Texas River House

3.6
144 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 144 people are saying
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JM12
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. Long wait time for food. When food arrived was either cold or overcooked and inedible. :(

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was great. The only issue was the long wait for food.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Hellfire burger had poor quality chicken, overcooked, I’m not a fussy eater but was disgusting. My partners parmigiana was ok, nothing special. Service was atrocious we waited 50 minutes were late for our movie they didn’t even pretend to care. Fairly expensive considering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good however waited over an hour for our food to arrive

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Shvdes
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, outstanding staff and phenomenal food! Worth its value

SC
ScottC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had to wait 20 minutes for our pre booked table then another hour for the food. It was the first weekend after COVID restrictions ended so they were still trying to get up to speed. However the food was fantastic, good value, and the staff friendly

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PhillipaM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. My only gripe would be how loud the TVs are. Had to screan to hear each other

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ZC83
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quite good food, service started off good but waned a bit through out the evening, no acknowledging my “thank you” or offering a goodbye on our departure.
Value for money is okay. Full share board, 2 pints and 2 ciders for $120

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We reviewed the menu online, through the restraints website, before and were happy with what we saw and had made a decision on what order. Upon arriving at the resturant we found that the menu had been changed and what we wanted to order was no longer avaliable. New menu was very dissapointing. Would have chosen a different venue if we had seen the new menu.

Overall experience was good otherwise. Food we had was good, but not what we had wanted.

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Drove 1 1/2 hours to try out and the menu had changed (old menu on website) was told to come back in 2 weeks for the old menu to come back, not making the drive again though! Only 2 waiters working
Left and went somewhere else

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Crazy
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New menu is bloody great. Steak cooked to perfection. Wife had nachos with pulled pork. May I say fn delicious. Will be back for sure.

JM
JaydeM
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a great price and the service was great, very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was very slow and we never received the water we asked to be supplied to the table. One of the diners asked for some mayonnaise and ten mins later still not arrived so asked another waiter.
The large rib platter at $84 was extremely disappointing with the pork ribs and beef ribs being dry and tough.
We weren’t asked to show that we’d checked in with QR codes and two late arrivals were not asked to show vax status. Very slack
Won’t be returning any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Didn’t get our food after 50 minutes of waiting, had to leave for a movie

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JakeW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the eye fillet & for $52 I think it should have other sauce options such as garlic butter & also offer english mustard. Otherwise, we really enjoyed the experience.

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CaitlynH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, good service, tasty food. Would go again for sure.

JM
JaydeM
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a table booked but had to wait about 10-15mins to be seated, we got drinks quickly but food took a long time - quality was not compromised though and was delicious. Will be back :)

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HayleyF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service was ok but unfortunately the food wasn't great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We waited over an hour for out food, they gave us a free round of drinks for the wait which was nice. The pork ribs where a little dry. The food was a bit pricy for what you got. I would hate to go with a big group of people as the wait time for food was too long and it wasnt even a busy night

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. We shared the "Rib Platter". Best beef ribs we've ever eaten. Also has pork and chicken ribs on platter, all excellent (including sides). Being lunch time it was not very busy. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, super friendly staff, delicious new menu

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
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!

OT
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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Birthday dinner.

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CarlaP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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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

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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.

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 144 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.