Best Steak in the U.S.

In a country obsessed with beef, a new generation of renowned butchers and restaurants is redefining what makes a great American steak...

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“Ever been to a meat raffle? It’s exactly what it sounds like, and they’re hosted at most every VFW, American Legion and dive bar in the state,” says Minneapolis-based chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern. Winning a pile of meat isn’t the only way for Minnesotans to get their steak fix: The meat and potatoes town is home to many traditional supper clubs and heritage steak houses.

Where to Eat: The legendary Murray’s was immortalized by humorist Garrison Keillor in a 1997 essay called “The Age of Elegance” in Time magazine: “The menu harks back to the Age of Steak; a place where a fiftyish couple can enjoy a Manhattan and tuck into a chunk of cow and au gratin potato.” Since 1946, the Silver Butter Knife steak for two, a 28-ounce strip sirloin that’s carved tableside, has been the restaurant’s must-have dish.

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