The Coziest Restaurant in North Dakota

Coziest in North Dakota: 40 Steak & Seafood, Bismarck

If you’re in Bismarck, it’s probably worth stopping by here for a drink, because happy hour just might be when this restaurant is at its best. Tuck into blue cheese and beer queso and truffle fries with asiago, with a Manhattan or Moscow Mule. Each of the five rooms in this restaurant is meant to represent a different aspect of North Dakota’s history.


International Steakhouse of the Year

40 Steak + Seafood, Peacock Alley bring the beef

The Certified Angus Beef ® brand applauds the stars of steak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Oct. 5, 2017 – Premium steaks have long been a staple on the menu of restaurateur Dale Zimmerman’s downtown Bismarck, N.D., dining destination Peacock Alley. But it’s at Zimmerman’s latest venture, 40 Steak + Seafood, that his real love affair with beef shines through.

The only restaurant in the state equipped to dry age steaks in-house, Zimmerman’s beefy boudoir is a meat lover’s paradise and a key reason Zimmerman received the Steakhouse of the Year Award, presented at the Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s Annual Conference held in Nashville, Sept. 27-29.

The funk and robust beef flavors that emanate from a piece of dry-aged steak are commonly enjoyed on the coasts, particularly in New York City and Los Angeles. And that’s why Zimmerman wanted to introduce those flavors to the great north.

Zimmerman is a longtime champion of the beef community, having been recognized previously by the Beef Checkoff as its 2012 Beef Backer award winner.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

Founded in 1978, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original, and the best, brand of Angus beef, which got its start when a group of family ranchers set out to create a brand of beef that delivers superior taste and tenderness. Today, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand remains true to its roots, providing consumers with superior beef through a gate-to-plate network of family ranchers, chefs and retailers worldwide. Renowned for its exceptional quality, each cut meets 10 exacting standards to make it more selective than USDA Choice and Prime. For more information, visit, or look for the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.


The Best Steakhouse in Every State

North Dakota: 40 Steak & Seafood, Bismarck

Each of the five dining rooms at this spacious restaurant represents a different aspect of North Dakota — women of the prairie, cattlemen, governors, oil booms, families — and they each offer different décor and furnishings. USDA Prime steaks offered include boneless ribeye, bacon-wrapped filet, flat iron, and hanger steak with gorgonzola mustard and bacon. But for a quintessential North Dakota culinary experience, splurge on one of their bone-in ribeyes, dry aged for either 90, 150, or a whopping 260 days. That’s certainly something you don’t see too often.


The 8 Best Steakhouses in North Dakota!

North Dakotans are known as meat and potato eaters. And few things taste better after a hard day’s work than a thick, juicy cut of steak! In North Dakota, we love our beef. If you are in the mood for a hearty cut of meat, you can do no better than sitting down at one of the following great steakhouses in the state.

#2 40 Steak & Seafood

The western part of North Dakota is known for its cowboys and love of the outdoors—a lifestyle that demands a good steak. 40 Steak & Seafood serves up some of the best. With a menu that includes a King Cut Cowboy rib eye and bone-in New York strip, you will easily find something that satisfies even the heartiest of appetites.


50 States Series: Top Seafood Restaurants Worth Traveling For

North Dakota (Bismarck): 40 Steak + Seafood

Is there anything better than donning a plastic bib emblazoned with a bright red lobster and diving fork-first into a heaping plate of succulent seafood? We don’t think so!

From hole-in-the-wall shacks by the sea to bustling restaurants inland, there are countless places across the United States to indulge your seafood cravings. We’ve rounded up the best in each state (no, you don’t have to stay by the ocean to eat fresh-caught fish) where you can order luscious lobster rolls, delicate crab legs, shrimp, and so much more. Dine on the water, eat at the beach with a paper plate on your lap, or take your meal to go and enjoy it in the comfort of your vacation rental—it’s up to you!

While the seafood in these 50 spots is the main attraction, the destinations themselves are well-worth a weekend getaway—or longer! Deciding what to order might be tough, but decided where to stay shouldn’t be. A vacation rental from FlipKey provides the extra space you need, plus conveniences like a full kitchen, laundry, or barbecue (surf n’ turf, perhaps?).

Whether you’re visiting the rugged coast of Maine, the scenic shores of Alabama, or even the desert of Arizona, opt for a vacation rental near one of the spots on our list and enjoy an endless supply of fresh seafood.