Houston, Texas: Grave of Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak "died" -- it was taken off the menu -- at this high-end Texas steakhouse in July 1985. A tombstone outside the restaurant entrance marks the menu item's final resting place.

Taste of Texas

10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX
Taste of Texas. I-10 exit 755 eastbound, or 754 westbound. Get on the eastbound Frontage Rd and drive two miles. Cross under the freeway interchange at Beltway 8. Turn right at the Taste of Texas sign, just past the Goodwill and Bed Bath and Beyond. You'll drive to a covered entrance to the restaurant. The tombstone is on the far side of that entrance, facing the parking lot.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Grave of Chicken Fried Steak

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Chicken Fried Steak grave.

Grave of Chicken Fried Steak

Long ago (circa 1985) the Taste of Texas restaurant decided to quit selling chicken fried steak -- a Texas staple -- and evolved into a premium steakhouse specializing in Angus beef. So many patrons kept asking about what happened to the chicken fried steak, that the restaurant installed a tombstone outside its entrance to stop the questions.

[Ron Mogel, 06/12/2018]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mystery PropellerMystery Propeller, Houston, TX - < 1 mi.
Cemetery in a Parking LotCemetery in a Parking Lot, Houston, TX - 4 mi.
Slappy the Big BeaverSlappy the Big Beaver, Houston, TX - 5 mi.
In the region:
Howard Hughes Grave Site, Houston, TX - 10 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

March 19, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Simon Rodia's Watts Towers, Los Angeles, California (Mar 18-24, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now