Which is better? Steakhouse or Dad’s Steakhouse? Today we get to the bottom of this age-old question once and for all.

FTC Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Idahoan® Foods for this campaign, but my opinions are my own.

First off, let me just tell you that this contest isn’t even remotely fair. You see, not only am I the proprietor of Dad’s Steakhouse, I’m also the #KingofSoup. So, you can tell right away that I am already in the lead, and the competition hasn’t even really started yet. But, don’t let that sway you. Let my persuasive powers as #KingofSoup guide you to victory!


Alright, now let’s get down to business. Today we’re diving in and getting to the bottom of a complicated question. Who does it better? The Steakhouse or Dad’s Steakhouse? Well lets break it down for you.


Well, it appears that many steakhouses have dress codes! Is it going to be suit and tie? Black tie? Semi-Formal? Business Formal? Business Casual?

WHO KNOWS! No one should have to get on Google and find out what they should be wearing.

That’s why Dad’s Steakhouse doesn’t care if you wear flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt, or a full-on tuxedo. At Dad’s Steakhouse, YOU DO YOU!


Depending on the steakhouse, you can range from light jazz all the way to a string quartet that travels from table to table playing music for their patrons. How will you know if you like their music selection?

WHO KNOWS! I mean, do you really want to call the restaurant ahead of time to find out what their music choices are like? I mean, do you want to risk trying to enjoy dinner while a group of yak herders from outer Mongolia, who were brought in for a very special one night only engagement, serenade you with their lovely assortment of throat singing?

That’s why Dad’s Steakhouse can play just about anything. You want the Hamster Dance? We can do that! You want some Gordon Lightfoot? Can do! Or, if you really want, we can do the whole throat singing thing to! Our state of the art entertainment system is powered by a plethora of internet-connected devices. And you can find just about anything on the internet!


Oooh, good question! I’m so glad you asked! Most, if not all, steakhouses want everything to be all dark, quiet and romantic. So, they like to drop the lighting down to near subterranean levels, forcing you to get a migraine from eye strain trying to decide if the menu you’re looking at is actually written in English or Sanskrit. And don’t even THINK about wearing one of those headlamps that miners use. Apparently, management frowns upon being able to read a menu.

Dad’s Steakhouse, is decked out with the latest in incandescent and LED lighting systems. And if it’s still too dark, I’VE GOT SOME OF THOSE LIGHTS THE MINERS USE! And Dad’s Steakhouse doesn’t care if you want to wear them during dinner!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But, some of those things are okay with me.” And, you’re probably right! But, think about the kids! Which is why, I’ve added some bonus questions just for your kids.


A traditional steakhouse is not some place for raucous get-togethers! This is a place of refinement and and quietness.  So, sit there in the dark and fiddle your thumbs. THIS BUILDS CHARACTER!!!

Dad’s Steakhouse, however… you know what? I think you already know the answer to this one! Nope, kids, whoop it up! You want to laugh because someone accidentally put their straw in their nose while going for a drink? GO AHEAD! The more laughing, the better.


Well, when you go to a steakhouse, it’s a gamble about whether or not there’s even going to be a kids’ menu. Also, you’ll just have to fish through the items to find things like “Beef Bourguignon” and “Truffle Souffle Flambe” and “Escargot A la Pernod”…seriously, kids, it’s snails. Snails cooked in butter and garlic. And they are still in the shell.

At Dad’s Steakhouse, we cater to our diners. That’s why we include such amazing items like “Hungry Burgers” and “Quesadillas” as well as stuff for the grown-ups! As a side note: I have a kid who likes baked potatoes, but hates the skin. You’ll get to see how Dad’s Steakhouse handles THAT down below!

Let me drop this flavor bomb on you:


Dad’s Steakhouse! Seriously, guys it was never really a contest. I mean, will they let you ‘Dab’ in a steakhouse? NO! But ‘Dabbing’ is just part of the fun we have with the nightly dance party in the kitchen. Trust me, the chef loves it. 😀


So, your next question is “But, Scotty, I don’t know how to steakhouse!”

That’s okay. I’m here for you. You can steakhouse the heck out of the place in less than 30 minutes! Marinade a couple of steaks. Chop up some broccoli! And put some water on the stove to boil!

Now, I know you’re sitting there thinking, “But, Scotty, it’s going to take forever to make soup to go with this feast!”

Yeah, you just keep thinking that. But prepare to be amazed.

Once your steaks are marinated, slap ’em on the grill! If you don’t have a grill, you can pan sear them before finishing them off in the oven. Either way, while they are grilling, your water should be getting ready to boil. When it does, drop in your Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soup. Give it a quick mix and drop the heat to low. (It’s going to simmer for 5 minutes. Not the 15-20 you were expecting!) Steam your broccoli (microwave or stovetop, your choice).


When the steaks are done, you can dish them up with the veg and your soup will be finished by the time your steaks are. Toss a touch of garnish on top and VOILA! you just steakhoused!

And trust me, this isn’t some watered-down mashed potato style soup, either. I was surprised by how hearty it is. Chunks of red and white potatoes add the perfect bite for a thick and hearty soup. This stuff will taste like you’ve been cooking for HOURS.

You can mix it up. Grill some chicken. Make gourmet burgers. We did some chipotle pork one night! The sky is the limit.

The soups come in an assortment of flavors, pick the best one to match your menu. The only way it would be easier would be if I just came over and cooked it for you.

King of Soup

You can check out the available flavors as well as some nifty recipe ideas by visiting the Idahoan® Website!

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Oh, and the little dude who likes baked potatoes but hates the skin?

LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP! We just dressed it up with a bit of chopped bacon, shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. He scraped the bowl clean and asked for seconds. Just sayin’. 😀

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