Doe's Eat Place
To say that Doe's, a bona fide Greenville landmark, is a one-of-a-kind steak house is a true understatement. For starters, you enter the austere, cinder block grocery store-turned-steak house through the kitchen--literally. There's no menu, and you'll eat at folding tables covered with vinyl tablecloths. On any given night, you just might find yourself dining right next to a Hollywood starlet or former President. The steaks are that good (and that legendary).
The Signas family chooses to focus their energy on the steaks, which range from a 2- to 3-pound T-bone all the way up to the almost-surreal 3-pound porterhouse. All of Doe's steaks are broiled to perfection and continuously basted with the drippings. Garlic lovers can request that a layer of finely minced garlic be spread over the steak before cooking. The result is unimaginably good.
If you're looking for something other than steak, try Doe's hot tamales, which are almost as famous as the steaks. These steamed treats pack a punch and, for the more adventurous, can be ordered topped with chili and cheese. Doe's serves beer but not wine or liquor; however, you're welcome to bring your own. 502 Nelson Street, Greenville; (662) 334-3315. Entrées: $14-$45.