The Longhorn Steakhouse is our favorite restaurant in southern Maine. There are 350 Longhorn restaurants in 33 states, so many of you may be familiar with the place. We have had dinner there many times, often on special occasions and never been disappointed.
The decor is pretty much the same at each location; there are wonderful paintings of western landscapes on the walls.
Above is the Lone Star; there are cowboy boots, saddles, and black rod-iron silhouettes of cowboys and cattle and horses. All the dark wood, leather-clad booths, and tables add to the warm, western ambiance.
On this particular day, we stopped in for lunch. We started off with still-warm, freshly baked dark bread with a tub of butter.
We followed that up with salad. I apologize--I had already eaten part of it before I remembered to take a photograph. Lettuce, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions, shredded cheese, and crispy croutons were a pleasure to the palate.
I followed the salad with a bowl of Potato Soup and a half sandwich. (Once again, I had slurped up most of the delicious concoction before I remembered to photograph it.!) The soup was thick and creamy with potato chunks, shallots, bacon bits, and lots of cheese! Mr. Eva had the French Onion Soup with the half sandwich. His soup also was topped with lots of cheese and some bacon bits and was every bit as tasty.
I decided to take a second shot of the sandwich, so you could get a better look at it. We're talking shaved prime rib, lots of sauteed onions, topped with melted cheese on a crispy roll. Yummers! And notice the little cup of fresh made potato chips topped with melted cheese and bacon pieces above and slightly to the left of the sandwich. They, too, were a delight, and just enough to satisfy the urge for chips!
Our waitress, Christina, was in training, but did a fine job of taking care of our needs. When she brought the check, I stuck my debit card in the slot provided. When she returned the check, my card was not in the slot. I mentioned that my card was missing, and several of the staff came forward to search for it, reassuring me that the card would be found. It turned out to be tucked under the receipts, the whole time. I felt a little sheepish, but the wait staff was just relieved that I had found my card!
Our appetites were sated so we skipped the tasty desserts and left with happy tummies! Once again, the Longhorn Steakhouse came through with flying colors. They definitely will keep us coming back.
Note: We were not compensated in any way for this review. We paid for our meals, and the opinions expressed were mine and Mr. Eva's only.