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Outback Steakhouse

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5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
805-964-0599
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12:00 pm - 9:00 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

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
I go here since Jasper's left

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Keith K
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Goleta
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Goleta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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215 reviews 215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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