Sunday, December 5, 2010
Cattleman's Club - Pierre, SD
Earlier this week I took a nice blustery drive to Pierre, SD...not only was I able to get my South Dakota Capitol photo, but I got a recommendation from a friend that if you go to Pierre, you have to eat at Cattleman's. So I did a little research and learned that the story behind Cattleman's was pretty inspiring and proves that if you don't give up on your dreams you can achieve them. The story in their own words in on their website: http://www.cattlemansclubsteakhouse.com/story.html. Now this is a classic South Dakota Steakhouse, head east out of Pierre on HWY 34 you'll wind along the Missouri River and come across Cattleman's just a few miles out of town. On this particular night I quickly knew I was going to be at home with a gravel parking lot full of running diesel pick-ups, inside the front door was a sampling of great turquoise jewelry (nothing as unique as TheTravelingCowgirl's Designs however), sawdust on the floor of a modest restaurant filled with cowboy hats and farmers caps. The menu is simple, but the prime rib was not plain, it was juicy, tender and cooked to perfection with real horseradish on the side. Complete the meal with Texas Toast, baked potato and a house salad (that comes with the optional toppings of diced onions, tomatoes, green peppers and shredded cheddar cheese served tableside) for $15 a meal that you can't beat. Hope that you can enjoy The Cattleman's Club next time you are in central South Dakota, an experience you won't want to miss.