Central Texas' wild game scene is strong with many local cattle ranches and hunting preserves, making Austin a hot spot for amazing steak. Combined with the city's fierce love for anything local and unique, we have some of the freshest and most creative meat dishes in the nation. Here are the best steakhouses in Austin where you are sure to find the perfect cut.
Don't be fooled by the unassuming facade. Austin Land and Cattle Co. provides a rare blend of a laid-back yet elegant atmosphere, fine wine, and prime steak dishes. Located at Lamar Boulevard and 12th Street, ALC is an independent, family-owned steakhouse serving aged-beef with an Austin flair since 1993. Austin Land and Cattle continues to thrive and bring in its loyal clientele with signature dishes, great service, and true Austin hospitality. The perfect spot for a cozy date or get together with friends, ALC invites you in with a dark and intimate setting and delicious cocktails and desserts. Stop in for the happy hour, and you might be tempted to stay for a melt-in-your-mouth sirloin with a side of bacon truffle mac and cheese.
Hudson's on the Bend
Located in the heart of the Hill Country just west of Austin, Hudson's on the Bend is the ideal hideout if you're looking for an unpretentious and delicious dining experience. Hudson's menu includes venison, quail, pheasant, duck, rabbit, wild boar, and Black Angus beef medallions as well as trout, lobster, and shrimp dishes. Meats are smoked in the rock smokehouse and grilled over pecan wood, with careful preparation given to each type of cut. Pair your dish with one of the many bottles of wine to choose from, and relax in the casual 1950s ranch house-turned-restaurant with your dining companions.
Vince Young Steakhouse
Vince Young Steakhouse is locally owned and operated in downtown Austin. The steak selections are sure to keep you coming back. Diners enjoy ordering steaks cooked to their specifications, sipping wine pairings suggested by the knowledgeable staff, and ending the meal with the house-made desserts. If you are on a low-carb diet you can order your protein with one or two of the healthy side dishes offered, or go for the famous bacon mac and cheese, and top your steak with lump crab meat while you're at it. After all, you only live once.
The Original Hoffbrau
Great food and a timeless, homey atmosphere combine for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Often served with the famous steakhouse potato fries, Hoffbrau steaks have been bringing Austinites and tourists to this original location since 1932. As the oldest family-run steakhouse in Austin, Hoffbrau prides itself on serving great steak and making sure every guest is treated like a family member. Once you've dined at the Hoffbrau, you'll see why there's no need for a menu.
Bob's Steak & Chop House
Bob’s Steak & Chop House is a classic steakhouse that combines elegance, a lively atmosphere, and generous servings of traditional American food. Bob's opened its first location in Dallas in 1993 and has expanded nationwide with a reputation for straightforward food, expertly grilled steaks, and unique personality at each location. Famous for making every dish in-house (and the stiff drinks), Bob’s Steak & Chop House also offers a rooftop bar with great views of the city, a perfect way to end the evening.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Located on the corner of Seventh Street and Congress Avenue, Perry’s Steakhouse is walking distance from many of downtown’s main attractions. The wine list is extensive, featuring wines from all over the world, and the well-versed staff is helpful in suggesting the perfect pairing for your dish. A selection of USDA-aged Prime beef, soups, salads, and fresh seafood compose the award-winning menu, making this steakhouse a great destination for any event. The famous pork chop is a crowd pleaser, carved tableside and served with homemade applesauce.