aged on premises, allowing for a superb level of control over every aspect of the flavor and cooking process.

High marks are also given for the unique ambiance on display at Pappas Bros.  Tall, gold decorated pillars grace cherry wood bases and elaborate carpeted floors.  You’ll wonder if you’ve stepped back into the dinner and dancing era before being brought back to reality by the superbly prepared steaks and exceptional steakhouse sides.  And whatever you do, don’t leave without trying the lobster deviled eggs appetizer.  You can send us your thanks after.

2.    

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Address: 812 Main Street, Fort Worth Texas 76102


Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: Prime Porterhouse

The Breakdown

Some chain restaurants use the acclaim and selling power of their name to scrimp on quality and service.  Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse certainly doesn’t fall into that mold.  Quality, USDA Prime, dry-aged steaks grace this comfortable and familiar menu along with all of the gourmet sides your heart could desire.

While the meat certainly lives up to Del Frisco’s high standards, it’s the ambience and d├ęcor of the North Dallas location that vaulted the steakhouse to near the top of our list.  Multi-tiered seating with elaborate woodworking and conveniently placed walls for privacy make this the perfect spot for any steak lover’s celebratory occasion.

3.    

Bob’s Steak and Chop House

Address: 4300 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, TX 75219


Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: 16 oz Prime Filet Mignon

The Breakdown

If you’re looking for that iconic steakhouse atmosphere with luscious, juicy, dry-aged steaks to match, look no further than the central Dallas location of this up and coming chain steakhouse.  Dark wood paneling and elegant white linen tablecloths certainly create an impressive ambiance for anyone looking to impress a date.

That being said, it’s the steaks that will keep you coming back for more.  With a menu full of any cut your carnivorous heart may desire, in sizes ranging from manageable to improbable, all prime and aged to perfection this Dallas staple certainly makes the Chicago Steak Company grade.  In case the meat portions aren’t big enough to satisfy you, each steak comes with a vegetable and potato offering which is a welcome departure from most high-end steak restaurant’s trend towards a la carte dining.

4.    

III Forks

Address: 17776 Dallas North Pkwy. Dallas, TX 75287

Website:    www.3forks.com/dallas

Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: Tomahawk Ribeye

The Breakdown

Proudly touting its status as serving only USDA Prime beef, the top 2% of all beef produced, III Forks certainly gets points in the Chicago Steak Company handbook for committing to serving only the finest gourmet steaks money can buy.  And with filets that come in three sizes, a lovely peppercorn steak option and a downright decadant Tomahawk ribeye on the menu, 3 Forks certainly follows up on its promises of a luxurious steak dinner.

Less traditional steakhouse and more modern spot to see and be seen, III Forks perfectly meets our date night tie breaker.  The decoration is eclectic, with traditional western wear and antlers on the wall providing an interesting contrast with deep wood paneling and white linen tablecloths.  Overall a perfect spot to satisfy that essential meaty craving.

5.    

Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House

Address: 5330 Belt Line Rd Dallas, TX 75254


Dry-Aged Beef: Yes

What to Order: 40 Day Dry Aged Prime Ribeye

The Breakdown

If you’re looking for the perfect mix of innovation and adherence to time-honored details, look no further than Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House.  A long time area staple that consistently makes the list of best Dallas steakhouse restaurants, Chamberlain’s certainly knows their meat and flavor pairings.  One of our favorite items on the menu is a trio of filet options, each perfectly accompanied by a sauce or spice blend and rare to find in high end steakhouses.

An extensive wine list is sure to liven your party up and service is top notch, whichever day of the week you may choose to dine.  While we’re generally focused on the beef, leaving the establishment without sampling their smoky meets spicy shrimp cocktail would be a crying shame.






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