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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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Today
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: Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Do you care steakhouse

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Joee77
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Sevier County,TN
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Sevier County,TN
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You pretty much know what to expect from an Outback, they are all over. The food and service were good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were very disappointed with the portions of our meal. They seemed to be child portions but with big boy prices. We will find another place next time for our anniversary.

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Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The food was great. It was very busy and we had to wait quite a while for an appetizer but the waitress, chef, and manager came to apologize for the wait. They didn't charge for it and the manager gave us a 15% off the entire bill! We had not complained so we were very surprised and pleased. The steak... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We live nearby so we have eaten at this OutbAck no less than 50 times over the years. It was our "go to" restaurant but over the past year it has gone way downhill. We always have loved the prime rib but the last 3 times it has been prepared horribly. We always order MR but it comes to us... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

One of the steaks ordered medium rare was almost raw. It looked like only one side was grilled. Another steak was ordered medium, but was closer to rare. Service was barely okay. For the prices we paid, we expected more; a lot more. We will not go back to that Outback. Quality of food was more in line with a... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We came here twice in our 2.5 day getaway! The food was quite tasty, the staff members were awesome, and it was clean. The clam chowder was on point, the steak was perfect, the apple martini was done right, and the atmosphere was nice. Would go back!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Usually Outback is a great place to eat, but I placed a to go order so we could relax in the room. My "premium salad" was terrible. The lettuce had been frozen in the cooler and was nasty. Dressing wasn't in the bag. We ordered 2 hamburgers with fries. Burgers were good, fries were half cooked and cold. I ended... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We noticed that our order was taking a long time but we had no where else to be so we simply waited. Without even getting a complaint the manager announced that she would comp our meal. Apparently our first meal had been burned. Great way to get repeat business.

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