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Outback Steakhouse

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2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
515-963-1243
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The portions are small

Maybe I am not ordering the right food. I found the portions to be small for the price. I felt the quality and the quantity to be lacking.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
341jlb61
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe I am not ordering the right food. I found the portions to be small for the price. I felt the quality and the quantity to be lacking.

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Thank 341jlb61
Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love their lamb chops. My husband usually orders a steak. We both like the French onion soup. It is very tasty. Better, in fact, than any we have had in France! We usually are too full to have dessert, but I consider the sweet potato with butter & brown sugar to be my dessert.

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Thank el_kniepo
Davison, Michigan
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FYI we did order takeout on New Year's Eve and they were busy. We made our order online. After picking it up items were missing (like soup and fries) our steaks were not made correctly either (both were over cooked). We tried to call them several times and the answering machine was on stating they were closed. But they were... More 

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Thank MichelleALee1
Slater, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Went for dinner on Christmas Eve and they were swamped yet their service and food was worth the wait. Our server treated us like we were the only ones there although he was super busy. The food came out steaming hot and cooked just as we ordered. The steaks were melt in your mouth delicious along with superb garlic mashed... More 

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Thank Cathy H
Ankeny, Iowa
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We used to love eating here. But on every one of our past 4 visits, our steaks were over-cooked, our order was messed up, and food was only so-so. Service is also lacking. Disappointing.

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Thank Debannegilbert
Ankeny
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We usually love Outback, but our last two experiences have left us totally confused! I always order the Victoria Filet. My husband is more diverse. He really likes the Bleu cheese wedge salad with some type of steak or seafood. He's not too hard to please. I am, but the Victoria Filet had been never-fail until recently. My first disappointment... More 

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Thank JavyAnkeny
Akron, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

For a chain, food was very good, menu a little misleading so read carefully otherwise food was very good, service was fair and prices were a little high for the quality of food

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Thank MELODY W
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Good restaurant. Steak cooked properly and the service was solid too. It was busy for a Wednesday night in central Iowa. I will return when I visit again.

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Thank Steve S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We were late after visiting my son at ISU. Fortunate to find the Outback just minutes away from our hotel The foods are so so, nothing fancy about. However, the waitress was very accommodating and friendly.

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Thank chentl63
Ankeny, Iowa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Love 6 oz. sirloin and lobster tail with baked sweet potato. Service always good and friendly. It can be pricey, but worth it.

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Thank Karen R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-963-1243

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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