El Paso-area carnivores know if you want a good slab of beef and you’re up for a drive Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Fabens is a must-visit.

Well now, a national food-centric website is spreading the word to the rest of the world.

The Daily Meal, which touts itself as the “ultimate go-to source for recipes, entertaining ideas, travel and all the latest food news” put together a list of America’s Best Steakhouses and ranked them based on things like how highly regarded it is by locals and out-of-towners, that it provide nothing less than top-notch service, and, of course, that it serve “one heck of a steak.”

When they took all their criteria into consideration, the Daily Meal declared Cattleman’s Steakhouse the 16th best in the U.S. Here’s what they had to say about our local meat-lovers institution and its “real deal” steaks:

The menu is all about meat, meat and more meat. There’s the top sirloin, New York strip, filet and rib-eye, each weighing in at 10 ounces. But you want to come for The Wagon Master, a one-and-a-quarter-pound T-bone; The Cowgirl, a one-and-a-half-pound T-bone; and finally, The Cowboy, a full two pounds of T-bone goodness.

Each steak comes with a baked potato, beans, coleslaw, bread, butter and sour cream, just in case you’re still hungry. Yeah, it may be a little kitschy with its Wild West theme and gift shop, but when it comes to steak, Cattleman’s is the real deal.

Agreed. Not only are the steaks something to moo about, I love that it’s not your typical snooty, pinky-in-the-air, can’t-come-in-here-unless-you’re-wearing-a-blazer establishment. If steak is what's for dinner, then a road trip to Fabens is in order.

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