I think Boyardee made a great suggestion in recommending TexAz. I used to go there with my father, he loved the chicken fried steak! (so did I)
I haven’t been back since he passed away, but been meaning to. Good roadfood!
As far as Durant’s goes, it is old school Phoenix. Lots of business deals that shaped the future of this town were struck there over 3 martini power lunches. I can’t vouch for the steak, as I have never had it, but it is a neat (and as of May 1st) un-smokey nostalgic look back.