Australian tchotchkes and brews give this quintessentially American restaurant a distinctive Down Under flavor..
Boomerangs, Aussie flags, kangaroo portraits and faux aboriginal art honor the homeland's wilderness, but Outback delivers a polished version of rusticity with varnished blond-wood booths with matching wainscoting and casually uniformed waitstaff. Besides more than a half-dozen cuts of steak, diners can pick from large-portioned entrees like ribs, chops and shrimp or chicken "on the barbie." The Bloomin' Onion, a large onion dipped in batter and deep-fried, is an appetizer with a following.
BAD STEAK - PRIME RIB IS EXCELLENT.
I love their PRIME RIB! Three portion sizes available - great for BIG or TINY appetites!
STEAKS are laced with far too many SPICES which kills the taste of the "steak" that should be on the plate.
If you enjoy a quiet dinner experience, avoid any booth close to the door, close to other diners, close to the kitchen or near the pathway to the restroom facilities. Other than this - it's a fine place to dine - just avoid the STEAKS!
overpriced & overrated. Promoting the notion that Aussies can manipulate oversized knives & forks makes for a clumsy dining experience. Several times I have been seated at a booth near the entryway. The hostess in a black dress was always engaged in obnoxious conversations with table staff that ruined the dining experience. It is "social hour" at the front door every time I have visited. Oftentimes smoke drifts over from the bar. The place is simply loud & rude. Other than the bloomin onion, there is nothing on the menu that warrents the high prices.
Different Day, Same Steak. Not the top of my list. Life is too short to eat a mediocre steak.
Australian for beer mate!. Best place in town for a great Rib eye, bloomin' onion and an "ICE" cold Fosters. Served to you in the "oil can" and with a pint glass that has been in the freezer for several hours. Great atmosphere, ok for kids.
Consistently great food!. Outback has consistently the best steaks around. In fact, better than every high-priced and high-rated steakhouse I've ever been to. My only complaint is that when I want to go out somewhere special to celebrate, I have to choose between amazing food in a more casual atmosphere at Outback or somewhere with a romantic or "fancy" ambiance.
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