I don't know about the people that have
complained, but this is the best BBQ sauce on the planet. I am in the military and every time we get a chance to go back home and visit, I pick up at least a case of their BBQ sauce. It is sweet and yes it does have a brown sugar and ketchup base, but it is great sauce. Never been to the restaurant but I know the sauce is fantastic. I make a sauce at home that is very similar to their sauce, but I like to buy theirs so I don't have to make it all the time.
We were in Spokane Washington for the
US National Boxing competition this week and asked about a locals favorite for dinner, the lady directed us to The Longhorn BBQ and Smokehouse. It was not hard to find with the HUGE longhorn sign that stood above the skyline just off of the Interstate. We arrived to find a Country style building with a local feel, we walked in and it was comfortable, cassual but clean. We were seated Instantly by a nice young man by the name of JAMES who turned out to be a showman. he told us some recommendations, gave us time to look at the menu then we ordered. The food came quickly and was amazing to say the least. We found ourselves in love with the RIBS and the BBQ sauce, sweet, tangy with a little bite to it.
We were traveling by car with a friend
to Sagle, ID from Seattle, WA and we stopped by for a good lunch. Finally, we found it.
The owner (I think) told us that they have the buffet coming right out and that the price was for just $7,50 each... Knowing that in a buffet you can have whatever you want, we thought we have to try it and we did.
They had smoked pork ribs marinaded with a special bbq sauce and they were very very amazing, really. Also you can have chicken thighs, beans, many kinds of sausages, etc.
I was glad when they brought their
buffet back. I do not order off menu very often here, I just go straight for the buffet. In addition to offering good meat selections on the buffet, they have a pretty decent salad bar and some good sides like green beans. I especially like that they use good mixed salad greens, instead of just iceberg like many other local salad bars. The service is very good most of the time, however I have had a few below average wait persons during lunch. I have kind of experienced both ends of the spectrums, but that might to be expected when most of my guests are getting the buffet also. I did have a recent visit where the food bar was out and closed down, and the sharp experienced waitress brought us out some ribs from the kitchen.
Super Busy, a tad cafeteria style.
Young/in-experienced servers but still so tasty I would return if ever on a 6AM flight and staying at a hotel right by the airport. Basically it is right by the Spokane airport.
I grew up spending the summers at the
polo field across the road. Longhorn was the go- to place to grab some drinks and bbq after a match. The servers have been the same since I was 7. The menu always stayed the same. As long as I lived in Spokane I will always claim Longhorn as the best bbq beef sandwich in the city. Pretty good cole slaw too!
First time i dined at this restaurant
was in 2009. i wasn't impressed since the ribs are dry and tasteless. A good friend convinced me to go back for their lunch buffet and i didn't regret it. The meats were tender and juicy and i keep going back for lunch ever since.