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Outback Steakhouse

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5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
805-964-0599
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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

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  • 10
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  • 17
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  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Outback Goleta Overdone

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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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 

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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.

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Bakersfield, California
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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.

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Santa Barbara, California
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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 

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Agoura Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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.

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Goleta
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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.

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Goleta
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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!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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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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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
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

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