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American, Grill
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Camelback East
4.2 miles from Camelback Mountain
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

I was so looking forward to an awesome steak dinner. The parking lot was packed - good sign! Server friendly and interesting rustic Texas memorabilia decor. Nice Texas Teaser cocktails. Hubby got prime rib and it was quite good with a lovely smoke flavor. Creamy...gravy on potatoes was good. Biquits and sqaw rolls good - along with simple but tasty garden salad. Then there were the 2 rib eye steaks....quite possibly the worst steak I have ever had. My 20 something son ate his out of sheer hunger - I left over half of mine and declined a to go box. The steak was grey in color - no grill marks, no crispness at all, it looked and cut like rubber. Both looked that way and claimed to be medium rare - but it was a grey pink in side too. YUCK - so unappealing. Then it had no taste "lightly salted" would be a generous description. My son's steak was a slightly less gristly piece = mine was gross with so much stringy stuff in it that I could not easily cut it with my dull steak knife let alone chew it. Seriously how was this prepared - it looked like it was boiled or maybe baked - steaks should have some kind of sear and be pink to slightly bloody inside for medium rare. So so disappointed. Too bad - would like to have enjoyed a $25 steak instead of throwing it away.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Dear cybertraveler, We were disappointed to see that your meal didn't live up to your expectations. We guarantee our product 100% and would have been happy to have made things right if you would have let your server know about your issues. We specifically do...More

Reviewed February 10, 2020

TexAZ has been an institution in Phoenix for awhile and they have staying power! We had Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ ribs (about $15 a plate). They served complimentary bread items which were fine. Wine prices were reasonable for Phoenix at $6 for a glass...of house cab. We could not eat all the food and packed off enough for another meal. . Portions were Texas sized! If comparing their food with comparable menu items in Texas they hold their own. Not great, but tasty and that is a compliment from a Texan. I would go back. Of particular note, the cole slaw was very good. Mashed potatoes and gravy, not bad. The Chicken Fried Steak (petite portion) was plenty to SHARE! As an aside, they have steaks, which looked appetizing, but I did not have one. The prime rib I saw was thick and juicy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Thanks a million Phil for the kind words about your visit to TEXAZ. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in at the Texaz Grill for lunch on New Years Eve. I arrived at 11:15 and there were a handful of full tables plus more folks at the bar. Walking in, I felt it was a throwback to a neighborhood bar and grill. Nearly...every square inch of the walls (and ceiling) was covered with photos, old metal signs, posters, hats and military momentos. Casual country music played in the background of the dimly lit bar and grill. I was cheerfully greeted right away, offered a booth or bar stool and ordered their ‘Famous Chicken Fried Steak’. The CFS was easily the size of my hand with fingers spread wide. The breading was nicely seasoned but, sadly, fell off the steak with almost every bite. Overall I think I would order it again tho. The skin-on mashed potatoes were outstanding. Perfectly seasoned, healthy portion and a big scoop of the yummy gravy. I’m also came with a healthy helping of corn and a buttermilk biscuit. The corn was good with the potatoes but the biscuit was very dry, even after the pat of butter. I added an iced tea for a total of $15.20 plus tip. Casual country music played in the background of the dimly lit bar and grill. Return visit? Probably. Best CFS ever? Probably not. Still good tho.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

This restaurant is like a Texas roadhouse with all the memorabilia and decorations they have - business cards on the ceiling and baseball caps hanging from the rafters. We arrived at 6:00 so we had just missed happy hour. The special of the day was...barbecue beef ribs but they were sold out. Our waitress went back to the kitchen and checked. She told me I could have a 1/2 order of the ribs as that was all that was left. The cost would be $9.50 for 3 ribs. The normal order is 5 ribs. I ordered the ribs and my husband had the rib steak. A hot biscuit and roll were brought to the table. Dinner includes the rolls, salad or coleslaw and mashed potatoes with gravy or Texas fries. The salad was a large portion and there is the option to have olives put on top. The salad was good with nice fresh ingredients. The beef ribs were huge and filled my plate. They were decent but I found them to be just a bit too salty and a bit tough. I also did not care for the mashed potatoes with cream gravy. I much prefer regular gravy as I find it has more flavour. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his rib steak and he was pleasantly surprised by how good it was for the price. It was also cooked perfectly and very tender. The service was very good considering how busy they were. I would try Texas Grill again but I would order the Texas Fries next time.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Thanks for the kind words about your visit to TEXAZ Grill. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to serving you those TEXAZ Fried on the next visit.

Reviewed October 16, 2019

Another gem only known by locals. Decades ago it was known as Lone Star but a big outfit came into town and lawyer-ed them out of the name. Have been eating there since the late 80s. Best chicken fried steak in Phoenix

Date of visit: August 2019
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2019

Thanks a million Gary. Appreciate your patronage for all of those years!

Reviewed October 14, 2019

So I feel that I need to put this out here. I was skeptical about the new ownership taking over the place and was worried the food would go down hill. It did not. They do now charge for extra gravy with the Chicken Fried...Steak which is a shame BUT its still as good as ever. Lets hope it stays that way.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2019

Hey Joe... Thanks for the kind words about us continuing Steve's fantastic ownership. We really appreciate you taking the time to share about us. Just for the record, we do charge for extra gravy, but so did the previous owner so we didn't change that...More

Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Before I retired out of state I frequented this restaurant for many years. I often referred folks there for the best chicken fried steak in the valley. Returning to eat there after being gone for twelve years my expectation ran high. The chicken fried steak...was over battered and very thin. The service was great. I love the feel of this Texas like roadhouse, but I will not be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2019

As always if your meal doesn't meet your satisfaction, we're happy to make things right. May have just received a steak that was a little off. We're happy to make you happy.

Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Had a quick bit of catfish and fries. Quaint little place full of locals telling stories. The atmosphere is all Texas. The only drawback is the parking....so Uber here and have a beer

Date of visit: September 2019
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2019

Sue, Thanks for mentioning out catfish. It's a very popular item and sometimes gets overshadowed by the CFS. Sorry about the parking, trust me, we know.

Reviewed September 4, 2019

This is the place to get your carbs. Servings are HUGE, hubby and I could have easily shared a single order of chicken fried steak. It comes with two plate size steaks which are fork tender. Someone else in our party got the fried shrimp...which was also a huge serving, she said it was delicious. We took home more food than we ate. Friendly atmosphere for the kids, good kids menu. It's a big menu but with only one salad you won't find much if you want to eat on the lighter side. That's the only reason I subtracted one star, but to be fair the restaurant is excellent at what they do.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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TG6003, Public Relations Manager at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

Parker Chick, Thank you so much for the kind review about your visit to TEXAZ. We're thrilled that you and your hubby enjoyed your visit and hope that you'll stop back next time you have a chance!

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Actually, all lunches and dinners are great but I love going on Saturday! Well known for their chicken fried steak but they serve delicious beef steaks and burgers. Fun, relaxed family. This place is fairly unique which makes it all the more enjoyable. Originally named...Lone Star, they (as I have been told) had to change the name because of the now defunct (nearly) Lone Star Steakhouse. Guess that chain of 267 locations just was not as good as this single Phoenix restaurant!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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TG6003, Owner at TEXAZ Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2019

Thanks a million Rob... we appreciate your kind words!

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Response from Gary O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I almost always opt for the Chicken Fried Steak. But I would assume it was worth a try
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