Home-cooked cowboy food like mesquite-grilled steaks, delicious prime rib, all served with live western music. It’s a popular spot for events and birthday parties.
We ended up at the Rawhide Steakhouse as part of our visit to Rawhide Western Town. The Steakhouse anchors the end of town nearest the entrance. We had reservations for 6 (grandparents, us and kids) at 6:30 p.m. It was definitely packed and tables didn’t turn too quickly. I’d highly recommend planning ahead by making reservations for this meal out. You won’t feel rushed once you’re seated. You’re given ample time to enjoy the experience.
I would put this restaurant in my “special occasion” category: places which are a little on the expensive side (for us!), but worth it because it’s a special occasion. Most entrees cost around $20 for the adults, but the portions were HUGE and the kids menu was only $7 per entree with drink included. My 9 year old got “Joey’s BBQ Sloppy Joe” and it came with a choice of fries or fruit. The kids could even order their own Little Wrangler Grilled Sirloin. My husband ordered off the specials menu and got some amazing garlic mashed potatoes. I’m not really a fan of beans, but their cowboy beans were really good with an authentic smoky flavor.
All of us kept commenting that we didn’t expect to get a free concert along with our meal. The Steve Barker Band played just the right mix of favorites so that we were all humming along. There was the requisite singing of Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating that night. I think we sang it 3 or 4 times just during our meal. The servers were seasoned veterans. They gave us just enough attention to make sure our glasses were full and that we were satisfied with our feast.
It was truly a family style restaurant. As I glanced around at other tables, all age ranges were represented. Most diners were in big family groups like us. It’s fun to take the kids to see the chef grilling the meat over a huge barbecue. You can take a stroll through the lobby and see a few items on display - like a gold scale and a rattlesnake. Incidentally, they serve deep fried rattlesnake as an appetizer. I wasn’t brave enough to try it. Honestly, the menu items were so big I knew I wouldn’t have room for anything else.
Next time I want to try their Gunslinger S’mores which you get to make yourself at tableside!
This review is based on a complimentary visit to Rawhide Steakhouse and Saloon. I received no other compensation and the business owner did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view.