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This page of Steak Houses and opinions was originally compiled from a thread in austin.general. Your comments, opinions, and recommendations are welcomed.

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Tokyo Steak Houses are listed below the regular Steak Houses.

Austin Land & Cattle Co.

1205 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
Tel: 472-1813


Dan McKlusky’s Restaurants

301 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: 473-8924
10000 Research Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759
Tel: 346-0780


Bill Fergerson
Well, it’s obvious, but Dan McKlusky’s (spelling?) is great. They really will cook it the way you order it, and not just mostly burned or not burned. Other side dishes are great, as well as the other fish and chicken entrees. A bit on the pricey side though.
Dewey Coffman
Steaks are always one level undercooked to what you order, Rare=on the grill for one minute, Medium Rare=Rare=cool pink center(etc.).
Brian Combs
I have to agree that the steaks are always undercooked one level. Last time I was there, the waiter even mentioned this. So, I just order my steak medium well rather than medium, and it’s always been quite good.
David Croley (10/14/94)
Try their fish too. Most excellent Mahi-Mahi. My only bad experience was an appertizer of mushrooms that was too salty to eat. The waiter was nice about, and they were promptly replaced. As others said, great steak.

The Hoffbrau

613 West Sixth
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: 472-6279


Old San Francisco Steaks & Seafood

8709 N. IH-35
Austin, Texas 78753
Tel: 835-9200


Richard Barnett
A good steak at a good price, with plenty of desserts/sweets available if you still have room after the steak. And it’s always good if a restaurant can provide some entertainment – look out for the girl on the swing. If you are taking the kids, they get to try the swing for themselves. And guys, if you like waitresses in stockings this is the place for you!!
Jerry Dunham
While I haven’t been there for some months, my wife and I have always enjoyed the Old San Francisco Steakhouse. The steaks have been consistently good (although she HAS had to send her well done back because it was pink inside – once), and we like the atmosphere. Besides, the piano player always plays what we request.
Carsten Dreesbach (10/19/94)
I have been to the Old San Francisco Steak House twice now, and both times they’ve had excellent food. I am quite taken in with the girls on the swing, myself. They make a good dinner even more visually appealing. ;]

Outback Steakhouses

713 East Huntland Drive
Austin, Texas 78752
Tel: 458-6283
11600 Research Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759
Tel: 343-6333


Dewey Coffman
Decent steaks once you get to them, they put way too much seasoned salt on them though. The restaurant as a whole seems to be set up to "FORCE" you to wait, so that you will buy drinks before dinner.
Jerry Dunham
We recently tried the Outback Steakhouse. The food was good, but not great, and the atmosphere was interesting, but not equal to the OSF Steakhouse. In spite of the name, the food was NOT Aussie, but was typical Austin steakhouse fare. We’ll probably go back, just because it is conveniently located for us, but we were not deceived.
David Croley (10/14/94)
BIG knives and forks. Lots of food. Popular place.
Brian Combs
This is probably my favorite steakhouse in Austin. I agree with Dewey’s comments below about forcing you to wait, but I usually prefer to have a beer before I have a good steak anyway. I like the Aussie motif.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

3010 Guadalupe
Austin, Texas 78705
Tel: 477-7884


Dewey Coffman
Excellant steaks, you won’t need a sharp knife to cut any of their steaks, cooked in butter, so the steak is sizzling and heavy on the fat content when it reached your table, the Steak alone start at $12-$15 and everything else is a la carte, ie, you have to order a potato(e), veggies. whatever. Expect to need reservations on weekend nights after 6pm.
Brian Combs
I agree that the steaks are great, but the sides being a la carte really rubs me wrong. IMNSHO, a steak should come with a spud and a salad.

Texas Land & Cattle Co.

6007 North IH 35
Austin, Texas 78723
Tel: 451-6555


U.R.Cooks Steakhouse

9012 Research Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78758
Tel: 453-8350


Dewey Coffman
Good Large steaks, kinda expensive for a steak you have to cook yourself.

Tokyo Steak Houses

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

315 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: 482-9010


Tokyo Steak House

3563 Far West Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78731


Brian Combs (9/5/94)
My benchmark for Tokyo Steak Houses is Benihana’s in San Francisco. I recently went to the Tokyo Steak House for the first time and was pleased to learn that my chef had trained at Benihana’s in Hawaii. I was not disappointed. It was every bit as good as I hoped, and it was very filling. I will definitely be back.


Richard Barnett ([email protected])
Dewey Coffman ([email protected])
David Croley ([email protected])
Carsten Dreesbach ([email protected])
Jerry Dunham ([email protected])
Bill Fergerson ([email protected])
Arthr D. Flatau ([email protected])
Brian Michalk

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