See the new Cheddar’s menu with prices, hours, and locations.
My family had dinner at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen at the Shops at Arbor Trails in South Austin.
As usual, we had a busy weekend and we were all hungry.
Earlier in the day, my husband and I had taken the dog for a long walk and my son had a flag football game.
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New Cheddar’s Menu Review – Dining Out for a Family on a Budget
Cheddar’s Menu Prices and New Options
It had been a little while since we were last at Cheddar’s, and we noticed there were several new items on the Cheddar’s menu. The last time we had a family dinner at Cheddar’s, we had a great experience.
If you look at the menu in the pictures above, you’ll see that they have a large variety of items and the prices are pretty good too.
Compared to comparable restaurants that serve quality steaks and seafood, the pricing seems to be on the low end.
For example, a 14-ounce Ribeye is $16.99 the Grilled Salmon is $11.99. This would be a good restaurant for a family on a budget.
Some new Cheddar’s appetizers include Kickin’ Tenders with your choice of house-made Buffalo or Honey Hot sauce, and a Cheddar’s Trio Sampler with chicken tenders, queso, spinach dip, salsa, and chips.
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Also new is the Texas Sized Nachos. These were just three of the appetizer choices on the menu.
We went with the Trio Sampler since it has something for everyone. My boys are not fans of dips, but they love chicken tenders.
Everything was good and we even got a refill of chips.
For dinner, there were also lots of new menu items to choose from including Crispy Chicken Tender Noodle Soup, Blackened Salmon Salad, Chicken Tender Parmesan, Better Than Mom’s Meatloaf, a 14-ounce Ribeye, and Blackened Salmon and Shrimp.
We got a variety of entrees for the table, mostly from the new menu items. Since I was training for a half-marathon, I was trying to eat healthier, so I ordered the Blackened Salmon Salad.
We also ordered the Crispy Chicken Tender Noodle Soup, Blackened Salmon and Shrimp, 14-ounce Ribeye, and 8-ounce Sirloin Steak.
Everything was very tasty, and some dishes were served with honey-buttery croissants. My kids at all their steak and most of the sides. The meat and fish were cooked to our liking.
Our waiter, David, was terrific. He was attentive and helpful and recommended menu items for us.
Desserts on the New Menu
When we thought we couldn’t eat anything else, David came to the table with the Cheddar’s dessert menu. We had to at least taste some of the new dessert items, right?
Everything sounded delicious. We narrowed it down to three desserts for the table – the Apple Crisp a la Mode, the Chocolate Raspberry Mini Cake, and the Hot Fudge Cake Sundae.
We were not disappointed by our choices. All of the desserts were delicious, though I would say my favorite was the Hot Fudge Cake Sundae. Although, the other two were also very tasty.
Cheddar’s Menu With Prices
Below is the most up to date Cheddar’s Menu with prices. Prices may vary by location (and recent inflation).
|Triple Treat Sampler||$9.29|
|Chicken Fajita Quesadilla||$8.79|
|Loaded Russet Potato Skins||$7.49|
|Cheddar’s Cheese Fries (Regular)||$7.29|
|Chicken Tender Basket||$7.29|
|Wisconsin Cheese Bites||$6.99|
|Santa Fe Spinach Dip||$5.79|
|Cheddar’s Cheese Fries(Small)||$5.79|
|Homemade Onion Rings||$5.29|
|Chips & Homemade Queso||$4.79|
|Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup||$4.49 (Bowl)$3.29 (Cup)|
|Homemade Baked Potato Soup||$4.49 (Bowl)$3.29 (Cup)|
Cheddar’s Ultimate Lunch Combo
|Choice of Half-Sandwich & 2 Pairings||$7.79|
|Choice of Half-Sandwich & 1 Pairing||$6.79|
Cheddar’s Made From Scratch Burgers
|Signature Shrimp & Chicken Salad||$10.29|
|Crispy Chicken Salad||$8.79|
|Grilled Chicken Pecan Salad||$8.79|
|Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad||$8.49|
|Buffalo Chicken Wrapper||$8.49|
|Maple Bacon Chicken Sandwich||$8.29|
|New Orleans Pasta||$10.79|
|Key West Chicken & Shrimp||$9.99|
|Gigi’s Baked Spasagna||$9.49|
|Chicken Fried Steak||$9.29|
Cheddar’s Steaks & Ribs
|20oz Bone-in Ribeye||$19.99|
|Full Rack Ribs||$15.79|
|8oz. Top Sirloin||$11.49|
|Half Rack Ribs||$10.99|
|6oz. Top Sirloin||$9.99|
|Top Sirloin Steak & Ribs||$14.79|
|Half Rack of Ribs & Shrimp||$14.49|
|Half Rack of Ribs & Chicken Tenders||$14.29|
|BBQ Chicken & Half Rack of Ribs||$13.99|
|Top Sirloin Steak & Shrimp||$13.99|
|Top Sirloin Steak & Chicken Tenders||$13.49|
|Chicken Tenders & Shrimp||$10.79|
Cheddar’s On The Lighter Side
|Citrus Miso Glazed Salmon||$8.99|
|Sweet Heat Chicken & Shrimp||$8.99|
|Grilled Baja Chicken||$8.79|
|Lemon Pepper Whitefish||$8.29|
|Country Chicken Fried Chicken||$10.49|
|Dijon Chicken & Mushrooms||$9.79|
|Grilled Chicken Alfredo||$9.49|
|Chicken Tender Platter||$8.99|
|BBQ Chicken Platter||$8.99|
|Lemon Pepper Chicken||$8.99|
|Homemade Chicken Pot Pie||$7.79|
|Blackened Redfish W/ Crab Sauce||$14.29|
|Beer Battered Fried Shrimp||$10.79|
|Grilled Tilapia & Shrimp with Mango Salsa||$9.99|
Cheddars Made-From-Scratch Sides
|House or Caesar Salad||$3.79|
|3 Honey Butter Croissants||$2.99|
|Steamed Fresh Broccoli, Homemade Black Beans, Buttered Off-The-Cob Corn, Mac & Cheese, Freshly Made Coleslaw, Seasoned Rice, French Fries, Broccoli Cheese Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Red Beans & Rice, Loaded Baked Potato, & Southern Green Beans||$2.49|
Cheddar’s Kids Menu
|Mac & Cheese||$4.99|
|Penne Pasta Marinara||$4.99|
|Dessert Minis||$1.49 for one|
$3.99 for three
|Hot Fudge Cake Sundae||$5.49|
|Cheddar’s Legendary Monster Cookie||$4.99|
|Apple Crisp A La Mode||$4.99|
Our Family Night at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in South Austin
On a Sunday night a few weeks ago, we stayed close to home and went out to eat at the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in South Austin. After a busy weekend, we were all pretty hungry and excited to try some of the new Cheddars menu items along with long-standing popular dishes.
Review Of Appetizers at Cheddar’s
My family and I started with a few of the recommended appetizers – the spinach artichoke dip and onion rings. You should have seen my kids’ faces when they brought out the tower of onion rings!
We tried to recreate their expressions in the pictures below. Not only did the appetizers look pretty, but they also tasted great as well.
Cheddar’s Main Dishes Reviews
Next, we had to choose our main dishes. That was the hardest part for me. There were so many options of Cheddar’s made-from-scratch dishes.
I wavered between a few of the seafood dishes, the house smoked baby back ribs, and New Orleans Pasta. Ultimately, I went with the Grilled Tilapia and Shrimp W/ Mango Salsa and was quite happy with my choice.
The rest of my group chose some other menu items including the chicken tenders, shrimp, ribs, and more. Everyone loved their meals and with the big portion sizes, most of us were able to bring home leftovers. We had to make sure to leave some room for dessert.
Review Of The Desserts at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
Often on date nights, my husband and I struggle to find a good place for dessert near the house. Well, it looks like we won’t be having trouble anymore.
The selection of desserts at Cheddar’s again made it hard to choose one. So, we ended up ordering a few for our table to share. Our favorite dessert at Cheddar’s was the Cheddar’s Legendary Monster Cookie.
This one is a scratch-made chocolate chip cookie, topped with vanilla ice cream, homemade hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry – baked to order. It takes a few extra minutes than the other desserts, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
A Future Visit to Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen?
My kids are already asking when we can go back to Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. We had a great experience with attentive and friendly staff, a variety of food options, and delicious food.
I would recommend checking out your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for made-from-scratch meals at affordable prices.
Cheddar’s Austin Hours
Before you head over to your neighborhood Cheddar’s restaurant, be sure to check Google or the restaurant’s website for Cheddar’s hours.
Each individual Cheddar’s restaurant location may have different opening hours.
As of last year, the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has more than 170 locations in 28 states. If you are looking for “Cheddar’s near me“, then go to the Cheddar’s location finder.
For the Cheddar’s Austin location at the Shops at Arbor Trails, here are the hours that they are open.
Overall, we had a great experience at Cheddar’s with the service, menu options, and delicious food. This is a nice restaurant for a family dinner night, especially if you are on a budget.
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My family and I were invited to eat at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen to review some of their new menu items. The above is a sponsored post about Cheddar’s menu. This post has been refreshed in 2023. Originally reviewed January 2019.