Auburn >Food & Dining > Longhorn Barbecue
635 C St. SW, Auburn, WA | Directions 9800147.301060 -122.232522
We have been to Longhorn a few times and it is OK - you can get better BBQ at Branks or Famous Dave's but since we were in the area - we stopped. Last time we got there late and they mentioned there was a band that night and would we like to eat in the bar. The sign said - band starts at 8:30. At 8:45 we asked and were told that the 8:30 is a guide and usually 9:00 is when it happens - a guide? We noticed the band eating at 8:50 in the table next to us - do you have a job you can "punch in" and then have dinner?
The also had an advertisment for Thursday all you can eat Buffet of tacos. Figured we would try that - guess we should have paid attention to the $5.00 price and not expected anything. No ground beef, no tomatoes, no sour cream, no cheese, etc. Basic taco shell and BBQ meat with salsa. Not my idea of a Taco.
In short management needs to get its act together and manage
Why do they hate their customers? – I recently went to this restaurant for dinner. I went to use the restroom and uh oh, no toilet paper. Looked around and none to be found. Used alternate method to accomplish the task at hand and thought I would let the manager know there was a potential problem that he may be interested in correcting. Suprise! Not only wasn't he appreciative of the information, but I felt like he though that it was my fault that I didn't bring my own. Must be some kind of health code violation. What do their employees use when they are done? There must be a lot of people in Auburn that enjoy eating overpriced, Sizzler quality food along with a heapin' helping of verbal abuse topped with a dessert of bad attitude if this place is in business. Save your money! Stay at home and have your wife and kids yell at you and insult you while eating a Banquet frozen dinner and the experience will be the same.
Great BBQ – They have some darn good ribs in this resturant. I try to eat at every BBQ place I see and it is always good to know that I can go into Longhorn for those ribs.
Great bar in that place too , stiff drinks
Recently remodeled great food/atmosphere – We have lived in the area for 10 years and often visit Longhorn. In the past the food has been great but the restaurant was outdated. They have recently remodeled and we loved it. The food is cooked very well and had great flavor. The ribs were juicy and smokey and the wings were awesome. I have always been treated very well at this restaurant. Prices are very reasonable especially with the portion size. If you are looking for fast food prices this is not the place for you but if you are looking for a good meal and great atmosphere Longhorn is a great local restaurant.
Never to Return!! – I will never come back. This place is awful. YUCK!!!!!!!
Bad Bad Bad! Food is bad, Restrooms are Dirty, Service is lousy, and it's all overpriced.
Great brisket – I do not understand all the negative talk about this place. I was welcomed coming in and left full feeling good. Great dueling piano bar from what I seen even though I was not able to stay for after hours drinks. I did have a cocktail with dinner and it was tasty. The beef brisket was great, best I have had in awhile and will visit this place again.
Arrogant Rude Service, BBQ Bones, Night Manager loser – Circumstances:
I arrived at the Auburn restaurant from work, intending to meet my wife and children, before an elementary school function with our children. I was coming from work and my wife and two children were coming from shopping. I arrived early, and went to the bar, and ordered a light beer. My wife and two children arrived about 20 minutes later. Rather than transfering my tab to the dining room, I closed out the tab so I could give the server a tip.
When I took my beer out to the dining portion of the restaurant, I met my wife who was quite upset because the waitress was refusing to seat my family, stating that since they were not intending to eat (just purchase sodas or a snack), that they would not be allowed to be seated. This didn't pass the reasonableness test, and the issue was brought to the manager, who seemed to understand, and sat my family promptly.
Shortly after, the same manager came to the table and instructed us to leave promptly. His statement was that the Longhorn is not a "lounge" and we are breaking rules. Again, my family was intending to purchase either drinks or some small food items, while I finished my beer, and then we would be headed off for a nice family outing to watch my daughter play in an elementary band festival in Auburn.
The Longhorn ruined our evening. I am so completely disgusted with the rudeness and arrogance of the manager there. I believe his name is Dave Allen or Dan?? He didn't seem to care that I mentioned we have been loyal customers for a long time, dining on many occasions, and my company has catered events with the Longhorn in the past many many times.
We have never been refused service anywhere for anything at any time. I am beyond upset, and will no longer continue to EVER do business with the Longhorn, nor will my company, and I will be sure to let all my friends, employees, and others know about my complete displeasure with the Longhorn.
Watch Out! Roaches!!! – Noticed upon entering that the servers hands appeared to be as dirty as the parking lot. Went to the restroom to wash my own and noticed two roaches who appeared to be slightly lethargic and not as eager as they should have been to run away. Must have been eating the food here. What a dump! I have served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and this place would only be a two star restaurant in either country. Great place to take relatives that you never want to visit again.
Great Atmosphere. Good food – I was recently in for a dinner for two at the Longhorn BBQ in Auburn. Even tho it is a little out dated visually don't judge this book by its cover.
The food here is amazing and just when the lights go out, put the women and children to bed. It's party time. Not for the faint of heart tho. Just above the door while entering it should read Explicit Lyrics. Nothing too bad but I wouldn't recommend bringing your local pastor out for a night on the town.
Great food, bad service – I really enjoy myself everytime I go to the Longhorn except the last few times. I have a special way that I like things and there is only one server that ever seems to get it right for me, I believe her name is Tiffany. My wife and I have been going there for the past few years and we have learned to ask for this server by name so we know we will get the best service possible. She hasn't been working the last few times we have been in there and it is a shame. We continue to get the most rude, most unprofessional, and the most high strung server that we have ever seen at any restraunt. I cannot rememebr her name at this time but I believe it starts with an R. My wife and I haven't came in a few weeks do to the fact that we do not want that kind of service again. Although we have had good service from a younger girl also but we are hoping to come back and our favorite server will be working.
Overall the food is amazing and the music from the bar is funny but should wait till later in the night for all the "adult" music. If anyone goes to the Longhorn in Auburn just opt for the bar to get better service or ask for a server by name!
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