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ALC Steaks

1205 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4130
+1 512-472-1815
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak dinner” (5 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1205 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4130
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

On a family visit to Austin came here for a reasonably priced steak. The steaks and lobster tails did not disappoint. But I went with chili-rubbed grilled pork chops and they were outstanding. You get one side which is nice in a steakhouse. At so...More

Thank Vincent B
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Vincent, thanks for coming in and eating with us! I'm so pumped you had a great steak and lobster tail. It sounds like you and your family had such a nice time. Thanks for making us part of your recent trip to Austin! Hope you...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

I've been thinking about whether to write this review or not and finally decided this experience should be told to future potential customers. ALC has been my favorite steak house in Austin since it's founding in 1993. It was my go to place for celebrations,...More

Thank K P
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience with us. It sounds like you have been a very loyal customer over the years, so it's upsetting to know you left with such a sour taste in your mouth. That said, I'm not sure what...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This place has a good ‘ol Texas charm. The waiters are very observant and bring you what you need even before you think you need it. My meal came out just the way I liked it, medium (a pink center in my book). And the...More

Thank Pete Z
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Pete, thanks for coming in and eating with us! I'm glad you felt some good ole' Texas charm with us. I'm happy you enjoyed your steak and it was made perfect for you. Glad we're a new go-to for you. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016

It was a very limited menu at the bar. We tried there mushrooms and they were very good and the plate had lots of mushrooms. Wine was $8.00 a glass. I had the ribeye steak sandwich and my daughter had the steak sampler appetizer. food...More

Thank Pjswhitney
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Thanks for eating with us, however, I'm sorry if you were in any way disappointed with your meal or experience with us. We always want our guests to enjoy their food so much, and it's a shame we didn't completely blow you away. I'm glad...More

Reviewed 4 June 2016

All that you would expect in a Stakhouse offering finer cut beef selections. The steaks were tender and prepared as per request. The side offerings and accompanying sauces are typical of those found in similar establishments throughout the country and do not stand out. The...More

Thank LivinTheGreatLife
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The service is very good and the waiters are very attentive. Try the Shiner Bock battered mushrooms for an appetizer. The Rib eye steaks are prepared very well, and the cheesecake with an oreo cookie crust is perfect for desert. This is an excellent place...More

Thank maggie793
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2016

Thank you for eating with us -- we really appreciate the kind words. You clearly have tried many things, and know us well! Great choices on the rib eye -- I'm so glad you loved it. Come back soon, Jordan, Manager

Reviewed 25 May 2016

I went for the steak and ordered the bone-in rib eye. It was thick, cooked precisely medium rare, spiced with sufficient salt to enhance the great beef flavor. One of the best steaks I've had with non of the pomp or pretension of the downtown...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

If you're looking for a real Texas steakhouse, look no further. ALC offers a wide-range of cuts cooked to perfection as well as sides & sauce pairings. Nice bar and dining atmosphere with excellent service.

Thank Rich S
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thanks for your kind words, Rich! It sounds like you really enjoyed your steak. I'm so glad you enjoyed the bar and dining atmosphere, as well. Come back soon, Jordan, Manager

Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Our waiter was very attentive. However, the food seemed on the wattery side and my stew was kind of tough.More

Thank cieloglass
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

While I'm happy you felt taken care of during your visit, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your food. I'm unsure why your stew came out tough -- I'm assuming you left this review the day you came in to eat with us. I'll try to...More

Reviewed 29 April 2016

We stayed in Austin for a week for the Austin Food & Wine Festival which was cancelled due to the torrential rains. We wanted to have a good steak for dinner and each night we opted for something else for dinner. On our last night...More

Thank kathsum
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you for including us on your trip to Austin! While I'm sorry the festival didn't quite work out, I'm glad we got a chance to serve you some great food. Great choice on the sampler. Lots of good treats in there. I hope you...More

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No. I went in yoga pants and a shirt. lol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4130
    (12th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-1815
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Enjoy a delicious steak and a taste of Austin. You haven’t experienced the best of Austin until you've been to ALC Steaks. The capitol city's only independent, family-owned steakhouse serves sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef the way Austinites have loved it for over 19 years. From our rich, antique wooden bar to our relaxing, unpretentious dining room, everything about us says, "welcome." Our exceptional service and genuine hospitality are as inviting as the many signature items on our menu. Tonight's the perfect evening to discover something else great about Austin.
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