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Steaks in Dallas?

mch2212 Oct 3, 2013 06:36 AM

I'm going to visit my 23 year old son in Dallas next week. I want to get a good steak and I've seen all the traditional men's club type choices, which might be fine but I'm wonder - is there an off the beaten path type delicious steak place you recommend? Maybe a hole in the wall place or one that's not so fancy? I want delicious and good service but just prefer something with a little more edge to it, rather than the straight up traditional. Also, if the best is straight up traditional then that's fine - just looking for direction. Thanks!

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    chloebell Oct 3, 2013 06:57 AM

    I've never been, but have heard Pappas is great.

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    1. re: chloebell
      twinwillow Oct 3, 2013 08:34 AM

      Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is my favorite steakhouse in Dallas. And although very pricey, they're the ultimate great steak experience.

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      demigodh Oct 3, 2013 07:21 AM

      Going a whole different direction, you could check out Charco's broiler in either Oak Cliff or Pleasant Grove. You can get a ribeye, loaded baked potatoe and side salad for under $10. Nothing phenomenal but it has the "edge" factor.

      1. twinwillow Oct 3, 2013 08:27 AM

        Downtown, the OP might enjoy the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, Hoffbrau Steakhouse, The Palm, or the Dallas Chop House to name just a few.


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          foiegras Oct 3, 2013 01:54 PM

          For off the beaten path, I've had great steak at Local in Deep Ellum, or you could try Rick's Chop House in McKinney (great shopping on the square). The service is great there, the food is good, and the town is well worth a visit. I have never been to Cattlemen's in FW (since 1947), but have seen others recommend it here. My impression is that it's old school.

          I like Pappas too (although my RW visit this year was an epic fail), but it is definitely a traditional men's club type choice.

          The Place at Perry's is another choice that's a little different. Nice food (if you go, be sure to get the tomato bisque), great service, and the interior's really interesting ... huge art glass chandeliers, etc.

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            mch2212 Oct 3, 2013 06:00 PM

            I'll check all these out but he lives in Deep Ellum. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and I'm open to any additional leads.

            1. re: mch2212
              twinwillow Oct 3, 2013 07:01 PM

              That would make him very close to downtown.

          2. girloftheworld Oct 3, 2013 07:33 PM

            these may be out of the way..i have no sense of distance because I dont drive but

            I like captain nemos, beef house and the chop shop

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              Bigrayok Oct 6, 2013 06:36 PM

              I like Dunston's on Inwood and Dunston's Prime on Harry Hines BLVD.

              Bigray in Ok

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