Friday, November 14, 2014

Bowie Restaurant Project: (81) Texas Roadhouse

For an explanation of the Bowie Restaurant Project, look here.

For a list of all the Bowie Restaurant Project reviews, look here.

Texas Roadhouse,
6011 High Bridge Road
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 11/9/2014
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 2
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Texas Roadhouse is possibly the most kid-friendly restaurant in Bowie; if I liked the food, I'd give it 4 stars.

Kid-friendly things about the restaurant:
The customer loyalty form also amused.
  • They brought bread when they seated us at the table. Anyone who has tried to keep ravenous kids from losing it while waiting for food would appreciate this.
  • They brought peanuts in the shell, which fascinated and amused my kids.
  • The coloring pages they offered with crayons was more than just a two-sided thing. I didn't get a good look because they were busy being entertained by everything else.
  • The kids got two mini-cheesburgers, a side and a drink for $3.99 each.
I got the unfortunately-named "Road Kill" steak and two sides for $9.99 (I think). Even though it wasn't their best cut of beef, it was nicely prepared...except for the seasoning. We experienced something similar when we got takeout two years ago, but the best way I can describe it is as if someone snuck in and re-labeled all of their spices. It just tasted off.

So, it was very kid-friendly, and I was prepared to love it...but I didn't.

Comings and Goings

The Bowie Town Center Food Court lost both Dairy Queen/Orange Julius and Carolyn Quinn's. Waugh Chapel lost Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, which featured in my "Beyond Bowie" series of nearby places to get food you can't get in Bowie. Now you have to go to Annapolis for the closest Mediterranean food.

Anthony's N.Y. Pizza and Pasta House is now open. Their web site is hard to find, so there's a link. I've been there six times, so obviously I don't hate it, but I am still mulling over my rating.

Bowie is awaiting the opening of:
Other than that, four restaurants to go. I am making progress; the end is in sight!

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