PROS: What I think is the best thing about Omaha Steaks is that they are individually packaged. Portion control is very important in our family. Give my husband a huge steak or me a big slice of cake and there is a good chance we will eat it all, which is not always the best choice. We also do not always have more than the two of us for dinner. If it is a kid-less night, we take out and use only what we need. The steaks are super easy to thaw in the event you forgot to take out something to cook that night. Throw them in the sink with water and, in about ten minutes, they are fully defrosted. The assortments of products online from their company are vast. From main-dish meats and seafood, prepackaged entrees, sides, and desserts to even pet treats, it can be a one-stop shopping event. The price can be both a pro and a con. If you check out the specials and overstock items, there are a lot of deals you can find. If you get the deals, the price is a pro.
CONS: The size of the individual packages that I also list as a pro for those who are calorie conscious can be a con for those that want a bigger portion. The price can be prohibitive if you are making meals for a large family since quantity can cost less when you buy in bulk at other places like Costco. I am not a big fan of a few of the steaks, like the top sirloin. That is a personal-taste thing. They are too lean for me. I prefer some fat on them for flavor. If you cook them too quickly without the fat, they can be tough. I did like them for stir-fry however.
My Favorite items: The bacon wrapped filet Mignon. Need I say more? Flavorful and perfect for a quick cook in the oven. I also love the potatoes au gratin. Puffy balls of potatoes that are a perfect side. They are big and come in packs of ten. We usually make two each with a steak. For us, that is plenty. As for dessert, they stopped making my favorite lemon cake, so I am still a little bitter, but my daughter loves their crème bulee.
Our recommendation for a Father's Day idea: I went on their website and, as usual, they have some great value intro packs right now. Perfect for helping loading up all the favorite fathers in your life. They send the product directly to the recipient in a solid Styrofoam cooler (we always keep these, they make great future take-aways for BBQs). Our order always arrives well insulated, even in Arizona.
Go to Omaha Steak and check out their Father's Day Deals. So many to choose from, we did not feel it was best to recommend one over the other.