Minnesota is filled with many restaurants that serve steak, but only one of them was named the best under-the-radar steakhouse in the entire state.

Grilling and smoking various meats has become fairly popular here in Minnesota. It's no surprise, I guess, seeing that Minnesotans like a good steak, right? In fact, steak is a popular meal not just here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes but across the country.

According to a survey in this Fox News story, steak IS America's favorite meal. Steak is what nearly 66 percent of Americans say they would request as their LAST meal too. This makes sense, given that we eat a LOT of steak: Americans consumed 27.6 billion pounds of beef in 2020, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The United States accounted for 21.2% of all the beef consumed worldwide, the story noted.

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Of course, you can get a steak at a lot of different places across the Bold North, from both local restaurants and chains like Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. But just one Minnesota restaurant is now being called the best under-the-radar steakhouse in the entire North Star State.

To find out, Cheapism commissioned a survey and said they looked at many restaurants but 'excluded the well-known chains, so our list features many cool, hard-to-find places, some hole-in-the-wall operations, and also some quite fancy and romantic places with dazzling views,' it noted.

So which Minnesota restaurant fit that bill? According to Cheapism, the honor goes to Mancini's Char House on West Seventh Street in Saint Paul... now the Best Under-the-Radar Steakhouse in Minnesota.

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I've been to Mancini's several times, and it IS a cool place. Their slogan is 'Surberb steaks. Classic cocktails. Amazing atmosphere,' and I have to agree. I can't say I've had a steak there-- at least, not yet, that is. It's definitely on the To-Do list in the near future! Here's why Cheapism named Mancini's the Best Under-the-Radar Steakhouse in Minnesot:

Mancini's Char House turns out prime beef the Italian way, with dry-aged beef grilled on huge open-hearth charcoal pits. This decades-old, family-run business still boasts a cool retro bar and New York strips that earn rave reviews, along with loads of surf-and-turf options, live music, and garlic bread to die for. Save room for Flute Limoncello dessert or a cannoli.

Of course, the Twin Cities area is also home to several other classic steakhouses, including Manny's Steakhouse, on Marquette Avenue. Manny's has routinely been named one of the best steakhouses in the U.S. and has even been called one of the best steakhouses in the world. I have had a steak there, and, yeah, it's amazing.

And don't forget the other classic steakhouse that's been serving mouth-watering meats in Minneapolis since 1946: Murray's on South 6th Street in Minneapolis has also been mentioned as being one of the best steakhouses in Minnesota.

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