WOW, Cliff writes an article promoting a $9 crappy steak at a gay bar and has the nerve to criticize Outback and Longhorn?
Cliff you make no sense.
Old ass thread, but I'll bite. I've eaten at many of Atlanta's most esteemed restaurants and I also put out a lot of good food in my own kitchen, so I know good from bad. Over the years Longhorn's has been a reliably good source for comfort food and gigantic portions whenever I find my way into one, almost always with my folks when I visit them in small town NW Georgia, to whom it is considered fine dining.
If you stick to the more popular entrees (steak, salmon, chicken dish, etc..) it's usually as good as similar items at quite a few respected Atlanta independents, though not necessarily much cheaper. It's not inventive or exciting cuisine, or described with rarefied flourish on a menu printed 2 hours ago, but it's usually highly satisfying for what it is. I typically enjoy reading your reviews Cliff, but this one definitely confirms your inveterate snobbery.
My wife & I go to the Sparks, NV Outback every Sunday before we got to gamble penny slots at Western Village.
We have been going like this for 10 yrs., We're on a first name basis with most of the staff and the proprietor. Everything we get is prepared to perfection or they'll change it. Mostly Filet, Rib-eye, Prime Rib with "Aussie Chips".
Great Vibe, Great food. We have been to some Outbacks out-of-town and haven't found some of them as good.
Even though it's a franchise, there can be quite a variation in food prep - staff - depending on the proprietor of the particular franchise..
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