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Outback Steakhouse

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5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

A ok place to eat while on the road. Service a bit slow but very friendly. They had good control on allergies and i felt safe eating there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Lorenskog Municipality, Norway
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Lorenskog Municipality, Norway
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

A ok place to eat while on the road. Service a bit slow but very friendly. They had good control on allergies and i felt safe eating there.

Thank AnitaN0RGE
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Just awful food. Server was very polite and friendly but the food is not good anymore. The corporate greed must be reducing this once great restaurant to crap. The steak was very tough. Portions smaller than listed on the menu. But the margarita was okay. Sad. Used to love the Outback. Used to wait to be seated, but now... More 

Thank Yellowsubmawing
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We actually love eating at Outback, but here on Goleta, we haven't been served. The guests at the tables next to us arrived after us, ordered, got their food, but we've been completely ignored. After half an hour of waiting without being noticed we left the venue and ate across the street in a pizza restaurant.

Thank jatelevision
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Normally anti-chain but because it's Goleta decided to give it a shot. Wanted it to work so came back a second time. Lettuce in house salad - too much of the iceberg pulp. Steaks and pork chops - decent cuts - always over cooked. I'm not a bloody meat fan but this was tough. Second time in a row so... More 

Thank Bowercom
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ended up here because it was one of the few places open when we got to Goleta. It ended up being a good choice. The steak was really flavoursome and quite reasonably priced and the staff were very pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Marketeer83
Bakersfield, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As always the food at the Outback is wonderful, and our service was outstanding. Our server, Amber, was pleasant and attentive. An enjoyable experience.

Thank kimibean
Santa Barbara, California
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It's a chain, so the advantage is you know what you're going to get no matter which one you go to: average prices, average food, average portions. I always prefer to find a locally owned business with better food, bigger portions, and lower prices, but sometimes you just have to have a mediocre meal because it's convenient or you can't... More 

Thank Mark Y
Agoura Hills, California
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542 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a quick meal. I like eating at the bar where you get the quickest service. Had the pork chops and they were good. Good amount of food for the price. Service at bar is great. Lots of choices on menu - so something for everyone.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have been here many times and the service has always been good; I love the food but I never get steak. I always get the grilled salmon blackened or another seafood dish. The hot wings are tasty appetizers but clearly only mild let alone hot. The desserts are great.

Thank Keith K
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A chain is a chain is a chain but this restaurant is the very worst for food, service, just plain caring about the customer. I thought 3 was a charm and we'd get a good meal and good service on our third try. Nope, if anything it was worse than the first 2 tries!

Thank OLDFirefighter

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-964-0599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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