Winner: Best Steakhouse 2017
Winner: Texas Roadhouse
Location: 4971 13th Ave. S., Fargo
What's your reaction to winning?
"It's exciting," said service manager Raulie Berthold. "Our staff works very hard day in and day out. Any time the community recognizes that, we get excited about it."
Besides steak, what's a menu item you wish more people would try?
"Our ribs," Berthold said, not missing a beat. "I know we battle Spitfire with that every year — but our ribs are awesome. They're hand-seasoned and slow-cooked. They literally fall right off the bone."
What's new for your business?
"We just rolled out a smartphone app," Berthold said. "It lets people put their name on the waitlist, make an order to-go and pay at the table with their phone, so they don't even have to get out their credit card if they don't want to anymore."
Second Place: Spitfire Bar & Grill
Third Place: Porter Creek Hardwood Grill