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About Bob's Steak and Chop House - Austin

A word from Bob's Steak & Chop House - Austin


Bob's Steak & Chop House is ranked as one the top steakhouses in the country. USDA Prime Beef seasoned and broiled perfectly. On top of that, the salads are huge, the shrimp are monsters and the bread is to die for. Our service is experienced, the wine list is extensive and the drinks stiff. If you're not a regular already, come by and let us prove why we're so proud of what we do.

Bob's Steak & Chop House
Just like last time.
Just like next time.

301 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Tuesday; 4:30pm to 10pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 4:30pm to 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - Midnight

Cross Street:
3rd Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 222-2627

Website:
http://bobs-steakandchop.com/austin/

Catering:
Catering Events in Austin's Special Venues

Parking Details:
$10.00 Valet parking by Hospitality Parking. Street Parking & Public Parking nearby

Executive Chef:
Erick Nixon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Hosting:
Private Rooftop Events
Private Dining Room Events
Restaurant Buy-outs for Large Groups

Private Dining

Whether you’re hosting a large business function, a small gathering of friends or anything in between, Bob’s will customize your event to make it special. Our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that every detail is exactly right, from the food and drinks to the ambiance and timing.

Bob's Steak and Chop House - Austin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for a Date (33)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
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Bar Seating (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and excellent service! Have eaten there several times and would definitely go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

I've read so many restaurant reviews over the years where the reviewer thinks they're a restaurant critic and deserves the space their writing on. I've been on the other side of reviews my whole career. That being said, I know feedback is important for continual growth and improvement. Hospitality was a 5 star. Crew was gracious, knowlagbe and hospitable. Very professional and friendly staff. But the drive-by generic "how is everything?" from the manager seemed awkward for her and not inviting. Service overall was slow. Very long drink time to where the server was apologizing when he arrived with them. Food - Seemed incredibly expensive for what you get. Caesar was almost twice what I'd pay anywhere else, and tasted like store bought dressing. The bread brought to the table was good, but definitely tasted like a par-baked generic grocery store loaf. Tomato and fresh mozzarella salad was ok. Definitely not FRESH, fresh mozzarella. Whatever Sysco had available. Creamed spinach was mostly cream with just a little Spinach. I would've preferred some more leafy green. My duck was chewey, had to spit out a couple bites because I couldn't chew them. Luxardo sauce on it was too sweet for my taste. Skillet potatoes were sold to me as just that with a peppercorn gravy. What I got was deep fried, thick potato chips with a packaged brown gravy poured over them.
My wife's steak was great. And she loved the smashed potatoes. We went for her birthday, and we expressed that we were full and couldn't eat dessert, and a very gracious gesture from our server packaged up a birthday dessert for her to take home and enjoy when we were ready. I liked that touch. But the size of the piece was ridiculous. And again, store bought generic cake. Overall, we did have a wonderful night, and the hospitality was gracious.
But I left feeling it wasn't worth it. The food was so generic on every course, and to me tasted so store bought or Commercial Commissary made. It didn't have a fresh taste.

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

While the food was good, it was quite pricey and I didn't find any of it amazing. I wouldn't recommend it to my friends because I don't think they could (or would want to) afford it. My husband and I split a steak, which came with potatoes and carrots. We also ordered the roasted Brussels sprouts. I liked the steak, but the vegetables were just OK. They also served house-made pickles (not my thing) and warm bread (which was delicious) as appetizers.

Because it was his birthday, they gave him a free dessert of his choice. We chose the chocolate peanut butter cake, which was awesome! I wish we'd known they would do that and we would have saved a little more room!

Our server was a little... overwhelming. My husband and I like a little more hands-off waitstaff and I felt he was too schmoosey and "used car salesman" for my taste. I don't need someone to serve my meat to me. I also found it annoying that he took away the pickles and the bread, especially since the bread was my favorite part. Oh well.

Making reservations was easy and the hostess was nice. The lighting was very dark (the waiter actually got out a flashlight to show us some things on the menu, which I also thought was obnoxious). The ambiance was mostly quiet, which was nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience! We were celebrating my husband's birthday and they treated him like a king! The customer service was awesome; our before dinner drinks and meals were not rushed and they not only gave him a signed birthday card,
but also a complimentary dessert. We both had filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection, as were the glazed carrot. If I had any complaint, it would be that asparagus was overcooked (my opinion), but no worries, my husband liked it a lot. We don't live in the Austin area, but I am sure we will return again one day.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoy Bob's for Pre-Concert Dinner when we attend Moody/ACL.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was perfect the only thing that went wrong was the steaks were on the wrong plates but that was fixed very quickly. Perfect spot for a date cant wait to go back to austin to have some. Bobs again

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very expensive wine list. While it is great to have some very good wines, some less expensive ones would have been nice as well. Probably won't be back because of this. Also, $17.34 for a martini is pretty steep.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was fine, but for the price point I expect better than mediocre

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went there on Thanksgiving day and had a very nice dinner for four. Everyone was friendly from the moment we walked in the door. The waitstaff were all wonderful and very professional . Chris was our waiter and we were very happy with the service he provided and his suggestions for wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Since my Mom passed away (3 years ago), my family and I have fined at Bob’s every Thanksgiving. We are never disappointed and we will continue to celebrate and give thanks at Bob’s.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family had Thanksgiving dinner at Bob's and some of us had their traditional turkey dinner and it was absolutely delicious. As were the non traditional ( steak) dishes that others had. Service was wonderful as was the ambience. Very nice experience!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food! Great service! Nice bar and friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our first visit to Bob's. We went for Thanksgiving dinner, just the two of us. The service was professional and friendly. The food was excellent and abundant. We had the fixed-price Thanksgiving dinner, which included salad or soup (we both had the wedge -- very good), a heaping plate of traditional T-giving fare, and dessert -- I had the carrot cake, she had the pumpkin cheese cake -- both delicious. We took home good-sized leftovers -- which were still good heated up.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving with my 90 year old mother and brother. My mother just oohed and ahed at the atmosphere. We all ordered off the regular menu, or the day’s specials rather than the Thanksgiving menu. I had Wagyu beef medallions and lobster, both of which were outstanding. We also shared roasted brussel sprouts, which were very good.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Family Thanksgiving

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

One of the best steaks I’ve had, and that includes Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sophia, Bulgaria.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and awesome service. I have not had a bad meal here. My reservations are always on time and the specials are always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server Heather was exceptional!!!!! Our meal excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great lamb pops

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food is ALWAYS good at Bob’s, as is the service. The servers are knowledgeable and can make recommendations that make sense... not just something that looks like up-selling. This server was also willing to say, “I’m not really a ________ drinker, BUT ______ sells really well here,” AND told of it’s characteristics.. I wish I remembered his name... he was very good, AND then made an ENORMOUS hot fudge sundae for us. He said the dessert person was busy and since we accepted his challenge that it was the “best in Austin,” he wanted to make sure to back up the claim!! He was right! Our family agreed that the reliability of ALWAYS having excellent food and service sets Bob’s apart in a city of very good restaurants, especially steak places.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bob was perfect dinner spot after an early UT game. Service was perfect and food excellent.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

After 6 years it was are first night having dinner by our selfs since the moment we get there we knew that we were gonna have a great dinner the service was great food on time absolutely delicious we will definitly come back sometime in the future .

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had an amazing dinner with my daughter. My steak came out not quite right, and management immediately corrected the problem. Splurge for the Wagyu. You’ll never regret it.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent! We will be back! You can not ask for a better location, atmosphere and service in Austin Texas!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waitress talked too fast and mumbled
Salads lacked dressing,
Appetizer was competent, but the accompanying sauces (plate) was remove from the table before we were both finished (speed dining?)
Side dish- brussels sprouts (which are green right?) arrived as a mound of tumble weeds and ashes mixed with pork belly... I was not brave enough to take a second bite.
Steaks were great, but the damage was done.
Headed up to the roof top bar to "decompress" .... was met with nice views but available seating was nonexistent. Headed for the elevator.....Second visit?....nope

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love the atmosphere, Alvin gives great recommendations. Our dinner was amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was the first thing I noticed. A+. The calamari appetizer was surprisingly very good. The steaks were very flavorful, well-seasoned and cooked to a perfect medium rare. Unfortunately, that’s where it ended. The skillet fried potatoes were almost inedible; undercooked and covered in some slop they labeled as gravy. Not cooked well and absolutely no flavor. The creamed spinach was only slightly better. Way too much cream; almost losing sight of anything that would resemble spinach.

I would consider returning, but only if I didn’t have to be served the potatoes or the spinach.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband & I splurged during our visit to Austin and were not disappointed! Our server Alvin was attentive without hovering. The lobster bisque had large pieces of lobster and the filet was melt in your mouth! I highly recommend the smashed potatoes - yum. My mouth is watering recalling our wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

First time at Bob’s and it was fantastic! Thomas our server was awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bob steakhouse . The service was impeccable and the food was very good overall we would rated a 4 1/2 stars..... only because they were out of one of our favorite desserts !

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It took an incredibly long time for the food to arrive. The food was good, but not exceptional relative to other options like Perry's and Eddie V's.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

There really are no words to describe the epicness of the food. The house old fashioned is incredible. Every aspect of the meal is thought out. Could not recommend anything to change.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were visiting Austin and decided to give Bob’s a try- so glad we did! This was most definitely the best meal we have ever eaten and that’s saying a lot. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The meal, filet and rib-eye, was hot all the way through and cooked to perfection. Don’t pass on the garlic mash. Well portioned plates, you get a lot for the price. Can’t say enough about our experience at Bob’s.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Terrible food and service. I have been to Bob’s several times in Dallas area and it was always great. This place not so much. I don’t think the waiter was properly trained to work at a fine steakhouse. The brussels sprouts were the only good item we had. Steaks were over cooked and not tender. I am not going to even comment on the terrible carrot cake that was supposed to be complimentary but it was not. On top of everything 18% tip was added to a party of just 4. I should have trusted the bad reviews I read.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fooled by all the good reviews. We went here for a treat to celebrate selling our house,and left disappointed.

Good - Service was good. The waiter was knowledgeable, and when we asked a question he didn't know, he went to find out the answer.

Bad- Food, all around. My steak was way overcooked (asked for medium, got well done with no pink),my husband ordered the crab cakes which were all filler and only tasted like peppers.

They added 18% gratuity to the check automatically, claiming the it was policy due to it being a busy weekend with F1. Doesn't seem like a reason to me for a party of 2 to be charged. The decor was dark, bland, and outdated. Needless to say, we will never go back. Waste of money.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bob's is consistently great, no matter what location. A simple dinner menu accompanied by a world-class wine list makes for a memorable dinner. On this occasion Jordan was our waiter and he was exception, especially his knowledge of wines.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Expensive, but everything was fantastic!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

From the time we valet the car to the hostesses who welcomed us, our dinner was a delight. The drinks, dinner and dessert were great and our service was superb. Can't wait to go back when we're in Austin again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service upon entering the restaurant. Our server Alvin was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu selections.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was only our second time at Bob’s. Our first experience was soon after they opened, and was a disaster.
After hearing from friends how great the food was, we decided to have my birthday dinner there. The bar staff started out not overly friendly, but warmed after a little time, while we waited for the rest of our group.
Craig, our waiter, was great. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. The fried lobster as an appetizer was amazing; as was the calamari.
Our dinner took a turn when our steaks arrived. They were both over cooked, having been ordered medium, but coming out well done. Since we were in a group of 8, we didn’t send them back.
Overall, I’d give Bob’s solid 4 out of 5. I would be a bit hesitant, but would go back nonetheless.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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