Texas River House

3.6
123 Reviews
$40 and under
Steakhouse
Our fresh and exciting menu offers great authentic American BBQ that is smoked onsite daily, burgers, salads, gluten-free & vegan options plus all the essential eat-out classics!

Located in Chirnside Park, the Head Chef of TRH purchases locally sourced produce to create a delicious range of seasonal and classic dishes with a twist.

Please be advised we currently have dining time limits as follows:

Dinner:
5pm - 6.30pm | 6.30pm - 8pm | 8pm onwards with no limit
Lunch: 11am - 12.30pm | 12.30pm - 2pm | 2pm - 4.30pm

* We are currently under a limited venue capacity due to the Victorian Governments COVID rules - Our outside dining is not completely weather proof.

Thank-you for your understanding

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 123 people are saying
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Victoria
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out after lockdown, and this place did not disappoint. Service was friendly, not pushy, and the food was delicious! Beef brisket, pork belly, fried chicken… all washed down with an icy cold tap beer. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last supper 6.0 b4 lockdown again!! Was great!! Food supper tasty and cocktails great!!

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IzelleS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Liked the location and the atmosphere. Friendly staff and good food. Kid friendly also. Good prices.

CD
ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, didn’t wait long for the old to arrive,thankyou or a great afternoon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Birthday dinner.

CP
CarlaP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service great food can't wait until the new full menu comes in

MM
MellissaM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the chicken Parma and the porterhouse steak. Even the side of chips and salad were perfectly cooked and dressed.
We will definitely come back to try new things

TS
ToniaS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time, beautiful food, very reasonably priced and the restaurant itself was very welcoming and the staff very friendly

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Jonomojo
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely, staff very welcoming and friendly.

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abbey
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

the manager was rude, the food wasn’t amazing, long wait time on the drinks, one persons meal came out 15 minutes later than everyone else’s because “the parma was broken”

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short
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First visit and liked the place , a shortage of food selections due to freezer ?? meal was big and value for money,however we had chicken parmas that were cooked but felt maybe had been sitting as the chicken was only luke warm whilst chips were hot other tann that all good

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst piece of steak that I have ever consumed. The chips were terrible too.
The restaurant also should provide information about limited menu items prior to accepting reservations.
I will not return and I would not recommend.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

They have reduced the menu with the absolute bare minimum. I was there several weeks back and the food was amazing, however on this occasion, the food was barely eatable. I was quite shocked. Their excuse was that they have a new chef. I wonder why I the last one left.. Would I go back? Absolutely not.

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went for a special occasion and picked what we wanted of the online menu, only to be told it is your old menu and we couldn’t order what we wanted. Up date your web site as you are misleading your customers. Food was average, some things were over done.
Disappointed

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Bree
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was slow. They forgot a child’s order and forgot our entree. Meat was tough. Staff were friendly so that’s a plus except everything took so long to receive. And there were not many people dining at the time we were in there. Expected more since it’s a beautiful looking restaraunt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Out to celebrate our daughters first job. We were really cold. Seated between an open door and a sliding door to the outside area, on an Autumn Melbourne night a consistent chilly breeze. Food took ages to come out. Calamari ( not at all spicy as described)entree tiny and over priced. Two steaks ordered were dry and over cooked. Not medium rare. The Brisket was tough chewy inedible, definitely not slow cooked for 12 hours as stated on the menu. And our daughter’s special dinner? She was presented with a bucket of chicken wings when she had ordered the ribs. So hungry by this stage she could not wait for the ribs to be cooked and we all had finished our meals. Staff were lack lustre stood around talking as tables were not cleared for an extended length of time. Totally over priced. NOT RETURNING EVER.

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Edwardc
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointed with the steak no seasoning and gravey very plain

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great. Not sure if it was new service team.......took a while for drink order to arrive and nobody was smiling. Floor Manager was lovely & took ownership.

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MelanieT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was absolutely fantastic. Can’t fault the staff at all. The food was extremely salty from entree to everyones mains which was a little disappointing. A little on the pricier side if your just stopping in for a meal before seeing a movie too.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff waiting now for lobster month!!

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LISAC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a dinner booking for mothers day.We were seated with menus,waited 30 mins,no one came to bring water for the table or to take our drinks or food order so went to the bar ourselves to order drinks,2 soft drinks and a beer that were poured with at least 2 inches mm issuing from the top of the glass ,drank those,by that time we had been seated for over an hour and 15 mins and still no one had even acknowledged that we were there so we left.Could have easily left without paying for our drinks and no one would have even noticed or cared. Many tables around us had also been waiting over an hour just for drinks. I was told by the barman apparently they couldn't get staff to work as they are all casual and have the choice to say no ,I guess that says a lot about the establishment., Just appalling

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Unhappycustomer
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The last time we came the food and service was great.
So I booked for Mother’s Day and was looking forward to going out and enjoying a meal with my family.
We arrived at 6.15 and was seated by the waiter, then at 7.15 we decided to leave because nobody came to our table again. We had no drinks offered or food ordered. Very disappointing

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SarahV
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

No drinks arrived at all, understaffed and the food below par. Would not recommend and will it be returning.

JK
JackieK
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food highly recommended. Great in a group but not so much for a quite night out as very loud and lively 😀

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Macca
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at the Texas River House. The service was excellent, the food was hot and fresh and they have the best Ribs in the area.

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Cheryl
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It was Mother's Day but the restaurant was by no means packed. The background noise was extremely noisy and needs to be turned down. It took a long time for us to be served and to receive our food. The staff were not visible on the floor very often and had to be called when we could see them to order more drinks etc. When it did come, we were mostly very happy with the food that arrived. If they can sort out their service and wait times, the place would be great to return to. We had takeaway from there during lockdown and the food was great then also. The comment below re not recommending is purely on our experience with the service.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for over half an hour for menus so I used the app. Meals finally arrive after an hour and the meals were cold. One meal never came and the kids milkshakes never arrived. When leaving was told couldn’t get a refund for the items that never arrived because I had ordered on the app. Was then told I could get a gift voucher no thanks I won’t be back

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KatrinaA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the share board for 2, so much food we couldn't finished it, loved it and will be back!

KD
KathrynD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Been a few times. Food is fantastic ! Beef brisket is amazing !
Quiet on a Tuesday which was lovely

EB
EmmaB
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service extremely slow. Took ages for our order to be taken and drinks took at least 20 mins to arrive and food almost an hour and we were only a table of 6! Food was extremely overpriced and terrible. 2 people had steaks and they were stone cold when they had arrived. 1/2 chicken was tiny and the salad was pathetic...iceberg lettuce, but of tomato and a load of red onion with no dressing. Poor and slow service and below average food, certainly won't be coming back!

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Wozza1
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a good time! Enjoyed the food and Crowd DJ. They like both kinds of music here.

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kathyt
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Ordered 6 meals, 5 arrived 1 was missing. 20 minutes later the missing meal arrived

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smac
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

for a venue that was very quiet the service was poor . no one came to check on us or ask us if we would like extra drinks .
food was below average , pub quality at best.
being in a food complex with many options they really need to lift their game in all aspects .

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Mich
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Texas River House. The table service was excellent and the food really nice. Our server and the kitchen staff were also extremely helpful and careful in preparing our daughter's food once we explained her Anaphylaxis to egg. Great job team, we look forward to our next visit.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service very polite and helpful

CR
CoelR
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money and the food/service was awesome!

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Certainly not value for money.
Coleslaw we couldn’t eat due to it being dry and cut in clumps.
Very disappointing night for $200.

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BrettW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Compared to other rib houses I have been to your pricing is very high and the food was awful. With all the competition around you and unless the food improves along with the pricing you be a single visit restaurant. Maybe learn from the mistakes of Hog's Breath which was high pricing medium quality food and now they are trying to stay alive.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The ribs were really good, as was the steak but the rest of the food we ordered was just ok. Drinks - left a lot to be desired. Pineapple margarita - yuk! Texan mule with kick - yuk
Decor - could be great but lost an opportunity to make it Texan style - overall - mediocre decor
Staff walked to and past our table plenty of times but failed to take away our used plates - it was obvious we had finished eating
Music - TVs started off playing country music/videos which was good but then changed to metal/electric/rock. I like this music but not in a restaurant, particularly one marketed as Texan.
Overall - pricey, not worth the money. An opportunity wasted.

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Zfamily
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue, great service, the food was amazing and the vibe from the music made the night, will definitely be returning for many more dinners, highly recommend eating in 😊

FAQs

Texas River House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9726 4894.

Texas River House is rated 3.6 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.