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Outback Steakhouse

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3501 Marketplace Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684-4568
231-935-4329
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Used to be Better - very slow getting our dinner :(

We love this for a reasonable meal and they have great food on their menu--the food yesterday took forever to get to us--like 1/2 hour. They have had a huge change over in staff as well. Still great food at a great price!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Today August 16th my family and I stopped at this establishment and from the start we received an attitude from our server,  Alechia when we asked for extra time to decide on our drinks. When we asked for some time the first tim she went away for literally one minute and when we asked for additional time she said. "Sorry... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The DW and I chose a late lunch here since past meals have always been good. Not this time. Both of us got the coconut shrimp and a salad for our one side plus a baked potato to split. Salad and potato were good but the shrimp was the poorest I can ever remember eating. Both of us ended up... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We love this for a reasonable meal and they have great food on their menu--the food yesterday took forever to get to us--like 1/2 hour. They have had a huge change over in staff as well. Still great food at a great price!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My friend had a steak that she said was good. I had the Ahi Tuna that tasted bad and looked like it had set out for awhile before being served. We shared a cheesecake that was great.

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Traverse City, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been coming here for ribs for many years and they are always delicious! Our family enjoys the wheat bread as well. Service was excellent this last time we were here. My daughter tried the steakhouse Mac n cheese and it was great as well. My only comment would be to give just a bit more fries with the... More 

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Oakland Co., MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good food, pleasant staff. We try not to eat at too many chain restaurants on vacation, but this worked out fine.

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Outback Steakhouse's food is always the same. Despite a virtually empty restaurant, we were sat right by the kitchen doors. Waitress took over 15 minutes to come to the table. Then, all she did was rush us. We ordered the three-course combinations. Our drinks came with our salads, the entree came before we could finish our salads, our desserts were... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One thing about Outback is that it's consistently good. You always know what you're gonna get and the food is really good for chain.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

not too bad, not great. Staff is fine but food is just, Its just average. Food tastes like it came off the freezer truck and straight into the microwave. its edible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good service, great food, nice selection of drinks and good prices. While I enjoyed the prime rib, others had steaks and the child chicken fingers. The food came fast even though it was busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3501 Marketplace Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684-4568
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-935-4329

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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