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Shula's Steak House-The Original Restaurant Review: As expected at restaurants bearing the name of Don Shula, longtime coach of the Miami Dolphins, the décor is darkly masculine, with football photos on the walls and without flowers on the tables. The regular menu is printed on a football. Servers present raw steak cuts to illustrate the relative differences among 12-, 24- and 48-ounce servings. Emphasis is on the hardy stuff, such as Angus beef (go for the aged), with a couple of fish choices thrown in for the beef-phobic. Oysters come plump and fresh on the half-shell. Ordered à la carte, salads are chock-full of ultra-thick slices of tomatoes, as other vegetables in gargantuan portions, arrive in less-than-perfect condition. Perfection, however, is successfully and generously dedicated to the steaks. Most popular with the more macho meat-eaters is the porterhouse, while the dainty direct their dining toward the filet mignon. Also located at 5225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-341-6500; and PGA National Resort, 400 Ave. of Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-627-4852.