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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 - 9:00 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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 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
Blowing Rock's Outback Restaurant.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Frank K
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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?