Johnny's Steaks & Bar-Be-Que ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/9/18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

The weather is turning colder and Lisa Von Domek is pushing their Dallas rain down to us so let's opt for taking a short trip (an hour) to Salado this week-end! There is shopping and of course great food plus you'll get a real understanding of what Texas is all  about (in case you didn't already know) at my restaurant pick in Salado!  



Salado is a wonderful place to spend the day shopping, especially at this time of the year.   There are stores for antiques, home decor, art galleries and more. After you've spent the day browsing and you're hungry - stop in at Johnny's  on Thomas Arnold Dr. Johnny's is a family run business and they take a lot of pride in that. When you walk through their door, they want you to get a feel  for what Texas is all about. You'll find Southern hospitality in a rustic setting with the aroma of hand-cut steaks being grilled over a live mesquite wood fire.  You can kick back in their Cantina with a full service bar, and, after 6pm there's live music!


There's plenty on the BBQ menu ... Johnny's USDA choice certified Angus steaks are cooked over a mesquite fire to guarantee tenderness and quality.  You can choose from a 12-16 or 20 oz ribeye, an 8oz. filet mignon or sirloin. Or, maybe you'd like to have a chicken breast, some pork chops or maybe  just a plate of ribeye ends & pieces. There's the Tailgate Special that has a pound of BBQ served on butcher paper with a cup of beans, sliced bread, a bag of chips, a block of cheese and all the fixings you'll need to complete the meal.  There's also the "BBQ Tater" - a baked potato with Johnny's Chopped Brisket, butter, sour cream and topped with cheddar cheese & chives. Johnny's "Que Bowl" is another hit with chopped brisket & sausage on a bed of fries topped with pinto beans, nacho cheese, onions, jalapenos, pickles and topped with Johnny's famous BBQ sauce.  Another favorite are the "Eagle Wings"- tender bacon wrapped chicken breasts stuffed with jalapeno & pepperjack cheese served with a potato & salad. If you still have room, try something from the dessert menu - cobbler with ice cream, a slice of fruit pie or a yummy brownie.


Johnny wants you to know when you are in Salado, to stop by his restaurant and see what it's all about.  In the meantime, check out this video from Johnny's Outback & Cantina...

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Comments (14)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I would love a good barbecue place here - but I am a North Caroina barbecue girl

Nov 09, 2018 05:03 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well this looks like a very popular place to dine and to just have some fun also

Nov 09, 2018 05:06 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. Salado sounds wonderful. The whole atmosphere is appealing and the eatery special.

Nov 09, 2018 05:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Dorie... sounds wonderful. I don't eat red meat frequently, but on occasion there really is nothing like a great steak and I happily indulge!

Nov 09, 2018 05:21 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: There is no shortage of quality restaurants in the Austin TX. Johnny's must be a popular option too.

Nov 09, 2018 05:31 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Now this is my kind of place. I was saying yesterday i have not been to a good BBQ restaurant in a long time. Maybe a trip South is order Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Nov 09, 2018 06:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another stellar review, and all the items you mentioned sound wonderful.  Wishing you a great weekend. A

Nov 09, 2018 08:58 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Dorie, I haven't been there in years but it is a great place to eat and Salado is a great place to visit!

Nov 09, 2018 09:18 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - thank you for the introduction (for me I believe)  of Salads and another dining discovery. Have a good weekend. 

Nov 09, 2018 11:38 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I am sorry, but I have to send the rain somewhere!  I already told Debe Maxwell, CRS that it followed me home from Boston...darn it(!)  So, I am just trying to share it!  LOL

Nov 09, 2018 11:43 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - Johnny's looks like a happening place! Music, fun and good eats!  I just finished some good BBQ so I actually can read your Foodie Friday post without my stomach grumbling. 

Nov 09, 2018 01:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- everything on the menu at Johnny's Steaks and BBQ sounds right up my alley!!!!   I can smell the BBQ now!

Nov 09, 2018 04:25 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

This wp;.d be a place that David would especially enjoy, he rarely meets a steak he doesn't love.

Nov 09, 2018 10:32 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Dang Dorie, you are always making me hungry with you food posts. I am going to have to double my exercise routine!

Nov 11, 2018 09:06 AM