A must when in SA..... While living in SA, I would take family and friends to Josephines often!!! This is a unique restaurant with great prices, good drinks, and fantastic food! Now, this is NOT a 5 star restaurant so don't expect that, however, it is a restaurant with pretty good service, good food and a place you will NEVER forget!!! Try it and you will see what I mean.....
Old Building Does Not = Eclectic or Good. My job takes me to SA 4-5 days a month, and on this trip, I decided to eat at restaurants I had never tried. I read that Josephine Street was "Eclectic" and "the Best Steak". Whoever wrote this must have started with massive amounts of whiskey. It was late afternoon and I had missed lunch, so I was hungry. I started with the queso. It tasted like the stuff that comes in a can - the "very mild" type. The chips were hot, but greasy. I ordered the ribeye. It had no seasoning - none. It came sitting in a pool of grease - not drippings, grease. The mash potatoes were good, until I got to the bottom where they had been sitting in grease. Dessert is my favorite food group, but I didn't have the courage to try anything else. I didn't have a drink, so I can't comment on the bar. The place does have a nice atmosphere, and if the bar is good, it might be OK for group happy hour, but definitely, go somewhere else for dinner
the most ecclectic steak you'll ever eat..... I ate here for the first time when I was 15...I'm running up on 30...and I still say that Josephine St is the best place to eat. There's something about eating at a steakhouse that feels like home. It makes you want to sing Willie Nelson songs and dance on the table....You'll have that much fun....Not a lot of room though, but the staff have personalities beyond your expectations....I reccoment it to everyone....LOVE the taters...
When you keep things simple, there's not a whole lot that can go wrong..
Steaks and whiskey. This is the uncomplicated promise of Josephine Street, which is conveniently spelled out in neon across the main windows. Josephine Street, in a renovated market building just off U.S. 281, is the archetypal neighborhood bar and grill. The main dining room houses a huge indoor tree trunk, and in keeping with its next-door neighbor, the Liberty Bar, the booths tilt at improbable angles. Outside, a few more picnic-type tables bask in the glorious view of the McAllister Freeway overpass.
The fare is as straightforward as the signs suggest. Steaks--sirloin, ribeye, filet and, of course, chicken-fried--are the specialties, and they're served up on heavy china platters. The servers are careful to point out the fat/meat ratios of the different cuts. The large ribeye was cooked a juicy medium rare and came topped with a single thick-cut onion ring, picture perfect in a cornmeal crust. Jim Beam was this meal's suggested dinner partner. Chicken and fish options exist for those who prefer their meat off the hoof.
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