The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon

In its early days, The Stockyards was a watering hole for cattlemen, cowboys, politicians, and bankers. (Rumor has it that John Wayne was a regular—you can reserve his favorite table, booth 26, for yourself.) Today, 75 years later, the spirit of the Old West is still very much alive here, though the restaurant has been resorted with oversized leather booths and twinkly crystal chandeliers. The facade may have changed, but the old-timey charm and menu, which is heavy on hand-cut aged steaks, wild game, and baking soda biscuits, remain pretty much the same.

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