I was down south visiting some friends and we wanted to get something to eat. They wanted to give me a little taste of the south so they decided to take me to Texas Roadhouse down the street. I reluctantly accepted.
We went a little early to beat the crowds since it was a Friday night. We got right in, but were greeted with a very friendly (and a bit obnoxious) “Howdy y’all!” This was all a bit new to me since I am from New York, but I was open to the experience.
We sat down the our waitress came over to take our drink orders as I looked over the menu. I saw they had a variety of steaks, which were priced moderately, but anything that wasn’t a steak was priced very competitively. Most items were under $10 (with the exception of the seafood).
As we were waiting on the food our waitress brought over some rolls that were very good. They had some sort of cinnamon butter which I thought was very unique. However, I was interrupted by some loud country music. For some reason they had turned the volume up really loud so that you had to yell to talk to the person next to you.
I looked over to my right and saw why it was turned up so loud. All the wait staff was line dancing in front of the bar. It was very tacky, but the worst part was just the obnoxiously loud country music playing while they did this. If they danced with the music at regular volume that would have been fine, but I just didn’t like I couldn’t ignore the dancing and continue on with my conversations.
Our food came out shortly after was very good. I admit I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. All of it was fresh, and very crisp. I wouldn’t mind coming here again just to eat, but the line dancing I might want to leave out.
Before we left I made a trip to the bathroom and I must say it was disgusting to say the least. there was dried vomit on the rim of the toilet and looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in weeks. I made my way in and out of there very as fast as I could while washing my hands thoroughly.
I wouldn’t mind going there again for the food but the atmosphere was a bit annoying to say the least. I would just like to have dinner in peace, but the line dancing was obnoxious. Maybe next time I will get my food to go.