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Outback Steakhouse

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1201 S Broadway, Ste 52, Rochester, MN 55904-3862
507-252-1150
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service and worth a visit!

Went to the Outback in Rochester, Minnesota prior to a hockey game. We were a little concerned about wait time. The parking lot was full, but they seated us with no wait. Service was fast and friendly (Kevin) and the steak I purchased was excellent. They also have a drive up service that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Austin, Minnesota
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Austin, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went to the Outback in Rochester, Minnesota prior to a hockey game. We were a little concerned about wait time. The parking lot was full, but they seated us with no wait. Service was fast and friendly (Kevin) and the steak I purchased was excellent. They also have a drive up service that was very busy. Overall a good experience... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Hubby and I stopped at Outback tonight for a romantic date night. The service was downright excellent. The waiter named "Dustin" took care of us. He was one step ahead of the game at all times. He noticed that I actually picked off the onions from my salad, and when my loaded potato came later, he even mentioned that he... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I concur with other reviews here - the chefs need to be either retrained or let go. Over salted, undercooked and slow to get to table (30 minutes plus). Will not be back again unfortunately. Manager did give a small discount, but too many other places in town to bother going again.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I expected to wait in line, judging by the full parking lot, but to my surprise, there was fast seating, and they reflect the usual high quality standards of the Outback chain.

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Nebraska
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163 reviews 163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I feel so sorry for the great wait staff like Steve whom waited on us. This could really be a good chain restaurant, but someone is either not checking the cooks qualifications or not training them correctly, We ordered salads, a filet and shrimp skewers. The kitchen forgot to deliver one of our salads and our waiter Steve had to... More 

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Angle Inlet, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was our third visit to this restaurant. We were seated with a minimum amount of stay. Our Server (Ricky) was one of the finest servers we have encountered in the hospitality industry (a Food Captain on an Amtrak Dining Car would tie). He recommended a smaller portion of the Bloom'in Onion.....and we appreciated that. He was not sure if... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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178 reviews 178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I remember the Outback food as fairly good for the price. Met up with old friends for dinner and conversation. The food has changed! My salmon was dry and no flavor with a sided of uninteresting vegetables. My wife had a steak that was small, cold and full of gristle accompanied by more uninteresting vegetables. One had the nightly special... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not my normal place to eat, but was convienient and all of us were in the mood for steak. We were seated promptly. The waitress also came over shortly thereafter and took our drink orders. She came back with those, but brought the wrong drink to my wife. We ordered a Bloomin Onion for an appetizer. We then ordered our... More 

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Hancock, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had a poor steak with my last visit but this time was great. Food was very good and service was also. Would come back again.

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Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were seated right away. It was over the lunch hour. After sitting in our booth for 10 minutes we left. Not one person bothered to stop ! Nothing!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 S Broadway, Ste 52, Rochester, MN 55904-3862
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 507-252-1150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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