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Nov 21, 2009 07:09 PM

LongHorn Steakhouse coming to North Haven, CT- Worth getting excited about?

Anyone ever eat at this chain?
Worth getting excited about?

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  1. As a bit of a barbecue/Southern foods aficionado, I'd say bluntly that this place is pretty much a joke. Passing off sub-par, grilled, tough cuts as "Texas food" gets my proverbial goat, especially considering how unbelievable the food is in the longhorn state. Judging by other chains, though, it might not be truly awful. Personally, if you're into this sort of thing, I'd recommend Googling "barbecue smoking"- buy yourself a smoker and you may find yourself lost in a world of great American food you never even knew existed.

    1. It's ok, nothing to write home about. I have been to the Shelton location a few times. Between Outback and LongHorn, I prefer Outback. Not worth waiting in a long line to get in either.

      1. The chili can be okay. I've never had anything else that was worthwhile.

        1. I don' understand aeranis mention of barbeque...that's not what Longhorn is going for. They grill steaks & chops. I find them to serve food as good or better than Outback, with better service & cheaper prices. They also make a killer burger & are not afraid to serve it to you with a lot of pink in the middle if that's they way you order it.

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          1. re: cavandre

            Well, he''s an "aficionado", and I'm not going to question the assertion... here I was dumb enough to think that there was not only some grilled meat to be found in Texas, but that, there might even be some tough cuts of meat found there occasionally. Silly me.

            To the OP, it's very similar to Outback in terms of prices and menu choices, which may or may not be your thing, but I figure anytime your number of local dining options goes up, that's a good thing.

          2. Not worth the excitement, ceratinlt not worth the price,
            For a family chain steakhouse, you get a better meal at far better prices at Texas Roadhouse in West Haven.

            I have eaten at Longhorn in three states and find the meat tough, the prices high and the selection mediocre