With over 100 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States, RARE Hospitality International Inc. has a fast-growing presence in the steakhouse segment of the dining industry. This relative newcomer to the market--at scarcely 15 years in business, compared to such 1960s-era chains as Ponderosa and Bonanza--RARE's irreverent style of "cowboy cuisine" shook up the segment. By 1996, the company's core chain of LongHorn Steakhouses numbered 81 units. Following its initial public offering in 1992, the company acquired the Bugaboo Creek Steak House chain and its smaller The Capital Grille group of pricey eateries. Founder George W. McKerrow, Jr. continued to serve the company as chairman through the mid-1990s.



Longhorn Steakhouse Great American Steak Dinner

The current promotion at Longhorn Steakhouse features at complete meal for $12.99. With this offer you get unlimited honey wheat bread, a hand chopped salad, choice of side dish, a 6 ounce renegade sirloin and a bold bite appetizer or sweet bite dessert.

Appetizer Choices:

  • Spicy Chicken Bites- Crispy chicken tossed in a spicy sweet chili-ginger sauce.
  • Chili Cheese Fries - Seasoned fries loaded with all-beef chili, cheese sauce, melted cheddar, bacon and jalapeños.
  • Crispy Jalapeno Shooters - Three cheese stuffed and breaded jalapeño poppers. Served with avocado lime dip.
  • Sweet Corn Fritters - Crispy bites of sweet corn served with red chili ranch.
  • Housemade Kettle Chips - Housemade Kettle chips with smoky barbeque and horseradish aioli.

Side Dish Choices:

  • Loaded Baked Potato
  • Seasoned French Fries
  • Seasoned Rice Pilaf
  • Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
  • Loaded Sweet Potato
  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli

Dessert Choices:

  • Banana Cream Pie - With toasted almonds and chocolate drizzle.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake - Topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups.
  • Cinnamon Carrot Cake - Filled with cream cheese icing, served warm.

This limited time offer (LTO) is available at participating locations and ends October 18, 2015.

Upgrade Your Lunch

The lunch menu at Longhorn Steakhouse offers a wide variety of craveable dishes.

  • Spicy Chicken Bites - Crispy chicken tossed in a spicy sweet chili ginger sauce.
  • New! Chili Cheese Fries - Seasoned fries loaded with all beef chili, cheese sauce, melted cheddar, bacon and jalapeños.
  • Crispy Jalapeño Shooters - Three cheese stuffed jalapeños. Served with avocado lime dip.
  • Sweet Corn Fritters - Crispy bites of sweet corn served with red chili ranch.
  • Housemade Kettle Chips - Housemade Kettle chips with smoky barbeque and horseradish aioli.
  • Wild West Shrimp - Hand battered shrimp with spicy cherry peppers, garlic butter and housemade Ranch dressing.
  • New! Crab and Artichoke Dip - Artichoke & creamy Parmesan cheese topped with Parmesan breadcrumbs and baked golden brown. Finished with crabmeat and served with flatbread.
  • Brew Pub Pretzel Sticks - Warm pretzel bread sticks served with Sam Adams beer cheese and bacon honey mustard.
  • Spinach Dip - A creamy blend of spinach and artichoke in melted provolone. Served with warm tortilla chips.
  • Sweet Chili Calamari - Crispy calamari hand tossed in a sweet and spicy chili ginger sauce.
  • Firecracker Chicken Wraps - Spicy grilled chicken and cheese wrapped in a crispy flour tortilla, served with a cool avocado-lime dipping sauce.
  • Grilled White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms - Grilled mushroom caps stuffed with cheddar and herbs. Served over a creamy blend of four melted cheeses.
  • Parmesan Crusted Asparagus - Fresh spears, hand battered and served crisp with shaved Parmesan and red chili ranch sauce.
  • Texas Tonion - Crispy onion petals drizzled with sour cream and served with zesty dipping sauce.

  • Grilled Chicken & Strawberry Salad - Fresh, crisp greens with grapes, mandarin oranges, candied pecans, red onion and feta cheese. All tossed up in a sweet raspberry vinaigrette.
  • New! Grilled Chicken, Beefsteak Tomato and Bacon Salad - Fresh hand chopped lettuce tossed in a smoky tomato ranch dressing and topped with fresh beefsteak tomatoes. Finished with Applewood smoked bacon, aged white cheddar and crispy cornbread croutons.
  • 7 Pepper Sirloin Salad - Grilled to order sirloin in a robust blend of 7 peppers, with diced tomatoes and crumbled blue cheese on fresh hand chopped greens.
  • Farm Fresh Field Greens Salad - Tomato, cucumber, red onion & cheddar jack cheese on field greens. You may add chicken, shrimp or steak for an additional charge.
  • LongHorn Caesar Salad - Hand chopped romaine tossed in house Caesar dressing with croutons & shaved Parmesan cheese. With Chicken, Shrimp or Sirloin.
  • Grilled Salmon Salad -  Bourbon marinated LongHorn Salmon on crisp salad greens or Caesar.
  • New! Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup - With avocado and a sour cream drizzle.
  • French Onion Soup - Sirloin broth base with a thick, golden layer of melted Swiss cheese.
  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup - Rich, creamy and brimming with steakhouse flavor. Topped with crunchy bacon and cheddar cheese.
  • Shrimp & Lobster Chowder - A hearty seafood experience. Shrimp & lobster in creamy chowder with corn and red bell peppers.

  • New! Tavern Steak Sandwich - Shaved sirloin topped with housemade beer cheese sauce and onion straws.
  • New! Tilapia Sandwich - With mixed greens, tomato and spicy tartar sauce. Your choice of grilled, blackened or fried tilapia.
  • Grilled Chicken & Avocado Sandwich - Grilled folded flatbread stuffed with tomatoes, red chili ranch, avocado spread and colby jack. 
  • Shaved Prime Rib Sandwich - Shaved prime rib topped with onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Served with a side of horseradish and a choice of side.
  • Rocky Top Chicken Sandwich - With applewood smoked bacon, tomato, and barbecue sauce, topped with swiss & cheddar jack cheese.

  • New!  LongHorn Gourmet Burger - With aged white cheddar, garlic spinach, crispy onions and bacon mayo.
  • Primetime Burger - A half pound fresh beef burger piled high with shaved prime rib, sauteed onions, mushrooms and Swiss. Served with au jus, horseradish sauce and Parmesan Garlic fries.
  • Steakhouse Burger - A half pound of fresh beef, grilled to order, dressed to impress and topped with your choice of American, Swiss or cheddar cheese.

Longhorn Dinner for Two Special

The Longhorn Dinner for Two Special allows diners to mix, match and share a full three course steakhouse dinner for only $29.99

Choice of one salad per person:

  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Caesar Salad

Choice of one entree per person:

  • Bacon Wrapped Sirloin 8 oz
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken
  • LongHorn Salmon
  • Renegade Sirloin 8 oz
  • Spinach Feta Chicken
  • Redrock Shrimp
  • New Garlic Portabella Sirloin 8 oz

Choose one appetizer or dessert:

  • Wild West Shrimp
  • Parmesan Crusted Asparagus
  • Spinach Dip
  • Firecracker Chicken Wraps
  • Chocolate Stampede
  • Mountain Top Cheesecake
  • Ultimate Brownie Sundae

New Menu Items at Lone Star Steakhouse

Lone Star Steakhouse New Items:

  • Texas Shrimp Cocktail: White shrimp, pico de gallo, lime, cilantro and avocado, served with tortilla chips, $8.99-$9.99
  • Santa’s Steak & Lobster (pictured): 6-ounce bacon wrapped sirloin, grilled lobster tail, garlic mashed potatoes, crispy onion strings, drawn butter and choice of cup of soup, chili or side salad, $25.99-$27.99, available with bacon-wrapped filet for an additional $8 

Availability: Through Jan. 10, 2015

Hawaiian Grilled Ribeye

LongHorn Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Roasted Pineapple Topping:
1/4 cup diced pimentos, drained
1/4 cup diced red onions
2 cups roasted pineapple pieces, chopped
salt to taste
4 tablespoons store-bought Hawaiian marinade

Roast pineapple slices in oven at 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned; allow to cool. Chop slices into smaller pieces. Mix with diced pimentos and red onions. Add Hawaiian marinade. Add salt to taste.

LongHorn Steakhouse’s Fire Grilled Hawaiian Ribeye - The boneless ribeye is marinated in a sweet ginger garlic soy sauce and grilled over an open flame. Topped with roasted pineapple compote and served with grilled asparagus.

Grilled Watermelon Wedge Salad

LongHorn Steakhouse Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 small clove of minced garlic (roughly 1 teaspoon)
salt to taste
coarsely ground black pepper to taste

Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Add salt and pepper; whisk together to combine.

LongHorn Steakhouse’s Grilled Watermelon Wedge Salad - Flash-grilled fresh seedless watermelon brushed with honey and chilled. With romaine, kale, quinoa and goat cheese tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and finished with a balsamic drizzle.

Creamed Corn

Steakhouse Restaurant Recipe

Serves 4

8 pieces sweet corn on the cob
1 quart heavy cream
1 tablespoon sliced garlic
1 tablespoon sliced shallots
1 tablespoon chopped parsley and chives
2 tablespoon whole sweet butter
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
1 cup cornbread crumbs

Slice corn kernels off of the corncobs. Save the cobs for the corn cream. Heat a medium-sized sauce pan, add the butter and sauté the shallots and garlic until soft. Add the reserved corncobs and pour the heavy cream into the pan and simmer for 20 minutes. When the cream is reduced by half remove the corncobs and discard. Heat a sauté pan and add the last tablespoon of butter, add the corn and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until desired tenderness. Add four ounces of the corn cream and stir it into the corn until it is evenly combined. Season with kosher salt and fresh black pepper. Place the mixture into a oven safe dish, top with the cornbread crumbs and bake until the crumbs are golden brown. Serve piping hot.

Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

Longhorn Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 6

1 pound fresh asparagus
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 cups buttermilk
oil for frying
Parmesan cheese for grating

Trim asparagus by removing the bottom inch, you can save the trimmings for soup stock. In a shallow bowl combine flour, grated Parmesan, and seasoned salt. Stir to combine the coating well. In another shallow dish add 2 cups of buttermilk.

Coat asparagus first in flour, then dip into buttermilk, and then dredge in the Parmesan coating again. Place the coated asparagus on a wire rack. Repeat with all asparagus. Allow asparagus to rest about 5 minutes before frying.

Add enough oil to your cooking vessel to cover the bottom 2 inches. I like to use vegetable oil, corn oil, or even cotton seed oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Drop a few pieces in at a time, and fry until golden brown. Remove golden asparagus and allow to drain on a wire rack.

You may want to serve this with some Ranch dipping sauce.