Steak is something that is very much loved in our house, but I’ll be honest that we rarely go out to any of the chain steakhouses for dinner. When I travel (which I do often) I seek out great steak houses for dinner because few things make me as happy as a perfectly grilled steak.
When Dad Central Consulting reached out to me on behalf of LongHorn Steakhouse to see if I’d be willing to accept a gift card from them to help pay for dinner and put down my tongs and take a “steakcation” with them for the night in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts on the experience I gladly accepted.
Plus, any brand that celebrates fathers is going to get my attention immediately and they are doing that with their ads, promotions and all marketing.
We picked a Friday night since that is what we had opened and headed to the restaurant.
My daughter instantly remembered it as “the place with that really good shrimp with the peppers!”
It took me a minute to figure out what she was remembering and one look at the menu reminded me that it was their Wild West Shrimp which we instantly ordered along with some of their Firecracker Chicken Wraps which sounded good.
Our appetizers arrived and we dove in. The shrimp was very good and with a little less breading it would be great. The mix of spicy peppers and the fried shrimp makes for a damn good combo. We also really enjoyed the chicken eggrolls and my son who is a bit of a picky eater commented on how yummy he thought they were.
We all ordered steaks except for my son who went with a garlic and parmesan chicken sandwich.
The food arrived and thankfully all the steaks were cooked right and not overdone which happens far too often in any sort of chain restaurant.
I went with a medium cooked Outlaw Ribeye which was pitched as their best cut in the house. Something to note was that I loved how their menu showed and explained all the different cuts of steak. Too many people don’t understand this information and it was very helpful to have it right there on the page. I was not expecting this level of options for LongHorn so kudos for the selection!
Everyone was happy with their meal. The only issue we had was my wife’s was described as “stuffed” but in reality it meant that the cheese was melted over the top. We were going to comment on it to the waitress, but it honestly wasn’t that big of a deal and we decided there was no real reason to raise it.
Normally we would have ended our meal there, but since was a special outing we opted for dessert. Plus the kids found a couple of choices that they really loved and in the end opted to split (with my nudging since they each wanted their own) a Chocolate Stampede.
As you can see, this thing was huge. I sneaked a couple of bites and it lived up to the hype. Really sweet and massive all at once. The kids couldn’t finish it after the big meal they had.
If you don’t have one of these restaurants local to you, LongHorn Steakhouse has created a a grilling tips fact sheet to help you cook a great steak of your own at home.
If the Dad in your life loves steak, then consider taking him out this weekend instead of having him grill his own. I was surprised by just how good the steak was and this meal has me appreciating the quality of LongHorn Steakhouse more than before I went.
Hope you have a happy Father’s Day and be sure to treat the special man in your life right this year!
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for LongHorn Steakhouse. I received a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. All opinions and thoughts are my own.