Killen's Steakhouse - Pearland
Ronnie Killen opened his eponymous, Pearland-based steakhouse in 2006 and has garnered numerous accolades ever since. It's been anointed the "ultimate steakhouse" by the Houston Chronicle, named one of the state's best steakhouses by Texas Monthly, and the signature crème brulee bread pudding was named one of the country's top 10 dishes by Food & Wine.
One of Killen's Steakhouse's winning factors is the company it keeps. It's partnered with a number of local and sustainable farms and purveyors such as family-owned-and-operated Strub Ranch, the Blue Heron dairy farm and Pearland Coffee Roasters. Steak offerings are from farms nationwide. Killen's features all-natural five diamond beef from Harris Ranch, bone-in filet mignon from Nebraska and venison from Texas.
Non-steak items include lightly fried jumbo shrimp, fresh Gulf snapper and parmesan-breaded chicken breast.