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Outback Steakhouse

4821 North First Street, Ballston Commons Mall, Arlington, VA 22203-2603
703 527 0063
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Ranked #140 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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SquadieFamily_Everywhere
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Fantastic food, and service, just a shame the power went out and no taxi's came to take us back to our hotel, but the lovely cleaner drove us there after she told us we shouldnt walk back :/ Faith in humanity restored ::)

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I spoke to a very nice person that took my order even repeated it back. When it arrived to the hotel they had forgotten a few things asked for. The hamburger was a little burnt and they forgot the lettuce. The sweet potato fries needed help.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I went here on a date and enjoyed it. I got the salmon and it was tasty. We got a Bloomin' Onion for an appetizer, and it didn't disappoint. If you don't count calories and like fried food, it's a must-get item. For dessert, we got one of those mini-milkshakes and enjoyed it. Nice size of dessert... More

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WashingtonDC
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215 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My partner and I went to this Outback Steakhouse because we hadn't been to an Outback in quite some time, and overall we felt it was fine for food but lacked in service. We stayed by the bar area to watch Monday Night Football, and the place was kind of dead. It took a while for server to get to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I visited this Outback location when I was stuck in traffic and couldn't stand to be on the road any longer. I was seated right away and placed my order, and an order to go. Once my bill arrived, I realized I had left my wallet in my car. I went to retrieve it only to discover I had left... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Had prime rib with baked potato and green beans. Prime rib cooked perfectly; potato and green beans very tasty. Had Fat Tire beer (ale) and it came very, very cold - ales shouldn't be served so cold - will never order an ale at an Outback again. Service was very good, and waiter was pleasant.

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26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Party of 8 got pretty much standard fare. The service was very good. The worst part was the snow crab legs - about the lowest third of them were dried out and inedible.

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Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Outback i good value if you avoid the overpriced (and over-calored) appetizers) and stick to what they do best, steak and salads.

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Mass.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

An Outback may be an Outback, but I've hit a few duds in my travels. Great staff here, very friendly and excellent service. Made the mistake of stopping when we got into town at night, forgetting it was Mother's Day. Well it was still packed at 9 at night, but the staff moved things along well, had space at and... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have been to several outbacks. Menu didn't include all of our favorites. Was there only 10 minutes. The salad had a bug in it. We let the manager know and left immediately.

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