November 8, 2019

Angus beef, aged a minimum of 28 days. This is the key to the best steak in Southern Minnesota, at Porterhouse Steak & Seafood.

The Lakeville establishment and its sister restaurant north of Saint Paul in Little Canada have a strong reputation for combining excellent steaks with excellent service. Porterhouse General Manager Dave Hyde is extremely proud of what they do, and when you talk to him, it shows.

“Our ribeye and tenderloin are probably our two most popular steaks,” he said. “They’re very different—the ribeye is very marbleized while the tenderloin is very lean. But both are very popular.”

In addition to the excellent steaks, Porterhouse features a wide variety of seafood, most of which is shipped to the restaurant fresh (never frozen) every day or every other day. In fact, Hyde says, some people come to Porterhouse just for the clam chowder, which is made fresh daily by Porterhouse’s kitchen staff.

Hyde also credits the experience Porterhouse delivers for its popularity. “We’re full service fine dining with extremely knowledgeable servers and a very low ratio of servers to tables. Servers usually won’t have more than three tables in their section at a time. That way they can be attentive without looming over customers.

Porterhouse also features a full bar with an extensive by-the-glass and by-the-bottle wine list.

But it’s those amazing Angus steaks that really draw crowds from Southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro.

“It’s quite an honor to have our steaks named the best,” said Hyde.

See for yourself at 9828, 11211 205th St W, Lakeville.

Honorable Mention: Starfire Grill in Waseca

By Scene Staff

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