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Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Cheeseburger
The big bacon and cheese is one of the six burgers on the menu.  Photo courtesy of I Love This Bar and Grill
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Brownie
The dessert menu features this chocolate brownie. Photo courtesy of I Love This Bar and Grill
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Flat iron steak
Go classic with a flat iron steak. Photo courtesy of I Love This Bar and Grill
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Fried Bologna
The fried bologna sandwich is listed as one of Toby's favorites.  Photo courtesy of I Love This Bar and Grill
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Spinach Dip
Start with this roasted garlic spinach artichoke dip.  Photo courtesy of I Love This Bar and Grill
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Cheeseburger
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Brownie
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Flat iron steak
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Fried Bologna
Toby Keith I Love This Bar and Grill Spinach Dip
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Get Directions - 1000 West Oaks Mall Suite 429 Houston

Bar/restaurant/nightclub Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill opened its first Texas location at West Oaks Mall on Friday. Two years in the making, the massive 27,500 square foot venue seats 500 diners for lunch and dinner and features a 1,550 concert theater.

As planned, a 95-foot, guitar-shaped bar is the restaurant's signature design element. And, lest diners forget what country they live in, a 90-foot long replica of Keith's signature American flag guitar hangs over the bar as well. In the mood for a little less talk and a lot more action? Head to the 3,000 square foot dance floor. Bands will play two types of music: Country and Western

DadBoner devotees will find a lot to love on the menu. Check out the bold, all American flavors of the Toby's Platter that brings together nachos, fried pickles spears, wings and fried mac and cheese triangles. On the sandwich side, the fried bologna is described as "Toby's favorite," and, of course, the six different burger options include the "Should've been a cowboy" topped with onion rings and barbecue sauce.

 Bands will play two types of music: Country and Western.   

Hopefully, service is friendly without any "Angry Americans"on staff who'll put a boot in your ass if you ask for too many refills. 

West Oaks Mall general manager Tony Daniel tells CultureMap the opening gives the mall "another great entertainment venue" to supplement the 14 screen Edwards Theater that opened a couple years ago. Daniel also cites the addition of the 500 student Fortis College campus as another positive change at the mall.

Daniel says he's "really close" to lease agreements with additional restaurants to help fill out the previously dilapidated property.

With I Love This Bar & Grill and some other new tenants, West Oaks is firmly on the path to being as good as it once was

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