Contact Us

Iowa Steakhouse Named One of 10 Best in U.S.

When you see the list of the 10 best steakhouses in America, one thing stands out. They’re all from major cities. Except the one from Iowa, that’s been around for generations.

Just LOOK at the list of cities in the top 10:

  • Tampa, Florida: Bern’s
  • Dallas, Texas: Pappas Bros.
  • Brooklyn, New York: Peter Luger
  • Chicago, Illinois: Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf
  • New York, New York: Keens
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: Carnevino
  • Los Angeles, California: Cut
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: St. Elmo
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Cattlemen’s Steakhouse
  • Le Mars, Iowa: Archie’s Waeside

It’s like which one of these does not belong with the others? Obviously in city size that would be Le Mars. However, that’s only if you’ve never asked anyone who’s eaten at Archie’s Waeside. Just look at some of the love shared via Instagram.

A porterhouse to die for #roadfood #porterhouse #archieswaeside #lemarsiowa

A photo posted by Dale (@wanderingjew_wanders) on

Amazing!!! 1 of best steaks I've ever ate!!!

A photo posted by Mike Nielsen (@recyclopes) on

All these years, you probably thought all they made in Le Mars was Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream. While delectable, obviously that’s wrong. Archie’s Waeside has been serving customers in the northwest Iowa community since 1949.

PureWow’s list of the 10 Best Steakhouses in America describes Archie’s this way, “… has beef straight from the heartland, seafood flown in daily, a James Beard Award-winning wine list and a homey family feel that you can’t manufacture (the restaurant’s original owner still lives on site).”

Steak lovers it’s time for a road trip, but I must warn you. According to their website, Archie’s Wayside will be closed July 3 through 25. Why? They’re going on vacation. That’s just another reason to love this place and the fact they’re hanging with the big dogs of America’s largest cities. Well done Archie’s Wayside, well done.

[via PureWow and Archie’s Waeside]

Best of KHAK

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://khak.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KHAK Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KHAK Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.