What could be more Texas than driving out to someone’s ranch, taking in awesome landscape views, then enjoying a spicy margarita and a nice juicy steak? Perini Ranch Steakhouse is that rustic experience for which you are searching! Open since 1983, this delicious restaurant with a full bar has received rave reviews from visitors ranging from couples to large groups. Take advantage of no dishwashing and no property taxes, just generous hospitality and food to make you smile.
Located on the Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, this casual spot offers both inside dining with a cozy fireplace, and outside tables with romantic lighting and fire pits. They’re famous (and nationally recognized) for their hamburgers and steaks, plus the Catfish Friday also gets rave reviews. Also try the Jalapeno Bites, the Dusted Shrimp, and the Sunday Brunch. Vegetarians have no need to fret! Veggie options are readily available including Cowboy Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Specials. And if you haven’t stuffed yourself silly, there is always Strawberry Shortcake at the end! Owners Lisa and Tom have so many tasty treats to share with their patrons.
Reservations are highly recommended; make them on the phone or online, then relish the scenery, the longhorn cattle, and maybe a giant armadillo! Perini Ranch Steakhouse is 25 minutes southwest of Abilene and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Looking to grub a little earlier? The Gap Café is open every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering homemade pastries from Salty Roan Bakehouse next door, as well as a range of breakfast, lunch items, and coffees. Can’t quite make it there? Order meat and other delectables online in their store! Take part in home-on-the-range from anywhere you call home.