Cuisine: American, Steak
Restaurant Features: Cafe Style, On-Site Parking
Location: St Paul (east side)
Address: 1676 White Bear Ave N St Paul, MN 55106 (651) 776-5419
**4 Additional locations in St Paul 1.Payne Ave 2. 860 University Ave
Links: Google Map
Atmosphere: Very basic. The menu is displayed on the wall near the front door and then you get in a line and tell the cook what you want and he will cook your steak to order. Quickly make your salad from the salad bar and then get drinks/pay at the end of the counter. Food is brought to the table when it is ready. Both booths and tables are offered, as well as a second dining room in the back of the restaurant for larger parties.
Menu: 14 oz Sirloin, fillet, New York Strip, fried shrimp, grilled chicken breast and gyro sandwiches. All steaks come with baked potato, piece of Texas Toast and side salad. May substitute potato for french fries. Slices of pie available for dessert.
Price guide: $8-15
What I ordered: The daily special was a 6oz sirloin for $6.95. All this for that price was a pretty great deal! I had ordered my steak medium, but it was so thin it was closer to well-done (although tender). It didn’t have many (if any?) seasonings and tasted like the grill. I feel like I can’t complain too much because it was still a lot for the money.
My companion ordered the 14oz bone-in Sirloin. Very tender and lean. Again, lacking on the seasonings.
Service: Basic counter service. Not overly friendly.
Overall Impression: Fast and cheap.