Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Munch: Toby Keith's Bar and Grill

I love food and I especially love restaurants.
But, only good restaurants.
There's nothing worse than wasting a night on a bad or mediocre restaurant.
Living in Chicago we have a plethora of amazing restaurants. Scott and I have vowed to never visit a restaurant more than once unless we were completely wowed by the experience. And, we almost never will eat at a chain.
So, on my blog, I have decided to start a "Monday Munch" series.
I will give my own two cents about Chicago-area restaurants we have tried.

Today's review is Toby Keith's Bar and Grill in Rosemont. Yes, it's a franchise, but there are only a handful, and there's only one in the Chicago area.

The place is huge! There are tons of tables and a massive bar and dance floor. When we first walked in, we almost walked out at the sight of the scantily-clad cowgirl waitresses. It was akin to a southern-style Hooters. We were with the kids, and wondered whether it was family friendly.
It was early on a Friday night (around 5:30 p.m.), and the crowd was thin, so we decided to give it a go.

The menu was vast and fun, though Julie decided to order a chili because she didn't want any "unhealthy kid food."

I loved my southwestern chicken salad, which had a delectable southwest dressing. I did, however, have to request avocados to top the salad.

Scott thoroughly enjoyed his fried chicken dinner, but Johnny barely touched his macaroni and cheese because it was topped with "weird stuff." (Meaning the mac n cheese was actually homemade and not out of the box like at other restaurants.)

If you're looking for healthy fare, you might want to skip Toby Keith's Bar and Grill, but we had a blast. The kids ran around the massive dance floor after dinner, pretending they were famous like Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift. I just wish we sported cowboy hats.

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