Cattlemen's has been feeding the fine folks of Fort Worth since 1947. It's a casual, sometimes boisterous and nicely worn place for a thick steak in the heart of cattle country, just a short canter from the Stockyards and rodeo ring. It's fab for families: There are separate rooms, like pens, and the server will bring place mats meant for drawing on plus a pleasing kids menu. The juicy charcoal-broiled cuts of beef come in 13 varieties from chicken fried steak to "Rose of Texas Tenderloin" (a center cut) to a 24-ounce Porterhouse steak that's advertised, needlessly, as "guaranteed to satisfy all appetites".
- Pauline Frommer