When is a steak too big for the sandwich? When it's the steak sandwich at Al's Place in historic Locke, California. Read my full review with pictures after the break.
|Dollar bills on the ceiling at the bar at Al's Place|
The steak sandwich is not really a sandwich anymore. It started off that way, but long ago Al served such a large steak that it was easier to eat by itself than to sandwich between the slices of bread. You still get the grilled sour dough bread, and each table has a jar of Jif peanut butter and orange marmalade to enjoy with it. Naturally, I had to try a bite of steak with the peanut butter and it was really good.
Al's might be able to get away with a mediocre steak given the popularity of its bar, but thankfully the steak was very good. Cooked exactly as I ordered it and served hot off the grill. A salad is included with the steak and bread.
|Steak "sandwich" with bread at Al's Place|
|Chicken "sandwich" at Al's Place|
Al's Place makes for a fun visit and a hearty meal with a lively bar thrown in to top it off.
TIP: Give yourself an hour or so to stroll around historic Locke. (Read my full review of Locke.) The entire town is a historic site and the buildings are very interesting to look at. There is a museum you can visit as well.
|Steve's Been There|