Tejas Steakhouse & Saloon
On the grounds of Tejas Rodeo Company, and serving authentic & award winning food.
Built out of a love for the Old West and it’s home cooked meals, and driven by the determination to provide our guests with an authentic and uniquely Texas experience, our Steakhouse is gaining recognition, both locally and across the state.
For years we served steaks out of our outdoor smokehouse during the rodeos. Popular because of the rich flavor, special rub and choice cuts, opening a steakhouse was a natural progression as the Tejas Rodeo Company grew. As our vision took shape for the design, we wanted to make sure that the result was a quality steakhouse where visitors would have a true Texas experience.
To start, we consulted culinary experts, but most importantly, we hit the road. From Alpine to Fort Worth, we crossed the state of Texas visiting the very best independent steakhouses. These well-known establishments offered quality food and unique atmospheres. We wanted to learn from the best and it was pretty tasty research! As our vision began to take shape, we decided the dining room would be a mini-museum allowing guests a glimpse into the Old West. Along with the original pieces of Western Art, we added photographs dating from the late 1800’s and turn of the century, Texas Rangers in full gear, famous Wild West Shows and rodeos.
The saddles, chaps, spurs, rifles, pistols and everything displayed is real and dates back to the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The oldest piece, and one of the most unique of the Winchester rifles, is the model 1866 Winchester, manufactured in 1870 and nicknamed the ‘Yellow Boy,’ it hangs in a place of honor behind the bar right above the Judge Roy Bean oil painting.
Along with the authentic atmosphere we wanted to serve genuine cowboy dishes. Using old family recipes and cowboy cookbooks, all our food is scratch-made daily and will please the most discriminating palates.
Our signature menu item is the KC pan seared steak. This type of steak may be well-known in West Texas, but no other steakhouse in South Texas serves the KC steak like we do. We start by hand-cutting two ounce medallions of Premium Akaushi Beef from the Beeman Family Ranch, next it’s generously seasoned with our Tejas rub, pan seared and served in generous portions. This steak has so much flavor that Texas Monthly named it the “Best Steak in Texas”… it melts in your mouth and has become our most popular item.
We want to thank you for dining with us at Tejas Steakhouse and Saloon. Whether you’re local or passing through, we welcome you and hope you enjoy an authentic taste of Texas that is uniquely, Tejas.”