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Reviewed 20 September 2022

We went to support a local group who was running a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse that evening. Love that they support local organizations and groups by offering fundraisers (10% of sales on a given evening). There was a 35-45 minute wait when we arrived at...6PM (on a Monday evening). Whether the wait was due to the fundraiser or just typical for Monday night I can’t say. They always seem to be very busy. Our wait was about as expected at 50 minutes. We were seated and greeted by our server immediately with a basket of their delicious melt in your moth rolls and asked about drinks. When the drinks came minutes later, she asked about appetizers and suggested the mushrooms (not on the menu but a local item). We said yes to the mushrooms and also put in our order - a 6oz filet and the country vegetable plate. Our server brought a second basket of the rolls, refilled water and asked about seconds in drinks when she brought out our side salads. The salads were fresh and had plenty of croutons and tomatoes. The mushrooms were taking longer than the server expected but she continued to check on them and made sure they came out before our main meal and were hot. The breading in them was very light and they were hot from the fryer served with a side of ranch. Our heals came soon afterwards - the steak was cooked as ordered. His side was a sweet potato. My vegetable plate came with green beans, fresh vegetables and baked potato loaded. Everything was so good. The server checked on us throughout the meal, filling waters, checking on refills and rolls and asking how everything was. Paying the bill was convenient at the table on the tablet. Total bill for two with appetizer, one beer and two meals with tip was around $55.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2021

We came about 4 and got in immediately. The hostess who seated us was particularly friendly. We each decided on a special from the list of $9.99 before 6 p.m. People were pouring in after us, and I can see why. That is a pretty...good deal actually! We had a great server. She was friendly, fun, and helpful. The food came pretty quickly and was really good. The bread is warm and delicious. We would return if we lived near here!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021

We hadn’t been to Texas Roadhouse since before COVID. We parked on the side and went in. The person at the front desk was soooo RUDE. They had changed their check in and we were unfamiliar with the check in. Had to go back outside...to a window and check in there and wait outside In94 degree heat. When we received a text we were ready to be seated we met up with the same snotty rude person. Previously she told us we had to reply to a text message we couldn’t find that in the text message. She rolled her eyes and said “Just give me your name!! “ We were not the only people who were unaware of the change in check in. I will say our server (with a name tag that said she was a trainer) was wonderful! Kind, friendly and took care of us! The food was ok but after the reception we got not sure we will be backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

The food was great! Hot and good! Kimberly is an excellent waitress! The kids meals were great too!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021 via mobile

Not recommended. I suggest visiting another restaurant for steak. Very poor all around. Mediocre service at best. Order took 15min to be taken. Drinks took a long time to be ordered and delivered. We ordered a burger and a 12oz ribeye. The food came undercooked...as well as overcooked. They took their time to bring out the order as well as the remake. Food was also mediocre at best. I waited so long I lost my appetite. They chose not to compensate any of the meal. Upon request for management they refused to come to the table and we never met them. Not recommended. I suggest visiting another restaurant for steak. We visited on Monday, March 15th at about 9:00pmMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 January 2021

12/30 text i was there supposed to be ready n 20 minutes a hour later called them and they never got it. Had to wait in car another 1 1/2 hours. 1/31 called in 2 hours for a table i was told. went up to...window and girl told me all they have are bar stools when they told me when i booked it it was a table. I am handicapped and they knew it. My knees will not take dangling down from a bar stool. Told me another 1 1/2 to get a table. I would not recommend this place to my work enemy.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Convenient to hotel Food was good Service was great We needed a meal after a day of driving and it was found here

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 29 March 2020

Driving through the area and I decided to stop to get something for dinner. I ordered the Chicken Critter Salad and 50 minutes later I still had not received my order. People who arrived after me had gotten their orders and left. Canceled my order...and left.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 24 March 2020

There are not many places to get good tasting steaks here in Des Moines. I suppose it's an "Iowa thing" but most places just add zero seasoning to their steaks. So we always find ourselves going back to Texas Roadhouse. They've never disappointed. Yeah, I...always eat too many peanuts, but other than that, they're great. A few tips though: 1. Use call ahead seating. It will save you a long wait. 2. Try the baked sweet potatoes; they're the best in town. 3. Use the Early Bird option if you can; you just can't beat that price. 4. I like a medium rare steak, but at this particular Texas Roadhouse, I have to order it as "Rare Plus." That works every time.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

On a Monday at 5:15 the restaurant was packed with a line waiting to get in. My friend and I were seated at the bar and were served by Rolf. He was upbeat, informative and accommodating. Although he was incredibly busy preparing drinks, he was...engaged with us and checked in frequently to see how our meal was. I had the 20 oz bone-in ribeye and it was served exactly as ordered. I did not order any of the add-ons (mushrooms, onions, etc,) as I wanted to get the full flavor of the steak. The steak was perfectly cooked inside and out and I did not add a dash of salt or any steak sauce - it was perfect as is. The sweet baked potato and seasoned rice came put perfectly cooked . The food was hot and fresh - very rare for a corporate chain, Although a big fan of steakhouses, I had never been to Texas Roadhouse, but most definitely will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

We arrived close to closing time but were able to be served. We had a table near entrance that was within eye view of kitchen and bar. Our server was attentive (Cynthia) and checked back a few times with us. Food was fresh , hot...and beer cold. Just what we needed after a night of driving. What was most impressive was the diligence of staff to clean the kitchen for closing time. It was a group effort and impressive how much attention to detail was done. Great job!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2019

We had a wonderful time !! The food was just the way we liked and the service was Great. We couldn't have been happier.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

We are in town on business and went for an early dinner. Steak was 9.99 before six. Was almost full, and it was fairly quite.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

I hate that they seat two at the tiny table with no room for food. The rolls were eaten before he even stopped back to take our order. A runner brought the tater skins and had to put the peanuts on the ledge to have...room for the appetizer. They didn't bring more rolls. We were just started eating the tater skins when the salads came out. We just started working on the salads when the entrees came out delivered by another runner along with an appetizer order of ribs that we didn't order. We were eating the entrees when the waiter stopped to say that he inadvertently ordered appetizer ribs for us that we did not order. I said do you have to through them out if you take them back. He said yes but unless he took them back then he couldn't take the charge off the ticket. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. Usually, when the kitchen muffs up they eat the loss. Not pull we'll charge you if we don't take it back. This is the second time that we were rushed out of there in 20 minutes when we came early for the early dining menu. I see they are opening a new location in the old Fuddruckers in West Des Moines maybe then they will let you dine in peace instead of forcing you out the door by bringing the bill and to-go boxes while you are still eating your dinner. I still can't get them to put the Chicken Fried Chicken steak on one plate. With the small table, there is no room for all of the plates. As soon as they bring it out I now dump it all on one plate and let them take the other 2 plates back. They said they aren't allowed to put it all together with the big wigs watching in the kitchen.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

Menu had plenty of choices and peanuts on table. We ordered fried pickles (portion was huge) and half of basket was leftover. We both ordered Road Kill which was smothered in onions, mushrooms, cheese, salads and baked sweet potatoes. The meat was juicy and tender...and the potatoes were huge. All of the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend. Price was very reasonable for amount of food.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Texas Roadhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5