Everyone from college students to kiddies to grandma Angie, seem to have a great time at in East Meadow. It's currently the ONLY Texas Roadhouse on the Island.
Unlimited peanuts that you crack open and throw on the floor sets the stage for this rootin’ tootin’ feel good restaurant and bar. The variety is large, the food is cheap and the freshly baked rolls with cinnamon honey butter are sinfully delicious!!
In the midst of munching on peanuts and our rolls, Alex and I excitedly ordered the Fried Pickles – A heaping basket of pickle chips hand-battered, golden-fried and served with Ranch. Jersey Shore’s Snookie would be IN HEAVEN. They were crisp and not too greasy. We had salads as well, which are obviously the most fattening salads on the planet served with eggs, cheese and croutons…. But of course, we loved them.
I ordered the Grilled BBQ Chicken served with rice. It was a relatively small portion of chicken, but marinated well. One certainly can’t compare it to Smokin’ Al’s BBQ Chicken, but I was satisfied. Alex opted for the New York Strip Steak served with mushrooms on top and mashed potatoes on the side.
You can’t help leaving Texas Roadhouse full and satisfied. However, while their menu offers a large variety of BBQ and fried favorites, one can contend that the quality of meat could still be improved upon…. even for a restaurant aiming to maintain reasonable prices. Alex was a bit disappointed saying there was “nothing memorable” about his entrée… valid point. While I’d still choose Texas Roadhouse over The Outback, Alex disagreed.
Subsequent to a thorough discussion, Alex and I reached an accord on the Texas Roadhouse rating… giving it 3 Dinner Mints out of a possible 5, equating to a classification of “Good.”