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Outback Steakhouse

8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
828-295-6283
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Ranked #29 of 42 restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have always enjoyed Outback and find that it is a chain that generally has good and reliable food. However, the Outback in Blowing Rock is inconsistent at best. After a day on the trail, we wanted a good meal. We both ordered the crispy lobster tacos which comes normally with fries. Our tacos arrived at the table and we... More

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Sandusky, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very good food, timely service, & Kim was awesome!!!! She brought plenty of bread, sauces, lemons, and kept our drinks filled - great service by her!

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Morrisville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stopped here for a early dinner/late lunch one day and we both ordered salads. My wife had an Asian type salad which tasted alright but seemed to be a small portion for what we paid. Also, the coconut shrimp were too heavily breaded and were almost burnt on the outside. I ordered a Cobb salad which was mostly lettuce... More

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Millers Creek, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I ate here the same weekend as graduation at Appalachian State University. I was afraid we wouldn't get a seat or the wait would be long. We were seated as soon as we walked in, our waitress was nice, food and service was great. We will certainly be going back! I highly recommend.

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Millers Creek, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

When I arrived, I was seated promptly. The waiter gave me some options and I ordered. The steak was cooked just as I had ordered and the lobster tail was wonderful. I later learned that they were out of the sauce for my lobster tail and the waiter improvised. He did an a outstanding job and he needs to be... More

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NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This location used to be amazing however it continues to go down hill. I decided this weekend to give it another try however the food was cold and the service was colder. I think this time will be the last.

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Raleigh, Nc
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140 reviews 140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I did not understand why 4 staff members remained at the host station when we visited on this very busy evening. Seems to me they could have been utilized to bus the many tables that sat empty to get people seated in a timely manner. Instead the 4 hosts had a enjoyable time chatting and laughing. Steaks all undercooked. Not... More

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Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've had a previous good experience with Outback in Blowing Rock, but it seems to have gone downhill over the past few months. My family and I went for a late lunch and honestly when I go to a steakhouse, I EXPECT the cook to be able to cook a steak to order. 3 out of 4 steaks in out... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

When coming to Blowing Rock always like to eat here but something has gone wrong. Saturday evening about 5 pm came in had 15 minute wait and that was good. Got seated something to drink rather promptly and then downhill it went. Placed order and waitress disappeared for an extended time, when she finally returned and told us "bad news"... More

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Lansing, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My fiancee and I went here this evening for a dinner date at around 8pm. We were seated quickly but the place was packed. I guess I am one that enjoys more peaceful settings because I felt that the atmosphere was very loud and a bit too dark, not a very good place for an intimate date. To start off... More

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