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Outback Steakhouse

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365 Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177-2248
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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Very good dinner

Visited on a recent Saturday evening for dinner. Restaurant is comfortable with a preponderance of booths for seating. Service was excellent throughout dinner. The "Blooming Onion" appetizer was the best we have ever eaten. Crispy but not burned. My Cesar salad was good after I asked for extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Manus S
Elgin, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Visited on a recent Saturday evening for dinner. Restaurant is comfortable with a preponderance of booths for seating. Service was excellent throughout dinner. The "Blooming Onion" appetizer was the best we have ever eaten. Crispy but not burned. My Cesar salad was good after I asked for extra dressing since it was very dry as served. Partner had the ground... More 

Thank Manus S
Parkland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Went to Outback tonight and, as usual, everything was tasty and the portions large. The service was very efficient and pleasant. I had a salad and the shrimp on the barbie and it was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The ribs that my grandson had were very good and the portion was HUGE. My only complaint was the seating in... More 

Thank robinlynn47
Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Have not been to an Outback in several years because I prefer to go to restaurants that are not chains. Outback to me in the past was too pricy for a chain, although there food is usually pretty good. That coupled with in general that they are only open for dinner but for the weekends doesn't bring Outback to mind... More 

Thank Iamdunne
Elgin, Illinois
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We regularly visit this steakhouse and have always enjoyed our meals (but stay away from the Blomin Onion as it is way to greasy). The service has also always been excellent. Though the price is a little high we find with coupons and the Outback Dining card we eat here very reasonalby. Atmosphere is just average - a little dark.

Thank rhelgintravelor
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was in the Chicago area on business but met up with some friends in area at their local Outback Steakhouse. Chain restaurants can be unpredictable when it comes to service but this location was outstanding. The food at Outback is always enjoyable. So this was a pleasant evening and I would certainly dine at this location again.

Thank Steven H
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have no idea where these people are coming up with these rave reviews ? I have been here numerous times and for the first few years they were pretty good. The last few years has been consistently poor food quality. Love the blooming onion, but when there constantly over cooked and greasy, not very appetizing. The prime rib used... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Outstanding onion soup! Enjoyed the prime rib as well...excellent service...can count on this chain for quality, delicious food....wish I had room for dessert!

Thank Nancy171717
South Elgin, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We started revisiting this restaurant after some time away. The quality of the food is good. Atmosphere is good. Service is also very good. Good option for a steak house locally. Definitely better than Lonestar.

Thank wittwitt
Elgin, Illinois
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

My wood-grilled steak was too salty for me- so they replaced it AND took it off the grill. Our server, Andi, was a delightful girl. Love the bread!

Thank Leann_R_11_11
Georgetown, Texas
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299 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

My wife and I visited this Outback Steakhouse on a Saturday evening and it was very, very busy. We phoned in ahead of time and this helped cut our wait time when we got there. They keep bringing hot bread to the table and it is outstanding. I had the clam chowder before dinner and it was good, but nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 365 Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177-2248
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  South Elgin
  • Phone Number: 847-717-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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