Ten Tasty Dallas Area Destinations to Indulge Your Inner Carnivore

If there’s one thing that Dallasites love, it’s a good steak. Which is only fitting since Texas is the top beef producing state in the nation. And as such, it should come as no surprise that the metroplex is brimming with high-quality steakhouses. The only difficult part is deciding which one to choose.

For those with big appetites and bank accounts to match, there’s Al Biernat’s, an Oak Lawn institution known for stellar steaks, seafood and celebrity spotting. Located nearby is Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. Don’t let the name mislead you: Along with sensational sea-worthy fare, this place cranks out flawless filets, ribeyes and New York strips.

And talk about an elevated dining experience. The killer view offered from SER Steak + Spirits is enough of a reason to visit. But it’s not the only one–this rooftop spot at the Hilton Anatole hotel also boasts an equally dazzling menu of steaks, wild game and fish.

Then there's Knife in the Highland Dallas hotel, a contemporary steakhouse headed up by James Beard-nominated chef John Tesar. Here, meat-lovers are treated to a variety of cuts designed to fit every taste and budget. If meat’s not your thing, there’s plenty of other options to fill your stomach, including house-made pastas, fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes.

Finally, no list of steak joints is complete without mentioning Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. This place is a classic carnivore's house of worship– featuring luscious slabs of meat and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine program.

Craving more? Then make sure to add these bastions of beef to your ever-growing list of Dallas dining destinations.

Kenny's Wood Fired Grill
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Channeling a 1940's Chicago style chophouse, chef Kenny Bowers' eponymous restaurant proves that you don't have to break the bank for a supremely luscious piece of meat. For around $35, you can score the likes of rib-eyes covered in garlicky...  Read More

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
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If any place knows meat, it's Perry's. After all, this high-end bastion of beef got its start as a butcher shop back in 1979. Now, the family-owned Houston chain boasts fourteen locations around the country, including metroplex offshoots in...  Read More

Fogo de Chao-Plano
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Known as a venerable temple for the flesh-obsessed, this Brazilian based steakhouse chain offers an unlimited smorgasbord of more than a dozen glorious grilled meats, all of which are all paraded to the table by bambacho-clad carvers. There's...  Read More

Eddie V's Prime Seafood
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Pay no attention to the name. Sure, it's got terrific seafood, but Eddie V's knocks out some seriously superb cuts of meat as well. Which is undoubtedly why this upscale chain ranks among one the best in the country. For starters; USDA prime...  Read More

Nick and Sam's Steakhouse
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This Uptown hotspot is a magnet for carnivores, and for good reason: The menu features around half a dozen cuts of beef and seven varieties of Japanese Wagyu. Plus, it's one of only a handful of restaurants in the country that serves real Kobe...  Read More

Al Biernat's
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Enduringly popular with Dallas' movers and shakers, Al Biernat's has been a neighborhood stalwart for over 15 years. And there's as much buzz around the celebs who dine here as there is about the food. The attraction is a combination of...  Read More

Knife Dallas
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Celebrity chef John Tesar's swanky meat mecca, inside the Highland Dallas hotel--has been the talk of the town since it opened in 2014. And there's a good reason for all the buzz: Knife serves up superbly flavorful meat, most of which has been...  Read More

SER Steak + Spirits
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With its location on the twenty-seventh floor of the Hilton Anatole hotel, the views from SER (pronounced sear) are, as you might expect, stunning. And if the views alone don't wow you, then the black Angus tomahawk encrusted with smoked blue...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Matt Callahan


Celebrity chef Dean Fearing's namesake restaurant in the swanky Ritz Carlton has always been known for its elevated Southwestern cuisine. And thanks to its new Butcher Block menu, featuring locally sourced Texas Wagyu/Texas Angus steaks from A...  Read More

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
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It's been said that when it comes to steakhouses, Pappas Bros. is one of the metroplex's (as well as the country's) most cherished institutions for beef-eaters to pay their respects. Luscious slabs of filet mignons, ribeyes, New York strips and...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene