Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and belt the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steak-house fare at Ethel Red's Chop House in Lemoore.
The chefs at Ethel Red's Chop House hand-cut steaks to order and fill the restaurant's rustic digs with the aromas from a menu of burgers and sides. Tantalizing fire-grilled, bone-in rib eye ($24.99 for a small), top sirloin ($16.99 for a large), and tender filet mignon ($29.99 for a large) serve as solid foundations for hearty plate constructions. Cuts arrive cooked according to individual preference, allowing for a personalized meal without the trouble of monogramming mashed potatoes. A cavalcade of sides accompanies the hearty cuts, presenting choices of salad or slaw, along with cheese biscuits, chili, and seasonal veggies. The steak sandwich cloaks strips of prime rib in a mantle of melted provolone and garlic herb aioli ($10.99), and crunchy chili nachos ($6.99) pile together corn tortilla chips with chili, melted cheddar, veggies, and tiny sherpas to aid in navigation while visiting the full bar, feasting in the dining room, or basking on the outdoor patio.
Ethel Reds Chop House
Ethel Reds Chop House is named for a red-haired woman hallowed in family legend and yarns: the indomitable Ethel. Her ninety-some years of life were apparently filled with daring adventures, from jumping off waterfalls to riding a bull. The Chop House still serves her famed chili, and massive cuts of steak and chops challenge patrons. The eatery brims with bone-in ribeye and pork ribs like a ballad written by a hungry cowboy, and bacon celebrates an affinity for beef by embracing cuts of filet mignon and piling on top of cheeseburgers.
Diners bond over live country music, chicken wings, and copious use of napkins in the Western-style dining room, which is decorated by saddles, horseshoes, and other riding accessories. On balmy days, visitors toting drinks from the full bar wander to the patio garden to take in the fresh air.