Texas is known for its cattle country and its prized beef, so it is no surprise that it also houses some of the best steakhouses in the United States. From classic menus to menus exuding Latin flare, the only thing that is for certain is that if you're in Texas be sure to treat yourself to some of the best steak in the country.
We have composed a list of the top 10 best steakhouses in the Lone Star State that will satisfy the cravings of any carnivore.
1. Pearland: Killen's Steakhouse
If you want to sink your teeth into the best steak in Texas, make your way to the South Houston suburb of Pearland.
Being from Pearland, I have had the privilege of enjoying Killen's Steakhouse since the day that it opened and I am proud that another fellow Pearland-native, Chef Ronnie Killen, has brought such elegant and delicious food to our hometown.
Be sure to pair your expertly cooked steak with a side of creamed spinach or their smoked brisket and white beans for an extra carnivore kick.
2. San Antonio: Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood
Named one of the best steakhouses in the United States and recognized by the Texas Cattle Feeders Association for selling top quality Texas beef, Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood is a must-stop destination for any steak-lover traveling through San Antonio.
Located just off of the River Walk in downtown, owner and Executive Chef, Mark Bohanan, will delight even the most discerning palettes with his modern menu of classic cattleman dishes. Be sure to pair your succulent steak with their lobster creamed corn or jumbo asparagus.
3. Houston: Taste of Texas
Proudly serving only Certified Angus Beef, Taste of Texas has a walk-up meat counter where you can purchase their prized beef, or order online and have these steaks shipped right to your door. My preference is to get a table at their restaurant and leave the cooking to the Chef professionals.
I've been enjoying this restaurant since I was a little girl and one of my favorite things about this restaurant is their enormous salad bar filled with every culinary delight you could possibly imagine to put on your salad.
Bring your vegetarian friends, they'll be impressed with the salad bar, while you'll be impressed with the steak.
4. Austin: Bartlett's
Known for their perfectly pink prime rib and their award-winning wine menu, Bartlett's is an Austin institution that prides itself on quality ingredients and their completely made-from-scratch menu.
Located just North of downtown, be sure to make the trip the next time you're in the capital city for a taste of what this great state has to offer.
5. Dallas: Nick and Sam's
Frequently named one of the best steakhouses in Dallas, Nick and Sam's serves up exceptional cuts of quality beef and a pretty spectacular dirty gin martini.
Sleek and sophisticated, much like the city surrounding this steakhouse, be sure to try some of their Japanese-fusion dishes or their specialty Japanese beef.
6. Corpus Christi: Republic of Texas Bar and Grill
Located in the Omni Hotel, overlooking both the cityscape and the Gulf Coast, find yourself on top of Texas, eating some of the best beef in the Lone Star State.
Executive Chef, Daniel M. Rosa, takes the flavors of two culinary destinations, Texas and Puerto Rico, and melts them into one delicious menu.
The Republic of Texas Bar and Grill is a must-stop for fresh seafood and perfectly cooked steak.
7. El Paso: El Cuartito Azul
With three locations around the El Paso area and a menu steeped in the traditions of Argentinian food, El Cuartito Azul is a coveted steakhouse thriving on the zesty flavors of Latin cuisine.
Be sure to start with an order of empanadas, dive into their mouth-watering steak, and then finish your meal off right with a slice of tres leches cake.
8. Lubbock: Las Brisas Southwest Steakhouse
Las Brisas Southwest Steakhouse began in April 2007 with a desire to broil their Reserve Black Angus steaks at temperatures exceeding two thousand degrees, to not only lock in the flavor and juices of the steak, but to enhance the overall texture of each steak.
Their all-natural menu is permeated with the flavors of the Southwest and will entice any carnivore into indulgence.
Be sure to partner your steak with their truffled mashed potatoes and jalapeño Caesar salad for a truly decadent dinner.
9. Wills Point: Four Winds Steakhouse
Anyone who's stepped inside Four Winds Steakhouse has come out a changed person, and it's not just the views of the property on a sprawling East Texas ranch. Four Winds holds a place near and dear to East Texans' hearts because it's near impossible to have a bad meal here.
Whether you're in the mood for their sugar-cured pork chops or the incredible 26-ounce bone-in ribeye, you won't leave the table disappointed.
10. Abilene: Beehive Restaurant
Located in the heart of Abilene, this steakhouse prides itself on the authentic flavors of West Texas. The Beehive Restaurant is known by locals as being the best off-the-beaten-path steakhouse in the great state of Texas.
They are also known for their perfectly cooked prime rib and their recipe for beef Oscar, which includes a nice-sized steak wrapped in bacon and topped with luscious crab meat.