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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nicholson Farmhouse Restaurant Restaurant Review: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Don't worry; there are no brown-eyed cows on-site to make you feel guilty. Although Nicholson Farmhouse was built more than a century ago on a working farm, the 50-acre site and former home has been a restaurant-historic attraction since 1987. The primary draw here---the reason Panhandle residents drive from Tallahassee and beyond to this town once known for cigar making and now a locus of antiques dealing---is steak. Aged beef in all the usual cuts comes to the table sizzling, tender and cooked to perfection. The Southern hospitality starts with a bowl of boiled peanuts provided to each table for pre-dinner nibbling while newspaper-style souvenir menus are distributed. Try the “Sweetheart Steak,” two large rib-eyes arranged to form a heart, or the Farmhouse's signature steak, a 32-ounce porterhouse. Less beefy options include pork and lamb chops, as well as grilled or garlic-butter drenched fish and seafood. Pillowy rolls, crisp salad, potatoes and country-style (read: overcooked) green beans come with most entrées. Homemade pies, cobblers and cheesecake will tempt even those who don't wrap up half their steak. Nicholson Farmhouse seats more than 600 people in its several dining areas, so don't expect an intimate supper. Oh, and if you want alcoholic beverages with dinner, bring your own.