Great Food, Fun Atmosphere

January 24, 2011 | Restaurant

Texas Roadhouse, with its cool western decor and music, has become a large chain restaurant, specializing in steaks. The man who started the popular company is Kent Taylor. The attentive manager told us, Mr. Taylor’s goal was to create a restaurant serving top quality meats affordable to families. In our opinion, he more than achieved his goal.

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We’ve dined twice at Texas Roadhouse with our good friends Janine and Dennis, and support the restaurant’s registered motto – Legendary Food, Legendary Service®. Mr. Taylor, along with his team, surpasses most family restaurants with their excellent made-from-scratch-for-each-order food.

I heartily recommend the fried pickles which are battered and deep fried pickle chips served with Ranch or Cajun Horseradish sauce for dipping. It’s an unusual appetizer, but well-worth the experience.

The pork chops, rib-eye steaks, and prime rib are beyond belief for quality of meat and superb cooking. Prepared to perfection, the meats are solid and savory.

Our last visit was a disappointment as the service was less than stellar. Three female bartenders stood at the far side of the large horseshoe bar chatting away while a full contingent of customers signaled for refills on their adults beverages. The “Excuse me” and/or polite gestures did nothing to break up the ladies’ important conversation or their laughter.

The kitchen runner brought out the food with no clue who got what and the order taker did not interrupt her chick chat to help him. After it was squared away, there we sat, yummy food waiting to tease our taste buds and not an eating utensil or napkin in sight.

I couldn’t stand it any longer and finally waved until our bartender bothered to look in our direction. She acted surprised we’d want another drink or a fork to eat the now cold food.

Studs and I intend to go back to Texas Roadhouse in Dyer, Indiana, but we need a little time to forget this last experience.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a Tuesday Teaser. Until then…

Happy Eating!

Sloane Taylor
Sweet as Honey…Hotter than Hell

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