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Moderate price steak house in Dallas

randyjl Jul 12, 2012 07:41 PM

I need recommendations for moderate priced steak houses. NOT Pappas Steaks or Golden Corral. I would like a decent steak and cannot afford the big stars of beef.

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  1. twinwillow RE: randyjl Jul 12, 2012 09:05 PM

    Texas Land & Cattle has very decent steaks at very reasonable prices. The location I like at Lemmon and Cole has easy self parking in their own private lot.

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      randyjl RE: twinwillow Jul 12, 2012 09:22 PM

      I have been there, but I can't ever seem to order anythign but the smoked sirloin. I love it!

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      hypemnd RE: randyjl Jul 13, 2012 06:08 AM

      I think Kirby's on Greenville is pretty good, too. Of course, you could always do Hillstone/Houston's. They have a couple of good steaks on the menu for <$40 with sides.

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        twinwillow RE: hypemnd Jul 16, 2012 09:09 AM

        Second both suggestions! Hillstones/Houston's does a great prime rib, too!

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        CocoaNut RE: randyjl Jul 13, 2012 06:27 AM

        As chains go, I've always enjoyed the quality/flavor/value at the 2 or 3 Saltgrass locations I've visited - although, regardless of hour, service at the one in Grapevine is worse that horrible.... consistently. I've complained verbally/written and it seems to fall on deaf ears.

        I grill my own steaks at home, but when going out, I like to order something I won't cook for myself. I generally order the prime rib, med-rare at SG and have never been unhappy.

        Thinking about prime rib, Lawry's on the toll road is superb and has very reasonable lunch prices, but only Mon-Fri.

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          foiegras RE: CocoaNut Jul 16, 2012 01:33 PM

          Agree about Saltgrass, and I think it beats Texas Land & Cattle, part of the reason being that the sides are better. TL&C really overbakes their potatoes ... or did when I was still going ;) I used to work near one and had a coworker who liked to eat there.

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          demigodh RE: randyjl Jul 13, 2012 06:58 AM

          hands down, charco's broiler. there's one on Jefferson in Oak Cliff and one on Buckner in Pleasant Grove. You can get a steak, loaded baked potato and side salad for under $10. Is it the greatest steak? No. It is, however, the greatest steak meal you will have at that price point. Further, the chop steak (cheap cuts chopped up and blended like a patty), is awesome.

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            sike101 RE: randyjl Jul 13, 2012 07:42 AM

            The Keg for a pretty good option for moderately priced steaks. The baseball cut steak is a bargain, if you like them on the rare side. Salads and sides are solid as well.

            +1 for the smoked sirloin at TL&C. Place is always on a wait though.

            1. irodguy RE: randyjl Jul 15, 2012 06:32 PM

              For something with some character I would recommend Dunstin's
              It's been a standard in Dallas for years.

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                randyjl RE: irodguy Jul 15, 2012 06:45 PM

                Went to Dunston's years ago and it was on the level of Sizzler's. Not good at all. Maybe is got the wrong thing or on an off night?

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                  irodguy RE: randyjl Jul 15, 2012 06:48 PM

                  Did you go to the Harry Hines location or Lovers? I find the that Harry Hines location is better.

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                    randyjl RE: irodguy Jul 15, 2012 06:51 PM

                    I have been to both. HH for lunch only.

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                    twinwillow RE: randyjl Jul 15, 2012 07:40 PM

                    I think Dunston's is better than Sizzler's but, not by much. HH is better than Lovers Lane. Btw, LL and HH have different owners.

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                    CocoaNut RE: irodguy Jul 16, 2012 06:13 AM

                    I met a long-lostt friend at Dunstons (HH) @ a year ago. I think the steak was long lost as well Ordered ribeye, med well. Less than 1/2", overcooked and horrible flavor. Was really disappointed, since it used to be a decent place for a cheap steak.

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                      twinwillow RE: CocoaNut Jul 16, 2012 09:07 AM

                      "used to be" being the key statement here.

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                        CocoaNut RE: twinwillow Jul 16, 2012 02:08 PM

                        Oh crap - can't believe I typed " ordered med well"! lol I've never ordered steak cooked past med-rare.... guess I was fixed on the "med-well" arrival.

                        Whatever, you're correct about the "used to be" assessment. I was really surprised because I keep seeing it's high qualities pop up here.

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                    mjtx RE: randyjl Jul 17, 2012 07:31 AM

                    Steve Field's is very good.
                    Hofbrau is good and reasonable.

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                      swoll50 RE: randyjl Jul 17, 2012 04:05 PM

                      How far you want to drive?

                      Four Winds in Will's Point is great and very reasonable.

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                        CocoaNut RE: randyjl Jul 18, 2012 06:57 AM

                        From the "Solo Dining" post, I looked at the menu from The Ranch. Strictly from pricing, it looks to be a fit for you

                        Note - the Ranch menu highlights their *Dublin* Dr Pepper BBQ sauce on the ribs and brisket. There is no more Dublin Dr Pepper - the independently run Dublin plant was closed last year by corporate Dr Pepper. Sad day in Dublin. :(

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                          twinwillow RE: CocoaNut Jul 18, 2012 10:08 AM

                          Looks perfect! Great recommendation. For anyone!

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