My experiences with red meat range far and wide, but the Prime Rib in Spencer, IA (close to summer mecca Okoboji) is the absolute best. Their specialty is Prime Rib, as the name implies, served every evening, and boy, is it GRAND. As a native midwestern, meat-and-potatoes gal, I'd like to think I know what I'm talking about. This place has it all -- atmosphere, waitresses to boast, a salad bar with everything imaginable (including pickled herring and their homemade ranch and bleu cheese), a menu with innovative entrees and some of the BEST appetizers, and the most hospitable management. Wander through the dining room to the connected silver hammer, and you're certain to find the owner and his faithful regulars - a jolly, welcoming bunch of ladies and fellas who love to have a grand 'ol time. If you're looking for a relaxing, fine, fun time with the best piece of meat you've had in your LIFE, the Prime Rib in Spencer offers you more than your dreams. Your experience will be what you make it, and I can guarantee you'll come back again and again. This restaurant, with it's food and people, is a true gem of the midwest, and will forever rate above and beyond par in my book!!!
Pros: Atmospere, Menu selections, salad bar
Cons: WORTH THE WAIT (when applicable!)