We were down in West Virginia this past weekend visiting my grandmother and since her area isn't known for its food, we opted to eat at Texas Roadhouse one night. Not having a location near me and thus never having eaten there before, I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was.
The rolls they give you when you sit down, along with the cinnamon butter, were so good I ate one for dessert later. The salads were fresh (hubby got the Caesar and grandma got the house) and both were quite good. The Caesar dressing had real anchovy and garlic flavor and the house had pieces of perfectly cooked hardboiled egg, which was a nice touch that elevated the salad above the usual lettuce, tomato and carrot.
I got the pulled pork sandwich and asked for my fries to be chili cheese instead of the regular (an addition that only cost an extra 99 cents) and was surprised to see the nice, normal portions. My sandwich was quite good, with tender pork and tangy BBQ sauce. The fries were amazing - well seasoned and the chili had chunks of tomato and bacon in it. My husband's steak was well seasoned, cooked to a perfect medium rare, and not at all fatty. My grandmother got the half slab of ribs and the meat was falling off the bone. I didn't try her mashed potatoes with gravy because those didn't look very good to me, but she was happy.
Service was exceptionally good as well. All in all I was impressed. I don't know if quality varies by location, but I'd eat at this one again the next time we're down visiting.
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