Buffalo roam across sprawling flatlands as Hereford cattle munch mountain grasses on The Bowen Ranch, the working farmstead that houses The Edge of Texas Steakhouse and Saloon. In addition to lending the horizon a bucolic vibe, these herds suggest just how fresh a steak can be. Nearby, inside the train depot-turned-restaurant, guests can shake hands with a real cowboy before slicing into grilled-to-order beef and bison. This wrangler is Jim Bowen, founder of the eatery and leader of the Bowen clan that’s owned the ranch since the 1800s, when cattle landed in Texas by leaping over Saturn’s moons. The menu also brims with chuck-wagon classics such as barbecued brisket and Tex-Mex fare such as tortilla soup and chicken fajitas.
Since the inception of its flagship location in 1973, Golden Corral has continued to load plates with an ever-expanding menu of homestyle fare served in a family-oriented atmosphere. Among the never-ending dinner buffet’s offerings, 15 types of protein, including sirloin steaks cut and aged on the premises, pair with comfort-fare staples such as mac 'n' cheese and banana pudding. At lunch, pot roast simmered for 12 hours and made-from-scratch meatloaf fill the buffet’s ranks, and breakfast promises made-to-order omelets, hearty slices of ham and sausage, and sizzling hash browns. Each of Golden Corral’s locations opens its doors to group events, seating parties of 25 or more, or one house of Congress in recess.
Casita Linda Mexican Restaurant, a family-owned eatery in business for more than 50 years, specializes in the rich, flavorful style of Mexican cuisine that El Paso is known for. Enchiladas in piquant red-chili sauce, stuffed quesadillas, and sweet sopaipillas are a few specialties. On weekends, the restaurant serves traditional menudo.
Ring internal dinner bells at Great American with a steakhouse menu featuring original sauces and signature spice blends dusted over steaks, seafood, and more. Ravenous dinner parties can open a feast with premeal offerings of deep-fried salmon ($8.99) or the mexican shrimp cocktail of bite-sized shrimp, avocado, and jalapeños in a zesty sauce ($6.99). Dive knife-first into the Great American's most popular steak—the tender, perfectly-aged three-quarter pound rib eye ($23.99), or sample the aquatic offerings with a grilled rainbow trout ($18.99), each served with your choice of one-pound baked potato, mashed potatoes, or steak fries plus Texas caviar (pinto beans), pineapple coleslaw, and a dinner roll with butter.
As its name implies, Brown Bag Deli focuses its culinary efforts almost exclusively on fresh sandwiches. The shop’s staff stands ready to fashion any meat and veggie-packed sandwich from the deli's menu of more than 30 choices, such as liverwurst and bologna, or genoa and smoked ham. The restaurant also pairs its subs with sweet and sugary sides that range from chips and pickles to carrot cake and cookies, all of which make great bargaining chips for lunch trades that fetch strangers’ savings bonds.
Only meat eaters need enter the doors of Mo'z Bar-B-Que, where Texan mesquite and oak wood feeds an open flame inside the barbecue pit. Served as ribs, brisket, or sausage, seared pork and beef can be served on plates or stuffed into sandwiches, accompanied by sides such as potato salad and fries.