The best steakhouse in every state

It's true — Americans love their steak.

The US is definitely not short on steakhouses, and this can make it tricky to know where to go.

Luckily, we teamed up with Foursquare City Guide to create a list of the top-rated steakhouses in every state and Washington, DC, so you don't need to worry about missing out next time you're on the road.

The list is based on explicit ratings, visit popularity, and tip sentiment by users of the city-guide app.

See the full list below (No. 32 is that legendary spot):

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ALABAMA: There are three Connors Steak & Seafood restaurants in the US. But when it comes to getting a steak in Alabama, this outpost in Huntsville is where you should go, according to Foursquare user ratings. It also has an extensive seafood menu.

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ALASKA: Club Paris in Anchorage boasts filet mignon that's "so good, it will bring a tear to your eye," according to one raving customer. Be sure to order the crème brûlée for dessert.

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ARIZONA: Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse in Scottsdale is known for its top-notch service, huge portions, and great atmosphere.

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ARKANSAS: Skinny J's menu is not for the faint-hearted — they even have a sandwich called "The Heart Attack." If you want to be a little more modest with your steak, avoid one that is coated in blue cheese. All of the steaks are reasonably priced and can be ordered with a good selection of sides.

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CALIFORNIA: Part of the Mastro's chain, this Beverly Hills restaurant is a favorite for local celebs. The so-called "Penthouse," its rooftop bar, is also a great place to get cocktails pre-dinner.

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COLORADO: "There isn't anything on the menu you won't want," one diner says on Foursquare. The Capital Grille is Denver's knockout surf and turf steakhouse; it's pricey but worth it, according to diners.

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CONNECTICUT: Award-winning steakhouse J. Gilbert's is loved for most of its steaks, but the filet mignon is the standout dish, according to diners. All of the meat is sourced from artisan producers and cooked on a wood grill.

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DELAWARE: At Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Newark, get the filet, steak salad, or beef short ribs. This restaurant is known as Delaware's best-kept secret.

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FLORIDA: The Hawaiian ribeye is all the rage at Hillstone in Orlando. Besides great food and service, the atmosphere is fabulous. Order appetizers and drinks on the outdoor patio, and watch the sun set over Lake Killarney.

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GEORGIA: Bone's has been named Atlanta's best steakhouse for 16 years in a row — it's no wonder that it prepares all cuts of beef to perfection. It stays true to its Southern heritage with side dishes that include hash browns and grit fritters.

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HAWAII: Favorites at Hy's Steakhouse in Honolulu include the filet of beef Wellington served with a truffle sauce and prime rib seasoned with fresh herbs. The broiled steaks are prepared over Hawaiian kiawe wood, which gives them a unique flavor.

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IDAHO: With live music, fabulous service, and complimentary valet parking, Chandlers in downtown Boise is the perfect place to enjoy some quality beef.

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ILLINOIS: Joe's in Chicago does surf as well as it does turf. Customers praise the beef and seafood equally — you "can't go wrong on the menu choice," says one diner on Foursquare. Finish off the meal with the signature key lime pie.

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INDIANA: St. Elmo Steak House has been a landmark in downtown Indianapolis since 1902 — a reputation it has earned with its superb food and service. Besides the steak, everyone loves the jumbo-shrimp cocktail and traditional, wood-paneled ambiance.

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IOWA: A Des Moines favorite, Fleming's has an exciting menu. You can choose to have your steak with crab, shrimp, or lobster. There are also plenty of interesting sauces to go with it.

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KANSAS: J. Gilbert's in Overland Park is known for having some of the best steaks in the Midwest. The service is also reported to be excellent.

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KENTUCKY: Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse in Louisville is where "traditional New York steakhouse meets Las Vegas glitz." Guests are wild about the Cowboy steak, top-tier sushi, and live piano music. It also offers a selection of beef that's dry-aged in-house.

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LOUISIANA: This steakhouse is part of the Fleming's chain and a local favorite in Baton Rouge. They serve up mouth-watering steaks with a selection of delicious sauces.

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MAINE: According to fans of The Steakhouse in Wells, the restaurant's food is well worth the wait that can build up on busy nights. According to customers, the "filet mignon will melt in your mouth," and large portions give you a good value for your money.

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MARYLAND: At Woodmont Grill in Bethesda, fantastic service is paired with ace steaks to create a dining experience that's a cut above the rest. Feel free to bring along a vegetarian friend — even carnivores are raving about the veggie burgers.

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MASSACHUSETTS: Abe & Louie's in Boston is "what every steakhouse tries to be," one Foursquare user raves. The bone-in filet mignon is a favorite, paired with the tomato salad. Tired of beef? The restaurant's signature swordfish steak has quite a reputation.

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MICHIGAN: Offering several different cuts of dry-aged beef, the menu at Roast in downtown Detroit is a carnivore's dream. Besides the steak, customers love the well-priced burgers and the delectable variety of sides.

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MINNESOTA: At The Strip Club in Saint Paul, everyone has a favorite dish, from the New York strip, to the duck breast, to the house-made chocolate doughnut. The restaurant also has an exciting cocktail menu.

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MISSISSIPPI: ELY's Restaurant & Bar is best known for its New York strip steak. All steaks are aged for a minimum of 28 days and broiled at a whopping 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.

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MISSOURI: Annie Gunn's Restaurant in Chesterfield is hailed for its magnificent steaks and outstanding hospitality. And if you can't get enough of the food, you can buy it for yourself at its market next door.

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MONTANA: Every meal at Montana's Rib & Chop House in Livingston is as unique as it is savory. Don't forget to order the fried green tomatoes to complement any slab of meat on the menu.

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NEBRASKA: One Foursquare diner describes 801 Chophouse as the best restaurant she's ever been to. This Omaha establishment also offers a mix of appropriately rich potato dishes, including lobster mashed potatoes.

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NEVADA: Joe's is the perfect place to grab surf and turf during your night out in Vegas. Foursquare users highly recommend the stone crab and the king crab.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Located in the heart of downtown Manchester, Hanover Street Chophouse offers a traditional steakhouse menu with steaks, chops, fish, and shellfish. Choose from one of the more than 200 bottles of wine on the menu to share with a date.

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NEW JERSEY: All the steaks at Rare are wet-aged for a minimum of four weeks and cooked on the grill. Diners love this place in Little Falls because of its excellent service.

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NEW MEXICO: Margaritas and steak? It's not a typical dining experience, but you won't want to miss out on this combination at Double Eagle in Mesilla. Try the signature green chili Bloody Mary to spice up your evening.

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NEW YORK: Call ahead to make reservations at Keens Steakhouse in New York City. This legendary spot has fed some of the most famous people in history since 1885, and it's been popular ever since. If you don't fancy a steak, Foursquare users recommend the mutton chops — and don't forget the New York cheesecake for dessert.

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NORTH CAROLINA: The Angus Barn offers a great change of pace from downtown Raleigh. Enjoy a relaxing dining experience, and be sure to try the surf and turf and the chocolate chess pie.

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NORTH DAKOTA: Visit the Minot location of the popular LongHorn Steakhouse chain if you're looking for expertly grilled steak. Save room for the molten lava cake for dessert.

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OHIO: Stop by Jag's in West Chester on Friday nights for its all-you-can-eat appetizer buffet, and enjoy your steak with the sounds of local bands filling the restaurant. One Foursquare user says, "Try the steak and lobster tail — simply amazing!"

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OKLAHOMA: Enjoy Southwest and traditional American cuisine at Red Rock Canyon Grill in Oklahoma City. Carnivores get their fill with the double whammy meat plates, but the rotisserie chicken and seared beef tenderloin dishes are also worth a try.

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OREGON: Tasty 'n Alder is nothing like a traditional steakhouse — it's Portland's more trendy take on a steak restaurant. Diners love it because of the tasty brunch menu. Try the steak dish served with cheddar eggs and cornbread.

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PENNSYLVANIA: This Philadelphia restaurant, Butcher and Singer, is known as much for its steaks as it is for its dessert. But it is not for the faint of heart — as one diner says on Foursquare, it's "so rich I could only eat here once a month."

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RHODE ISLAND: 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille in Newport offers a variety of fresh seafood and steaks to choose from. If you're lucky, snag an outdoor spot for views of the pier and people-watching throughout the night.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: You won't want to miss the steak selection and lobster mac and cheese at Hall's Chophouse in Charleston. Come in for Sunday brunch to hear live gospel singers and a pianist perform throughout your meal.

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SOUTH DAKOTA: When in Pierre, stop by Cattleman's Club for delicious prime rib, sirloin, and chislic (a South Dakota delicacy). This restaurant is known for serving the best meat in town.

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TENNESSEE: Enjoy delicious Southern flavors at Connors Steak & Seafood in Knoxville. Order the lobster bisque, crab cakes, and cheese grits for the perfect complement to your steak or prime rib.

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TEXAS: Pappas Bros. keeps a lid on quality by sourcing all of its meat from one place in the Midwest and then doing the rest in-house. The restaurant has its own butchers who cut and dry-age the meat for a minimum of 28 days.

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UTAH: This chain of steakhouses, Ruth's Chris Steak House, is a favorite in Salt Lake City. Its signature move is to serve each steak on a 500-degree plate — that way, it's sizzling on arrival to your table.

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VERMONT: You'll find traditional New England cuisine at Ye Olde Tavern in Manchester. Popular dishes include the cranberry fritters, prime rib, and lobster.

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VIRGINIA: You'll find neon, vintage baseballs, local photos, and fellow fans at Mike's American Grill in Springfield. For dinner, try the filet mignon or hickory smoked baby back ribs.

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WASHINGTON: Stop by John Howie Steak in Bellevue for prime custom-aged steaks and delicious side dishes. You'll find an award-winning wine list featuring local and worldwide bottles.

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WASHINGTON, DC: James Beard award-winning chef Michael Mina runs the kitchen at Bourbon Steak in Washington, DC's picturesque Georgetown neighborhood. Mina's juicy steaks are slow-poached in butter and cooked over a wood-burning grill.

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WEST VIRGINIA: You won't want to miss the prime rib with horseradish at Wonder Bar in Clarksburg. This restaurant has been around since 1946 and stayed in the same family until 2012.

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WISCONSIN: If you're looking for a late-night steak fix, head to Tornado Room Steakhouse in Madison. You'll find steak sandwiches, smoked Muenster burgers, and steak fries offered for as little as $5.50 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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WYOMING: Located in Cody, Wyoming's Rib & Chop House is the place to grab a ribeye steak, bison burger, or stuffed baked potato. The fried green tomatoes are another customer favorite.

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Brittany Kriegstein and Emma Rechenberg contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.

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