Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Red River Steakhouse--McLean, TX

If you ever find yourself on Interstate 40 or traveling old historic Route 66 between the Oklahoma line and Amarillo, Texas, it would be worth your while to forgo fast food if you are peckish and stop at the Red River Steakhouse in tiny McLean. They have been open since 1997 and have quite the following in the region. I particularly enjoy the chicken fried steak as it reminds me of my Grandma's CFS. The big dinner salad filled with fresh veggies and homemade Ranch dressing (though on my last visit they had run out of mushrooms and cucumbers) is another plus. On Friday and Saturday nights they usually have specials--barbeque ribs and sausage on Friday and prime rib on Saturday--often with live music in the back dining room.

Pan-fried chicken fried steak, gravy and a baked potato with sour cream
The menu has steaks, sandwiches, chicken, pork chops and such. The meals are large enough that you won't need an appetizer. Brown bread and butter are brought to your table after you are seated. 

My dining companions enjoyed their steaks and the prices were reasonable. No gouging the tourists passing though. I tend to stick with the chicken fry or a patty melt. Though I have enjoyed the catfish there too. All dinners come with a smidgen of cobbler, peach or plum, your choice.

Go ahead and stop in if you are ever journeying across the Texas Panhandle. You won't be sorry. While you are in McLean you can also check out the Barbed Wire and Rt. 66 museum.

Service is very friendly. Decor is rustic. Closed on Sunday and Monday.  No alcohol is served.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday ~ Saturday
11a.m. to 9 p.m.

101 W. Hwy 66
McLean, TX 79057
806-779-8940

DIRECTIONS:
We are located in McLean, Texas, at the intersection of highway 273 and old Route 66 (or business loop I-40).


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