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Why Limit “Happy” to Just One Hour?

Try one of our Happy Rita's!

Our Firewater Rita’s are sure to make you Happy!!!

 

Hoffbrau Steak NEW and Improved Happy Hour(s)!!!!

Texas’ Best Steakhouse just got colder and better!   We’ve launched Hoffbrau Steaks brand new Happy Hour menu-which starts at 3:46 until 7pm (that’s right, 3:46pm)!   In our ever-continuing quest to be the BEST little beer garden in Texas (with a side of margarita!), we’ve started the happiest hour(s) you’ll ever have!  Hoffbrau Steaks "Happiest" Hours!

So, Why 3:46 p.m.?

Well, that’s pretty simple, actually.  Two reasons.  First, it’s always hard (unless you’re our great friendly staff) to remember exactly what’s on special, anyway.  This way, we give you a couple ways to remember all that.  $3 drafts, $4 margaritas’s, and $6 beer buckets.  Pretty simple, right?  It sure inspired us!  Secondarily, we just wanted happy hour to go a little longer.  More is better.  (Especially in Texas!)  One great “catchy” excuse.  

Log Off and “Lime In”

So go ahead, push that little button that says “shut down.”  No one will notice if you leave a little early….!  Better yet, bring the whole office with you; we do crowds just fine.  Starting at 3:46 p.m., Mondays all the way through Friday’s, and continuing until 7 p.m., we are serving $3 ice-cold drafts (try some of Texas’ best on tap!!) – $4 House Margarita’s (mmm….frozen or on the rocks-your choice!) and $6 famous Hoffbrau beer buckets (2 bottles, your choice). 

 

We’re Even Crafty…

We proudly serve many of Texas’ finest beers (we love Genuine Texas flavor!), as well as ice-cold imports and domestics!  Also, each location is a little different on selection, so you may find a great gem on tap that you’ve never discovered!  Ask around, we add seasonally and always listen to our guest’s “ice-cold counsel!”  We’re one of the best places to try out great craft beers, such as Rahr (brewed just blocks from our Ft.Worth location), Panther Island’s own “Real Good,” another Ft.Worth original, and Rabbit Hole, who teamed with Mike Modano to “craft” this great craft beer, and more!  

“My diet stops at Happy Hour!”

There’s not just cold drinks at Hoffbrau’s Happiest Hours, either.  Kids in tow, not sure if you should go?  Don’t wait, come “steak”….out your spot.  Our appetizers

Bam!  50% off too!!!!  3:46 to 7p.m.; Hoffbrau's Happiest Hours!

Bam! 50% off too!!!! 3:46 to 7p.m.; Hoffbrau’s Happiest Hours!

are ALL half-off from 3:46 p.m. to 7 p.m. as well!  Delicious, crispy brau chips, tangy sweetwater shrimp, and even our newest spicy-addition, candied bacon….they’re all priced just right, at 50%.  Best way to feed that crowd I mentioned earlier.  Whether yours is 4…or 40, we’ve got you covered.  

So, just remember, when you’ve “got 99 problems….beer solves all of ’em!”  We’re pretty sure that this goes for margarita’s, too…

 What’s your favorite Hoffbrau Steaks libation?  What do you use to quench that thirst?  Anything we should add?  We LOVE to hear from all of you!  Tell me all your favorites!  

 It’s Happy…”3 4 6″ time somewhere…

Nobody Loves Potato Chips More Than Hoffbrau Steaks!

Brau Cjhips and MargaritasHappy National Hoff”Brau” Chip Day!! 

(OK, we might be taking this one over a little too much)  Technically, it’s National Potato Chip Day, each and every March 14th.  But what better day to celebrate that craveable, still slightly hot appetizer you just can’t visit us without?  (The proof’s in the pudding…we sold orders last year alone!)  Nothing’s better riding side-saddle to our big burgers, and they make the best to-go’s you’ll ever have.

National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America’s #1 (might come in second only to jalapeno’s in Texas!) snack food. We’d argue that nothing goes better with Ranch.  Mmmm….

Make your own Brau chips! It’s actually pretty easy to do. provided you aren’t making 50 to 100 pounds at a time…like we do! 

 

The lowdown on these thin cut cuties?

  • Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular.

  • Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.

  • In America alone 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips are savored every year.

  • Potato chips expanded and begun to be sold in bags in the early 20th century.

  • The flavored chips weren’t first manufactured until the 1930’s. Don’t you wish you had THAT idea?

  • Potato Chips originated in 1853 and were discovered by accident. They were invented in Saratoga Springs by an Irish chef named George Crum. The story goes that Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was vacationing in New York and was dining in a restaurant. He had ordered fried potatoes but he was not satisfied with them and kept on sending them back to kitchen complaining that they were too thick. George Crum, the chef in the restaurant, got irritated and he decided to cut the potatoes in thin slices, fry them in oil, salt them and send them to the customer. He never knew that it would be liked instantly and become a huge favorite. The restaurant became well known for potato chips.

Hoffbrau Steak’s Own Brau Chips…HomestyleBrau Chips

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 washed whole potatoes, regular type
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper, ground, both white and black
  • Garlic seasoning (if you can only find garlic salt, eliminate using extra salt).  However, separate garlic and salt will capture a more authentic flavor. 

Preparation  Directions:

  • Peel potatoes, or leave unpeeled as desired.  (We don’t peel ours!!!) 

  • Slice potatoes very thin.  Use a mandolin for this step.  They’re cheap and easy to find.  You’ll have 4 taters cut in as many minutes! 

  • Put sliced potatoes into ice cold water, and set into the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.   This is key.  You can even refrigerate overnight, as needed.  This removes the starch from potatoes which will affect texture (key to taste!) 

  • Drain potatoes and dry very thoroughly with paper towels. Any water can cause dangerous splattering of hot oil.

  • Heat oil to 375 degrees in a fryer.

  • Place a layer of potato chips into the fryer.

  • Fry chips to a light brown.  Take them out before you think they’re ready!  They burn fast!  I estimate in a small Fry Daddy you should fry less than one and a half minutes.  Stir them as they cook, if possible, with a set of tongs. 

  • Drain basket and pour chips onto paper towels.

  • Mix your seasonings together and place in a shaker.  This will be an excellent compliment to almost anything, so save it.  No shaker?  Use a plastic baggie and season with your hands.  Use equal quantities of each! 
  • Season lightly to taste, tossing as you season!

Tip: Only put a few chips into the fryer at a time to avoid them sticking together.

Even Better Tip:  Drop by Hoffbrau and order anything.  Ask for extra, extra Ranch to go.  (So you have a dip, silly!)  Somethings just can’t be replicated….

Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy…. eat potato chips during meals and snacks.  How do you take your Brau Chips?

Hoffbrau Steaks Is Proud of Our Military Service Personnel

Military Pride is the Texas Way

Veterans Special at HoffbrauPerhaps in the lower 49, they wait for specially marked holidays,  but Genuine Texas to Hoffbrau means  remembering those who gave to our nation with patriotism, and love.  As a  family-owned restaurant, Hoffbrau Steaks values tradition and service above all.

We also know that there is no greater act of love than that of service to another.

Our Gratitude for Service

In the spirit of gratitude, and family love, we continue our own tradition, on the 11th of every month, of honoring all veterans with 50% off their favorite dish.  After several years of instituting this tradition, each and every month, it has become a favorite for staff and guests alike. 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

“Have dined here about 15 times now and the food and service is always great. Hoffbrau also discounts meals monthly for veterans and has great specials when you join their email program. One of my favorite restaurants in Granbury.”

~One Of Our Favorite Regulars, Jim

Bone-in Ribeye

Texas favorite…Bone-in ribeye Texas “Cowboy Cut” is the perfect cut for our HEROES.

The opportunities we’ve had to meet and thank our veterans of past service, or current service personnel have been incredible!  In 2014 alone, we served over 1600 meals at 50% off.  THAT’S one number we’re extra proud of!!

From our great restaurants in Amarillo, to Ft.Worth, we’ve had the most amazing time taking care of those who so lovingly cared for us.  Any military personnel will receive this discount, and it is off any entree, from our least expensive burger, to our greatest Cowboy Cut! All you need to do is show a military ID, even expired, or tell us about your service. 

There are no time restrictions, other than our business hours.  We got the “all day,” “every month” idea from you incredible vets.  Isn’t that how you served?

Please pass this on!  Forward this link to all your family and friends who can benefit!  The more, the merrier!  Let’s double that 1600 meals this year!!

Who is your hero?  Who will you honor this Memorial Day?

A Steak’s Perfect Pairing is Great Service!

Sabre Young Outstanding Server Hoffbrau Steaks AmarilloHere at Hoffbrau Steaks, We Know That Incredible Service

Makes Your Meal! 

There’s a reason our mantra is “steaks AND smiles.”  We believe that nothing goes with a great meal like a great helping of Texas friendly. 

Most folks have experienced the frustration of a lousy server, but how often have you enjoyed dinner with a truly phenomenal, WOW, friendly server?  We teach, train, and talk nothing else.  In fact, we usually start by only hiring the very best personalities!  Recently, we couldn’t be prouder to say, that’s paid off for two of our incredible young women! 

The Award For Best Service Goes to…

Sabre Young of our Amarillo store was recently awarded the Prime Customer Service Award given by the Amarillo Convention & Visitors Council!  Our very own Nicky Hugely was also recognized, and we couldn’t be prouder of all the hard work this shows.  Both young women exemplify the values we look for in our employees, not least of which is how they care for everyone around them, not just the…tippers. 

Recently, our servers in Granbury also received similar recognition when Cassidy Williams was awarded “Best Server in Hood County.”  Our Granbury store has also been awarded “Best Steakhouse” there, several years running! 

“When the US Department of Agriculture grades beef, the top ranking is prime. In Amarillo, we call this Prime Service, when someone has given you over the top positive customer service.  Since March of this year, we have asked residents and visitors to tell us about Prime Service experiences. These can be anywhere: a restaurant, bar, bank lobby, mechanic’s shop: anywhere where you are receiving customer service. The only rule is you can’t nominate your family or other people from your own business. Over the past seven months, almost ninety people have been recognized for Prime Service by their own customers. We don’t judge the nominations: we honor those nominated.”

-Dan Quandt, CAE  Vice President, Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council

HB Formula for Steaks AND Smiles!

  • Always Pay Attention!  Our guests are our first priority.  From the lighting to the music, our goal is always to make it perfect.
  • Fix Problems.  We value a good ol’ Texas apology.  If we messed up, we want to be the first to know.  And the first to make it right. 
  • Help People Just Because!  Because it’s the right thing to do.  Today might only be a lunch special, we get it.  Tonight might be your anniversary.  To us, they’re the very same, and we love it…and you!
  • Be Continual Learners!  We can always do more, be more, and learn more.  We’re built on this, and we’ll keep at it…forever!

Lots of people know bad service…we promise this will NEVER happen at the Brau!

Who’s your favorite Hoffbrau Steak server?  Who makes your steak taste just a little bit better?  Tell us all about them!  We love to hear about our smiles!!!!

 

Hoffbrau Steaks Out Your Perfect Holiday Party!

Celebrate Holidays at Hoffbrau!

Celebrate Holidays at Hoffbrau!

Dine on Texas’ Best Steaks in Private

It’s time to think holidays!   Best to book your dog boarding and your holiday party venues ASAP.  They’re going fast.  Here at legendary Hoffbrau Steaks, our private dining rooms are still available for your special holiday parties of all sizes, reunions, and family celebrations.  Our family is waiting to serve you;  with our award winning food, service excellence, and the no frills casual welcome that we call, “steaks and smiles”.

The Easiest Holiday Party You’ll Never Work

Feel free to tell us your special menu and arrangement needs and let us customize for you. Our Hoffbrau locations in Amarillo, Haltom City, and Dallas West End are all waiting to serve you.  From an intimate dinner for 20 to an appetizer and “Rita’s reception for many more, a private dining room at Hoffbrau Steakhouse delivers the same exceptional home-made food and smiling service you’ve always gotten for a Friday night dinner.  

Private Dining and Banquet Room Celebrations!

  • Here’s some great tips to help.  It always helps to know an insider!
  • Call the store your interested in hosting at. Ask for a manager. You’ll get them fastest from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m, or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., but we’re always here to help. I’ve put a link over each store’s name below.

  • We have customized menu’s  located on our website right here, and these are going to be your best deal, but we’ll always do it your way!  What do you want to serve? Anything you have to have? We have plenty of ideas if you don’t, but we love to hear yours!

  • Ask lots of questions! Also, ask to come on in for a visit! We’d love to sit down with you for a “tasting!” It’s on us, we’ll show off some of our best items, and help you make decisions.

  • Think about how you want the room to look. (I’ve put up some pictures here for you to “sample!!”)

    Inside Haltoim City for Parties

    Most of our private dining area’s seat 20 to 50, but varies by location.

  • Tell the manager any concerns you have-budget, diet, etc. We’re used to “special.” We can accomodate anything, and usually alleviate any worries. Got a magic number you have to make? No worries? We can work with you on anything!

  • Agree on a date, time, sign on arrangements, and email us back. In most cases, we can take care of you in minutes if necessary!

  • Our private dining menus can be served at lunch or dinner (in fact, we have menu’s for both!), and all feature our award-winning steak, including the cut Texas is famous for, the 16-ounce Cowboy Cut Bone-in Ribeye, served in the perfect, authentic ambience that we’re known for. Hundreds of satisfied guests have joined us for their celebrations and meetings.

Amarillo Holidays

Amarillo Holidays!

Hoffbrau Steaks Amarillo

Nested near the Palo Duro Canyon, and deep in Texas’ beautiful panhandle is our biggest, “best little steakhouse.” Just celebrating a full remodel, and complete with two private dining rooms to suit your needs, our location on I-40 is perfect for an intimate family dinner of 20 or a private business dinner up to 80. Our Banquet Room, where parties can seat comfortably up to 80, is an ideal setting for presentations with a dedicated screen equipped for easy access to visual and audio connections, and Wi-Fi, and still rustic enough for a casual holiday gathering.

Natural light illuminates our warm, inviting No Bull Room, with seating up to 50, but perfect for 12. The charm of a rustic Texas lodge invites you to relax and enjoy yourself, surrounded by western lighting, antlers, saddles, and one of Amarillo’s most unique dining venues.

The Historic Dallas West End

Dallas' Best Steaks!

Dallas’ Best Private Dining!

Guests and families have come to historic Old West End Dallas for years to try Texas’ most authentic and best priced steaks in our area. Join us in our No Bull Room, perfect for 8 or 80, with its rustic license plates and enjoy our warm and inviting venue yourself. Filled with plasma big screen televisions, western artifacts, and the best service in Dallas, the No Bull Room is a great venue for off-site meetings, holiday gatherings, and conference lunches…or dinners!

Home-Made in Haltom City.  Ft.Worth’s Best Parties!

Ft. Worth’s best kept secret is nestled in its northwest suburb of Haltom City, just off of 820 and I-35W, minutes from the Stockyards and the Texas Motor Speedway. With private dining in our No Bull Room nestled around the fireplace you’ll feel warm and welcome from your first bite. Enjoy at lunch or dinner, with groups from 10 to 50, and experience our award-winning steaks and excellent service; both the best priced in our area. Let our staff customize your perfect occasion, from a business meeting to a family reunion. 

Tell us about your holiday traditions!  What do you do with your family, loved ones, or job, that you’re already looking forward to?  We can’t wait to share with everyone!  

Brand-New Burgers and Buns from the Brau

You Asked For It!  The Cheesiest!  Get it Any Way You Like It!

You Asked For It! The Cheesiest! Get it Any Way You Like It!

Hoffbrau Steaks Rolls Out New Fan Favorites with a Gluten-Free Twist!

Our fans are the greatest people we know!  Die-hard and diligent, they make their voices heard, and have helped to put us where we are, since 1978.   While steaks may SEEM like what we do, we have a saying here at the Big Bunkhouse that we’re really in the “People Business.”  All those smiles are the real secret behind Texas’ best steakhouse! 

The Metroplex’s (and Amarillo!) Best Steakhouse’s Biggest Secret…

From Amarillo, to our favorite lakeside town in Granbury, one of our best kept secrets is how darn good our burgers are.  Big, juicy handfuls, cooked any way you order, and topped with fresh hand-cut and prepared ingredients.   Our real tried and true fans know that the best deal going on our menu are our genuine Texas Steakburgers!

Each is lovingly cooked on our special slanted grills, gently placed at a degree just tilted enough to keep all that juicy goodness right inside, where it belongs.  We even have special places on our huge grills where the burgers cook to your specifications, sealing in all that slightly peppered flavor!  We only use fresh spices; no artificial marinades or additives, so these burgers are gluten and allergy free as needed! 

Rainey asked for some revamping this spring, and so we turned to our best experts.  Our restaurant’s Facebook fans (almost 4,000 strong!  New Fresh-Cut Avocado Burger!Join us here!  You never know when we’ll have a 4,000th fan contest! :)!! ) suggested and then voted on the two new burger options this spring.

And Introducing the Newest…

The new burger additions include a mac ‘n’ cheese burger made with Hoffbrau Steaks’ popular homemade mac ‘n cheese topped with melted cheddar and jack cheese and bacon bits. Also, an avocado burger with fresh jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and crispy onion strings.

The results?  She LOVES them!  (and everyone has too!) “Our three-cheese, Mac ‘n’ Cheese is really popular and we had a couple of fans suggest we make a mac ‘n’ cheese burger” said Rainey Fogiel, owner of Hoffbrau Steaks. “This burger is to die for.”

Hoffbrau Steaks’ New Gluten Free Menu (click right here!)

In addition to incorporating menu items suggested by fans, Hoffbrau has also added a gluten-free bun to its new gluten-free menu options. The menu gives Hoffbrau Steaks’ guests a way to locate and order the restaurant’s items that are made without gluten.  We proudly feature gluten-free salad dressings, steaks (seasoned only with fresh cracked black and white peppercorns, and kosher salt), special fresh sidewinders, and more.  A full listing is available, along with helpful ordering hints.   You can see the whole menu at the link in the title above.  We’re quite proud of our new addition to help our guests with variety!

As always, we’re here to help in person, also, and always suggest you ask for one of our friendly managers to help assist you with your ordering needs; whatever they may be.  But your server knows all about it, too!  Continual education is one of our most important principles.

Do you have more fresh HB burger idea’s?  We’d love to hear from you!  It’s never too early to plan the next crop!  Give us all your suggestions!

 

 

 

 

It’s Time to Think Holidays and Party and Event Rooms

Texas style… and Hoffbrau Steaks is here to help your holiday!

Hoffbrau Steaks Catering in West EndYesterday, I passed by an aisle filled to the brim with two pound bags of orange and black plastic bags of deliciousness.  Across the way was an explosion of tutu’s and shockingly bright polyester colors that stopped me dead in my tracks.  As if the advent of football hadn’t tipped me off to it.  The holidays are coming.  Even at 40, I still fell a small thrill…right before the fear.  The knowledge of how behind we really are. 

We can help! 

Hoffbrau Steaks offers private dining rooms available for parties, business presentations, meetings, reunions, family celebrations, or any special needs you may have. Feel free to tell us your special menu and arrangement needs and let us customize for you. Our Hoffbrau locations in Amarillo, Haltom City, and Dallas West End are all waiting to serve you, with our award winning food, service excellence, and the no frills casual welcome we call, steaks and smiles.

How do I get my private party at Hoffbrau Steaks, the way I want it?

  • Just like our great state, we keep it simple! 
  • Call the store your interested in hosting at.  Ask for a manager.  You’ll get them fastest from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m, or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., but we’re always here to help.  I’ve put a link over each store’s name below. 
  • What do you want to serve? Anything you have to have? We have plenty of ideas if you don’t, but we love to hear yours! 
  • Ask lots of questions!  Also, ask to come on in for a visit!  We’d love to sit down with you for a “tasting!”  It’s on us, we’ll show off some of our best items, and help you make decisions. 
  • Think about how you want the room to look.  
  • Tell the manager any concerns you have-budget, diet, etc.  We’re used to “special.”  We can accomodate anything, and usually alleviate any worries.  Got a magic number you have to make?  No worries?  We can work with you on anything!
  • Agree on a date, time, sign on arrangements, and email us back.  In most cases, we can take care of you in minutes if necessary! 

Our private dining menus can be served at lunch or dinner, and all feature our award-winning steak, including the cut Texas is famous for, the 16-ounce Cowboy Cut Bone-in Ribeye, served in the perfect, authentic ambience that we’re known for. Hundreds of satisfied guests have joined us for their celebrations and meetings.

Our 2nd Event Area, The No Bull Room at Hoffbrau Steaks in Amarillo

“If you ever get back to Amarillo I’ll be waiting for you…”

Nested near the Palo Duro Canyon, and deep in Texas’ beautiful panhandle is our biggest, “best little steakhouse.”  Just celebrating a full remodel, and complete with  two private dining rooms to suit your needs, our location on I-40 is perfect for an intimate family dinner of 20 or a private business dinner up to 80. Our Banquet Room, where parties can seat comfortably up to 80, is an ideal setting for presentations with a dedicated screen equipped for easy access to visual and audio connections, and Wi-Fi, and still rustic enough for a casual holiday gathering.

Natural light illuminates our warm, inviting No Bull Room, with seating up to 50, but perfect for 12. The charm of a rustic Texas lodge invites you to relax and enjoy yourself, surrounded by western lighting, antlers, saddles, and one of Amarillo’s most unique dining venues.

The Historic Dallas West End

Guests and families have come to historic Old West End Dallas for years to try Texas’ most authentic and best priced steaks in our area. Join us in our No Bull Room, perfect for 8 or 80, with its rustic license plates and enjoy our warm and inviting venue yourself. Filled with plasma big screen televisions, western artifacts, and the best service in Dallas, the No Bull Room is a great venue for off-site meetings, holiday gatherings, and conference lunches…or dinners!

Holidays are Happiest in Haltom City

Ft. Worth’s best kept secret is nestled in its northwest suburb of Haltom City, just off of 820 and I-35W, minutes from the Stockyards and the Texas Motor Speedway. With private dining in our No Bull Room nestled around the fireplace you’ll feel warm and welcome from your first bite. Enjoy at lunch or dinner, with groups from 10 to 50, and experience our award-winning steaks and excellent service; both the best priced in our area. Let our staff customize your perfect occasion, from a business meeting to a family reunion. 

Fireplace 

Hoffbrau Steaks welcomes you in a purely Texas way, only we can. No one does BIG like a Texan. SO bring your family reunions (we love matching shirts!), your office parties, your class reunions (we’ve got your color scheme, and it’s always down-home!), quiet weekly meetings (we can button it up), or let us loose, and we’ll even marry you. Let us personalize it your way, anyway, anytime.