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Tony Roma's: Ribs - Seafood - Steaks (USA)
Member Name: eagleeyechief
Tony Roma's: Ribs - Seafood - Steaks (USA)
Advantages: World Famous Ribs, Steaks, great service, great taste, good deals
Disadvantages: Not enough of them around
My first experience of Tony Roma's was about 10 years ago on a lads holiday in Benidorm. Unfortunately as is always the way, we didn't stumble on this place until about 3 days before we were due to go home. We had such a great time, we planned to make this part of our final night. The Gods were against us as we walked round the corner and found it closed due to a power cut!! On our return we tried to see if we had one close to home. We checked the internet and no joy, not one in the UK.
We did find a bit of history the first Tony Roma's was opened in 1972 in North Miami. One weekend Tony decided to do Baby Back Ribs on the grill with a secret BBQ sauce, the rest is history. They became so popular that even Dallas Cowboy owner Clint Murchison Jnr, always used to stop in when he was in Miami. He liked them so much he bought the concept and started building Tony Roma's in Texas, California, New York, Hawaii & Tokyo. Now they are on 5 continents and 260 locations. They have won countless awards for their ribs and signature sauces.
Now, I had always mentioned Tony Roma's when I had ribs somewhere and claimed they weren't as good as I had eaten in Spain. I entered Xscape Braehead and couldn't believe my eyes, there in the corner Tony Roma's.
My girlfriend and I took a seat in our booth. The decor was to be expected of any American diner, classic wooden interior and comfortable seating. The service was very efficient and polite, we had a drink while we studied the menu, even though I had already decided I was having the signature 'World Famous Original Baby Back Ribs'. Claire decided to go for the Crispy Onion Burger.
Our meals came out and the presentation was good, all side items were in individual dishes. My Original Baby Back Ribs were awesome, tender, juicy full of flavour and the meat just dropped of the bone so I could use a knife and fork and keep my fingers sauce free. The burger that Claire had ordered was quite large and grilled to perfection, she got French fries, lettuce, tomato slices, red onion rings, and a pickle along with fried onion rings and cheese already on top of her burger. It was just as well we weren't in a hurry to go anywhere so we didn't give ourselves indigestion.
I finished my ribs and the waitress asked me if I wanted some more and I told me because it was Monday night, the offer was 'Endless Ribs' so I could get some more and share them with my girlfriend if I couldn't manage them on my own. This sounded like a challenge to me and I agreed, and ended up eating two thirds and Claire had the rest. the waitress returned and asked if we wanted the dessert menu. I had to laugh and say, just the bill and a really long walk.
Tony Roma's is a great place to go as you have such a large choice on the menu: Ribs, Burgers, Steaks, Chicken, Seafood, Combos & Desserts.
They also have some great deals right through the week, mostly after 5pm:
Monday - endless slab of Baby Back Ribs for £15.50
Tuesday - Steak Night up to 30% off menu price
Wednesday - Family Night -Kids eat Free (12 & under) when a main meal is purchased
Thursday - 2 courses for £9.50
Lunch (12-5pm) Main Course £5.95, 2 Course £8.95, 3 Course £11.95
Tony Roma's Glasgow well worth a visit as it is only 1 of 4 in the whole of the UK. Check out the website www.tonyromas.com or www.tonyromas.co.uk
Kings Inch Road
Tel: 0141 8868630
Summary: Well worth a visit
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