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Dan's Steakhouse - Shenandoah Valley

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Dan's Steakhouse - Shenandoah Valley

DC Gal | Jun 19, 2006 11:55 AM

Just wanted to give everyone a tip - my husband and I spent this past weekend up in the Shenandoah Valley. On our way back to DC yesterday, we stopped at a place we had driven past on a previous trip called Dan's Steakhouse. It's near the town of Luray, home to the infamous Luray Caverns. Dan's bills itself as having the "best steaks in the Shenandoah Valley". If this is the case, I feel really sorry for the Shenandoah Valley.

The entire meal was really pitiful - it started with onion rings that had gone straight from the freezer bag to the frier. Then came the salads of wilted iceberg lettuce that had been garnished with diced tomatoes and a sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese. The dressing was served on the side in a plastic cup. The steaks came on a hot plate, but were so overcooked and tough - it was hard to eat them. I actually had to resort to using the A1 steak sauce. The baked potato was even overcooked. And, all were served with disposalble single serving containers of spreadable margarine and sour cream (real butter was available upon request).

the only redeeming factor of the entire meal was the freshly brewed sweet tea. So, if you find yourself driving along Hwy 211 and you'd like a great glass of iced tea, stop in for a glass. Otherwise, keep on driving and save yourself the $40 for the "best steaks in the Shenandoah". I think there was an Outback in Warrenton - it had to be better!

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