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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chuck's Steak House Restaurant Review: Chuck's Steak House, a small chain founded in Honolulu in 1959 by Chuck Rolles, now has its largest concentration of restaurants here in Connecticut. Chuck's claim to fame is the introduction to the U.S. mainland of that magical combination, the steakhouse and salad bar. At the Farmington branch---a fixture for more than 30 years---a 24-foot salad bar, included with all entrées, features ample staples for concocting your own garden patch. Though it lacks in the sort of exotic offerings that might tempt you to go back for seconds, that's just as well: you don't want to fill up on greens when beef is the other half of the chain's one-two punch. The setting---a rustic, dimly lit eighteenth-century barn---is ideal for savoring the likes of classic prime rib. While you may have to squint to read the menus printed on brown jugs, you don’t need light to navigate through a satisfyingly meaty meal.