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Horseshoe Steak House

January 30, 2012


Friday night I had a hankering for steak.  It happens to the best of us right?  Actually, I’ve been wanting to visit the Horseshoe for some time.  I read about it in 101 Places to Eat in Kentucky and it sounded wonderful.  So this week I was able to talk a friend of mine into taking the hour drive to Hopkinsville to try it out.

We passed it twice as we drove down Fort Campbell Blvd.  Finally we had to swallow our manly pride and pull into a gas station to ask where it was.  The attendant looked at me like I was blind, as he pointed at it across the road.  When we walked in, the place was packed.  By packed I mean every inch was full.  Luckily there were two places open at the bar, which by the way is the best seat in the house.

We barely squeezed by a couple of waitresses and found our seats.  As soon as we sat down the waitress promptly got us our drinks, in Mason jars, positive number one.  We sat there while we watched the lady cook steaks on a grill 3 feet away from us, positive number two. After we ordered our steaks the lady doing the cooking pulled the steaks from the fridge and showed us the cuts and asked which one we preferred, positive number three.  Finally, after she cooked our steaks and we had taken our first bite she checked again to make sure they were cooked correctly by asking, “You need me to throw that back on the grill honey?”  That my friends, is four positive things in my book.

The restaurants that have the best food, in my opinion, are not the ones with thousands of things on the menu.  The restaurants with the best food are the ones that specialize in a certain way of cooking things and have around 10-15 menu items done in that style.  The Horseshoe is just such a place.  They have a grill behind the bar where everything is cooked.  Right next to the grill is a griddle where they fix the hash-browns, and the Texas toast to go with the meal.  On the other side is a deep frier for the appetizers.  The only thing to come out of the back are the baked potatoes and the Salads.  Everything else is cooked right in front of you.

Overall I would say my experience was extremely positive.  However, the place was incredibly small which I thought added charm.  As they say on Urban Spoon It is a smoking restaurant.  At the bar we saw ash trays, but I did not see or smell anyone smoking the night we were there.  My friend said he could detect a faint smell of smoke but I could not.

I give the Horseshoe Steakhouse 4 out of 5 stars.

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