The corporate headquarters for Texas Roadhouse is on Dutchman’s Lane in Louisville, KY. While that is close (5-10 miles) to Indiana, it is indeed in the heart of the city of Louisville, Kentucky. It is close to the headquarters for YUM Inc and Papa John’s in the corporate food leadership business.
My daughter and I went shopping for her birthday, and she wanted TX Roadhouse for lunch. I can happily report that some franchises or maybe company wide… That SALT IS GONE. It made me so, so happy.
When the Roadhouse is good, it’s a decent, dependable, value. (When it was bad? Um, “ew.”)
I had a chopped steak and baked potato at Texas Roadhouse a couple of weeks ago. It was nothing to get excited about, but I’ve certainly had far worse and paid quite a bit more for it too ( a certain overpriced steakhouse with very unimpressive food in Pigeon Forge TN immediately comes to mind. )
Considering they are chain, they are quite good. I would highly recommend the deep fried pickles. I always get the prime rib so I can’t comment on their other entrees. I have always had good experiences with them.
I ate at one once. Sent the steak back twice (tough and too much grizzle). The third was the same and I walked out.
Being in Texas I am ashamed that I can’t give yall a good answer. :~(
Hmm, do they have them here?
There is one on 121 around Lewisville. We go by it all the time going from Plano to DFW, it is always packed. I’ve only been to the one in another state (?) that claimed to be the orginal and the one in my home town in IN. Both were better that the usual chains.
[8D]Yes PapaJoe, they are in Texas. There’s one just a few miles from me in LiveOak,Tx,Northeast of San Antonio out in the RandolphAir Force Base area. I like their steaks and they aren’t as high as say Ruth Chris or Morton’s.Also, they have chicken, ribs, porkchops,and even I think catfish,so if you have someone with you that doesn’t eat red meat, they can still get something.
The only time they sing at mine is when it is someone’s birthday.Never recall seeing them dancing .
The place does get noisy,you have music and of course people talking .
They have a meat case at the entrance so you can see the cuts of meat they offer.The rolls are freshly made,and the veggies are fresh too.I like their green beans and bacon.
For folks who have been there and found it too noisy, go early some week night when they first open.Not as noisy then.Also they sometimes have dinner specials then too.
When this franchise came to STL about 6 years ago it was actually quite good. It became the “go to” cheap date for my ovo/lacto vegetarian wife (strange, I know!) and I. She loved the rolls and baked sweet potato and I of course liked the meat. It was all fine and dandy until about two years ago when they started dumping steak seasoning, i.e., salt on their steaks making eating one a fast track to hypertension. This must be a company wide policy as I have experienced it at locations around the country.
I had the same experience a couple of years ago as Mjambro, plus I think there was some “spontaneous” singing and dancing by the staff. The food was fairly decent but the ambience made the overall visit less than enjoyable.
They cook everything ahead of time. I have a sodium restriction, tried to call ahead of time to ask if I could get an unsalted baked potato. I was told they cook the food from 1-4, at least the prep work, so there would be no way to get a potato without the salt crust. I was able to get a baked sweet potato, but they acted put out when I asked for cinnamon to put on it.
Not to mention we waited almost 90 minutes for a table one night. I’m sorry if you don’t know how to seat people, but if 2 people are lingering after their meal at a table that you need in order to seat other people, offer them a free dessert item & coffees if they will agree to move their conversation to the bar. ESPECIALLY if a party of 8 ($100 check, easy!) is waiting to sit down & eat. The manager refused to do it. I will never eat there again.
I have had their country fried sirloin and found it interesting. Decent happy hour specials.
I’ve always kind of enjoyed the TXR.My only real complaint is whatever sweet stuff they put on the bread.I complained to a waitress once and she said “Oh its that butter” but its not the butter,because when you ask for extra butter for your bake potato it doesnt have the crazy sweetness.But well at least they give you butter as opposed to that horrible “buttery tasting spread” that Bob Evans insists on giving you.
TXR compares favorably with Outback,at least here on the East Coast.
Attempted to try one earlier this year. The noise level was so high that we left after about ten minutes. When I had to yell to the waitress to repeat the specials, it was obvious that it was NOT going to be an enjoyable experience. We asked about a low noise section, but was informed that where we were was about as good as it would get.
I’ve read that many chains keep their background noise / music high to increase the turnover, but their noise level was way over the top for us.
I’ve never had an excellent meal at Texas Roadhouse. I’ve had steaks and ribs there, and at best I rate them “fair.” On the other hand, I’ve had excellent food at Longhorn and Lone Star, though I haven’t been to Lone Star in several years.
I ate at a Logan’s in Sherman, Texas. I was quite impressed with the ribeye and sweet potato that I ordered.
I’d definitely eat there again. I was surprised to see one in Redding, CA when we don’t have one in the Los Angeles area… that I know of.
I didn’t like the wait but was happy to eat roasted peanuts while waiting those 45 crowded minutes.
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