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Outback Steakhouse

8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
828-295-6283
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Ranked #31 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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194 reviews 194 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I will say this particular Outback is one of the better Outback's in proximity to our home. We will always choose it over the one in Winston or Hickory hands down. Out last visit was the past weekend, we were a party of 8. We were attended to quickly, other wait staff assisted when we had a spill at our... More

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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

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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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