Even tho I live kinda close to Chicago, where there are many fine restaurants to pick from, I almost never drive that far; too much time and money spent getting there, too expensive to park and then eat, etc., so I looked forward to, once each cruise, trying something different. We loved Chopps, but the price IS getting close to "forget-it" levels. When it usually takes me almost a whole year to pay for one trip, and of course after I make my normal ship's fuel deposit in the Casino, I'd rather spend the extra money on a bigger cabin or a land excursion we haven't done yet, as opposed to another great steak, etc. Since I already have an "Outback Steak House" palate, I can go there more often, and instead, stick to the usually Great Food in the dining room. It just seems too bad............