From the beginning, our objective was to do a few things very well. Primarily, to serve the best steak dinner available at a fair price in a warm, cozy, and comfortable environment, for everyone. No reservations, no dress coats, no jackets… just come hungry and let us take care of the rest.
In 2006, we opened our Decatur, TX location in a building originally constructed as a 2-story sometime between 1884 and 1885. Unfortunately, at some point between 1925 and 1950 the building burned down, reducing it from its original 2-story rock building to a 1-story stucco building. When we remodeled it, our goal was to keep the inherent charm of the original structure, including the stone walls that are between 18″ to 22″ thick. We reopened the transom lights, which had been covered for many years. The roof shingles over the restrooms came from the Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas and the wood you see inside is Red Cedar, brought in from Johnson City in the Texas Hill Country. The antique Friedrich reach-in cooler came from Dallas and was built in the late 1940s.
Our NRH location opened its doors to the community in 2021. This location takes its design cues from the building’s century-old Smithfield Gin Mill. Outside you will find antique vehicles placed throughout, including two super cool Ford pickups, in the feed loading dock. Like Decatur, the interior also utilizes reclaimed wood and Texas antiques. The walls are adorned by commissioned paintings styled in Texas history that include the Texas Navy. Pictures of Cotton Gins from the state and the Texas Rangers of the Texas DPS are displayed prominently as well. You’ll also find several themed dining rooms that celebrate Texas’ frontier roots, including a Wolf Room, which is dedicated to West Texas, and a couple of Patriot Rooms that feature portraits of heroes from the Texas Revolution. There’s also a River Rock Room, a limestone fireplace and many other cool fixtures and artifacts.