Texas Road House is an excellent place to go with friends and family if you like good food and a good atmosphere. It's quiet enough that you can hear all the conversation at your table, but loud enough to keep your kids from disturbing the table next to you if they start to get restless.
One of the nice things about Texas Road House is that they allow call ahead seating. If you don't want to wait forever, you should call ahead...especially on the weekends. If you do have to wait, there are plenty of buckets of peanuts placed around the waiting area to keep you from going hungry. You can throw the shells on the floor and your kids can have fun stomping on the shells. If you are allergic to peanuts, this is not a good place to go!
They will start you off with some hot rolls with cinnamon butter. After that, it's up to you. Ribs and steaks are excellent (I usually get the ribs). The portions are big enough that you can take half of the meal home and eat it for lunch the next day. The biggest downfall is the limited parking on a friday or saturday night. Good luck. Also, leaving the parking lot is not easy. Getting out onto mountain road may take a few minutes. Other than that, the place is great.