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The 10 Best Restaurants Owned By NFL Stars

Posted: 01/20/12 06:00 PM ET

What do you do when you retire from the National Football League? Apparently, you open a restaurant -- preferably a steakhouse or a sports bar that serves "manly" foods like thick steaks, wings and nachos. With the NFL playoffs in full swing and the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best player-owned eateries nationwide.

Did we leave out your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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Elway's: Denver, CO, Multiple Locations
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Playing for the Denver Broncos, quarterback John Elway is regarded as one of the finest athletes of his time. Although he retired in 1999 (after a brilliant 336-yard throw and one touchdown, winning Super Bowl XXXIII) he now runs the Broncos as Executive Vice President and his fame continues through his various Colorado businesses, including his surf 'n' turf restaurant Elway's in Denver's Ritz-Carlton. He opened the place with Tim Schmidt a few years ago and the restaurant, with three Denver locations, features a raw bar, dozens of steak options and sushi. 

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