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Kirby’s knows steak. So much so, we include it in the name, Kirby’s Steakhouse. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking Kirby’s focuses so much on steak that we don’t care for the other meal components.

Each of the 18 a la carte items printed on the menu are available every day and crafted to make the meal you eat a memory making experience.

You might think there’s no way to choose the right side since there are so many to choose from, but don’t fret.  The chefs and staff at Kirby’s are trained to help you choose the right combination, no matter what main dish you choose.

Pair your meal like a chef

Clarence Alexander, the chef at the Kirby’s Woodlands location, shared a few pro-tips to help you prepare for your next meal at Kirby’s.

“The first thing you decide is what the protein is going to be,” Alexander said. “If the steak is a fattier steak, you are going to want something green to go with it. It will help break up the richness of the protein.”

For instance, if you order a Prime “Cowboy Cut” ribeye steak there are several options from which to choose. For something green, you might choose grilled rosemary zucchini.Grilled rosemary zucchini on a white plate

Another green option could be the fresh broccoli. If broccoli isn’t an option you’re interested in, maybe you’ll like the fresh sautéed vegetables, fresh asparagus, or the creamed spinach. These green vegetable dishes increase the overall experience of your meal.

fresh broccoli on a white plate on a red tablecloth

“You would go with something richer as a side if you choose a less fatty steak,” Alexander said. “Choosing your protein can depend on the style of wine you are interested in or the season – but in the end, you’ll choose your side based on the richness of your protein.”

If you decide to pick the Blue Ribbon Filet Mignon, you could choose the French fries or the baked potato.

french fries in silver cup on a white plate on a red tablecloth


Another perfect side for a leaner protein pairing is one of Kirby’s signature macaroni and cheeses, which you will definitely want to try. Choose from the lobster, jalapeno, or traditional macaroni and cheese and your filet will have a wonderful partner.

a plate of macaroni and cheese topped with jalapeno and bacon slices

Side notes about sides

No matter what steak you decide to devour, we offer a wide variety of ways to spice up your main dish. To enhance the flavor at Kirby’s you can choose the Cognac Pepper sauce or the Roquefort sauce. “We also have the Cabernet poached mushrooms which will compliment any steak on our menu,” Alexander said.

Our chef is also fond of the Susie’s Famous Mashed Potatoes. “She adds sour cream and cream cheese to make them both rich and decadent,” Alexander said.

The last bit of advice from the chef is not to overlook the mushroom risotto. The Cabernet poaching liquid is added to the risotto and made for each individual order.

If you feel as though you could use some more practice pairing your sides with your steak of choice, let Kirby’s help you. Make a reservation at any one of the three Kirby’s locations today.


Our History

B. J. Kirby and the original Kirby's sign

Kirby’s Charcoal Steakhouse, owned and operated by B. J. Kirby, became Dallas’ first specialty steakhouse in 1954. In 1987, after 33 successful years at the original Greenville Avenue location, B.J. decided to retire and close the restaurant.

People in Dallas remembered Kirby’s as the place to go for an anniversary, a first date, or any special occasion. Others came in every week and B.J. always welcomed them with a smile or a joke.

In the fall of 1993 at a neighborhood gathering, the dream of bringing Kirby’s back to Dallas was born. The Ingram family soon purchased the name and recipes from their next-door neighbor, B.J. Kirby. During the Spring of 1995, the Ingrams and their partners, the Houghs, reopened Kirby’s on Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas.

B. J. KirbySince reopening, Kirby’s has successfully grown from one restaurant to four: Kirby’s Southlake (DFW Airport North), Kirby’s The Woodlands (north of Houston), Kirby’s San Antonio and Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse in the Bricktown area of downtown Oklahoma City.

“B.J. looked forward to Kirby’s return to Dallas,” said Mrs Kirby. “While he passed away shortly before the reopening, I know he wished for its success.” Kirby’s is owned and operated by James Ingram and Monte Hough, and they have dedicated their restaurants to the memory of their friend B.J. Kirby.

“May his spirit always be with us.”
Your Hosts, The Ingrams and the Houghs