Best places to get a steak

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 12 restaurants serve Dallas’s best steaks. Go forth, and live your meat-obsessed dreams.

Note: Restaurants are listed geographically.

1. Randy’s Steakhouse

7026 Main St
Frisco, TX
(972) 335-3066

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It might be a haul to Frisco, but this charming steakhouse is worth the drive. Open since 1993, Randy’s hasn’t changed much in that time, and there’s really nothing wrong with that. Score a Prime ribeye for just $32, which leaves just enough wiggle room in the budget to splurge on extra sides (creamed spinach and potato gratin are good choices) and a gravy boat filled with Bearnaise, perfect for drenching a steak.

2. Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill

5000 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX
(972) 392-9663

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Tucked into a busy Addison strip, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill is a perfect spot for steak night. The cuts here are grilled over wood and served with accoutrements like bacon-walnut butter spiked with Roquefort cheese and Kenny’s excellent chipotle steak sauce.

3. Neighborhood Services

Neighborhood Services also serves a chicken fried ribeye that is totally steakhouse worthy. If something more traditional is in order, splurge on NHS’s “funk room” Delmonico. It’s aged to perfection in a salt-lined room for 60 days.

A wood bar with tall bar chairs and antler decor in the background

4. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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

5. Sevy’s Grill

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.

6. Dunston’s Steakhouse

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, bone-in 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