Perini Ranch Steakhouse

4.7
1096 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Tom Perini's love for ranch life began as a young boy, growing up and working on his family's ranch. In 1973 he turned that passion into a career and has since become America's quintessential cowboy gourmet. After perfecting the traditional cowboy cuisine and creating a few recipes of his own, Perini moved from the back of the chuck wagon into his own restaurant on the family's working ranch. Since 1983, Perini Ranch Steakhouse has served as home to the best chuck wagon-style food in America. Perini Ranch Steakhouse is proudly located on the Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas (population 463).
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JacquesO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Highly overrated. Salad was wilted, grilled asparagus was still raw, and zucchini tasted like canned ravioli sauce. Dusted shrimp was the only saving grace of this meal. Steak was good quality, but flavorless and undercooked from what was ordered. The undercooked steaks seemed to be a trend in across multiple tables as we saw at least four steaks sent back to the kitchen during our dinner.

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SAMelissa
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We sat outside and they let us bring our dog. There were cats and skunks walking around near the tables. Steaks were good, not great. One of our steaks was way undercooked which they re heated but it was already cut and came back dry. Would I go back? Probably not

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RachelL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday, very romantic and the server was fantastic. Always my favorite place to go for special occasions

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!! Would love to go back when I visit Texas again!

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Ariscotle
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Perini's. We enjoy starting with one of their signature cocktails (I especially like the Mexican Martini) and either Quail Legs or Jalapeño Bites for an appetizer. The steaks are fantastic, and the sides are wonderful (especially the Bleu Cheese salad). The wine list on the menu is small but adequate, but be sure to ask for Lisa's List of other wines to enjoy. The bread pudding is also fantastic.

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PaPa27
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were delicious and cooked to our specifications. The veggies were very good with enough that we shared each other's. Definitely will be going back.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time.. everything we ordered was delicious. Had a really good time.

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MarcK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Server was not very attentive. Took our appetizer order, then forgot to take our order by the time we were done with appetizer. Drinks ran out several times and never saw server. Total time there was over an hour and only refilled water and soda twice. Forgot rolls with my wife's meal, only to bring them after we asked for a to-go box. Award-winning burger was lackluster. Needed more flavoring. As a former New-Mexican, the green chile was sub-par, onions lacked flavor as well.

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Conda
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and service. Good was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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vipDeborahP
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, steak was tender and service was over the moon on point and attentive down to the last detail. Never disappoints!

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ScottM
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here about once a month for past 10 years. We’ve never been disappointed. I’ve tried nearly everything on the menu and it’s all excellent. The sides are original and the steaks are grilled to your satisfaction. The catfish is a favorite as well as the ribs. Try the Perini Zucchini or the cowboy potato’s. I love the jalapeño cheddar grits.

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DemitaC
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Superb dining and food. The green chili hominy and bread pudding is my favorite

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful ..steak was cooked perfect ..friendly staff and amazing place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

First time here, sadly it was disappointing. Flies everywhere and unfortunately in our salad too. Server immediately apologized for it and changed it. Service was really great specially our food server. She was awesome. I give her 5 stars. Steak was really great too.

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travel96
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

If you're going to have drinks on a menu but not offer them because it's fall and not summer, then cover them up or advise ahead of time certain cocktails were only available during summer. It was September 24th on my visit, I don't see why (when it's 90+) that pomegranates and cucumbers can't be served. I was surprised to see how very limited types of cuts and sizes are available in a place that has Ranch in its name. Also, the prices seemed uneven, with smaller size steaks not much less than larger size steaks almost twice the size. What was good? The server was polite and attentive and made sure our glasses were always topped off. The steaks themselves were delicious and well seasoned. Mine was rare and my husband's was well and both were perfectly cooked. I think a baked potato should be a menu offering in a steak house.

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SCOTT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The go to place for Steak in Texas...Special occasions done right

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

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Chris
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding, one of the best steakhouses in Texas!

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BrentR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a kind place…..excellent food and service! Scenery inside and out was awesome!

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RichardM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was not as good as our previous visits. My wife's steak was overcooked and one of the side dishes was ice cold. I am not sure what has happened, this has always been an outstanding restaurant. We will return and try again. Maybe a bad day?

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food Good atmosphere table ready in short amount of time

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great first time experience. Service and Food was absolutely top notch!! I highly recommend if you've never been before. Location and area is very nice.

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AngelicaK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to tell you to go somewhere else so I can save this gem for myself but in all honesty if you ever find yourself with an hour's drive (or more . . . ) of Perini's you won't regret going! Everything is good but my favorite is the Ranch Burger (get it loaded and add bacon). Food, service, ambiance, and OH MY GOODNESS the bread pudding are all Outstanding!!! Thank you to the wonderful people at Perini's for another great experience!

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SamR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone here was great. We were seated promptly and the service was quick and efficient. Food was also outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here all the time. Pretty self explanatory. Best steaks anywhere and I've eaten at all the best places in Austin, Dallas, Houston and NY. There's a reason celebs travel here to eat. 10 minutes from my ranch. Great service too.

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RebeccaV
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rode in for lunch from Dallas. Best burger and quail legs in Texas! Get the Tomtini. Very refreshing.

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vipBlakeA
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service and overall dinning experience. We will be back again.

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KathyA
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Perini Ranch Steakhouse are excellent. We always enjoy eating there.

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TammyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place to visit. The food is wonderful and the rustic atmosphere is so comfortable. We had a very enjoyable 37th Anniversary Dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch experience all the way around

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SheridynM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic and waitstaff was attentive without hovering—but we had a couple of flies that were bothersome. It is 1–1/2 hours from home but certainly worth an occasional trip!

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Carguy
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our great waitress had too many tables to tend to. My ribeye was cooked perfectly, but had a lot of gristle in it.

My wife’s steak was overcooked. The flavor on both steaks was superb!

Need to purchase a fly swatter!

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had in my life! Will be going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DebbieE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great! Emily, our server was excellent. The food was delicious!

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LWMS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was great - seasoning too spicy. Strawberry shortcake was a hard biscuit with warm strawberries - not that great

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BRENDAC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERINIS NEVER FAILS TO IMPRESS! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!

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DwightS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks are fabulous. It is a destination restaurant, but certainly worth the drive. I highly recommend it.

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LanaM
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful steak, great poppers!!
Great server and we always look forward to a return trip!

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Perini Ranch Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1096 OpenTable diners.

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