The Claycord Online Museum – The Happy Steak on Monument Blvd. in Concord

September 13, 2017 14:00 pm · 17 comments

Who remembers ‘The Happy Steak’? It was located at 1450 Monument Blvd. in Concord. They also had a location inside the County East mall in Antioch.

ABOUT THE CLAYCORD ONLINE MUSEUM: The Claycord Online Museum is made up of historical photos, documents & anything else that has to do with the history of our area.

If you have any old photos or items that you’d like to place in the Claycord Online Museum, just scan or take a photo of them, and send them to the following address: news@claycord.com. It doesn’t matter what it is, even if it’s just an old photo of your house, a scan of an old advertisement or an artifact that you’d like us to see, send it in and we’ll put it online!

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1 Kentucky Derby September 13, 2017 at 2:05 PM

I remember The Happy Steak! $8.95 – dinner for two. Great place for cheap date.

2 Pine September 13, 2017 at 2:14 PM

I love the Claycord Online Museum…always brings back memories. That’s about the price per pound now for a rib eye steak.

3 Mr. Pink September 13, 2017 at 2:20 PM

I remember, but I couldn’t have told you where they were located. Almost thought they’d been at the same locale as Mr. Steak.

4 anon September 13, 2017 at 2:22 PM

There was a Happy Steak on Clayton Rd where IHOP is now.

5 Kevin September 13, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Wasn’t there a location on Clayton Rd. as well? I believe where the Buttercup grill is now. I used to like going there.

6 T.Payne September 13, 2017 at 3:23 PM

Kevin, I think that was Mr. Steak. I used to like going there also.

7 It makes sense to me September 13, 2017 at 3:33 PM

They had one in El Cerrito too.

8 Pops September 13, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Mr. Steak was at the El Pollo Loco location on Clayton Rd. and Happy Steak was at the El Rancho location on Monument Blvd if I remember right.

9 Be gentle September 13, 2017 at 4:12 PM

I vaguely remember that!

10 J September 13, 2017 at 7:31 PM

that’s when it was safe to actually go to a restaurant on Monument Blvd

11 Shoulda Coulda September 13, 2017 at 7:41 PM

@Pops

Pops, you’re the tops when it comes to a
good memory!
(Do you recall where I put my car keys?).

12 Chester Kitty September 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM

I remember Happy Steak! Used to go their with my folks and nephew in the late 70s/early 80s. Good food!

13 jjshawk September 13, 2017 at 9:33 PM

I loved Happy Steak, had many childhood memories there, in the early 80’s.

14 Father Time September 13, 2017 at 9:37 PM

and I remember our friend and PHHS Class of 1964 classmate, Janice, working at Happy Steak at Four Corners where the CBS department store used to be located. I actually lived at 1131 Meadow Ln. apartments, years ago It used to be fun walking to the bowling alley and local stores…. those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end……

15 PC September 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM

What a lame name for a steak house. The food was just average. Many restaurants were better at the time, that’s probably why they bit the dust.

16 Silva September 14, 2017 at 1:43 PM

We tried it once. Liked Mr. Steak much better.

17 Pops September 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM

@Shoulda Could
Check under the center couch cushion.

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