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Mar 21, 2011 07:13 PM

What's the best sit-down chain dish you've ever had?

Mcd's french fries would probably top my all around chain list. For sit-down...nothing pops into my head. Maybe a griddle top ribeye from Texas Roadhouse?

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  1. probably the veggie burger at Houston's.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      The non veggie burger at Houston's gets my vote (and their apple cobbler dessert with ice cream still haunts my dreams - and waist line).

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        At Houston's....the smoke salmon, grilled artichokes and chicken fingers are in a class of their own

      2. It's been years since I lived near a Macaroni Grill, but I recall that they had a very tasty penne pasta dish with spicy sausage in red sauce. Simple but very well done.

        Also, Red Lobster offered a tortilla soup for a while, and that was my go-to dish whenever my wife and son dragged me there (I'm not a fan of the place in general).

        1. The 8oz Sirlon Steak with mushrooms and double green beans at Texas Road House.... one of the few chain places (in my area) that I look forward visiting. (under $15)

          1. This is shameful, but I really like the 'bbq' riblets at Applebees. These oddities are like ossified guitar picks encased in meat mittens and sauce of dubious origin. Is it the riblets or the shame that brings me back, again and again...

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            1. re: silence9

              What a perfect description -- unlike you, once was more than enough for me!! Does anyone know what cut of um-- meat is involved?

              1. re: Sarah

                Riblet - This item is derived from the transverse processes and associated lean from the lumbar vertebrae of any IMPS bone in pork loin after removal of the tenderloin and the loin eye. Riblets shall; contain no less than 4 transverse processes (sometimes referred to as “paddle” or “finger” bones); be held intact by associated lean; and include no more than two rib bones. This item shall be trimmed practically free of surface fat.

                It comes off the back bone/spine.

            2. Bone-in prime rib steak at Prime Rib.