The Lighthouse

Location: 7501 Constitution Ave., Cedar Lake

Phone: 219-374-9283

The quality cuts of beef, served on a sizzling, 500-degree plate, have earned Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake the title of “Best Steakhouse.”

“Our value is what sets us apart,” says general manager Shane Keeton. “We offer a good steak dinner and you don’t have to save up for two months for it. It’s all inclusive with soup or salad and a side. A lot of places do a la carte.”

Keeton says that for the “high volume steakhouse,” it is all about quality and value.

Among the steak options are three different sizes of filet mignon, New York strip, rib-eye and top sirloin. Guests can choose from a number of crust toppings, including parmesan, horseradish and bleu cheese.

Executive chef Ken McRae believes that one feature of the restaurant that makes it a great place to enjoy a steak is the view. “The sunsets are spectacular and that’s a big draw,” he says. “People will sit a little longer to watch it. It is an added attraction and just a peaceful atmosphere looking out on water.”


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