Disclaimer: My family and I received dinner at Lee Roy Selmons in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation and the opinions are my own.
When feeding a family of five, dining out is often not in the budget, however, when restaurants like Lee Roy Selmons offer “kids eat free” deals, then it’s a treat for the whole family without breaking the bank. Bumping into my friend, Carter of Dadscribe and his family while dining there makes the meal even more enjoyable.
It had been years since we last dined a Lee Roy Selmons and at that time, our meal was less than satisfactory. When trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, typically southern food doesn’t fall into the healthy category.
Seven years ago, we tried to make healthy choices with the menu selection, but caved to a skyscraper of nachos. So, when my family and I were invited back to try out the new menu items, we thought Lee Roy Selmons was worth a second chance.
Upon our arrival last Monday, we arrived in time for Lee Roy Selmons Victory Hour. Though we were there to partake of the “Kid Eat Free” deal, we stumbled upon a simultaneous happy hour. During Lee Roy Selmons’ Victory Hour every Monday through Friday from 4 – 7 pm, guests can enjoy $3 drinks and appetizers.
Fried Green Tomatoes were listed as a $3 starter and I sadly succumbed to the lure of good ol’ fashioned southern-style fried food.
And of course, I couldn’t resist as $3 cocktail either. I simply had to sip a Strawberry Basil Martini followed by an All Pro Margarita.
Allan selected the Selmon Brothers’ Wings, marinated for 24 hours and slow smoked to tenderness, then grilled to perfection with a spicy Oklahoma sauce. He paired his wings with a Sam Adams Seasonal.
For me, the cocktail choices were easy. As for my meal, I couldn’t make up my mind. Everything sounded so delicious! With salads and several other healthy options, my mouth salivated at all the lighter southern fare.
Since I already ate my share of fried food and because I am a sucker for bowls, I chose the Smokin’ Shrimp Summer Bowl. A mountain of seasoned rice, cilantro, lettuce and tomatoes topped with smoky hickory infused shrimp was more than I could handle. I cleared the veggies and shrimp but since I was so stuffed, I left most of the rice.
Allan chose the St. Louis Style Full Rack of Ribs, slow smoked, grilled and basted in Selmon’s House sauce with french fries and coleslaw. One thing is for sure; Lee Roy Selmons feeds everyone like they have a football player appetite. There are no small portions in this place.
Since only two of our three children could eat free, we allowed Allana (age 11) to order off the main menu rather than the Little League (kids) menu. Of course, she selected a 7 oz sirloin steak entrée with a mushroom gravy and smashed potatoes as her side.
Our other two children both chose the usual kid fare. Emmalynn (age 8) ate Double Play Mac and Cheese and Liam (age 3) enjoyed the Home Run Chicken Fingers.
Though we tried to avoid the dessert menu, our kids had already scanned the items before we even ordered our meal. Barely even finishing the last bite of my summer bowl, the kids begged to try the Crunch Time Sundae, a single scoop of vanilla ice cream rolled in Captain Crunch, topped with a hard shell chocolate, whipped cream and Reese’s peanut butter chips. Despite my best attempts to encourage my children to go for the Tall Glass of Cold Milk, the sundae made its way to our table. Reluctantly, I broke down to taste the crunchy treat and I enjoyed every sinful crunchy morsel of it.
My family and I will definitely plan another meal at Lee Roy Selmons. I would love to nosh on another avalanche of nachos on Lee Roy Selmons Nacho Night on Thursdays. Kids or no kids, $5 nachos is a great deal, which for obvious reasons, will have to be planned around another Victory Hour. After all, nachos should be washed down with an All Pro Margarita.
Children ages 10 and under eat free every Monday throughout the summer with the purchase of one adult entrée valued at $9.99 or more and a drink. To learn about additional specials, locate a Lee Roy Selmons near you or view the menu and Lee Roy Selmons’ healthier and gluten-free options, visit LeeRoySelmons.com.