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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Longhorn Steakhouse of Franklin Rd. Restaurant Review: The original Longhorn on Peachtree Street had quite humble beginnings. George and the gang had an idea for steak-hungry Atlanta: combine a Texas casual, fun atmosphere with good steaks, reasonable prices and a full bar. They built it and they came. Not a family chain, not a power steakhouse, Longhorn Steaks filled a void and is now a large regional chain of 150 restaurants. Theres country music (canned), miscellaneous animal parts on the walls and peanuts on the floor---and a fun-loving, but easygoing crowd of mostly regulars hanging out. The bar is a social center, busy from lunch on, and perky, friendly young women smile to serve you; thankfully without a fake Texas accent. The menu has expanded from the anchors of Flos filet and the choice New York strips, hand-cut and aged in-house. Longhorn now offers lots of prime rib; several chicken dishes including the chicken special smothered with cheese, bacon and Texas barbecue sauce. Beans, crisp fries and loaded baked potatoes are the popular sides, so best leave your diet at home. Baby-back ribs seem to be the latest push from the menu and are served with beans and fries. All entrées come with choice of salad and starch or veggies and a loaf of hot, fresh bread. Most regulars add a side of sautéed onions and mushrooms to boot. There may be better steaks served in Atlanta (and certainly there are more expensive ones), but Longhorn has the Texas-in-Atlanta fun ingredient you wont find anywhere else.