Texas Roadhouse is a classic American steakhouse serving hand-cut steaks, ribs, made-from-scratch sides and fresh-baked rolls. I have tried the branch at the Yas Mall previously but this review is the one located at the ground floor of the Dubai Festival City Mall.
From the outside, since it’s open, you can already see the décor that is reminiscent of a restaurant in the countryside, hence Texas Roadhouse. Almost all the design pieces are made of wood highlighted by neon signs and some mounted deer heads. It’s casual, family friendly and spacious enough for children to run around. They also play country songs and having acquainted with country music probably a year ago, I was pleasantly surprised to hear some familiar songs playing in the background.
The menu offers a wide variety of starters, salads, steaks, burgers plus chicken and fish dishes. As soon as you are seated, they will give you a complimentary warm bread/roll with cinnamon dip which utterly complements it together with a bucket of peanuts. I was looking for pasta, as usual but then realized that I was in a steakhouse so I scrapped the idea. We tried their appetizer combo that included buffalo wings, potato skins and rattlesnake bites. They all tasted perfect and I specifically liked the cheese inside it. Since we were not starving, we just ordered the grilled barbecue chicken and southern fried fish. I found them to be tasty and cooked just about right.
All the products were obviously fresh and people can see the food being prepared as they have an open kitchen. The dishes were served warm and even the plates were hot. The chicken was tender enough that you don’t really need a knife to cut it in pieces.
I would like to commend the service by the waiters and some of the roving managers. They were all hands-on and made sure that we have everything that we needed and asked how the food was without being annoying. We asked for extra this and extra that and they happily gave them to us.
I cannot find anything wrong with the restaurant so we were pretty happy with our dining experience. They also perform a quick dance routine every 30 minutes I suppose or maybe every hour. The prices were reasonable and for every main course that you order, it includes 2 side dishes as well so you definitely get your money’s worth at this restaurant. I would without question come back to Texas Roadhouse again to try other dishes and would absolutely recommend it to my friends and family.