Best prime rib - 2000
El Rancho - CLOSED
Although El Rancho opened fifty years and several owners ago, it's still in its prime. And so is the beef, a well-marbled rib roast dry-aged three weeks and cut off the bone in pieces ranging from eight ounces ($18.95) to sixteen ($30.95), tender as a baby's butt and served au jus. Every time you stick your fork in this prime rib, more juice runs out -- which works just fine with El Rancho's chunky, buttery mashed potatoes. The regular entrees come with the spuds and a salad -- and that's after a signature relish tray loaded with crudites and dip. Good any night, the prime rib is a real deal on Wednesday nights, when it's all-you-can-eat (and that includes the sides) for $21.95. See you back at El Rancho for that one, pardner.