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Outback Steakhouse

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8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
828-295-6283
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

Popular chain restaurant and always a good choice. I was surprised at some of the reviews for this location. My filet and his ribeye were seasoned and cook to perfection. We sat in a booth near the bar and Dave, our server, was very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Jennifer B
via mobile
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Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with coconut and grilled shrimp as our appetizers, delicious. Our cocktails were fosters beer and delicious blackberry martinis Then we ordered the outback special cooked the classic way which was cooked to perfection. Our server was great making our dining experience so much better. No room for desert The atmosphere was very quiet making for good conversation. Would... More 

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Thank panter98
Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're not always impressed with every outback restaurant, but this one was super friendly and the steaks were delicious! My husband said his was the best Outback steak he's ever had. Bartenders were very helpful while we waited.

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Thank Sarah H
Newland, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Sunday afternoon luncheon with Ms. Diane. Food was awesome , wait staff very helpful and courteous.

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Thank 90Ted72
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Popular chain restaurant and always a good choice. I was surprised at some of the reviews for this location. My filet and his ribeye were seasoned and cook to perfection. We sat in a booth near the bar and Dave, our server, was very attentive.

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Thank Jennifer B
Roxboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here more than once. The last time my chicken was under cooked when I received it. It looked a little pink on the inside, so I didn't eat anymore when I realized it. I told the waiter and the manager came over and asked if I wanted something else. I wasn't really hungry at this point. He... More 

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Thank mstchr2u
Weddington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have eaten at this location multiple times, and it never disappoints; however, during this visit, the onion petals were served cold, and the replacement was overcooked, so not the best experience.

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Thank kcdemby4342
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We eat here fairly often, My wife loves the 6 ounce sirloin special with a salad and potato--sweet potato or Irish potato--for $11.99. I enjoy the steak and all-you-can-eat shrimp, or the steak and cocoanut shrimp. Both are about $15. We've never had to wait for seating, but we go early--around 5:30 pm. Be advised that roadwork is going on... More 

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Thank Earl D
Burnsville, North Carolina
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209 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a place to remember for me. I came here several years ago after I proposed to my wife. The food was great and the service is always good.

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Thank barnett202
Kosciusko, Mississippi
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Dined with a party of six. Had brief wait before being seated because of the size of our party. Most of our group ordered steak - two shared a ribeye, two shared a sirloin, and one ordered a six ounce Victoria's filet. I was the exception of the night and ordered grilled tilapia with a crab meat sauce. We had... More 

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Thank RAutry
Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We like to have Wednesday night dinner at Outback. My husband and I have very different preferences and they please both of us.

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Thank Jennifer J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828-295-6283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?