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Texas Roadhouse

Finally visited the new TX Roadhouse in El Cajon! I’ve been to one recently in OH that left me unimpressed for a variety of reasons. Here though I was plesantly surprised and had a really good experience. All the staff was so nice. Of course on your way to being seated they grab a fresh basket of warm yeast rolls and their soft, whipped butter. I know people who could just eat a bunch of these and be satisfied. We were seated in “Willie’s Corner” which is a really cool table that pays colorful homage to Willie Nelson.
My wife and I love those bloomin onion things from that other restaurant. Honestly, the only decent thing there. So we tried the TR version known as a “Cactus Blossom”. Cute name. I liked it, but my wife thought it was too heavily breaded. I will say it made it difficult to separate the delicate onion petals. The accompanying sauce was excellent with a nice horseradish bite. For my main I ordered the Fried Catfish. It was outstanding. You can choose 3 or 4 filets, lightly breaded in southern cornmeal, which are quite large and not at all bland. Served with a tasty Creole mustard sauce and choice of two sides. I love the house salads here. The addition of chopped boiled egg is a nice touch.

Texas Roadhouse

Back to that same Texas Roadhouse across from my hotel where I had that great grilled chicken salad. This time was the worst “prime rib” I’ve ever put in my mouth. That salad though with the boiled egg, etc. was outstanding. Not to mention the warm yeast rolls and soft butter from the get go. I could just eat a basket full of those.

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