Chuck's Steak House founding partner Chuck Rolles opened his first steak house in 1959 in Waikiki, Hawaii. Today, there's one other location, in Fort Lauderdale. The place offers all the usual steak house offerings presented to you on a hand-painted wooden bottle menu. That includes a teriyaki ribeye, filet mignon, Angus New York strip, and a Hawaiian-style chicken breast that's out of this world tender and juicy. And the burgers aren't just ground chuck, although the name might have you guess otherwise. Nope, we're talking ground prime sirloin. It's also one of the last remaining restaurants to offer a solid salad bar with house-made dressings and flavorful toppings like raisins and brown bread croutons. Get there early for the "snowbird" early-bird special, available nightly from 4 to 6 p.m. May through October (and Sunday through Thursday from November through April).
When nearly every new menu sports a dry-aged steak or expensive Wagyu cut, it can be easy to forget just how many actual steakhouses are in South Florida. Truth is, the past few years have seen a number of fancy, modern meat special...
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