Want Some Steak With That Shake?

Yeah, I thought so.

I have it on good authority that none other than the famous midwestern / southern diner that is Steak ‘n’ Shake is opening up on FM 1960 and Eldridge this summer.  Which should be right about….now.

I know, I know.  The last thing that we need in Houston is another chain restaurant, let alone one that serves devilishly unhealthy diner food.  But I have a strange soft spot in my heart for good old Steak ‘n’ Shake.

I used to travel quite a bit for work, but never anywhere interesting or with remotely friendly people (ask me about my old job some time and why those people hated me so much…no, really).  Instead I was sent places like New Iberia, Louisiana; Valdosta, Georgia; Meridian, Idaho; and Greenville, North Carolina.  But it seemed like every random little Southern city I was sent to had a Steak ‘n’ Shake (along with the ubiquitous and despised Bob Evans).  It became a source of comfort when I was out on the road, knowing that I could always dip into the little diner no matter what time of day or night and find solace in a patty melt and a banana shake.

So, while Steak ‘n’ Shake may be just another diner chain and while it will never beat my favorite diner meal in the world — which, frankly, probably no one can beat since it doesn’t exist anymore (a butterscotch malt and a Ring Of Fire from 59 Diner; the malt still exists but the Ring doesn’t) — I’m still a little bit excited to see them finally come back to Houston after a long absence.

5 responses to “Want Some Steak With That Shake?

  1. ** I know, I know. The last thing that we need in Houston is another chain restaurant, let alone one that serves devilishly unhealthy diner food. But I have a strange soft spot in my heart for good old Steak ‘n’ Shake. **

    Oh no, we DEFINITELY need this chain!

    I loved those burgers when I lived in Springfield, MO. Occasionally, I still visit a location in Dallas to get my fix. It will be nice to have a Houston store (stores, eventually, please?).

    Takhomasak! 🙂

  2. Ooooh, I used to travel to Springfield, MO and LOVED having the pleasure of a stop at Steak-n-Shake!!! Yes!!!! I can’t wait – AND, it’s kinda on my side of town.

  3. It’s open, the wife and I saw it Sunday and almost drove off the road.

    Definitely a “chain” that Houston needs.

  4. I went to college in Steak-n-Shake territory.

    I’ve been hoping for one to open here in Houston.

    My questions is — when will we get one in Clear Lake?

    P.S. don’t forget — the fries are to die for!

  5. healthyhoustonfoodie

    Oh, good Lord. Steak and Shake! My husband and I used to go there on dates in college in middle-of-nowhere Illinois. Must not divulge this info to him, lest he demand we go there for dinner.

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