Dinner with the Roundup: Coolhand Luke’s

Clovis Roundup staff around the table from left to right: Ron Sundquist, Donna Melchor, Diana Giraldo , Kenny Melchor, Billy Xiong, Daniel Leon , and Marvin Stickler.

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When walking into Cool Hand Luke’s, one of the premier steakhouses in the Clovis area, you can’t help but get the feeling that you’re entering an old western saloon.

The restaurant’s environment is fit for all occasions whether you’re having a family gathering or getting together with friends for a meal and drinks.

Depending on the availability, guest typically have the option of where they want to sit, whether it’s at a table, a booth, the bar area or the patio. Also offered for larger parties is a large table in a private area off to the side.

After being seated in the larger table off to the side, our party of seven was faced with the decision of what to order. While Cool Hand Luke’s specializes in steaks, it also offers seafood, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, pastas and salads.

For the most part, every member of our party ordered a steak, which came with an appetizer of ranch-style beans and biscuits.

One of our favorites included Luke’s western rib-eye steak, which was tender and smothered with sautèed mushrooms and roasted garlic – and of course, guest have the option to have their steaks cooked how they want. Luke’s menu has wine suggestions to go along with its steaks.

Side options for most steaks include chef’s vegetables, longhorn rice pilaf, steamed green beans, vegetable kabobs, grilled asparagus, baked potatoes and fries.

Beverages include soft drinks, teas, coffee, and Luke’s signature strawberry lemonade served in a mason jar. ALcoholic drinks like wine, liquor and wine are also available.

For those on a budget, Luke’s offer specials every day from Sunday-Thursday.

Overall, Cool Hand Luke’s wild west atmosphere fits right in with the Clovis way of life while meeting its reputation of being “the coolest joint in town.”