45 Marco Drive - Decatur/Priceville - Alabama | 256-355-5560 | Owner email

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Published Reviews

Thursday, March 13, 2008:  DixieDining.blogspot.com
JW Steakhouse - Priceville, Alabama

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The Texas-style, family restaurant has the look of a major chain, but the atmosphere of a mom-and-pop restaurant. And the food is delightful.

Loaded mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole are selections you usually can't find at the big-city steakhouses. These are two of a dozen side dishes that come with the chicken, seafood, pork and, of course, beef platters served here.

For starters, though, even tried-and-true appetizers on the menu have a special JW Steakhouse twist. Fried cheese is breaded in house with a special batter. Chicken strips have that same distinctive crust. The menu promises that the restaurant uses no-trans fat clear canola oil. A combo platter of cheese, chicken and mushrooms is enough for a whole table to share for $8.99. Even potato skins for $4.99 have a special flavor - maybe from the smoked bacon.

That same bacon highlights the loaded mashed potato side dish, which comes with sour cream on the side to blend in for just the right texture and taste.

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Steaks are the drawing card for JW Steakhouse, and they range in price from an $8.99 hamburger steak to $22.99 porterhouse. A Colorado ribeye for $9.99 or cowgirl center cut sirloin for $10.99 provide fine beef cuts for budget-minded customers.

The restaurant ages its own beef and makes everything from scratch - sauces, rubs and salad dressings - even cuts all of its produce. The special breading is not corn meal but Japanese panko bread crumbs. The restaurant uses real butter - not margarine - and avoids preservatives.

Ribs are pork baby back slabs with a Texas-style rub. They're moist and tender and cost $11.99 for half and $18.99 for a full slab. Chicken dishes range from a tenders meal for $6.99 to smothered chicken or a chicken kabob for $9.99. Seafood selections include catfish, shrimp, salmon and a fish of the day for $7.99 to $13.99.


We were awarded 1st Place for Most Irresistible Dessert in the "17th Annual Kids on the Block Chocolate & Dessert Festival."

We received a first place blue ribbon for beef and pork entree in the "Taste of the Valley 2010."


Customer Comments

We had the filet special and it was wonderful.  Nice and clean facility.  Great service by Tina!  Overall a great place.  J.G.

Stopped at Motel 8 for the night on way to Panama Beach.  Was so good we had to stop on the way back home.  Great food.  Best steak ever and service.  J.T.  Covington, KY

Food was great and service was excellent.  J.N.  Hartselle, AL

The food is great.  The service was great!  E.M.  Decatur, AL

Excellent Teres Major and Burger and service also.  Will be back!!!  C.D.  Decatur, AL 

It was very good!!!  We look forward to coming back.  The food was hot and fresh.  L.B.  Decatur, AL

We love your restaurant and every time we come, we ask about the lemon icebox pie.  In our opinion, it is the best dessert and we look forward to when you bring it back!  It is one of our favorite places to eat because we can actually carry on a conversation and not hear dishes clanging around in the kitchen AND the food is delicious!  One suggestion:  eggs on the salad bar.  K.S.  Decatur, AL

I have been at your place two times now and both times, it was nice.  Service was great.  Food not bad at all and the place was clean.  But why I would come back is the service is real good.  D.M.  Collinsville, IL

Your filet rivals that of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse!  Excellent!  First time here and will be returning all the way from Cullman.  B.G.  Crane Hill, AL

Excellent food, affordable price, and as always fast and friendly service.  E.C.  Hartselle, AL

Beastly!  Nice selection.  B.N.  Mt. Vernon, IL

Great service…Thank you.  A.Z.  Toney, AL

Waitress was great!  Friendly and very helpful.  Steaks were great!  T.C.  Hartselle, AL

Michelle was great.  She was warm and friendly throughout our visit.  My friend and I came here because I had had your kabobs through a catered work function and I had to come here and try a steak.  Awesome food and service.  A.P.  Madison, AL

Mushrooms were phenomenal!  Excellent filet and sweet potato casserole also.  Excellent service!  Will definitely be back.  B.T.  Holly Pond, AL

Excellent.  Service was great.  Food was awesome.  P.R.  Waverly, TN

We are glad to see our favorite waitress is back.  J.S.  Athens, AL

The hosts were really sweet and I will be back.  They were just really great and treated us wonderfully.  A.M.  Decatur, AL

Steak was very tender. Cooked just right. Good quantity for the price. Wonderful cheesecake. Great service.

Food was delicious.

Great meal. Great service. One of the best steaks I've had in a long time. I thank the hotel for sending me over.

I love your food. We come here every week. Your service is great.

Wonderful service. Best steak since Kansas City. Thank you for being open. May God bless you all.