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“Not worth the money” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Texas Cattle Company

Texas Cattle Company
735 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5038
+1 863-686-1434
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Ranked #53 of 397 Restaurants in Lakeland
Price range: $20 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E Main Street & S Lake Ave
Description: For over 40 years, Texas Cattle Company, a family owned and operated restaurant, has been a local favorite serving only select USDA Prime and Choice, three year old grain-fed beef. We steer clear of fancy cooking methods, flame-broiling our steaks over a natural wood-burning fire made from Florida citrus and oak wood. At Texas Cattle Company, our pledge is to exceed the expectations of our guests by providing highly personalized service, signature steaks and the freshest seafood prepared to perfection. We ensure the most exceptional dining experience, leaving our guests with a desire to return for more!
Brandon, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Not worth the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

For the price of their steaks, you will be much happier going somewhere like Longhorns or another Chain, Pricing here is comparable to Charley's or Flemings in Tampa however the quality of food is not even close, At best this place leaves much to be desired. Appetizers are terrific but noting fantastic beyond that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best steaks we've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

I honestly don't understand the poor and/or lukewarm reviews of this place. We've eaten here twice now, as recent transplants from NJ. Have had steaks in fantastic, really expensive places in NYC that were not of the quality that we received at TCC. Sure, the salad and bread are just okay and nothing to write home about, but why would you want to fill up on that anyway? The steaks are amazing and our service both times has been stellar. We started off with an appetizer of fried mushrooms and it was enough for 4 people.

As a side note, the flaming Blue Rose of Texas is a fantastic drink!

Can't wait to eat at TCC again, but need to save my pennies for awhile...

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riverview, Florida
Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed. . .”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We were going to celebrate my birthday. My husband made reservations for 6pm. We weren't seated till 6:30 after I went and asked when we would be seated. They claimed they were waiting for us all to arrive. We all road together in one car and said we were all there when we arrived at 5:45pm!

We were immediately seated after I asked about our table. We were given menus and sat waiting for someone to greet us for almost 10 minutes. Finally again after someone at the table said something a waitress arrived a couple minutes later. She took our drink order as we decided what we all wanted for dinner. Five out of the 6 people at the table ordered steak (Medium Rare). We received salads but with one little thing of dressing and when we asked for more I felt like our waitress was put out for getting us more. Once we began to eat the salad . . . it was so watery and nasty! After waiting almost an hour for dinner to arrive 4 out of the 5 steaks were WELL DONE! When I mean WELL DONE, I mean it was hard to even cut the steak and there wasn't a sign of pink anywhere! So then we all had to return our steaks and wait another 10 minutes for our food to return. Everyone got their steak back at the same time EXCEPT my husband, who had to wait additional time and by the time he got his food we were all about done!
No one apologize. No one said anything. After we finished our dinners. We were given our checks and I felt like pushed out the door! There were several other birthdays in the room we were in, all received a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" song and big chocolate cake! ME, I had to ask for my license back after proving it was in deed my birthday!
The only enjoyable part of this experience was the friends I was with. This is my second time at this restaurant but I will for sure think twice before agreeing to come here again!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Great, unique steak. Somewhat pricey for everything else.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We go here at least 3 or 4 times a year. It's a unique mesquite wood flavored grill taste. It is similar to charleys if you have been there. You won't find "fanciness" here for the price. Wine selection is fine, but you're here for the beef and not a fine dining experience. Overall, I personally would enjoy it if they would take advantage of their unique location and make it a little more upscale, but I like the steak enough to not care.

Visited October 2011
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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great steaks, sides and service leaves lot to be desired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Four of us ate there this past weekend. We all had the 10 ou. fillet, and as a fillet should be prime, it was excellent. That's where it ended. The "endless" salad bowl was not much more thn lettuce tossed in dressing. How much of that can you eat. The bread was not exciting and one thin slice apiece. There were only forks in the setup and no knives. When I asked for knives for the butter for the bread, the waitress said they give knives when the steaks come, to use the bread knife! So, the four of us had to share one cerrated bread knife between the four of us. How classy(and sanitary) is that? We had to ask for water three times before we got it. We asked for more bread but never did get it. The side of asparagus was basic and not worth the money. The fried calamari was chewy and tastless. And to top it off an 18% gratuity was added to the check! Why try when you are going to get an automatic 18% tip. The most I would have given her was 10% and that was being very generous.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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