I'm surprised to see the bad review about Outback. I have never had a bad experience there and I LOVE the food. I really like the Blooming Onion and their house salad dressing (mustard vinaigarette). I agree that the Cheesecake Factory's food is overrated (entrees) but I like their cheesecake. One thing I don't like is that they only have that flavored iced tea that tastes like perfume. I prefer classic regular iced tea.
I like Chili's queso and a few of their entrees, but there are also some that I really don't like.
I love the fast food chain Taco Cabana. Great Mexican fast food, extremely cheap, and they sell beer and margaritas. I usually buy a kids meal, which includes a burrito, sides of rice and beans or chips and queso (your choice), and a drink for under $5.00. It's a drive thru but it also has patios. It's a popular hang out.