LongHorn Steakhouse, located on Hogan Road in Bangor, Maine is one of my favorite Steakhouses in the area. I have been to Lunch and Dinner here countless times and plan on returning soon because the menu is always changing, the staff is friendly and the place is quite large, so rarely is there any waiting. It is a relatively new chain (compared to some) having been formed in 1981, this local one formerly housed Smokey Bones Barbecue & Grill, and of course, was the home for decades for the famous Paul’s Place. In 2008, it became a LongHorn Steakhouse.
I am slightly biased because I love Steakhouses, but on the other hand, I am very picky. If you call yourself a Steakhouse and are cooking Steaks, you better be good at it. So that this point I’m giving the Bangor LongHorn Steakhouse Four Stars, here’s a couple reasons why:
- The number one plus is, LongHorn Steakhouse® really KNOWS Steaks. I have never had a bad steak there or one that wasn’t cooked exactly how I wanted it. The other food was excellent too, if memory serves. The fact that the drinks always decent and the menu is always evolving rounds out the food rating for me as top notch.
- I love the atmosphere, the decor, kind of amateur rodeo meets old west vibe, is cool and relaxing. The place, at least this location seems to attract an older crowd which is why the western theme really works.
- Now the only negative of this place, only this location, I plan on visiting more LongHorn’s in the future. The staff has always been pleasant, knowledgeable, and adequate but more often than not, they seem a little off their game. Maybe it’s the big chain approach to hiring with lots of turn-over. They forget things, disappear for LONG sometimes and you ask another employee to get something you’ve been waiting for 15 minutes. Once or twice it happens anywhere, but at this LongHorn it seems to happen almost every time.
That’s a round-up, and like I said, I plan on returning to this one, as other LongHorn’s across the country. In general, I really love the place and my reviews are ever-evolving, so nothing would make me happier then revise this up another notch. See ya on the Trail!