Upset alert! Since this category debuted 15 years ago, Lolo Steakhouse—formerly Guy's—has dominated the competition. But this year Missoula's own famous steak joint, The Depot, jumps into the lead spot. Hand-cut New York and prime rib are the most popular items, and they're cooked to order no matter how bloodied or charred you want them. Add one of those to a side of baked potato or rice pilaf and we're in carnivore heaven.
The Depot: 201 Railroad St. W; 728-7007
2. Lolo Creek Steakhouse: 6600 Hwy 12 W; 273-2622
3. Outback Steakhouse: 2415 N. Reserve; 327-6900; outback.com