Now if only this idea can be stretched to having the customers wash their own dishes….
The place on the St Lucie river in Stuart Fl is called the Deck and it is still there as far as I know, just to the north of Rosevelt bridge Rt 1 on the west side I go by it many times a week and it looks open.
That is true. The quality of Grillins steaks was the same as what I get from Heans and cook myself.
Take a closer look at the steaks on the grill in my photos above. Paying less than $20 for a steak dinner that size is not common in this area. If you add the charge for "they cook it", it is still not out of line for med-priced steak houses of the ‘Roadhouse’ or ‘Outback’ style.
Frankly I have paid a lot more to receive a lot less at some restaurants.
Let me get this straight. You pay an inflated price for a steak and then you have to cook it yourself? What a concept.
Dont know. The bread is different than what you have pictured. Grillins is texas toast. I am also wondering if they get the meat right from our local meat market. Sure looks familier and too good to be from a regular store. This is a Verhagen that owns this place. Very good. I thought Mom wouldnt like the concept but she loved it. She had a nice piece of grilled haddock that she loved. She had them cook it though.
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I spent 3 years in Houston, but never went to either of these establishments.
In Bandera, TX at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar (www.11thstreetcowboybar.com) they have a BYOS(s stands for steak) night with huge outdoor woodburning grills. They give you the spices and sides. I was not able to eat there that night due having to get to the Steak Night in Waring, TX.(www.steaknite.com) Both offer some of the best Hill Country music. Waring was a great experience and I have a feeling 11th Street would have been a great party with great food, cold beer and awsome country music.
If you have been to any of these places let me know what you think.
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could be…i only was there once. It was typical old florida. We stayed overnight in the motel and you couldn’t shut the bathroom door and stand at the sink.
There is or used to be such a place as described above in Stuart, Fl however it was on I believe the St. Lucie river (very close to the Indian river)They had a dock on the river out back and you could tie up your boat and come in and cook your steak. I can’t for the life of me recall the name but I’m pretty sure "Dock" was part of the name.
There used to be one of these cook your own steak houses in the Quad Cities out in Milan called The Oaks that closed back in the ’80’s and I visited one in downtown Bay City MI a few years back called Hereford & Hops (it has since closed). Most folks hated to cook their own opting for the kitchen to cook it for them at a higher price. I sure miss these on occasion.
But your steak looks wonderful!
I went to one of the cook-your-own places many years ago in Knoxville. I enjoyed it.
I wonder if the folks from Hookers are related or connected to the place you describe. The dinners at Hookers are $18.95 no matter what cut of steak you select and they will cook it for you for a couple of bucks more. As you see on my dinner plate (above) I don’t toast bread very well ![:I]
We have one of those in Appleton called Grillin. Very good. Used to have a rime Quarter but that closed down. What Grillin does is have all their steak dinners the same price. For $2 more they will cook it for you if you wish. You get the salad bar and they have all you can eat baked potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes. They have all you can eat Texas toast that you can brush melted butter on and grill with your meat. Also they have all kinds of seasonings and they can also marinate it for you at a charge.
There was a place like that in the Ft. Lauderdale area about 25 years ago. My girlfriend of the time thought the whole idea was absurd, so I never did get around to going… [:(]
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