Eating a hearty steak makes a man more kingly than wearing a crown or banishing the dog to a small island in the South Atlantic. Get the royal treatment with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of surf, turf, and more at Mr. Benny's Steak and Lobster House. This Groupon is valid at both the Mokena and the Matteson location.
Mr. Benny's Steak and Lobster House is a straightforward dining affair with two equally opulent locations serving up the eternal culinary soulmates of surf and turf. The extensive menus for Matteson and Mokena differ slightly, though the sizzling protein patties served at both locations are of a like mind. Sate burgeoning grumbles with an appetizer of frog legs ($7.95 Matteson, $8.95 Mokena)—petite, lightly breaded, and fried to such deliciousness that enchanted princes will be salivating to the point of requiring a salivation bucket. Titular steak fare is never far from hand, including an 18 oz. bone-in rib-eye ($37.95 Matteson, $32.95 Mokena). In Mokena you can order 2–8 oz. pork chops ($19.95) served grilled, vesuvio, or marsala, and Matteson serves up a 16 oz. pork-chop porterhouse ($21.95) topped with roasted bell peppers and a red-wine reduction.
The Matteson Mr. Benny's location has been owned and operated by the Leonardo family for more than 30 years, and the Mokena location opened in 1999 under the same dedicated management. Both villas of victuals are decked out in deep hues and set their tables beautifully with white and red linens. Full bars offer a cornucopia of meal-complementing potables for a fully festive atmosphere. The extensive menus also contain plenty of options for sea-meat-seekers; order up Mokena's walleye ($19.95) pan-fried or blackened, or aim for the Matteson walleye varietal, which comes grilled Italian-style ($23.95) in rosemary, garlic, and olive oil. Lobster tails are available at both locations for market price, which is determined by a mathematical formula involving the opening-weekend gross of The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock and the letter a.