A raw steak can reduce the swelling of a black eye just as easily as the charcoal markings of a well-cooked steak can draw it back on. Make artful use of cuisine with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of steakhouse fare at Western Sizzlin in Benton.
Western Sizzlin serves up a menu of juicy “Flamekist” steaks beneath high ceilings hung with deer-antler chandeliers. Each steak, such as the Sizzlin’ top sirloin ($11.99) or the new york strip ($13.99), is blanketed in flames on both sides, which seals in flavor and removes the need to bring a blowtorch to dinner. Alternately, opt for a sandwich such as the philly steak ($6.49), which nestles slices of beef and classic toppings between crisp slices of bread, or dig into seafood dishes such as grilled salmon ($10.99).
Ordering an entree also earns each patron the right to harvest greens and veggies or piping-hot sides such as mashed potatoes from the extensive salad bar. A family-friendly establishment, Western Sizzlin serves up free meals to youngsters and their freeloading imaginary friends every Wednesday night.
All the steaks served at Western Sizzlin are first flame-kissed—cooked with flames licking both sides of the steak at once. As general manager Elgin Hamner states on the restaurant's website, this method preserves the flavors and juices of each slab, including the top-sirloin, rib-eye, filet-mignon, and T-bone steaks that populate the menu. Besides steaks, chefs prepare chicken breasts six different ways, including broiled or drizzled with teriyaki sauce, and they skim shrimp and salmon across the grill’s surface to the rhythm of "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)." Diners can also tear into a cheeseburger or a philly steak sandwich underneath the antlered chandeliers that dangle from the ceiling.