What once started as an alternative to bars and inns in the United States has now evolved into a five-star dining experience in many instances. Steakhouses, or chophouses, typically offer not only high-quality steaks, but a variety of other dishes and appetizers. Many steakhouses have hired sommeliers and have award-winning wine lists to complement their signature cuts of beef. If you’re looking for an excellent steak in the greater Sacramento area, check out one of these five steakhouses.
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Credit: Cattlemens.com


Cattlemens
12409 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA, 95742
(916) 985-3030
www.cattlemens.com

Cattlemens is a Western-themed restaurant that was established in 1968 by a father and son who were previously ranchers. They decided that they wanted to bring steaks up a notch by providing an authentic Western-style steakhouse experience. Cattlemens has two locations in Rancho Cordova and Dixon, and remains true to its roots and practices. It still practices a lot of old-fashioned traditions, such as aging meat in house and employing meat cutters to give customers the best cuts of steak. Cattlemens’ menu features 10 choices of steaks, including a whopping two-pound Porterhouse, as well as ribs, seafood and surf and turf.

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Credit: Mulvaneys.com


Mulvaney’s B&L
1215 19th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 441-6022
www.mulvaneysbl.com

Cozy and elegant are some words often used to describe Mulvaney’s B&L. Mulvaney’s mission is to create “hand crafted new American cuisine.” The manager and culinary team have a true passion for food, creating tantalizing combinations and incredible steak entrees. The restaurant is in a retrofitted 1893 firehouse. Apart from its incredible atmosphere, great service and decadent meals, Mulvaney’s B&L also helps the community through its various charitable outlets.

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Credit: BuckhorseSteakHouse.com


Buckhorn Steakhouse
2 Main St.
Winters, CA 95694
(530) 795-4503
www.buckhornsteakhouse.com

The building where Buckhorn Steakhouse sits today was once the historic DeVilbiss Hotel in 1889. Sadly, several disasters claimed the building and after restoration efforts, its original charm has been restored. Today, it’s the beautiful Buckhorn Steakhouse. From 1967 on, the Buckhorn dining room has slowly evolved into one of the best spots for a great steak in Northern California. The menu includes over 10 steak options, including 42-day aged beef that is hand cut on premise, and certified Angus beef steaks. Add ribs, lamb and a selection of seafood and Buckhorn Steakhouse is easily worth the drive to Winters.

High Steaks House
Thunder Valley Casino and Resort
1200 Athens Avenue
Lincoln, CA 95648
(916) 408-7777
www.thundervalleyresort.com

High Steaks offers nothing but incredible steaks on its menu, including 35-day-aged 24-ounce T-bones and a variety of other delectable options. The executive chef and his team at High Steaks House have put together an incredible steak lover’s paradise with over 10 steak menu options prepared to your desired perfection. The High Steaks House has been recognized as one of AAA’s four diamond steakhouses.

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Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She is a regional membership coordinator for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and writes for a number of publications in addition to publishing her own blogs. She has traveled to over 40 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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