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It was another Friday night after a busy week of work and activities. We had a couple of gift cards that had been burning a hole in our pocket, so we decided to use one and enjoy a night off. While we typically don’t frequent chain restaurants, we make a few exceptions on occasion. We headed to Palmyra today for Texas Roadhouse.

Texas Roadhouse is known for its steaks, peanuts, and atmosphere. As the name implies, it’s got a Texan theme and their food is included (you know the saying, everything is bigger in Texas!). We started out with the onion blossom as an appetizer. It came out hot, crispy, and delicious. This was our little critic’s favorite part of the meal.

Texas Roadhouse

61 North Londonderry Square
Palmyra, PA 17078


Monday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse will always remind me of my grandfather. He loved going there so we would go just for him. He and my mom always enjoyed the fish and chips, so I decided to try it for myself tonight. The fish could have been a little crispier, and it seemed to be overly salty for my liking. It was a huge portion, so I ended up taking home part of it and when reheated in the oven, it was much better. The other critic got the ribs and chicken fingers. He ended up taking part of his home as well. The ribs were fall off the bone but needed extra barbecue sauce and without were a little dry. The chicken tenders were good and crispy, but the fries seemed to be a little soggy.

Our take: For a chain restaurant, Texas Roadhouse still has local owners, and the Palmyra location has friendly staff and management. While I have mentioned in the past about our local disability employment group, Work With Us, Texas Roadhouse employs several people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and won an Employer of the Year award several years ago. Restaurants that get this honor always receive extra points from us. While the food in our opinion was not the typical quality we experienced in the past, the portions lived up to the Texas size expectations and we were able to enjoy the leftovers at home later in the weekend.

We give this place ???.

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