Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yoranchsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2147443287
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday 11:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Tony Street
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Phone: 214-389-0981 Special Events: We have recently expanded and renovated the restaurant, more than doubling in size. Please come see the new and improved Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Public Transit: DART Rail (West End station)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Three large parking lots within 20 yards. Also street parking with meters.
A word from Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
The Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse is legendary for its extensive wild game selection, and many of those same animals roam freely over our 48,000 acre ranch and namesake near Kerrville, Texas.

For those in the mood to try something out of the ordinary, the Y.O. offers venison, game birds and our signature dish, the buffalo filet mignon.

The beef at the Y.O. is U.S.D.A. Prime and is hand-cut in house. We employ a method very similar to the one the ranch hands have been using for more than 125 years.

The Y.O Steakhouse private dining, bar and banquet facilities can accommodate parties from 20-300 for business or pleasure, day or night. Your guests will experience a uniquely Texan and memorable dining experience combined with the highest quality food and service available.
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Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)fit for foodies (60)good for groups (45)romantic (32)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (21)great for lunch (15)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (11)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Very impressive
    rkshaddix
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had several dishes here that I have never had before, and everyone one GREAT! The flavors were amazing, everything was cooked to perfection, and the wait team worked together to provide exceptional service. I will definitely be back for the venison appetizer and the buffalo filet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • R week
    Kschendt
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went here for resturant week and we all liked it a lot. They had a lot of different options you don't see everywhere which was fun. Out waiter was really good also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was our first time at Y.O. and we were thoroghly impressed. Food was amazing served by an attentive staff in a comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday with a baby
    SB95
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We took our 20 month old for an early dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was great, but what impressed me more was the preparation for a toddler. The menu was much more extensive than grilled cheese. His shrimp dinner was brought out with the appetizers, preventing him from getting bored or hungry. His food was just as high of quality as ours (we might have even stolen a shrimp). They even brought him Oreo cookies at the end while we enjoyed our custard. My husband and I were able to enjoy a nice dinner out along with the toddler.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was excellent but in the back section, I thought the tables were rather close to other parties especially the party for 2 tables. Couldn't really feel comfortable having a semi private conversation. Also for the type of food, I was not a fan of the atmosphere. It was shabby to me... But I'm not a true Texan either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Western flare
    chicchic5VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My appetizer of fried green tomatoes w/crab was wonderful. Another member had the lamb ribs and he said they were the best he had had. I had ribeye as my entree and it was cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely. A member of our group had the salmon and she said it said outstanding. The apple tart for desert was enough for the 4 of us, but we all had our on, not knowing how large it was going to be. They have lots of game meat, ie. buffalo, venison, quail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marilyndport
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Was a good place to try during Restaurant week. The staff was very friendly, and the manager was awesome in helping my handicapped husband get in and out of the doors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Y.O. = YUM OH
    CindyLouWho
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I'm so very glad the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse participated in Restaurant Week. Start with the fried green tomatoes topped with lump crab. YUM OH!! The medium rare smoked filet could not have been more tender. Perfect!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service!
    Sblades
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went for restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised that many items on their regular menu were on the restaurant week menu. Appetizers looked like they could be a main course on their own! Food was really good; our server was outstanding. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    slimfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service here was impeccable! We were seated as soon as we arrived, the waiter greeted us quickly, he granted all of our request without hesitation, the other servers were great as well, the food came out in a timely manner and was very good. The rib-eye apparently was seasoned and cooked to perfection (I don't eat beef..my boyfriend loves steak). I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and chicken fried lobster was different but tasty. To top it off, the apple tart was outstanding. Would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    garyemVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week in hopes of discovering a new place to dine. We found it. We had the Fried Green Tomatoes and Lamb Ribs for appetizers - both very good. Then we had the beef filet and the buffalo filet for entrees - again very good; prefer the beef over the buffalo. We ordered both the apple and chocolate dessert - the apple was OUTSTANDING; chocolate so-so. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK for the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Given all the great steakhouses in Dallas, this place was just OK. The wild game options were unique and a few in our party ordered them; buffalo and elk. My problem was with the wine list...I ordered FOUR different wines and EACH time, the waiter came back and said...'sorry, vintage change'. All 2011s...for those that read up on wine, it was a sub-par year for California. I finally gave up and ended up not liking what I settled for...I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing buffalo filet mignon
    Tj07071
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I did research before dining at this restaurant. I read great reviews about the buffalo fillet mignon. I must admit, at first I was a little skeptical about ordering buffalo. I usually like to stay within my safety zone by ordering filet mignon, a sirloin or a porterhouse steak. I'm glad I ordered the buffalo. The seasonings gave the meat an amazing flavor while cooked medium. If ever, I'm in Dallas again for business, I'll be sure to come back. Justin was my waitor and not only was he "easy on the eyes" but he provided me with great service. I hope this helps.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YO
    BAW806
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great appetizers and desserts. The steaks are average and overpriced. The smoked filet was good but I have had better in DFW.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Attention
    Beau
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everyone from the host to the servers to the management staff were all delightful. We went during restaurant week and had a blast of a time! Out of the lamb ribs, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes and crap, and corn and potato chowder, the chowder was hands down the best. As for the entrees, the buffalo filet mignon was magnificent as it was not too gamy. To end off, the apple tart could feed four people by itself. The experience was wonderful and we will sure come back to try out the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    amyleann73
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Really enjoyed our restaurant week experience. Chicken fried lobster was awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    frequent
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went during restaurant week. I like that they did not try to skimp you on your meal. It was excellent. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A lovely restaurant with amazing service. We went for restaurant week and enjoyed the tasting menu. The steaks that were served were very delicious and tasted like they had a mild marinade on the exterior. Defiantly a great place to take someone if they're from out of town and want the "Texas" experience. Decor is rustic country with lots of recycled wood and cattle horns.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YO for Birthday
    sannatizer35
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great. We went for restaurant week, and the volume of food for the special pricing was great! Very good value. Smoked filet was delicious. very unique and flavorful. Corn chowder was fantastic. Chocolate cake was VERY chocolaty, which I like, but my wife not as much. But she loved fried green tomatoes as well as Chicken Fried lobster (i thought it was a bit too breaded). Her apple tart was sweet, but not too sweet. Portion size was good (e.g. bigger than expected). Great restaurant. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for dinner
    pete
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I work near the West End and had dined there for lunch and enjoyed an occasional beer here after. My wife and I stopped by Aug. 16th and dined on the Restaurant Week menu. Our reservation was 6:30 pm and we were seated immediately. Our server Danielle took time to insure that my wife with a food allergy was taken care of. YO Ranch was very good and we will be back. The manager stopped by an took a genuine interest to insure that our dining experience was perfect. Stephen even asked if the shrimp and grits was ok for my wife since he took time to insure it was made with a shrimp broth. We have a wonderful meal and will return soon. Thanks to everyone at YO Ranch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    ValetWronged
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The lamb ribs, venison chop and quail breasts were outstanding. Definitely going back!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YO surprise
    BobK
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate at Y.O. ranch for restaurant week. The menu gave us good choices to pick from. We started with shrimp and grits and fried green tomato with crab appetizers. The green tomatoes were good, but the shrimp and grits were a bit off. My wife is from New Orleans and orders this often. Y.O.'s version was too "soupy" for my wife's taste. I got the smoked filet and my wife got the buffalo filet. The buffalo was wonderful but the smoked filet was almost too smoky. The deserts were only mediocre. When we left we met a man in the parking lot. My wife said something about eating at the Y.O.. It turns out it was the owner. When she told him about the shrimp and grits not being how she is used to, he agreed to make a change.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I probably wouldn't go back
    friscogirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We decided to go here for restaurant week. I had the salad, smoky filet and chocolate cake. I ordered a side of the gouda mac and cheese. The mac and cheese was incredible!! It had great flavor and lots of cheese. The salad had SOOO much garlic flavor in the dressing that is was hard to eat and this is coming from someone who loves garlic. The salad without the dressing was good...candied pecans, apple slices, cheese and greens. The dressing may have been good had you taken 70% of the garlic out. And finally, for a steak place, the steak was just ok. The steak was a little dry but luckily it had a little smoky sauce on top. For the price and with all the other great steak places out there, I wouldn't go back. :(
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great restaurant week find. All items were off of the regular menu which was fantastic and unique - lamb rib appetizer - fantastic! Venison - Fantastic! Apple Tart with ice cream....you guessed it....Fantastic!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, atmosphere
    AsianAttack
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I made it out here for date night, and it was lovely! The food was very good (well, barring a problem with chicken-fried lobster turning out poorly), and the staff was wonderful. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great experience
    Herc
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very memorable, having known the legend of the Y.O Ranch the staff was well educated about the history and made a great impression on my guest. The food was perfectly prepared and presented. The Venison wraps and Bison filets were a great hit
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was excellent
    BD237
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had the smoked filet and it was incredible. The flavor was great, and I could cut it with a fork. The chipotle cream sauce on top was also very good, although the steak was so great it did not need anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food though not traditional.
    Redsonia
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was good and some unusual. Good service and atmosphere. Gouda Mac and cheese is great.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YO Good!
    Nashville67
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. Located in a great part of Dallas, YO RanchSteakhouse offers a rocking menu and wine list with excellent service topped by great laid back atmosphere. I took a large party there for dinner and we all didn't want to leave. In the future, any trip to Dallas will include a meal at YO.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dallas trip
    Outonvac
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Steaks a bit hard for a medium steak, too much fat. Tom Collins was terrible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kalingan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very attentive service, server and manager made it a point to learn our names and used them throughout the night. Ordered the buffalo filet mignon (rare), which was perfectly cooked and super tender. Fiance had filet mignon, also tasty but not cooked medium rare as he requested; he still ate it. We had a late joiner but they never rushed us even if it ran after hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The wild game appetizer is what I came for and the venison and boar sausage were fantastic. The quail was just okay. Steak was comparable to other top end Steakhouse, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but overpriced
    ClarkFritzer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Nice place and good food, but you can get the same meal with funner ambiance across the street for 40% less price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChristopheD
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Upscale steakhouse with decent food and a nice wine list. Quiet inside, good service, good location. Worthwile trying the mixed grill, all coming from own game!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal
    Twisted2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The buffalo filet was amazing--best steak I've ever had
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steaks were good but
    Weezie969
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    While the taste of the food was good as always, the steaks arrived at the table and were almost room temperature, barely warm. This was the second time I have had this issue with steaks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raw Filet
    MT13
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Ordered the 8oz filet, medium. It came raw. They took it back and cooked it longer. So, the result was a filet that was unevenly cooked, still raw in some areas and well done in others. I have never seen a high end steak restaurant re-cook the same piece of meat after it's been cut through. Would not recommend this place at all. One note, they did take 1/2 off the price of the filet which was nice because I ate less than half, but they should have take the entire price off the bill.
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  • Disappointing
    Snowma
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Very disappointed! We had five in our party. The waitress came to our table with TWO menus. "We have a party of 30 - let me see if I can get some menus from them". Service was very spotty - at times we didn't see her for over 30 minutes. Food was OK. I had the beef filet - it was dry and lacked flavor. (Outback's steaks are better!) The only bright spot - the macaroni & cheese! We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We got the wild game platter, and it was amazing! The buffalo filet, quail and venison chop all had totally different flavors but worked perfectly together. The gouda mac and cheese and even just the house salad were very good, also. Our server was very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melt in your Mouth
    Travelady
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    There were four of us and we each ordered steaks....filet and sirloin of various weights. They were all cooked perfectly as ordered and were delicious. The entrée came with a few green beans, waffled carrots, and a purple potato; more than enough for a small appetite. The side dishes served two easily, maybe three, depending on the selection. Desserts were a large portion and good flavor. Our waiter was prompt and attentive. Priced a little high, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate