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Hartford, CT Texas Roadhouse...brief review

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Hartford, CT Texas Roadhouse...brief review

smalley1213 | Nov 14, 2005 09:39 AM

I went to the new Texas Roadhouse on Flatbush Avenue in Hartford this weekend. They opened up over a week ago. This place is your typical chain in the sense that you could be at Chili's or Fridays...except it smells like barbeque sauce at this place.

There is a place right up by the hostess where you can pick out your steak before you order it. The Filet Mignon looked FANTASTIC.
There was a TON of staff working (and we were there at about 2 on a Saturday afternoon) and they all do a bit of a ho-down when a certain country (they're all country) song plays (that was kind of fun).

Ok so you get a giant (too much to eat) bucket of peanuts at your table with another giant bucket to toss your shells into. You'll also get a nice basket of freshly baked rolls with yummy cinnamon/honey butter to spread on it.

Pros:
Good ribs, nice selection of appetizers (chicken tenders are excellent), low prices
Cons:
really awful beer selection...they had only domestic on tap and the only imports were Corona and Heineken. I know this is called TEXAS road house but it would've been great if there were some Texas microbrews to choose from.

I would definitely check this place out again in a pinch for some steak, ribs and barbeque chicken but it's not the type of place I'd wait any amount of time to get a seat in. But...there are no other chains that, in my opinion, are worthy of waiting for a table...including: Olive Garden, Fridays, Chilis...with so many other great restaraunts around the Hartford area...why wait for chain food??

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