Minnesota may have 10,000 Lakes, but the best steakhouse chain in the entire country only has one location here in the North Star State.

It's no surprise 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. And, steak is also what nearly 66 percent of Americans say they would have as their LAST meal too.

And here in the U.S., 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 said.

So with steak being such a popular food here in the Bold North, you might think that the steakhouse chain that was just ranked as the best in America might have several locations in our fair state. But, you'd be wrong. Because it only has ONE location here in the Gopher State.

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That's the word according to this new survey from Tasting Table. So how did they come up with these results? Tasting Table said they started by looking at the steakhouse chains in the U.S. that had at least 30 locations. (That rules out two classic Minnesota steakhouses, Murray's Steakhouse and Manny's Steakhouse, both of which only have one location in Minnesota, in downtown Minneapolis.)

Tasting Table then poured over various online searches, surveys and reviews and compiled their results in a list of the top 13 steakhouse chains in the country. And the steakhouse chain coming in first on the Tasting Table list was... the Capital Grille.

Minnesota's only Capital Grille location, in downtown Minneapolis. (Google Maps)
Minnesota's only Capital Grille location, in downtown Minneapolis. (Google Maps)
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Here's what their survey said about this steakhouse chain:

The Capital Grille is a knock-your-socks-off kind of place, from the moment you step foot in the door. With nearly 75 locations across the United States, The Capital Grille is one of the fancier steakhouses on our list. The menu features various steak cuts, of course, such as filet mignon, bone-in ribeye, and dry-aged New York strip.

And here in Minnesota, the only place you'll find the Capital Grille is at 801 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. That's it. If you don't want to head there, you'll have to head to either Kansas City, Missouri or Milwaukee, Wisconsin to find the next closest Capital Grille locations. Both will take you a while to get there-- the Milwaukee Capital Grille is about 5 hours away from the Twin Cities, while Kansas City's Capital Grill is over 6-and-a-half hours away!

Steak is one of those truly American foods that is a favorite here in Minnesota and is also very popular in other parts of the world. But not every food we love here in the U.S. is also a favorite elsewhere. Keep scrolling to check out some familiar foods that raise eyebrows overseas!

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