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The Beef House

Years ago my parents told us all about The Beef House. They loved it. They loved the steaks, the rolls, the salad bar … you get the picture. Now that I’m in Indy and they are in Central Illinois, it frequently becomes a meeting place since it is in Covington just off of I-74 and right at the Indiana/Illinois border.

Probably part of the reason they have been voted Indiana’s Best Steak House (and one of the best things about The Beef House) is the ability to actually choose your own slab of meet.

Yep … a counter, right where you come in to entice your taste buds and get you ready for a delicious meal! Each steak is cooked on an open hearth charcoal broiler that is in plain view so you can see your food before, during and of course after cooking.

Each dinner comes with soup, salad bar, vegetable, homemade rolls, and a drink. Can’t beat that. And I’d be remiss not to say a few words about their yummy homemade yeast rolls (with apple butter to boot!). They consider them “famous,” which may be the case since you can even sell them for fundraisers … no lie. And I don’t have a picture of them because well … they don’t last long honestly. 🙂

If you’re along I-74 and need to make a stop, you’ve found your destination – Exit 4, The Beef House. And if you are lucky enough, you may even get your picture next to the large cow’s head!

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.