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Outback Steakhouse

5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
805-964-0599
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Typical Outback Steakhouse. Not worse than the others but not better either. Seems to me they have changed their steak cuts sometime in the last year or so. Got the Rib Eye which is usually pretty good and noticed that it was not as thick as they used to be and not as tasty either. This seems to be the... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

6 of us went there at 4:00, it wasn't busy. The host sat us down and said "we are short on staff today so it will be 5 minutes before your server can come by". Understood, at least he managed expectations. Started with the Bloomin Onions which were pretty good as usual. Our table had ribs, salmon, pasta, soups and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I don't like to write poor views but I took my family to Outback a few months ago and the food was soooo boring. My steak had little taste, the entire dinner was forgettable. The wait staff was pleasant and prompt and they did their best I cannot fault service but the food...just not up to par with competitors.

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Goleta, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I hadn't been back the an Outbreak Restaurant in many years and now I remember why. The server recommended the Rib Eye which I remembered used to be much thicker. I asked if their Medium was red in the center and was told it was just like the picture. What came was somewhere between medium-well and well done. It was... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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237 reviews 237 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The food and service at this Outback Steakhouse in Goleta are better than average but a little less than very good. I had the steak and lobster today for $21.99. The steak was a little under-cooked but seasoned nicely. The mini lobster tails were tasty but also a little under-cooked. The bread was nice and warm. It was busy because... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Always consistent chain, never disappoints. Food always fresh; sides such as broccoli can be made without butter, etc.

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San Jose, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a large party with a variety of orders and special requests. Our server handled all of them accurately and ensured bread, butter and drinks were replenished. The drink orders were a bit slow in arriving.

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California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We dine at our local Outback once or twice a month and it's always good so it's no surprise that the one in Goleta lives up to the reputation.

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Milan, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was just another Outback Steakhouse. The good part about a chain restaurant is that you know what you're getting. The bad part is that they're all so standardized that you don't get any local flair.

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I'll preface this review by saying that everyone else in the restaurant was either very Senior or very Large or both and they seemed to be enjoying themselves. So if that description fits you then by all means go there as it means more room at the good restaurants. The kid serving us was nice and actually did a very... More 

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Additional Information about Outback Steakhouse

Address: 5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
Phone Number: 805-964-0599
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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