When you are hungry and don’t want to cook, Texas Cattle Company in Lancaster is the perfect place to go. With their extensive and fun menu, there is something for everyone. They have a Texas-themed menu with different categories like Pasadena potato patch, Lone Star steaks, Texas hold ’em burgers, infamous Texas melts, wanted dawgs, chili, yellow rose of pastas, Tex-Mex and a buckaroo menu. The restaurant is decorated in a Texas-themed motif with a beautiful, newly remodeled bar and lots of fun and interesting wall hangings and signs.

At the top of the menu, above the steaks, it states: “We are among an elite group of restaurants serving Certified Angus Beef brand entrees. Uncompromising standards ensure it’s a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select, making it the best-tasting beef available.”  

It’s a very enticing statement and Chef Drew hand cuts, seasons and charbroils all steaks, which are served with your choice of soup or salad, baked potato or fries and Texas toast.  

A few of the scrumptious steaks offered are ribeye, top sirloin, garlic pepper-crusted New York strip, porterhouse and bacon-wrapped filet mignon (the crème de la crème of tenderness).

If you are hungry for BBQ, try any one of the amazing, award-winning BBQ entrees: Hickory-smoked tri-tip (fresh, uniquely seasoned and slow smoked over hickory wood), Texas BBQ smoked brisket (slow hickory smoked whole brisket, marinated and hand-rubbed with Texas Cattle’ Company’s signature spice blend), baby back pork ribs (premium slow-cooked and charbroiled with the Texas BBQ sauce).  If you aren’t able to decide on which one of these wonderful tasting items you’d like, then try one of the Lone Star combos, which is a combination of the most popular BBQ items.

Seafood entrees that are offered have names like grilled lemon-pepper or Cajun-crusted tilapia and grilled Norwegian salmon. If you are in the mood for a melt, there are quite a few: Hidalgo country (certified Angus beef, fried egg, Texas smoked bacon and double cheddar on a ciabatta bun); classic patty, tri-tip cheddar, Corpus Christie, Port Isabella tuna and Ortega. Plus, there are over 16 amazing-sounding certified Angus beef, full half-pound ground chuck burgers from which to choose. For the health-conscious, a garden burger or turkey patty may be substituted.

If it is pasta you are looking for, look no further, as there is some amazing-sounding pasta to tickle your taste buds like kickin’ Cajun chicken jalapeño, all-American Alfredo, Cajun salmon, Galveston seafood Alfredo and Texas primavera.

There are several other tantalizing items on the menu, way too numerous to mention, so you will just have to stop by and check out the complete menu, which is exactly what my companion, daughter and I did last Saturday. My daughter asked if Texas Cattle Company still had those flautas that she has always enjoyed. 

As we walked in, the nostalgia came flooding back, my daughter has moved from the Antelope Valley and hasn’t been there in a very long time. We decided to try the San Antonio six shooter (homemade Spanish-spiced shredded beef taquitos served with guacamole, salsa and sour cream), big Texas hot dawg (quarter-pound all beef hot dog grilled and served open-face, topped with bacon, grated cheddar, served with fries and just as delicious as it sounds), Texas Philly (thinly sliced, lean Certified Angus Beef roast beef on a grilled roll with sautéed onions, mushrooms and bell peppers, topped with Jack cheese), Hot Pastrami (tender, thin-sliced meat grilled and served on a roll with natural Swiss cheese and pickles on the side) and last on our order, was the rodeo burger with a turkey patty (lettuce, tomato, pickles, pepper-Jack cheese and Thousand Island dressing with grilled onions added and served with sweet potato fries). 

They were all great choices and personal favorites. As each sandwich appeared, we cut it in thirds and shared everything. Luckily for us, the six shooter was available as a half order, with three taquitos, which made sharing very easy and there were enough dipping sauces for all three of us. 

The taquitos had a very lovely seasoning, made even better with a dollop of the guacamole, the chilled sour cream and the slightly spicy salsa for each bite. The sour cream brought the heat of the salsa down to give it the perfect flavor.

Now I was ready for the hot pastrami sandwich, which I was very excited to try. It was very fresh, lean and juicy.

As my dining partners were enjoying the rest of the pastrami, I went on to check out the Philly. I found it to be hot, moist, well-seasoned, juicy, flavorful and delicious.

There is nothing better than a grilled hotdog and the big Texas hot dawg was exactly that — grilled to perfection. The added bacon and melted cheese were a bonus.

The sweet potato fries were positively delicious — slightly sweet and crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. The French fries were delicious as well — thin with just the right amount of salted crispness.

Texas Cattle Company offers a full line of Ice-cold bottle and draft beer, wine and signature cocktails. Happy hour is from 3-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, with 50% off wine, beer and spirits plus a special food menu. 

Texas Cattle offers a full array of banquet and catering services here at the restaurant or at the location of your choice. They are  located at 44206 10th Street west in Lancaster, 661-722-1746. They are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday and until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Visit www.TexasCattleLancaster.com for more information, or like them on Facebook or Yelp. 

Bon appétit.

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