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OutBack Steak House

Route 41, Venice, FL
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Ranked #148 of 202 restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Australian
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61% Recommend
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English first
Venice, Florida
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229 reviews 229 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

OK! I've written a lot of reviews and I really hate to slam a place but this restaurant is just plain awful. We live in Venice but have never eaten here before. Our favorite restaurant (Robbi's Reef) was closed tonight so we went to Outback on the spur of the moment. Lets start with the positives. We were greeted warmly... More

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Venice, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We waited 45 minutes for a table. We had great service once we were seated and food was delicious. But I feel that is too long of a wait. Our beeper never did go off and I went in twice to check on our wait time. Not so sure we will go back.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just picked up our take out dinner, brought it home to find the sorriest excuse for a burger with fries!! They are soggy and almost nonexistent!!! When we have been to this restaurant and dined in it was good, but this take out is really poor!!

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A good experience, as chain restaurants are concerned. Their service a consistently attentive. Food is well presented and tasty. My biggest complaint is there often a wait to be seated because of crowds.

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Venice, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

2013 marked the first year I have ever experienced an Outback restaurant. We have visited on a few occasions and have never been disappointed, actually quite surprised. We have found the service to be attentive and courteous on each visit. Our food prepared properly and a better quality that had been expected. If this is an example of all Outbacks,... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Ate around 9:30 on a Friday night. We were seated immediately and waited on quickly. My wife and I ordered our steaks well done. They were brought medium rare. Our waitress took them back with an apology. The manager brought our new perfectly cooked steaks to us and informed us that our meals were on the house. She even offered... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Well not quite! The steakhouse is not on the Adriatic and it's not in this Florida town either but next to Walmart and other outlets on a Tamiami Trail (SR 41) strip mall. Not that being in a strip mall is a bad thing as at least there's easy parking. Normally we visit the Port Charlotte restaurant but decided to... More

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Englewood, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

When the manager and the assistant manager know you by name, it's a sure sign that they value your business. Granted, I do go there quite a bit, but I have never been disappointed. Once in a great while the service is not the greatest, but that happens rarely. Usually service and food are just wonderful, that's why I keep... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Very busy, but we were seated before quoted time. Friendly staff and quick service. We took friends from Canada and they enjoyed their experience to the fullest. My wife and I are light eaters, and often split our meal. No problem, or an extra plate charge! ... Will definitely enjoy again.

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Venice, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

It has been well over a year since my last trip to Outback. A few decades ago their food was actually pretty good, but now its so generic and processed-tasting I doubt I'll ever go back. Their food has become so salty and fatty as to borderline on inedible. But then again, they're not trying to please you, they're trying... More

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