|Texas Roadhouse in Omaha, NE.|
This place is always busy! People standing outside and sitting at benches met us as we arrived. When you walk through the doors, you arrive at a hostess stand to be greeted, and you are given a buzzer to let you know when your table is ready. To the left of the stand is a small waiting room, straight ahead there are a couple benches then the bar. The bar area is quite large. Unlike a lot of restaurants the tables situated in the bar area are reserved and you must be seated at one of these tables by the host/hostess. There are a number of barstools around the bar but these fill up quickly. A perk, free peanuts to snack on are available to patrons throughout the restaurant.
This night we had 10 people. They do not take reservations -- we tried to accommodate this fact by arriving early. The plan was to have dinner about 5:30, and to arrive a little after 5 o’clock, to get our name in for 10. However, like most weekend nights it was packed. We hung out in the bar area, where we got our fill of free peanuts, until our name was called. When they seated our party we found out they really do not have tables for large parties. Even though when Randy called ahead they said they did. We had to break up into 2 booths, which were next to one another. The first booth had a small table pulled up to it which allowed us to seat 6; the other booth 4 from our party sat at. So, if you're planning a large gathering and wanting to sit together -- beware.
|BBQ ribs & pulled pork combo|
Not to get away from our Earth Day theme for April the Texas Roadhouse earned A+ for their recycling efforts from this newspaper.
According to their website they've also won the following national awards:
- Ranked in the top 40 on the Forbes® Best Small Companies list.
- Named to the list of Best Family Restaurants by Parents Magazine.
- Ranked “Best Value” by readers of Consumer Reports magazine.
- Ranked in the Top 10 on Forbes® Fastest Growing Retailers list.
- Winner Large Company of the Year Business First Magazine.
- Winner Large Employer Top Places to Work Courier-Journal Newspaper
After compiling the surveys from the other foodies the pop-we Dinner Club gives Texas Roadhouse: 3.8 star average on a scale of 1-5.
Atmosphere/Decor - 3.6
Cleanliness - 3.8
Wait Staff - 4.2
Menu - 4.2
Food Presentation - 3.8
Food Portions - 3.8
Food Taste - 4
Cost (was the cost worth meal?) - 4
Noise Level - 2.6
Overall Experience - 4
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