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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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4:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 16
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  • 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 place in the Mountains

This is one of the better Outbacks were we have dined. The food has always been good, and the service is good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Randy S
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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is one of the better Outbacks were we have dined. The food has always been good, and the service is good as well.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you want steak (any kind!) or seafood (lobster, crab, fish) with insanely delicious sides, great service, sublime beer, salad like you've never had salad (the wedge salad), this is your place. Extremely ample parking, gorgeous clean interior, fantastic service (at least 20 visits, and it's all perfect every time), and food so off-the-chart delicious that, when you take the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went to Outback for lobster as it's difficult to find lobsters in the mountains of North Carolina -- it's such a long crawl from the ocean. The lobsters were barely larger than a jumbo shrimp - really disappointing considering the cost. Another couple with us order the prime rib and was told only well-done was available. All in all, the... More 

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On the first evening of our stay in Blowing Rock, we decided to eat at Outback since we had a gift card. We were seated and served quickly; the waiter was very attentive. The bread and salads were very good. However, our steaks were dry and rather tasteless. Outback used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but it's been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and father and I planned a weekend camping trip to Boone for the Grandfather Mountain Marathon (highly recommend the marathon & Games). However, after the race, we planned to eat at Outback because I was starved and craving steak. We eat at the Asheville location frequently and were very disappointed with our visit to Outback at Blowing Rock.... More 

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charlotte, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Attentive server and special menu requests met with a smile and delivered with perfection. We visit the area several times a year and have never been disappointed. Always support small biz but can't avoid The Outback.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Another good meal at Outback. Their menu and food never disappoints. Our server, Liz B was one week out of training and knocked out service out of the park. She provided a wonderful finish to a fantastic visit to Blowing Rock.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was at one time a good place, not great, but the last 2 times was the last. Food came way overcooked, orders wrong and took forever. They apologized so we tried it again. Exactly the same experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The steak was cooked exactly as we liked it. The service was excellent and the wine was very good. It wasn't just a jacket potato but more of a work of art fully loaded with bacon, cheese, sour cream. butter and the garlic mash was scrummy

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Lenoir, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Food was spot on and really good. Our server was rude and somewhat obnoxious at times. Kept reaching over me and interrupting our conversation at our table so he could ask us to pass him the dirty dishes. Only negative with food was outage of prime rib....on a Saturday night....poor planning. Ending on a great note.......great food.

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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 Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828-295-6283

Price and Cuisine

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