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14 Essential Dallas Steakhouses

Where to find this meat-obsessed city’s finest cuts

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Prime rib from Chaimberlain’s Steak and Chop House
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It used to be that Dallas was known only as a land of steakhouses, but the city’s reputation has changed in recent years. Still, the steakhouse is a fixture of Dallas’ dining scene, largely because no one can deny the appeal of a perfectly-grilled hunk of USDA Prime beef.

Ranging from Chef John Tesar’s modern take on steak to longstanding institutions dedicated to the classic steakhouse vibe, these 14 restaurants serve Dallas’s best steaks. Go forth, and live your meat-obsessed dreams.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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10477 Lombardy Ln
Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 366-2000
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This Houston export has long been a fixture of Dallas’s steak scene, thanks to its top-quality beef, superb service, and massive cellar of wines. Start dinner with a cup of the famed turtle gumbo, then dig into an Akaushi filet mignon or bone-in Prime ribeye. Looking for a serious splurge? Go for the 40-ounce porterhouse for two that’s carved tableside.

Bone-in steak served on a white plate with steak knife and side dishes in the background Courtesy Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

2. Town Hearth

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1617 Market Center Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-1617
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It’s no secret that Chef Nick Badovinus knows his way around beef, and this Design District spot is as splashy and flashy (and steak-devoted) as they come. Under the glow of chandeliers, dig into hearth-grilled beef that’s worth the pretty penny it costs.

3. Dunston's Steakhouse

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5423 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX
(214) 352-8320
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It doesn’t have the flashy appeal of Dallas’ fancier steakhouses, but Dunston’s is a laid-back, budget-friendly meat oasis. Score a Prime, t-bone ribeye for less than $30, and fill up on ranch-drenched veggies at Dunston’s delightfully old-school salad bar.

A dining room with retro wood paneling, vinyl booths, and tables draped in white tablecloths

4. Chamberlain's Steak and Fish

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5330 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 934-2467
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Chef Richard Chamberlain opened his eponymous restaurant in 1993. Typical steakhouse fare like a wedge salad and shrimp and lobster bisque join less traditional dishes like pomegranate glazed duck breast and Wagyu beef bolognese. Take note: Sundays bring a 2-course special herb-roasted prime rib dinner for $34.99.

Prime rib at Chamberlain’s
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5. Bob's Steak & Chop House

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4300 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX
(214) 528-9446
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As old-school as it gets, Bob’s has been a Dallas institution since 1993. The menu here may not be particularly adventurous, but there’s no denying the appeal of Prime ribeye, Maryland-style crab cakes, and Bob’s iconic glazed carrot.

A bone-in steak, glazed whole carrot, and baked potato on white plate. Asparagus and roasted mushrooms in the background Bob’s Steak & Chop House

6. Nick & Sam's

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3008 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX
(214) 871-7643
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A favorite of old money types and celebrities alike, it’s not totally uncommon to see a few Cowboys or other local celebs in this Uptown dining room. The steaks here are solid, the service is attentive, and it’s swanky enough to impress even the finickiest of diners.

A dimly lit dining room with tables draped in white tablecloths, a striking art fixture, and dark wood cabinets

7. Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

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702 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 744-3287
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Don’t let visiting tourists have all the fun; YO Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End is a classic Texas-style steakhouse without the fussiness of the bigger, more opulent spots in town. Chef and owner Tony Street uses products from local farms, ranches and artisans to cook up traditional steakhouse fare like Prime beef cuts, wild game and Street’s own special gouda mac and cheese.

Steak at YO Ranch Steakhouse
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8. Sevy’s Grill

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8201 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX
(214) 265-7389
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A solid destination for family dinners, Sevy’s always keeps it classy. While not strictly a steakhouse, the smoke-kissed filet served with red wine sauce, grilled veggies, and crispy onions is definitely worth a try.

9. Al Biernat's Prime Steak & Seafood

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4217 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX
(214) 219-2201
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This popular special occasion spot is known for its extensive menu of steaks sourced from Texas farms, Japan, and beyond. Indulge in Japanese a5 Kobe beef that’s served by the ounce, or a classic cowboy-cut ribeye paired with creamed spinach, mushroom risotto, and roasted brussels sprouts.

10. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

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2100 Olive St Suite #100
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5151
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Though best known for their towering pork chops, and even though the small chain has expanded outside of Texas, Perry’s is at its core a Texas steakhouse and has been since it first opened up as a butcher shop in Houston in 1979. Today Perry’s Steakhouse offers up fancy cocktails, seafood towers, steaks and chops plus three kinds of mac and cheese alongside that famous pork chop.

Filet at Perry’s Steakhouse
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11. Dakota's

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600 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 740-4001
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This recently-resurrected Dallas institution is probably better known for its atmosphere — a subterranean garden complete with a fire pit sand 20-foot water wall — but it also delivers classic steakhouse fare, including several cuts of meat aged by Allen Brothers, and sides like oysters Rockefeller, wedge salad, and loaded mashed potatoes.

12. Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse

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1807 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-0348
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Wood-grilled steaks, fish, and vegetables are served family-style inside this Downtown Argentinian steakhouse. Start with an order or two of the restaurant’s famous empanadas served with chimmichurri sauce and a big salad, and enjoy your favorite cut of meat, sliced and served tableside.

Steak and veggies on the parrilla at Corrientes 348
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13. CBD Provisions

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4500
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Calling itself “a modern Texas brasserie with a steakhouse alter-ego,” CBD Provisions inside the Joule hotel is named for the Central Business District in which it is located in downtown Dallas. The pig’s head carnitas are a popular favorite, but the steaks are not to be missed, offering just a handful of choice cuts alongside hand-cut fries and house chimichurri.

Steak frites at CBD Provisions
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14. Knife Dallas

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5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX
(214) 443-9339
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Chef John Tesar’s meat temple at The Highland has racked up accolades and inspired a cookbook. The steaks here are aged in a special $50,000 dry aging chamber for up to 240 days, adding an intense funk and richness. For those balling on a budget, Knife’s “new-school” cuts like skirt steak and tri-tip are just as good as the pricier hunks of beef on offer.

A bone-in, pink-in-the-middle steak that’s sliced, served on a white plate Bill Addison/Eater

1. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

10477 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220
Bone-in steak served on a white plate with steak knife and side dishes in the background Courtesy Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

This Houston export has long been a fixture of Dallas’s steak scene, thanks to its top-quality beef, superb service, and massive cellar of wines. Start dinner with a cup of the famed turtle gumbo, then dig into an Akaushi filet mignon or bone-in Prime ribeye. Looking for a serious splurge? Go for the 40-ounce porterhouse for two that’s carved tableside.

10477 Lombardy Ln
Dallas, TX 75220

2. Town Hearth

1617 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

It’s no secret that Chef Nick Badovinus knows his way around beef, and this Design District spot is as splashy and flashy (and steak-devoted) as they come. Under the glow of chandeliers, dig into hearth-grilled beef that’s worth the pretty penny it costs.

1617 Market Center Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

3. Dunston's Steakhouse

5423 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX
A dining room with retro wood paneling, vinyl booths, and tables draped in white tablecloths

It doesn’t have the flashy appeal of Dallas’ fancier steakhouses, but Dunston’s is a laid-back, budget-friendly meat oasis. Score a Prime, t-bone ribeye for less than $30, and fill up on ranch-drenched veggies at Dunston’s delightfully old-school salad bar.

5423 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX

4. Chamberlain's Steak and Fish

5330 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
Prime rib at Chamberlain’s
Via Chamberlain’s Facebook page

Chef Richard Chamberlain opened his eponymous restaurant in 1993. Typical steakhouse fare like a wedge salad and shrimp and lobster bisque join less traditional dishes like pomegranate glazed duck breast and Wagyu beef bolognese. Take note: Sundays bring a 2-course special herb-roasted prime rib dinner for $34.99.

5330 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254

5. Bob's Steak & Chop House

4300 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX
A bone-in steak, glazed whole carrot, and baked potato on white plate. Asparagus and roasted mushrooms in the background Bob’s Steak & Chop House

As old-school as it gets, Bob’s has been a Dallas institution since 1993. The menu here may not be particularly adventurous, but there’s no denying the appeal of Prime ribeye, Maryland-style crab cakes, and Bob’s iconic glazed carrot.

4300 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX

6. Nick & Sam's

3008 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX
A dimly lit dining room with tables draped in white tablecloths, a striking art fixture, and dark wood cabinets

A favorite of old money types and celebrities alike, it’s not totally uncommon to see a few Cowboys or other local celebs in this Uptown dining room. The steaks here are solid, the service is attentive, and it’s swanky enough to impress even the finickiest of diners.

3008 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX

7. Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

702 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
Steak at YO Ranch Steakhouse
Via the YO Steakhouse Facebook page

Don’t let visiting tourists have all the fun; YO Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End is a classic Texas-style steakhouse without the fussiness of the bigger, more opulent spots in town. Chef and owner Tony Street uses products from local farms, ranches and artisans to cook up traditional steakhouse fare like Prime beef cuts, wild game and Street’s own special gouda mac and cheese.

702 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75202

8. Sevy’s Grill

8201 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX

A solid destination for family dinners, Sevy’s always keeps it classy. While not strictly a steakhouse, the smoke-kissed filet served with red wine sauce, grilled veggies, and crispy onions is definitely worth a try.

8201 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX

9. Al Biernat's Prime Steak & Seafood

4217 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX

This popular special occasion spot is known for its extensive menu of steaks sourced from Texas farms, Japan, and beyond. Indulge in Japanese a5 Kobe beef that’s served by the ounce, or a classic cowboy-cut ribeye paired with creamed spinach, mushroom risotto, and roasted brussels sprouts.

4217 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX

10. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

2100 Olive St Suite #100, Dallas, TX 75201
Filet at Perry’s Steakhouse
Via the Perry’s Steakhouse Facebook page

Though best known for their towering pork chops, and even though the small chain has expanded outside of Texas, Perry’s is at its core a Texas steakhouse and has been since it first opened up as a butcher shop in Houston in 1979. Today Perry’s Steakhouse offers up fancy cocktails, seafood towers, steaks and chops plus three kinds of mac and cheese alongside that famous pork chop.

2100 Olive St Suite #100
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Dakota's

600 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

This recently-resurrected Dallas institution is probably better known for its atmosphere — a subterranean garden complete with a fire pit sand 20-foot water wall — but it also delivers classic steakhouse fare, including several cuts of meat aged by Allen Brothers, and sides like oysters Rockefeller, wedge salad, and loaded mashed potatoes.

600 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201

12. Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse

1807 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Steak and veggies on the parrilla at Corrientes 348
Photo courtesy Corrientes 348 Facebook

Wood-grilled steaks, fish, and vegetables are served family-style inside this Downtown Argentinian steakhouse. Start with an order or two of the restaurant’s famous empanadas served with chimmichurri sauce and a big salad, and enjoy your favorite cut of meat, sliced and served tableside.

1807 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

13. CBD Provisions

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Steak frites at CBD Provisions
Via the CBD Provisions Facebook page

Calling itself “a modern Texas brasserie with a steakhouse alter-ego,” CBD Provisions inside the Joule hotel is named for the Central Business District in which it is located in downtown Dallas. The pig’s head carnitas are a popular favorite, but the steaks are not to be missed, offering just a handful of choice cuts alongside hand-cut fries and house chimichurri.

1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

14. Knife Dallas

5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX
A bone-in, pink-in-the-middle steak that’s sliced, served on a white plate Bill Addison/Eater

Chef John Tesar’s meat temple at The Highland has racked up accolades and inspired a cookbook. The steaks here are aged in a special $50,000 dry aging chamber for up to 240 days, adding an intense funk and richness. For those balling on a budget, Knife’s “new-school” cuts like skirt steak and tri-tip are just as good as the pricier hunks of beef on offer.

5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX

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