Silver Saddle Steakhouse: A Dining Review
Neighbor Roy and I returned to Silver Saddle Steakhouse after finding it closed for a week last week. And it was a good thing we did too. Silver Saddle is high on our “List of the Best Steakhouses” in Tucson and after a return visit this week, it still is.
Parking would have been a problem at noon except for one handicap space next to the entrance. We took it. I had made a 12 pm reservation earlier that day, so we were seated right away.
We were given a choice of a table or booth and chose a booth near the BBQ pit. The aroma was delightful, exacerbating our already heightened appetite. Silver Saddle is definitely a Western Steak House of the old-fashioned variety. Been here for many years.
Our server was a pleasant, elderly lady who looked like she should have retired by now. She quickly took our drink orders. Roy ordered his usual hot tea. I ordered my usual margarita ($7). Got to try them at every opportunity, I think. How else would I be able to tell you where to get the best margaritas?
Roy then ordered the 4 oz. steak and fried shrimp lunch ($14.95). I ordered the 17 oz. bone-in ribeye ($36.00), including baked potato and salad.
Roy can tell you about his experience.
“After a many-year absence, we returned to an old favorite steak house, the Silver Saddle on the on-ramp to I-10 and South 6th Ave. I had worked at the nearby VA medical center for 33 years prior to retiring 19 years ago, so have had a long-term patronage. I have never had a bad or sub-standard meal here, and today was no different. The parking lot was crowded, but we did find one space close to the restaurant. It was exactly as I remembered it. Western decor, lots of privacy seating, and appropriate aromas to announce that I was back in one of the last Western steak houses left in Tucson. We were promptly seated, large menus at the table and drink orders taken. I ordered my usual hot tea and after a lengthy review of the menu I ordered a 4 0z steak and shrimp–Jim had wanted to order an appetizer of shrimp, but with my choice it would be too much. My hot tea was served with lemon and a cup of very hot water with a small pot of hot water as backup. As it was lunch, the restaurant was busy, but when my lunch arrived, it was worth the wait. My 4 oz. steak was perfectly cooked, and the 4 large shrimp were tasty and properly cooked as were the French Fries. 4 oz. steak does not seem like much–but without fat or gristle, it and the shrimp were enough for me. At $14.95, and with an old west atmosphere–It was a steal in today’s inflated market. For food, western atmosphere and service I give it 4 saguaros.”
My ribeye, salad and baked potato were also excellent. I had ordered my cooked medium and it was done to perfection. I concur with Roy and give Silver Saddle a solid 4 Saguaros, maybe four and a half. They are that good.
You may want to read our previous review from 2015 about the Silver Saddle Steakhouse.
310 East Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85701
Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 8 PM
Saturdays: 2PM – 8 PM
Sundays: 1 PM – 7 PM