Excellent | Worth a Detour
Review by: Marlene Steinberg
Hidden on a back street in residential Sherman, Texas, Tracks Restaurant is a diner decorated with railroad memorabilia. I don’t know if the name comes from the railroad collection or the collection is because of the name. It sits just west of US Highway 75 off of West Houston Street. I really think if you’ve been there you know someone who has been there before you. It’s off the beaten path!
But it’s worth a stop if you’re driving US 75 between Dallas and Oklahoma. For me, it’s a must visit whenever I’m in North Texas. It serves the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had. And I’ve eaten chicken fried steak all over Texas. The meat is perfectly seasoned, fork tender, and coated with a crispy, handmade batter. This isn’t just “sum of the parts” delicious. Each integral part of what has come to be known as a CFS is delicious in its own right. I’ve never had better gravy on chicken fried steak ,and that makes a big difference. They also serve actual, house tenderized round steak rather than those preformed, frozen, drop in the fryer disks you find in some places.
The sides at Tracks seem to be typical Texas side dishes; canned corn, canned green beans, fried okra. The stand out: hand-battered, flaky, huge onion rings that could be made from gigantic Texas Sweets. Once I had the onion rings at Tracks, other side dishes weren’t important.
There are other entrees offered at Track’s: hamburgers, salads, and Tex-Mex dishes. But chicken is the specialty, and chicken fried steak is what it’s about!
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|