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Best Steakhouses In Dallas

April 12, 2011 12:28 AM

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Given the importance of cattle ranches in Texas history, you could say that the state has literally been founded on a love of meat. Dallas is certainly no exception. On just a short drive down Dallas North Tollway, you’ll pass more steakhouses than you could count on two hands. With so many options, it’s hard to narrow it down. Here to help are the top picks for the best steaks in town.

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Al Biernat’s

4217 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-2201

It’s the unofficial home of the Dallas power lunch. Their menu goes beyond the simple filet with veal osso bucco, elk filet, and more. Plus, their exhaustive wine list has over 650 selections to choose from.

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Bob’s Steak and Chophouse

Multiple locations including:
4300 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-9446

Now with locations nationwide, Bob’s started its first steakhouse in Dallas in 1993. Prime, aged steaks served in a traditional American steakhouse fashion are its cornerstone and they execute perfectly.

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III Forks

17776 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75287
(972) 267-1776

A fine dining fusion of Texas and French cuisine, III Forks is one of the most opulent steakhouses with over 25,000 square feet of dining space. Their menu is divided into the “Fish Market” and the “Beef Market” and every entrée arrives with duchess potatoes & fresh vegetable sides.

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Del Frisco’s Dallas

Multiple locations including:
5251 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 490-9000

With one location in Dallas & another in Fort Worth, Del Frisco’s has the Metroplex covered. Dallas is where it all started, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a traditional American steakhouse dinner complete with classics like shrimp cocktail, prime rib, and potatoes au gratin.

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Fogo de Chao

4300 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 503-7300

A must for every steak lover, this authentic Brazilian steakhouse has over fifteen different kinds and cuts of meat. All are served table side, sliced straight off the spit by a rotating crew of churrasqueiros. The meats and well-stocked salad bar are all-you-can-eat, so arrive prepared.

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Perry’s Steakhouse

2000 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5151

Not to be confused with The Place at Perry’s (see below), Perry’s is a new addition from Houston that’s conveniently located right across from the Art’s District. They’ve spent over 30 years perfecting their famous (gigantic) pork chop. Try to save a little room for one of their many desserts served a flambé tableside.

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The Place at Perry’s

2911 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-9991

A charming, family-owned steakhouse with an atmosphere that’s chic without being stuffy. Their steaks are great, but that’s just the start. Their crab cakes are perfect, the wedge salad’s phenomenal, and for brunch it doesn’t get better than their Filet Benedict with a cabernet-poached egg.

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Trulucks Seafood Steak & Crab House

Multiple locations including:
2401 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-2401

As the name implies, Trulucks is more than a steakhouse with a few seafood options. Their menu offers dishes from land & sea with equal attention given to both so you’re guaranteed to be happy whether you order the miso-glazed sea bass or the New York strip.

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  • Colby Bauer

    You guys are way off (Truluck’s and Fogo de Chao – REALLY?). Nick & Sam’s is hands down THE BEST in all DFW, not just Dallas.



    • Greg

      All Caps? Really?

      • C B

        Bob’s is in my top 5, but come on. Nick and Sam’s uses Allen Brothers exclusively, even at the Nick and Sam’s Grill location (I know this for a fact – Samir is a friend of mine). For dry age, it’s Dakota’s – they use Winn Meats, and there’s something about the way those folks at Winn dry age beef – it can’t be beat by anyone, not Allen Bros., not Linz, not Freedman, not ANYONE.

    • johnson

      Good steak, better atmosphere – lousy businessman. Try the Felon Filet.

  • EIL9524

    Trulucks – COME ON! Turlucks is my favorite of all but they can’t provide a good steak.

    • Frederick Larrabee

      Amen to that. Ditto on Bauer’s comment as well.

      • Mark

        Sorry guys, but you must be ordering the wrong sterak…leave it to Texans tom have no clue what a steak is supposed to taste like. Truluck’s may not be the overall best, but they are in the top 5 all time…Anyone can cook a ribeye. It takes a true artist to cook a perfect filet.

  • Tony

    Steve Fields Steak and Lobster Lounge is better. Park and Preston

    • Frederick Larrabee

      I have to agree there. Good place. Steve’s been at it for over 30 years, too. He kind of knows what he’s doing.

      • Frederick Larrabee

        i meant, it’s better than most on CBS 11’s list, but still not Nick & Sam’s.

  • Carlton

    Your methodology of arriving at the top steakhouses in Dallas is wrought with flaws. How can the top three in Dallas be omitted? The top three In Descending Order: PAPPAS BROS STEAKHOUSE, CHAIMBERLAIN’S, NICK AND SAM’S. Did you forget to sample their offerings?

    • george

      I agree whole-heartedly – Pappas is absolutely the bests, hands down!!

      • Che'NIta

        Pappas is tp of the line, agreed indeed.

    • Frederick Larrabee

      Richard Chamberlain does do a mean steak.

    • Randi

      Chamberlain’s in the top two or three for sure.

  • Eduardo De La Cruz Jr.

    you can tell the food critics for CBS11 either get paid or have had their taste buds removed along with their wallets. Steak is a wonderful amazing thing to savor, not the cost or place.

  • C B

    I wish they would have a “Craziest Chefs In Dallas” list. I’ll start the list – AVNER SAMUEL.

  • Woody

    Al Biernat’s is terrible. You’re talking about steak man, not a good bar crowd right? Maybe they hide the good food for those living in the bubble.
    Nick and Sam’s dude.

  • Kevin

    I miss Sizzler

  • gabernathy

    At least I can afford to eat at DUNSTON’s, don’t think I can afford to eat at any of the one’s mentioned.

  • Fred Garvin

    The fact Pappas was not listed at all completely makes this list suspect.

  • Laura

    What about Chamberlain’s Steak and Chophouse and Ruth’s Chris? I am in the restaurant business, and I get nothing but complaints from guests about III Forks and Del Frisco’s–I never refer people there. Every time I do, I get negative feedback. Chamberlain’s and Ruth’s Chris always leave glowing reviews. This article is not very accurate, although my experience at the Place at Perry’s was magnificent.

  • Johnny Sue

    Charco Broiler beats these places hands down when it comes to a tasty steak at a great price. Pllus a Decor that would make a Bishop Arts District patron scream!

  • chas

    Why has Hibiscus not been mentioned in the top 5 or 6

  • bobo

    Steak and Ale was the best!! Bob’ a thief.

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