Doc's Steak House
1515 North Broadway
Wichita, Kansas 67214
e-mail: email@example.com (site says it's rarely checked)
You can hardly go wrong in cattle country ordering steak. It's usually excellent and inexpensive, and available from unassuming and unpretentious places.
(Excellent and inexpensive food from unassuming and unpretentious places. Hmmm. That's pretty close to my ideal restaurant experience.)
I'm not going to tax my memory and describe the steak; it's been years since I've been to Doc's, but the three of us had a great meal there. The current menu includes an 8 oz. K. C. Strip for $8.95, and a 17 oz. T-bone for $10.95. All full meals come with sides, the most noteworthy of which is the garlic salad. I nearly didn't order the garlic salad, but the waitress pointed out that it was the house specialty, so we did. It's very garlicky, but quite good.
Two things stick out in the memory: the restaurant does allow smoking, which can be a problem for people who have a low second-hand smoke tolerance; and they had an "Earth by Night" satellite composite poster hanging in the entryway.
The steak was great. There are other items on the menu, but why would you bother?
(If you go there, let me know what you think. I intend to go back the next time I'm in Wichita.)