For our anniversary, Donna wanted a steak. In West Texas, that usually means a trip to Lowake Steak House in the small community of Lowake a few miles south of Rowena, Texas, on FM 381.
Lowake Steak House is a legend in West Texas. John Zentner opened the restaurant in 1946 and operated it for several years before moving to San Angelo. Today, Lowake Steak House is run by another family, but Zentner's Daughter Steak House in San Angelo is still run my John Zentner's daughter, Betty.
This was our second trip to Lowake Steak House, which sits by itself at the edge of a field near the very small community of Lowake. The building is old, but it is full of character.
We ordered the KC Steak for 2, which is more food than we could eat. The meal comes with one visit to the salad bar, a baked potato, and Texas toast.
The steak was served on a single platter in the center of the table. The platter held 6 steaks, all about 1 inch thick and cooked to our order (medium for Donna and medium well for me). We could not eat all of the meat, so we asked for a doggy bag.