Someone I met at a meeting told me that The Good Steer was an excellent restaurant and one that is easily accessible. I had a chance to check it out mysef for an early dinner between meetings.
With its large sign, it was easy to spot on Middle Country Road. The paved, parking lot is large enough to accommodate the 240 people the restaurant can seat. Five handicapped spaces are located near the left entrance. There is a curb cut here. If you park on the right side of the building you will need to walk around or "step up" to the concrete sidewalk.
Inside the first door I found a large waiting area, with stone floor and lots of seating to accommodate diners waiting for a table. I have been told that, at times, this staple of the neighborhood (it has been here since 1957) gets really busy!
There are four separate dining areas, with a combination of tables and booths. One of the dining areas has a beautiful, working, stone fireplace, a seat I would covet in winter! Floors are either stone, tile or carpet. There is ample space betwee tables, and the aisles between the booths are wide as well. Navigation was easy. Retro, cabin decor adds to the charm of this venue. "The Good Steer has been providing custormers with outstanding food, a warm and cozy decor, and the type of friendly welcoming service that can only be found at a family owned and operated restaurant.." (website).
Although I did not have the famious BBQ ribs, I can attest to the delicious burger and fries (too good!) I must take my "better half " back for the ribs and onion rings.
My server was great. He seemed to want to make sure that a woman alone was OK, returning often to find out if I needed anything.
Restrooms ae located in a separate area behind the hostess desk. There is a large, single-occupancy restroom with baby-changing station as well as two multi-stall restrooms which are not handicapped-accessible.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to check a venue's website, www.goodsteer.com, when planning a visit, to "know before you go."