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Outback Steakhouse

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722 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-3201
619-588-4332
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 2
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great restaurant!

My husband and I eat at Outback at least once a month and have always been pleased with the food and the service. They are sometimes crowded, but you can eat outside in the summer, in the bar area, or you can make a reservation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Susan M
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El Cajon, California
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  • Reservations
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El Cajon, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I eat at Outback at least once a month and have always been pleased with the food and the service. They are sometimes crowded, but you can eat outside in the summer, in the bar area, or you can make a reservation.

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San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

On two separate occasions after waiting 20-30 minutes to be acknowledged or waited on, we have walked out of the bar. They weren't even busy, so it was very puzzling. We'll never go back to the Outback in El Cajon. If you want good service, try Eastbound in Lakeside. No frills, but friendly, great food and service.

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El Cajon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Outback is our favorite restaurant to go to after Christmas Eve Service, this has become a treat for our granddaughters who we know make it a tradition for the family, fun place, food out of this world and atmosphere very warm feeling.

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El Cajon, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its one of my favorites for the price very good lamb shank and reliably good margarita service can be on the slow side though

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La Mesa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great meal and great staff. The location in Mission Valley also serves lunch now, so it is a perfect spot to eat a great meal while out shopping, or before/after a movie!

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Dallas Tx
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our friend made "Call ahead Seasting " reservations but don't let the Name fool you. It only means you get your name on the waiting list. Our group of 20 had seating for 20 at 7:30 and all were at the Restaurant by 7:15. In addition The host had made the arrangements 24 hours in advance and requested a specific... More 

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San Diego
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not extra special food, just OK. The service is good. The atmosphere is so so. Not many vegetarian options.

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Alpine, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Son called in reservations for the Saturday before Mother's Day but when we arrived we were told they don't take reservations ! We weren't informed about the no reservations until we had been waiting outside in the cold for quite awhile . We were given an electronic caller & continued to wait . If it hadn't been that we probably... More 

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El Cajon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We tend to dine here frequently. Simply a consistent and tasty meal time and time again. I can't think of any dinner that we've had here that wasn't prepared perfectly. Are there better steakhouses in San Diego County? Of course, but the lure of the Outback for us is that we can count on an excellent tasting steak without having... More 

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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Okay, so the food is good, and maybe a little pricey for what you get, but you can never go wrong sitting at the bar for watching sports and having a drink made by Sean! There are LOTS of Outback Steakhouses out there, but for some reason, Sean makes the BEST raspberry lemondrop martini!! I've been to some Outback Steakhouses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 722 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-588-4332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?