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Apr 3, 2009 03:06 PM

Twisted Root - Richardson

Hi Everyone,

Have any of you ventured out to the Twisted Root in Richardson? I really like the food at the Deep Ellum location and am wondering if the quality seems to be the same in Richardson.

I want to take some friends there who don't want to go downtown, but I don't want to disappoint.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Been to the Richardson location a couple times already and the burgers are just as good. I saw one of the owners, so they're definitely overseeing it and making sure they uphold their quality.

    1. I've never had it myself. (Although I will shortly.) However a friend of mine that has eaten at the Deep Ellum location several times told me it was just as good. So I would say feel good to take your friends.

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        1. re: stephtx

          We had lunch at the Richardson location today-Fabulous food. Make sure to try the Sweet Potato Chips, Western Burger, and Blue Cheese/Buffalo Sauce Burger.

      1. I had never been to the Deep Ellum location, but because this place always made "best burger in Dallas" lists I was excited to try it.

        My husband and I were both unthrilled. The burgers were fine, but nothing special. I ordered the platter of every kind of fried food they make for our table of 4... and it was absolutely disgusting. The curly fries were from a bag, and not as good as Jack in the Box's. The fried pickles were OK but Snuffer's are much better. Everything else was just so greasy and unimpressive that most of it remained on the tray. We left saying we'll never go to Twisted Root again.

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        1. re: Chile Pepper

          My reaction to Twisted Root has been that its salty, peppery, and dense, not to be confused with dry. The overall balance of the burger is pretty good, but not rave-worthy. I do enjoy the sweet potato "fries". Or... I should say I normally enjoy about half of them because of thickness variations.

          1. re: kindofabigdeal

            I've been to the Deep Ellum location once and I was underwhelmed. It was a decent burger but not worth the pain of having to go to Deep Ellum to get it.

            1. re: Scagnetti

              The drive to Deep Ellum is a big part of why I'm happy about the new location. I do like their burger, but IMO no burger is worth going out of the way for, no matter how good it is.

        2. I've been a fan of TR since the Deep Ellum location opened. I've been to the Richardson location 5 or 6 times, and have not been disappointed once.

          Can't wait for a nice stretch of good weather so I can visit the deck with a bucket of assorted beers.

          1. I work very close to the restaurant. I have tried to go twice, but haven't made it through the line. I only get an hour for lunch and haven't gotten close to even ordering after waiting for over half an hour. SSSLLLLOOOOOOOOWWW service. First time,I went,I didn't hear an order called as ready. Second time I went was yesterday,waited as long as a I could. The Panerra Place next door is good and fast.

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            1. re: DalTex40

              From out of town and was taken there last night. I can only say that the place is OK. It would be better if they allowed you to order your meat other than Med-Well. Pickles on the burger would be a good touch too. The onion straws were actually the best thing about the meal, although the portion was a bit skimpy.

              1. re: GianniB

                I have heard the same about their sides. That they are skimpy. Especially for what you pay for onion rings.

                Pickles? I thought I read somewhere that they make their own pickles?????

                1. re: GianniB

                  Ah they have entire vats of pickles where you pick up your burger? Either spicy or not spicy. While i tend to agree with allow you to select something other than med-well with the fat content of all of their burgers I have not found this to be a big deal.

                  1. re: irodguy

                    I wonder if the reason that they only do med-well has to do with them adding bread crumbs to the meat? I'd never heard of that before.

                    1. re: J.R.

                      I've heard of it; but my mama called it meat loaf. : )