• Lisa Marie

Texas Roadhouse: They're So Much More Than A Restaurant

Texas Roadhouse started in 1993 in Clarksville, Indiana. It has always placed its importance on families in the community having a great meal and lots of fun at an affordable price. Texas Roadhouse is known for their hand-cut steaks, barbecue ribs, margaritas, and fresh baked bread. You'll never know if you'll get caught in a line dance, ride the saddle, or take pictures with a staff member in a silly costume. However, you do know that you'll have lots of laughs.

There are 500 Texas Roadhouse restaurants in the United States and beyond; 18 in Florida. When my husband and I approached the Texas Roadhouse in Miami, FL, we didn't know what to expect. We haven't been to a Texas Roadhouse in years, and we forgot about all the fun highlights that accompany your dining experience. When we walked in, we were greeted by a group of friendly staff members. We passed by a steak display with numerous trophies above it. The steaks at Texas Roadhouse (Miami) are cut each morning by their award winning meat cutter, Mr. Fernando Soto.

We started off with the Texas Roadhouse infamous baked bread. It's warm and fresh, but the best part is the honey and cinnamon butter. It is absolutely amazing! I love that the server brings the bread with them when they seat you at the table. I've been to so many restaurants where you have to wait in anticipation for the bread.

At Texas Roadhouse, they want you to feel free and comfortable. So, they offer peanuts in the waiting area and at the table. They encourage their guest to peel, eat, and throw their peanut shells on the floor. This concept brought me back to my childhood because I remember my family and I going to restaurants like Texas Roadhouse. I was so excited to eat my peanuts and throw the shells everywhere. Now, as an adult, it was a struggle for me to make a mess and have someone else clean it up. However, I eventually came out of my shell and tossed my peanut shells all over the floor!

For our appetizers, we order the "Combo Appetizer." Guests can choose among several appetizers when they choose this entrée. We chose the boneless chicken wings, loaded potatoes, and French fries.

It came with several sauces. However, you have to try the honey mustard sauce. It was so tasty! I couldn't stop dipping my wings and French fries in it. It was so addictive that I had to push the fries away and say, "This is my last French fry..... I have to save some room for the rest of my food." We really enjoyed this appetizer. It was southern comfort carbs at its best. Somehow, we were able to keep going and order our entrees.

For our entrees, I ordered the Fort Worth 10 oz Ribeye. My husband, Anthony, ordered the Barbecue Chicken and Shrimp. He said that his chicken was very moist. We also decided to try the infamous Texas Roadhouse ribs. For our sides, we ordered the green beans, sweet potato, and a side salad. You have to try the sweet potato, it's a Texas Roadhouse traditional side. It's covered with melted marshmallows and it taste so sweet that you'll think that you ordered dessert early.

For dessert, we decided to share the "Big Ol' Brownie." I loved it! The brownie was warm and the ice cream on top made it taste like a traditional American favorite. Texas Roadhouse also offer "Granny's Apple Classic" and a "Strawberry Cheesecake."

Extra information:

Unlike many fast food chains or franchises, the Texas Roadhouse does not use any frozen foods. They are closed for lunch because they use the earlier part of the day to prep their food from scratch.

The Texas Roadhouse offers more than food. The staff is always up for lots of fun. Every hour, the music gets louder and the staff start a line dance. The best part is that customers can join the fun. So, you can bring your cowboy boots and join the fun! Some restaurants sing a birthday song to their guests on their birthday. The Texas Roadhouse bring out a saddle and have the birthday guest take a seat, as the staff say a cool birthday chant. There is an ol' school juke box to play some of your favorite tunes. If you haven't gotten the message yet, the staff at Texas Roadhouse like to enjoy music and dance until their heart is content. Betsy, one of the members of the staff, was incredible. She makes sure that everyone is having a great time. However, she's not alone. The owner, managers, and staff are all united to make a difference within the Texas Roadhouse and in the community. Maybe that was a reason that Texas Roadhouse was named "Top 50 Best Places to Work" by Glassdoor.

The staff spends a lot of their time supporting the kids and families in the community. They provide peanuts and bread rolls to organizations to use for fundraisers to raise money for great causes.

They also invite veterans to and active members of the U.S. military across the country to enjoy a free lunch on Veterans Day.

Every Tuesday is kids' night. So families are encouraged to stop by and see what Texas Roadhouse (Miami) is doing every Tuesday. They have "Andy the Armadillo," games, chalk for the kids to draw on the floor and lots more.

I have known about Texas Roadhouse for years, but I had no idea about the impact that they have been making in the communities. They could have taken their profits and spent it in so many different ways. However, they chose to be so selfless. It's so admirable.

Would you recommend it: I think its a great place to bring your kids to have a good family night out at an affordable price. My husband and I had so much fun. We met great people and we really felt at home.

Texas Roadhouse


9161 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33174

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