The Definitive Ranking Of Free Restaurant Bread
Bread, I loaf you.
17. Logan’s Roadhouse Rolls
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These rolls are delectable. Immersed in buttery goodness, generally warm to the touch, ready to melt in your mouth. Grab a napkin, mouths have started to water.
16. Fazoli’s Breadsticks
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Is there anything better than free breadsticks? Probably not. While you might have had better breadsticks in your life, you won’t be able to stop yourself from continuously asking for a breadstick refill. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.
15. Ruby Tuesday’s Biscuits
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What’s better than the Ruby Tuesday’s salad bar? Their complimentary biscuits. A warm cheddar-y explosion in your mouth. They’re so small, go ahead and eat the whole plate.
14. Longhorn Steakhouse Rolls
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Usually, anytime you have to slice your own bread at restaurants you’re probably like, “Really? Lame.” But at Longhorn it’s OK since that way you can slice a giant piece for yourself without feeing guilty.
13. Cracker Barrel Biscuits and Corn Muffins
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Whether slathered with butter and jam or simply with gravy, both are delectable and the perfect accompaniment to your Southern breakfast. Plus, if you’re too full after your meal you can chill on one of the $199 rockers that are out front of every restaurant.
12. Romano’s Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread
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Rosemary may not be everyone’s groove, but in this case it should be since this bread is tasty and legit. Dense and chewy in just the right way, it is just one more stop on your road to carb heaven.
11. Johnny Carino’s Bread
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Johnny Carino’s delivers bread with the perfect amount of crunchy exterior paired with a soft doughy center. You might not even want to order dinner. However, beware of the extra crunchy loaves, or you’ll have breadcrumbs in places no bread crumb has ever traveled before.
10. Carrabba’s Bread
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Your love affair with bread will only heighten after a visit to Carrabba’s. It might not be the best you’ve ever had, but it’s sure close.
9. Buca Di Beppo Bread
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When you think of the ideal crispy bread, this is it. That audible crunch as you take your first bite can only be outdone by the flavor. And good lord, THE FLAVOR.
8. O’Charley’s Rolls
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You can smell the wholesome goodness of these babies before they even arrive at your table. These rolls are so warm, buttery, and soft…you can’t have just one.
7. Outback Steakhouse Bread
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“That ain’t a bread loaf. This is a bread loaf!” – If Crocodile Dundee was your waiter at Outback.
But seriously, this big hunk of soft, dark bread with a crunchy crust is pretty great.
6. The Cheesecake Factory Bread
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What’s better than free bread? Two different kinds! Plus, if you manage to have any bread leftover at the end of your meal, Cheesecake Factory will pack it up for you to take home.
5. Mimi’s Cafe Bread Basket
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If an assortment of bread is what you are looking for, an assortment of bread is what you will receive at Mimi’s Cafe. Rustic rolls, carrot bread, maybe even a goddamn muffin, Mimi’s hooks you up.
4. C&O Garlic Knots
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These would have ranked higher if not for the fact that they’re only available at two locations – C&O Cucina and C&O Trattoria – both in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Trust that they are well worth the trip from wherever you are, because these little morsels of garlicky dough are too good to be missed. Like, so good, that if a zombie apocalypse broke out, the cure might just be C&O’s garlic knots.
3. Texas Roadhouse Rolls
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Two words: Cinnamon. Butter. If you’ve never tried them I feel bad for you and if you have I feel even worse, since you are probably thinking about them right now.
2. Olive Garden Breadsticks
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A true classic. Big, doughy, and unlimited, they are the first thing to be devoured, and even after your meal you will still have room to eat one more. What else could be better?
1. Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
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Does anyone even care that Red Lobster serves anything other than these? No, they don’t. There is almost nothing more intoxicating than the warm, herb and cheese smell wafting up from the little basket full of these bad boys. Seriously, these are heaven sent and the king of free restaurant bread.
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