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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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  • 15
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  • 14
    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
Been there and the last 2 times disappointing

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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saltash
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife and I have dined at the Blowing Rock Outback for the the last 12 years. The frequency of our visits was variable so this "meta-review" primarily focuses on the "warm months" in Blowing Rock - i.e., this includes the months of April through November. Initially the Blowing Rock OB (Outback) restaurant was very good, at times was excellent,... More 

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Pinnacle, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love the food. You must get here early or you will be waiting outdoors. Because it is one of the most popular restaurants, it is always crowded. I would call first and ask about wait time.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love outback as a chain. I live near this location and keeping hoping for the near perfect experience I have at most other outback locations. However this location always struggles. I don't know if it is bad management or what but over the 11 years I've lived in the area I always have problems with the meal of someone... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This Outback has been average with other Outbacks that we have eaten at. Mostly good, reasonable wait times, and good to excellent foods, if a little pricey. Generally, the take-out orders are very good. However, lately, this restaurant is going downhill fast! Last night, we got a take-out, tilapia with crab meat, 2 steaks, a blooming onion, steamed veggies, baked... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's always good to know you can trust a good meal. The standard level of service is always there. My steak was overcooked but as always they were there to help without a problem at all.

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Sevier County,TN
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Coffee weak and cold. No bread served. Seemed they weren't sure they wanted to be open. Food ok. No pluses for it. Been here before and had great food and excellent service. Will return one more time. But two strikes is an out today!

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knoxville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

contruction made it difficult to get into the parking lot. But the food was up to Qutback standards.. the wait was short, food was good.

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Additional Information about Outback Steakhouse

Address: 8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
Phone Number: 828-295-6283
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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