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Outback Steakhouse

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5535 Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3235
847-674-7411
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service with a smile. Great food, too.

Even though there is a waiting line (at 6:00 PM), they move you in pleasantly and quickly to a booth where possible. Across from us the staff congregated and sang a wishful happy birthday to her. Noise level is not a factor here, and we enjoyed good conversation. The "Bloomin' onion" beats out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Brian C
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even though there is a waiting line (at 6:00 PM), they move you in pleasantly and quickly to a booth where possible. Across from us the staff congregated and sang a wishful happy birthday to her. Noise level is not a factor here, and we enjoyed good conversation. The "Bloomin' onion" beats out the restaurant in Glenview, which is supposedly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had the steak and lobster tail special at the Outback in Skokie. It was quite reasonable and very good. The service was great. I ended up traveling to DFW metroplex in the same week and chose to eat in another Outback in Hurst, TX. It was as good as the one in Skokie, IL one. I also traveled to Orlando... More 

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acalinda
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I went for our first time to The Outback in Skokie Il. We specifically went for their steak & lobster special for $15.00. Don't get me wrong, we also eat at Bob Chin's, Ruth Chris and Mortons. While I didn't expect anything near the quality of the previously mentioned restaurants we were certainly pleasantly surprised at how... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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120 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The steaks were nicely cooked, as ordered, wait staff were pleasant and cordial. Restaurant located on the northern perimeter of Village Crossing shopping centre, ample parking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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149 reviews 149 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In the mood for onion, get a blooming onion. Convenient, tasty, affordable and serviceable. You never go wrong.

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Chicago, Illinois
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249 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

At first, I hadn't planned on writing a review and then I thought if it was good why not. There are certainly a lot of arguments about going to chain or franchise restaurants, but I have always felt that the Outback had a pretty nice assortment of good food, with some interesting variations. We were seated immediately, even though the... More 

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Chicago
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54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

The location on touhy has a few good customer friendly servers the rest are just ignorant and forget that your there food is ok prices are decent

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It is always a challenge to write a review of a chain or franchised restaurant. Most of the time the food in one is exactly the same as another. The only changes one can expect to find are in the service or the location. In this case I found the changes in the food too, and this made me a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I stopped in one afternoon because despite all our traveling, we had both never been. There was nothing special about our lunch here. Our server was barely discernible due to the unexplained whispering she was doing. We honestly could not hear or understand her. As far as the food goes, it's a basic burger and fries joint.... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

my son and I took his grandma here for a birthday lunch we ordered the victoria steaks my son had the shrimp as well it was so yummy, our server was really great she made sure we were well taken care of, loved it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5535 Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3235
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: 847-674-7411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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