Wes Hennings never met a meal he walked away from and is an opinionated eater! Each Monday he shares the results of a business lunch he’s had with a colleague as a way to advise our business community on the good, bad and the tasty across the CSRA. He doesn’t let ABD or the restaurant know where he is going and his opinions are his own. He grades the restaurants he visits on a 1-5 scale with “5” being outstanding. We call this our “Real Business Lunch Review”.
Food Quality: 4
Business Meeting: 4
When my lunch companion for the day suggested the Texas Roadhouse, I was torn. This is a tasty spot to eat, but I’ve attempted lunch there before only to find locked doors. There is one day a week that you can get lunch there, and it’s Friday. So if you’re looking for a treat to end the week, it’s a spot where you may want to stop.
First of all, it’s much easier to get a table at this hearty steakhouse during the lunch hours than in the evening. Probably because the fare lends itself to a larger meal, and the bar selection means most would want to have a drink which may not be the best bet during working hours.
We skipped the heavy stuff and opted for soda and water to accompany our country fried steak and chicken plates. You also start with some delicious yeast rolls, which are just a notch below what you’ll find at Logan’s (as longtime readers will know I put high on the list).
To be honest, the country fried steak had too much gravy, and as a southern boy, that’s rare for me to say. Luckily it had its own plate or I would have also had gravy fries and gravy green beans. But once you part the white (gravy) sea, the meat and breading were tasty. The chicken was also a good lunch, but it all felt just a little less quality than other similar dining establishments you can find almost anywhere in the CSRA.
Our server was training the day we were there, so it’s probably not right to base all of the service marks on her. However, we waited a very long time for our food after ordering, making the entire meal over an hour and a half. Not good if you work for anyone who goes by the strict hour timeline. However, the servers were apologetic and friendly, so the experience wasn’t entirely painful.
If you’re going for the steakhouse feel, there are others that I would put higher on the list that are also open every day. If you are tired of the other places, you won’t have a bad meal at the Texas Roadhouse, it just may not be the best.
107 Sherwood Dr
Augusta, GA 30909