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Outback Steakhouse

2616 Derek Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70607-7529
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Ranked #55 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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58% Recommend
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Spicewood, TX
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114 reviews 114 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I ordered what I always order: the grilled salmon. It arrived after a longer-than-normal wait. The portion was very small. The fish and veggies were barely warm. The fish was way overcooked. I was shocked. The server finally returned to our table well after my daughter had finished her food. A manager eventually came to out table, apologized and offered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

a 25 minute wait, but the food was so worth it !!! Service was really good, and the location was spot on.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I was quickly taken to a table in the bar area, even though the place seemed really busy. Service was quick and efficient. Steak was cooked correctly. Hard to beat the the dinner special that they were having. I would recommend it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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130 reviews 130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Outback, like many chain restaurants, appears to still be doing a good business generally. I have found the food to be perfectly good as well as the service, but nothing to rave about. On this visit, I had the Red Diamond Merlot, a house salad and Alice Springs Chicken. The chicken came out hot, fully cooked and juicy with the... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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201 reviews 201 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I went on a weeknight and although the parking lot looked full was promptly greeted and seated right away. I ordered the small ribeye and it was delicious. They automatically use spices when they prepare the steak so be sure to tell them if you prefer your steak without them. I ordered the sweet potato and when it did not... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Food, prices and decor get a B. Outback Special Sirloin and 4-course special at $15 is a great deal. However, the quality of service has waned over the years - give it a C/C-. I know this is casual dining, but wait staff needs to be trained better, especially if a guest is having a 4-course meal. Great service is... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Came in a week night for dinner and was seated immediately. The service was prompt. I had the Chicken on the Barbie which was splendid. Husband got the Seafood Mixed Grill. Both dishes were very good.

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Welsh, Louisiana, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The Tuna Steak is WOW----onion blossom with a spicy Bloody Mary--who could ask for anything more?---Great food and drinks---Large variety of foods on the menu

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Kinder, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Taste, quality, ample portions, Since 1998 the taste remains consistent

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

I think it was the piece of gum (used) stuffed between the wall and the seat that initially turned us off. We did report it to the manager--he could have cared less! We have not been back.

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