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“Old school steakhouse dining”

Bob's Steak & Chop House
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Ranked #23 of 899 Restaurants in Plano
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bishop Road
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Old school steakhouse dining”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Same ol' same ol'. 80% of the patrons use their corporate credit cards to pay for dinner (they deserve it, ya know!) Tables filled with 4 men in suits ravishing their 14 ounce porterhouse, loaded baked potato, and huge wedge of iceberg lettuce while drinking a Sam Adams- you get it!

It's a shame that corporate America has destroyed what used to be enjoyable about going to a high end steakhouse like Bob's. Many of us would save money for months to eat in a place like this. However, it just isn't worth it anymore.

Steaks are great, they skimped on their shrimp cocktail (16 count at best and always overcooked), and service is ok. They still do the ala carte sides for 8-12 bucks which could feed 10 people! However, over 50% of the mashed potatoes, etc... end up in the trash! But, does it matter? NO!! Mr. "Busniess Guy" is paying with his corparate (us)- paid credit card. Why? Because he deserves it!!

Buy a steak at your local grocery (have their butcher cut a 3/4-1 inch thick steak). Cook it in a pre-heated (very hot) iron cast skillet for 2 minutes a side, add a little butter, and broil for 5 minutes. Season it lightly for taste. $12.99 gets you a close, if not better, porterhouse and you won't have to be around the people who are destroying this country.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“VERY GOOD steak- "so-so" ambiance”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We have been wanting to try out this place ever since we moved to Plano, but for some reason or another we always chose one of Bob's competitors when it came to planning "a nice night out without the kid"... As far as the food is concerned I can say with a healthy level of certainty that I ate one of the best filets ever! I also enjoyed the great side dishes (especially the skillet fried potatoes..). All in all we had a great dinner except for the ambiance: as other reviewers had already stated, the place is very loud and the TVs in the bar area (that can be seen throughout the main dining room) make the experience, shall we say, less than exquisite, and you cannot help but have the impression of being at a Chillys with surprisingly good steak (okay- that might be a slight exaggeration, but compared to other prime steakhouses in the DFW area this one seemed a LOT more casual)... But then again, the meat was as close to perfect as they come...

  • Visited December 2012
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Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Steak”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Loved this place. Amazing everything. Food is top quality. You get large portions of it. Incredible service. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Beautiful but expensive”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Let the company pay for this one! It's really great steak but it's a pricey dinner out. The rooms are themed and we were in the Kentucky Derby room. We enjoyed it all... especially their special roasted carrots

Visited November 2012
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Erlangen
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“excellent Texas Steaks”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

nice setting in the european styl city of Plano, TX; warm welcome at the recption desk, dining with a group of business colleagues in a private room, excellent appetizers and wonderful steaks, enjoyed the steak with local microbrewery beer

  • Visited November 2012
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