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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate this Thanksgiving with family and friends at Bob's Steak and Chop House with a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner for $45 per person. In addition to serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, we will also have our full menu available. We will be open 12:00-8:00pm.

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Good for Birthdays (33)
Romantic (32)
Business Meals (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Seasonal (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Restaurant was a typical masculine Steakhouse décor. Dark wood low lighting. Food was very good and nice size portions. Only negative was parking. Either $10.00 valet, or good luck on your own.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Thanks good food and nice venue clean and attentive waiters

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was a perfect date night spot!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The meal was off the Hook! and our server Clarence was even better. Hats off to all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Another home run for Bob's Steak and Chop House! While there were some amazing specials on the menu (my companion opted for the filet mignon and fried lobster tail bites), I couldn't tear myself away from the regular menu once I noticed the filet with lump crab, asparagus, and hollandaise sauce. Oh, and I might add this was AFTER we started with a wedge salad and lobster bisque. Everything was AMAZING! Bob's has a great ambiance - opt to dine in the room beyond the bar if you want a more private, quiet dining experience - dine in the main room if you want to people watch and feel the buzz surrounding the downstairs bar. Be sure to check out the upstairs bar and outdoor dining patio - great space and view. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ate dinner with the wife for our 25 year anniversary. Loved the atmosphere, but I had very high expectations for the food and was let down drastically. I enjoyed the onion rings more than the rack of lamb and my wife enjoyed the mac n cheese more than her steak. Very disappointing...

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was awesome. My only complaint is the carrot cake tasted like refrigerator and the walnuts were stale.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had dinner for my husband's birthday. Reservations made in advance. Excellent experience from start to finish. Valet parking steps away from entrance to Bob's. Hostess promptly seated us. Water, bread, etc. immediately served when we sat down. Heather, our waitperson, was prompt with drink order, answered questions about the menu that we had and took our order in a timely manner. Despite Bob's being very busy, our dinner did not take long being served. Dinner was excellent!! Dessert was complimentary.
Enough cannot be said for Heather-very engaging, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu when we asked questions.
We have eaten at Bob's many times and have never been disappointed. Will definitely dine at Bob's again and will continue to recommend Bob's to anyone who is looking for a nice dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had an amazing birthday, the food was superb. Grecia was attentive and gave the most impeccable service. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

There are many classic steakhouses doing what Bob's does, and clearly doing it better. The bread is boring, my steak was rare instead of medium rare and not all that flavorful for being an expensive feature, and my espresso was burnt. When you're not doing innovative fare, everything had better be on point, and Bob's misses the mark.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

My Son was just hired by a local company and has moved his family to Austin, we drove down from San Jose California the day prior.....desiring a decent steak dinner in ANY Texas steak place.
We had zero idea that the experience would rival any dining experience before that night !
Our server, a young lady named Gracia ? was one of , if not THE, best servers I have ever encountered....the Steak was ridiculously tasteful and cooked to perfection....it amazed both my Son and myself.
Thank you for the first of what will be many visits to your wonderful resturant

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ate on the upstairs patio on a nice evening. Food,service and ambiance all excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Outstanding steaks and appetizers. Get the shrimp wrapped in bacon, a must

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food and experience!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Enjoyed our meal immensely. Dan took great care of us again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful time!

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