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Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town?

What's the best neighbourhood steakhouse in your town? By "neighbourhood", I also mean comparatively family friendly prices as opposed to "downtown" prices. So a Morton's or a Ruth Chris' Steakhouse in a suburban mall would not fit my definition of "neighbourhood". And of course I don't want any national chains anyway.
 

 

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    kozel
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 16:15:22 (permalink)
    Out here in Suffolk county on Long Island, I'm partial to PG's Steakhouse on Jericho in Huntington.  Modeled after Peter Luger's menu and not overly attentive service but not a bargain either. I guess you get what you pay for.  It is a lot closer than driving to Brooklyn.
    http://pgsteakhouse.kpsearch.com/df/default.asp
     
    When I worked in Hoboken NJ 15+ years ago, I used to really enjoy Arthur's. Something about a steakhouse that put a bowl of pickles on the table and served liter mugs of beer.  Ruined my work ethic in the afternoon though. I see they are no longer in Hoboken (now Morris Plains) and have no idea if they serve the same good fare.
     
    http://www.arthurstavern.com/index.html
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 16:29:56 (permalink)
    Amen to Arthur's as a neighborhood steak joint!

    How would you like your potatoes?

    ...because we only serve them one way! That's how you'll have them!
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 16:35:21 (permalink)
    Arthur's is still there.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 16:39:07 (permalink)
    In Columbus The Top Steakhouse is wonderful.
    http://thetopsteakhouse.com/
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 16:46:44 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    Arthur's is still there.

    My mistake, I thought you couldn't put it on the internet if it wasn't true! Anyone else hate that State Farm commercial?
    http://hoboken411.com/archives/224
     
    Seems there are now a couple of Arthur's in NJ (N Brunswick, Morris Plains, Hoboken); how do they compare?  They don't 'share a common web site so I wonder. North Brunswick seems to have 2 different web addresses for the same place, really odd. And the potatoes are the 'Arthur's Famous' type.
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 16:58:01 (permalink)
    All of the Arthur's are like Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton. They're together. They're not. Everyone just stops paying attention to the break-up and make-up.

    I love Arthur's of <<<Hoboken>>>

    It's a good fun casual local Roadfood steakhouse. It's certainly fun!

    The biggest factor to Arthur's is location. Where it is may lead some to think it's Peter Luger of <<<Hoboken>> and they cry about it and go on and on (using NYC prime as a measure) when it's a red & white tablecloth pickles on the table one kind of potato local place....serving good food. Roadfood!

    I haven't been there in about a year. I'm due!
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/01/24 16:59:23
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 17:09:08 (permalink)
    I Knoxville, TN it is Ye Olde Steak House on Chapman Hwy.  It has been there for better than 44 years and you can get any size steak you wish.  I have been there many times and it is consistently very good.
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 17:15:27 (permalink)
    Omar's here. Been around since 1949 or so. Lot's of fresh  seafood too. 
     Omar's Steak & Seafood Restaurant - Fine Dining in Ashland, OR 97520
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 17:26:45 (permalink)
    We have a lot of family-owned supper clubs in the Twin Cities, as well as the iconic Murray's and Manny's which are high-ticket locations.  I love Murray's, but it is definitely a splurge.
     
    My favorite steak place went out of business a few years ago.  It was in "Nordeast" Minneapolis and was called Little Jack's, and my husband and I just loved it.  It was wonderful for steaks, broiled chicken livers, and a lot of other supper club favorites, but also did an exceptional Thanksgiving lunch/dinner.  You had a choice of a buffet or ordering from the menu, and we always chose the (limited) menu. They served first-rate roast duck as well as turkey with all the trimmings.  Unfortunately,  the place changed hands in 2004 and was not as good after that.  In any event, it is, as I said, now gone.  http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2006/05/24/end-era-little-jacks-closes-its-doors   
     
    Little Jack's is not to be confused with Jax, which is in roughly the same neighborhood and still doing well.  Many people think it is terrific.  I've taken guest speakers there, and found the food, and especially the service, to be uneven.  http://www.jaxcafe.com/
     
    Mancini's Char House in St. Paul is another fixture.  I wanted to love it, but I didn't.  The atmosphere is great, but the food . . . not so much.  http://www.mancinis.com/
     
    When I go back "home" to Indianapolis, I always try to go to Murphy's.  It's both a bar and a steakhouse, very informal with a real neighborhood feel, not far from the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  I've enjoyed it for years.  I like their steak, but the "star" on the menu, for me, is the fried lobster.  http://indiana-steakhouse.com/
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 17:30:32 (permalink)
    My former employer would take us to Pats Steak House in louisville for our Christmas party, its the best steak I have ever had. Patssteakhouselouisville.com
     
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 18:00:26 (permalink)
    rumaki

    We have a lot of family-owned supper clubs in the Twin Cities, as well as the iconic Murray's and Manny's which are high-ticket locations.  I love Murray's, but it is definitely a splurge.


    Mancini's Char House in St. Paul is another fixture.  I wanted to love it, but I didn't.  The atmosphere is great, but the food . . . not so much.  http://www.mancinis.com/

    When I go back "home" to Indianapolis, I always try to go to Murphy's.  It's both a bar and a steakhouse, very informal with a real neighborhood feel, not far from the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  I've enjoyed it for years.  I like their steak, but the "star" on the menu, for me, is the fried lobster.  http://indiana-steakhouse.com/


    I've been to Mancini's a few years ago for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Place was interesting but can't say a lot about the food considering we were part of a large group. Are you familiar with a place in Roseville called Lindey's?  When I was working for Univac over 30 years ago it was the place to go when we had to visit 'the plant'.
     
    My kids used to go to St Elmo's in Indianapolis for special occasions but I've never been.

    I had also liked Bones in Atlanta but that was a lifetime ago as well. 
    I'd like to nominate a nice place in Emmitsburg MD but I don't recall steak on the menu.
    post edited by kozel - 2013/01/24 18:08:19
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 18:10:42 (permalink)
    Even though I grew up in Indianapolis, I've never been to St. Elmo's.  When I go back home to visit, I often see an old friend from Kokomo, who raves about St. Elmo's -- but we always end up at Hollyhock Hill, primarily because we usually meet for a late Sunday lunch.
     
    Never been to, or, until now, heard of Lindey's.  I'll have to check it out. 
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 18:32:50 (permalink)
    Here in the Pa Suburbs....nearer to Wilmington than Philly, there is the Mile High in Glen Mills.  An Awesome presentation and good bar pours at a little less than the Ruth Chris/Morton's would be...but not by much!...and you get a potato and green beans with your entree.  You don't get to pick your steak and the variety is limited........but a Great Steak night
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 19:08:30 (permalink)
    Here in McKinney, TX, USA Today's "Second Best Place to Live in America" - (and the best place that does not have any state or local income taxes!) we are blessed with Rick's Chophouse ( http://rickschophouse.com/ ).  It is truly a class joint and is Mrs. Metro's and my favorite local restaurant.
     
    In fact, I look forward to seeing Phil & Amy Mickelson dining there one day soon! 
     
    This place: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4005-Quail-Ridge-Dr_Mc-Kinney_TX_75070_M70833-03908 is, I am sure, as nice as their present San Diego digs and is presently available at less than a third of it would cost in Cali. 
     
    And McKinney has its own Gulfstream-laden airport, Cooper Clinic, and TPC course.
     
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 19:24:46 (permalink)
    Thank you for sharing!
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 19:41:55 (permalink)
    I am not sure we have such a place here in Cincinnati
     
    We have the chains, naturally, at most all steak price and quality points (Ponderosa through Ruth's Chris)
     
    We have some local joints all run by a fellow named Jeff Ruby that are pure upscale steakhouse, prices starting in the upper 30's w/o sides
     
    I dont think we really have anything inbetween, aside from a few places that are local that happen to have a steak on the menu, which is not the sort of place I think you are talking about
     
    There is a joint on the west side named Maury's Tiny Cove that *might* be an exception, but I've never been there
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 20:07:25 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    Thank you for sharing!


    You are welcome.
     
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 20:09:09 (permalink)
    If we have any of those in my area of Florida I am not aware of them. Perhaps the closest thing would be Cowboys Steak and BBQ in Stuart and Ft. Pierce.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 20:44:36 (permalink)
    The Pink Pony in Scottsdale;
    http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/articles/2011/01/10/20110110pink-pony-restaurant-scottsdale-returns.html
    The Stockyards in Phoenix:
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    post edited by Foodbme - 2013/01/24 20:46:36
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 20:53:12 (permalink)
    I love the Pine Club, in Dayton, Ohio.  I get to go once a year, in April.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 21:02:48 (permalink)
    I have a friend that said to order the...

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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 21:14:10 (permalink)
    rumaki
    We have a lot of family-owned supper clubs in the Twin Cities, as well as the iconic Murray's and Manny's which are high-ticket locations.  I love Murray's, but it is definitely a splurge.

    My favorite steak place went out of business a few years ago.  It was in "Nordeast" Minneapolis and was called Little Jack's

    I remember Little Jack's.  Good place. Sad to hear that it's gone.
     
    My Twin Cities place where I liked the steak special was on Como Ave in Minneapolis:  Manning's Cafe.  I had a group of friends (Unix Users of Minnesota, talk about a nerdy group) that would meet once a month on Wednesdays and then go to Manning's afterward.  The Wednesday special was the steak dinner with a side of navy bean soup, and that and a big schooner of beer would be my dinner.   I have no idea if they still do that, I left the area in 2001, and that group of people mostly disbanded (a related group that goes out monthly for beer and pizza is still around, however)
     
    Around here in NH?  We only really have one steakhouse, and it is semi-fancy (Jesse's in Hanover, NH).  However, they've got a killer happy hour with $2 pints, so I eat there more than I should...
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/24 21:14:56 (permalink)
    Poverty Pete

    I love the Pine Club, in Dayton, Ohio.  I get to go once a year, in April.

    I usually end up in Dayton once or twice every year for work.  When schedule allows, I love hitting up the Pine Club.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 01:16:32 (permalink)
    rumaki
      -- but we always end up at Hollyhock Hill, primarily because we usually meet for a late Sunday lunch.
     

    Hollyhock, great chicken as I recall.  We hosted our son's rehearsal dinner there.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 08:20:34 (permalink)
    I lived in Dayton for about six years the Pine club was a regular stop.I have also eaten at Ricks in McKinney. the Pine club is my plck.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 08:36:36 (permalink)
    In Covington Ga. It's Jim Stalvey's which is featured here on Roadfood. The steaks and everything else are very good. They are also known for their lunch specials.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 08:58:11 (permalink)
    I'm kind of partial to the Texas Land and Cattle Company.
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 09:36:16 (permalink)
    This place is a Madison tradition. Family owned and still the best in town in my opinion.
    http://www.smokysclub.com/
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    Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 09:38:12 (permalink)
    We have ONE locally owned steakhouse in our area that's not a chain and it's in Alachua, FL.  Conestoga's  www.conestogasrestaurant.com.  We are severely lacking in the beef serving industry.  We usually end up just grilling ourselves.
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