About Us

Historic Route 66 Highway - The Red River Steakhouses in McLean, Texas and Amarillo, Texas.

The Red River Steakhouse opened in 1997 on the historic Route 66 and quickly became a place right out of a legend. We believe in community and strive to build the communities in which we are located. It is our belief that we can make a difference even if its just offering a great place to hang your hat after a hard days work. We feel that if we help take care of the community the people of that community will take care of us.

With our selection of grilled Certified Hereford Beef, fresh Texas size salads, grilled chicken dishes and hand-breaded seafood there is something for every taste and every budget. We carry on the Texas tradition of providing guests with the highest grade of choice aged beef available, ‘fall off the bone’ ribs, all around good food coupled with outrageous service.

We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients in our mouth-watering dishes. Tenderness and flavor are our signature and we guarantee it. Come join us at either of our 2 locations where you will be treated like family. Our first one in McLean, Texas was doing so well, that we decided to open a second one in Amarillo, Texas. Soon after we opened the new Red River Steakhouse in Amarillo there was an after hours fire that forced us to close for several months in order to remodel the building. The Amarillo steakhouse is now up and running and better than ever. In the Amarillo steakhouse we have added a bar serving domestic and import beers, a fine selection of wines and a selection of mixed drinks. Our Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with a great selection of appetizers available.

Red River Steakhouse Mission is to bring people together in a fast paced friendly environment while providing outrageous service and outstanding food. To bring the spirit of Red River Steakhouse to life we wanted to give our guests a taste of the things we love about life – We love to make people happy, and there is no better way than to bring friends and family together over a great meal. We feel like there is no higher purpose than service to others, so we love to provide the highest quality products and most memorable service to our guests. At the restaurant you can try another local favorite made right down the road called Red Mud Barbecue Sauce. It is an excellent barbecue sauce produced by a local cattle rancher who knows a thing or two about grilling steaks.

Sometimes the greatest opportunities arise from the most unlikely circumstances. The Red River Steakhouse story began in high school when I decided it was time to start working in order to earn a little spending money. I was hired at the Red River Steakhouse to bus tables a couple of nights a week. It was fast paced and always a little challenging with many guests coming and going. I remember wondering – Where are all these people coming from? Now, I know those folks came from all over the state, the nation, and the world just to taste the delightful culinary artistry of the great Gabe Parson – restaurateur and originator of the K-Bobs steakhouse chain.

After while I was granted the opportunity to learn directly from this great restaurateur. I progressed from one position to the next with ease, and before I knew it, I was well versed in all aspects of running a successful steakhouse. During this learning opportunity I was finishing high school and planning to attend college. Although I moved away and attended college for a period, I later realized how much I enjoyed cooking. I had almost missed my opportunity to operate the Red River because the restaurant was sold. But, later I learned the Red River Steakhouse was for sale and I immediately began making the necessary calls to see if we could work out a deal to buy it.

After three months of negotiations I secured the property, all the contents and began restoring the steakhouse back to its original working order. We then closed the Route 66 Steakhouse in Groom, Texas and relocated to the Red River Steakhouse in McLean, Texas. Now that the Red River Steakhouse has been back business running according to its original standards, business has once again began to boom. The reputation of high quality food, service, and a unique atmosphere has led to a renewed interest in the steakhouse and visits from all corners of the world.

One of the best kept secrets in Texas – The Red River Steakhouse in McLean, Texas. Its a place that embodies the spirit of the wild west, the power of great hunters, and the classic feel of Route 66. When you’re out gettin’ your kicks on Route 66 please do stop in! www.redriversteakhouse.com