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Steak is one of those things that people are very particular about. Folks who prefer it more medium well will send back a steak that looks like it's still mooing. And on the other end of the spectrum, steak lovers who like a juicier rare cut will send it back if it's too cooked. PRO TIP: If you like your steak medium rare like I do, ask for it more on the rare side. If it's too undercooked for your liking, they can always throw it on the grill for a few more minutes, but if it's overcooked, you need a whole new steak!.

Not all steakhouses are created equal, and there's one in Merrimack, New Hampshire, that people can't stop raving about. I am talking about Buckley's Great Steaks. Sarah and Michael Buckley are the proud co owners/chefs, and this dynamic duo (and husband and wife) have been serving award-winning steaks in the heart of Merrimack since 2005. They have survived the era of low rise jeans, T-Mobile side kicks, and even a global pandemic. They also own Surf Seafood in Woburn. Buckley's Bakery and Café in Merrimack, and MT's Local Kitchen and Wine Bar in Nashua.

So what makes Buckley's Great Steaks so special? That would be the elegant atmosphere paired with the most perfect steak that will ever grace your lips.

This is the perfect spot to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day, or just any day! Oh, and don't sleep on the mashed potatoes, either. On Facebook, Sonia said they are to die for, and she's not usually a mashed potato kind of gal.

Time to make Valentine's (or Gal-entines) Day reservations before this place books up. Contact info can be found here.

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