The Argentina Steakhouse's owners transport the entrees, spices, and atmosphere of their homeland's best restaurants to Springfield, landing the chic eatery on 417mag.com's Best Steaks list for three consecutive years. Chefs rearrange the menu to suit the season, and the restaurant's expert staff meticulously handpicks wines to complement grilled meats. A sleek bar, crisp white tablecloths, and soft lighting intensify the ambience of the dining room, which hosts romantic dinners.
Despite the singular focus of its name, George's Steakhouse presents a diverse range of cuisine. Beyond the top-sirloin steak and shrimp entrees that headline the dinner menu, the eatery presents a wide range of burgers and sandwiches for lunch. Breakfast lovers get their fill as well; five omelets—plus a create-your-own option—engage the savory receptors of palates, and fruit blintzes slake sugar cravings. These soft pastries are filled with cream cheese and topped with either blueberries or strawberries—which are just blueberries with straws through them.
Linda and Steve Wood broke the ground on their first Australian-themed enterprise when they opened The Outback Steak and Oyster Bar in 1987. Over the years, the eatery garnered enough attention from Ozark visitors that it inspired the couple to open the Outback Outfitters clothing store in 1989. Nearly a decade later the Woods converted the store into the Outback Pub, adorning its walls with Australian articles and serving a menu of down home, exotic fare. Wild appetizers such as kookaburra-sauce-laden gator tail cause taste buds to don tiny safari caps before trekking through entrees of seasoned grouper or the tavern's specialty Shepparton chicken pot pie. Sips from more than 100 beers bring tides of malty and hoppy flavor, while live entertainment hosted every night gives the dinner crowd a soundtrack more pleasing than compliment-whispering earmuffs.
Decorative vases, potter greenery, and vibrant paintings establish the aesthetic beauty of ReRico Brazilian Grill’s lively atmosphere. The authentic churrascaria steak house tops plates with house-made cheese bread, fare from a gourmet cold bar, and more than 15 rotisserie meats, such as horseradish sirloin and chicken breast with bacon. The wait staff serves the succulent carnivorous fare in traditional rodízio style by carving tender meats tableside and tucking napkins into patrons’ shirts. ReRico can accommodate small groups or large parties, such as business meetings for 50 or scaled-back Woodstocks.
Aromas of fluffy pancakes and freshly made omelets waft through Springfield Family Restaurant 24 hours a day. In addition to breakfast fare, the menu also features lunch and dinner items, including strawberry bistro salads of baby field greens, cranberries, pecans, and feta cheese. Ovens bake specialty bread for the french toast, which is battered, grilled, and lightly dusted, like a forest fairy, with powdered sugar.