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Omaha Steaks

3bm1033bm103 Posts: 3,573Registered User Senior Member
edited February 2012 in Parent Cafe
We get occasional adverts in the mail for Omaha Steaks and have been tempted to try it. Last time I think the cost was $59.99. Now it's down to $39.99 for 20 items. Has anyone tried it and is it worth it?
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Replies to: Omaha Steaks

  • HurricaneMomHurricaneMom Posts: 65Registered User Junior Member
    I love their burgers and pork. The steaks, to me, are no better or worse than I can get at my local market so I only purchase steak based on market price. Not fond of their sides (avoid the potato au gratin, it's just dreadful).
  • ksmksm Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
    I do not eat steak, but we have purchased a lot of their products. Their very best item, in my opinion, is the pepper jack risotto cakes. I always keep a box in the freezer and for a quick meal, broil some fish, make a salad, and add a risotto cake. They are delicious!
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 37,029Registered User Senior Member
    Our daughter and a friend were staying with a relative for spring break one year. I felt I should contribute SOMETHING to the groceries (from 3000 miles away). I sent an Omaha Steak "package" that was normally $189...but was $39.99 for some reason...included 4 steaks, 4 pork chops, 8 burgers, 4 stuffed chicken breasts, au gratin potatoes, some dessert (can't remember what), and a bonus 4 extra steaks. OH...and a cutting board and knives (reportedly junk). My relative really appreciated the food contribution. For the price, it was good. And it was easy.

    We have gotten them as gifts too...and they are nice to receive. BUT the price per pound is...pricey.
  • MomofWildChildMomofWildChild Posts: 17,087Registered User Senior Member
    It's been awhile, and I no longer eat meat, but we always found the products to be excellent quality and always welcomed as gifts. I haven't heard of the risotto cakes. Sounds wonderful!
  • cnp55cnp55 Posts: 3,460Registered User Senior Member
    I just received 4 filets and a cheesecake as a gift/prize. As a freebie, it made a great dinner. I think the quality of filet mignon purchased fresh at my local independent market is better. We have not eaten the cheesecake yet.
  • MarianMarian Posts: 9,368Registered User Senior Member
    We have an Omaha Steaks outlet in our community, and I sometimes buy steaks there when they're on sale. I'm not sure whether the quality is any better than that of supermarket steaks, but being able to buy single servings is convenient since my husband is the only steak eater in our household.

    Their best product, though, in my opinion, is the calf's liver. It comes in slices of absolutely consistent thickness, so it cooks perfectly every time.

    But I suppose they wouldn't do as much business if they called their company Omaha Liver.
  • saxsax Posts: 4,351Registered User Senior Member
    We bought a package deal twice. Once a year ago and once many years ago. Did not care for the flavor of the steaks, burgers at all. Best quality item in our opinion was their hot dog. Will never buy again.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Posts: 5,537Registered User Senior Member
    Add up how much meat you are getting and then figure out what the cost per pound is, and compare that to your grocery store.

    For example:
    	The Premier Banquet 47631ARN
      2 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons
      2 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins
      2 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops
      6 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers
      4 (5.75 oz.) Stuffed Baked Potatoes
      1 (6 in.) Chocolate Lover's Cake
    Reg. $153.00 | Save $73.01 | Now Only $79.99 
    

    Looks like 1.25 pounds of steak, 1/2 pound of pork, and 1.5 pounds of hamburger.

    Figure $15 (and that's generous I think) for the potatoes and cake, and you are left with 3.25 pounds of meat for $65, which is $20 per pound, and most of it is not even steak. At full price (like anyone pays that) that is of $40 per pound! Ridiculous.

    There's a certain convenience factor, but $20 per pound? Pretty sure I can buy high quality steak at the grocery store for a lot less than that.
  • musicamusicamusicamusica Posts: 5,114Registered User Senior Member
    Only once, at a friends house. The steaks had a weird texture and no taste. I would think you would have to be in a pretty remote area to justify mail order meat.
  • familyof3boysfamilyof3boys Posts: 1,212Registered User Senior Member
    I bought from them one time and the meat was average. More importantly, if you make a purchase, you will receive more mail from them than you could ever imagine. :(
  • 3bm1033bm103 Posts: 3,573Registered User Senior Member
    Okay. You guys talked me out of it. The burgers looked good but I bet they sell them in the grocery store.
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