Medical wisdom recommends either three square meals a day, or two oblong chicken fingers and a tesseract filled with pickles. Shape your feast accordingly with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steaks, chops, and more at Shula's Steak House in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
Shula's Steak House specializes in juicy, premium, Black Angus–beef steaks, custom cut and aged to enhance succulence and flavor, as well as fresh seafood and scrumptious sides. Peruse the meaty menu, which includes such he-man hits as the 12-ounce filet mignon ($46), the 24-ounce prime rib au jus ($42), and the steak Mary Anne, delicately marbled cuts of meat basted in honor of Ginger’s maid from Gilligan’s Island ($43). The ravenously daring can tackle the gargantuan 48-ounce porterhouse ($85) and achieve gluttonous glory with an honorary membership to the 48 oz. Club, a society dedicated to beating Free Masons in super-secret kickball games held in a lair beneath the Pentagon. Sample fresh seafood with jumbo-lump crab cakes ($30), Florida red snapper ($32), and shrimp cocktail ($15), or dote on your entrees with luxuriant sides such as lobster mashed potatoes ($12), decadent crab mac 'n' cheese ($11), or creamy spinach packed with iron, vitamins, and childhood promises of becoming an animated sailor ($9).
Marked by its veneration of the Miami Dolphins, Shula’s classic steak-house décor features white tablecloths and dark wood paneling set against a sea of football memorabilia celebrating the Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season. A winding bar snakes throughout the spacious dining room underneath framed photographs of players and games, official NFL footballs bearing hand-painted menus, and Carl, the Dolphins' super-fan who lives enshrined in glass behind the hostess stand.
Thirty-four Yelpers give Shula’s Steak House an average of 3.5 stars:
A former NFL player and—at 347 wins—the winningest coach for the Colts and Dolphins, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Don Shula coaches an entirely different kind of team now. Together with his son, Dave, also a former NFL player and coach, Shula wrangles a team of chefs, servers, and adventurous foodies at his eponymous steak house.
On a menu rife with protein-rich seafood including twin lobster tails and lump crab cakes, the Shula Cut steaks reign supreme. The center-cut, aged, Black Angus steaks come in sizes all the way up to the mack daddy of them all: the 48-ounce porterhouse. This monstrous meal has its own exclusive club, whose invite-only membership is extended to brave souls who can finish the entire steak in one sitting or moo their full name with perfect pronunciation.
These sumptuous steaks come unadorned or with signature sauces such as a red-wine-herb demi, a peppercorn sauce, a red-pepper chimichurri, or a béarnaise sauce. Side dishes include crab mac 'n' cheese, truffle fries, or a twice-baked potato—the baked potato’s over-achieving brother.