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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
It's an Outback

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

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

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 NEW

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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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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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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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Again we ordered take out because of the kids. Food was delicious, hot and ready when we requested it. Lots to eat. Will definitely go back!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

...and training - an ignored activity. Outback is a predictable chain, but unfortunately in many of their restaurants, that includes poor service. Traverse City was no exception. Likely, this can be directly traced to a lack of training. Servers aren't taught how to properly do their jobs. Yet, they still expect the tip to be an ever increasing percentage of... More 

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Benzonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Rarely get to try a dessert as we can't pass up their Bloomin Onion and the free bread! Had only one small bad experience there in ALL of the many times we've eaten here and I say that's VERY good odds :) and they were quick to fix the problem. We always say we will JUST order a dessert &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I received a gift card and free appetizer card for Christmas. I was near the Outback at an evening meeting and decided to use these to get a to-go dinner for my husband and I. My order was taken immediately upon arrival. I enjoyed a tasty beverage while my food was prepared, and that service was excellent also. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We keep waiting for this chain to cheapen their standards and they don't. We went on a very busy night and they got us in with a short wait and got is through.

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

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  • 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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