Review: Logan’s RoadhouseAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
Logan’s Roadhouse is a casual type of steak/barbecue type of eatery that is along the same lines as Texas Roadhouse (it’s almost an identical clone) and has several locations scattered around the United States, but focuses primarily on the Midwest and Southeast. Logan’s has been in the Indianapolis area for quite a few years, but for some reason, I had never been to one until recently.
What I Got: Steak and BBQ Ribs Combo. It comes served with two sides (I chose Sweet Potato Fries and the Grilled Mushroom skewer); $18.99.
Before I get into my entree, I will point out that each table is adorned with a steel bucket of unlimited peanuts and if you are a peanut loving freak like me, this can be either the biggest positive in the world or the biggest negative because you’ll eat a ton of them. Once your done, just toss them on the floor or on the table and you are good to go. Thankfully, I kept myself under control on this visit so that I could actually leave room for my entree. [Note: If you or someone you know has a peanut allergy, Logan's is not the type of environment you want to bring them into, because there are nuts and shells EVERYWHERE.]
By it’s menu description, my entree was “Our 12-ounce Rib-Eye & a half portion of BBQ Ribs” (there was also a 6-ounce option for the Rib-Eye, but I chose the larger version).
Let’s address these individually and start with the rib-eye. I ordered mine medium rare and it was served perfectly. The outside was was seared perfectly and had the beautiful grill marks from the grill imprinted into it. The steak was moist, tender and flavorful and I can really give this one a big thumbs up.
The Ribs were also outstanding. They had that sometimes overplayed “fall off the bone” quality and were moist and flavorful. They were also lathered in a sweetish flavored barbecue sauce that I found very appetizing.
As for my side items, they were kind of what you’d expect. You can never go wrong with grilled mushrooms and these were no different. They were decent sized and had that wonderful grill flavor. The sweet potato fries were crispy and flavorful, although I wish I had more (not a knock on Logan’s, but just a knock on how hungry I was).
Would I Buy It Again? Definitely. I don’t know why it took me so long to get to Logan’s, but I’ll definitely be going back in the future. It’s a great competitor for Texas Roadhouse and since it is closer to my house, it would probably be my first option if I was looking for the casual steakhouse experience. Plus, if I ever have a craving for a truckload of peanuts, this is my place!