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Outback Steakhouse

1407 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61704-6630
309-663-0455
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Ranked #68 of 226 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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- Jul 12, 2014
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English first
Clinton, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I ordered 2 different steaks here and they were both way over cooked. Mine was not even edible, it was so tough and dry. My husband's was only slightly better. He ordered sauteed mushrooms to go with his steak and they tasted rotten. Mine came with coconut shrimp and they were good but they dipping sauce was... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The wait staff was great and the crab stuffed mushrooms with the lemon sauce was fantastic. The two steaks we ordered were seasoned nicely but cooked VERY poorly. My medium well NY strip steak was served rare! It wasn't even warm in the thicker parts. We were very disappointed.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

There are lots of choices in town for steaks. But we chose to spend our steak money with Dwayne. He always makes you feel like you are eating at his house. It's a nice place and always good food. A good crew of employees. Like I said before, lots of nice steak places in town, we chose here for the... More

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Hull
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We always head for an Outback when on holiday in the states. The decor and menus seem to be the same regardless of location. All staff are friendly and the restaurant was well looked after and clean. As previous years the service, food and price didn't disappoint. We both had steaks and they were cooked exactly as requested. Service was... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

One of our favorite restauants fell down on the job this week - unusual for them. Our server was very good but the steaks for 2 out of 3 in the party were sadly not done as requested. Very disappointing. The one was exchanged but the manager did not handle it well - not the server's fault at all. The... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have had Roast Beef in a number of restaurants; and this was my most pleasurable meal of roast beef. The mashed potatoes are real, and they come with just the right amount of garlic. I drink a lot of ice tea; and the servers were at my table refilling the ice tea before the glass was empty. Every day... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The creamy onion soup and cheeseburger 'soup and sandwich' combo was flavorful and filling. The complimentary loaf of bread was even better when dipped in the soup. Big bun, thick red ripe tomato, shredded lettuce and a tasty burger with a double slice of cheese. Attentive and friendly service. It was fun to hear the staff greet regulars by name.... More

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Normal, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

does accept call ahead seating which is highly encouraged ahead of dinner hour. Good waiting seating but does get crowded. Nice private feel seating. steaks are good and bread is delicious! Never had a bad meal. Servers always friendly and always helpful.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

There are numerous restaurants in Bloomington, some a lot more "upscale" and not chains, but we go back to Outback over and over because the staff is great and the food is terrific. The chopped salad alone is worth the trip and the steaks are excellent. Cocktails are good, too. The place is always packed so it's obvious that many... More

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McLeansboro, IL
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Food was good, took a little while to get our food, but once we did it was good. Service was good as well, we had a nice waitress who attended to our needs well.

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