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Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Low-Brow Steakhouse in Dallas

This is the opposite of what he wants. (Bob's by Kevin Marple)
This is the opposite of what he wants. (Bob’s by Kevin Marple)

This request comes from a loyal reader with a sunny disposition. His request is simple and to the point. He asks:

I’ve been looking for good “low-brow” steakhouses to visit either in the DFW area or just outside it. I don’t want prime and I don’t want class. Think of Dunstons, Trail Dust, or Cattlemans in Fort Worth with a good steak, a baked tater with all the fixins, and a salad with ranch on it.

22 comments on “Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Low-Brow Steakhouse in Dallas

  1. The best cheap steak in Dallas is Charco Broiler, and it’s the best bakes potato in the city

  2. Hey thanks for the rec! I eat lunch in that area a lot. Will put it on the rotation.

  3. I’ve been to Dunstons, Train Dust, and Cattlemans. I’m looking for some places I haven’t been yet and hoping yall know of some.

  4. If you find yourself in Decatur, Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes on the square really fits the bill.

  5. It’s a chain, but you won’t beat Texas Roadhouse for quality, affordability and service. This is a peanut shells on the floor kind of place.

  6. My favorite $10-15 steak is from Bucks Prime. $15-25 goes to Dunston’s or Salt Grass.

  7. Hard to find, but it would fit your bill. Of couerse by the time you drive out there and back… You can probably pay for a nicer steakhouse.

  8. Definitely Angelo’s in Irving. Sure it’s not Bob’s Steak and Chop House, and the Angelo’s waitresses may not have all their teeth, but you can get a decent steak dinner for about $15 with side salad and a choice of either bake potato or spaghetti. Also their lunch menu is incredibly cheap. Miss that place. Wish I still worked in Irving.

  9. If he likes a great Rib Eye Lunada Tex Mex Grill has a dish and it comes with a grilled shrimp enchilada a salad with sliced avocado, it is fantastic!

  10. Never gone wrong at Saltgrass. Always tasty, and salad and baked potato great. Check out the Shiner Bread.

  11. The last time I went there it was just OK but I will go back. The baked potato was the best.

  12. I always wonder why we don’t have the super low brow chains in Dallas like Bonanza, Ponderosa, Sizzler or Sirloin Stockade. Not even in the burbs!

  13. Last time we went there it just wasn’t the same as old times. Couldn’t put my finger on it. Maybe it was because Pete is gone. Maybe I growed up some. The drive out there isn’t as fast or as country either. Everything changes.

  14. There used to be a Bonanza, or was it Ponderosa, on Buckner. And we did have Sizzlers. All the good old diners are closing. Circle Grill I-30 at Buckner is good if you have to have liver & onions right now!