406 Main St.
Sheridan, IN 46069
One of my best friends lives in Sheridan and my wife, mini-wibia and I had a chance to visit them on a Saturday night. Sheridan is home to about 3,000 people. When my friend told me there was a steakhouse in town and “its not all that bad,” I had to give it a try.
The restaurant holds about sixty people and I would guess there are twenty tables. It was Saturday night and it was packed, I am pretty sure the wait was around an hour.
What I Ate: Delmonico, 16 oz $19.95.
Choice of two sides; I picked the salad wedge and garlic mashed potatoes.
Initially, I was impressed by the prices, but Ponderosa is cheap too. Lettuce wedge arrived and all the salad toppings were separated on the plate. I didn’t love the bleu cheese dressing, the bacon was a little overcooked for my taste and I would’ve liked the plate to be chilled. At times, a salad or a starter can be a good precursor to the rest of the meal. In this case, I couldn’t gauge the rest of the meal.
The Delmonico arrived and it was cooked perfectly. I would put the quality of the steak at the same level as major chains like Outback. The steak could’ve used a little salt/seasoning, but it really wasn’t all that bad…my friend was right. The garlic mashed potatoes needed more garlic and the consistency was too thick for my taste.
Would I Buy It Again? Geez…um….
Yes: Based on local competition, Stuart’s is the best thing going.
The prices and the portions were honest.
Good alternative to the chains.
Relatively kid friendly.
Smoked Prime Rib was great (my wife had that).
No: The wine list is limited.
It’s not a true steakhouse experience.
Scatted service issues, but nothing major though.
All in all, we had a great time at Stuart’s. The bar was set pretty low, but I walked away having a good time. I learned a valuable lesson, there is nothing like a true top of the line steakhouse meal – it is worth the extra money.
P.S. It was too dark for food pictures. This is the only one that remotely came out.