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Outback Steakhouse

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1390 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Excellent sirloin!

Great steak and excellent service in typical outback fashion. Great bloomin' onion and French onion soup. Excellent salads and dressings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Houston N
Franklin, Tennessee
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  • Families with children
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I sometimes overlook the dining establishments near the interstate and I obviously should not. We had a delightful lunch at the Outback Steakhouse in Cookeville, TN today and I wanted to share that experience with others. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive without being annoying...I really appreciate that! The "choose your own combo" deal from which my wife... More 

Thank BMAndy
Franklin, Tennessee
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802 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great steak and excellent service in typical outback fashion. Great bloomin' onion and French onion soup. Excellent salads and dressings.

Thank Houston N
Sparta, Tennessee
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The outback is known for their steaks. However, they do offer other items on their menu that I have not tried. The service has always been great, the prices are moderate to expensive. The food is very good and consistent. You get what you ask for in a steak from rare to well done.

Thank MaryJo317
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a gift card to use for the restaurant, which was the primarily reason for our luncheon visit and the fact my wife felt like eating a good steak. She always prefers the top of the line steak...filet mignon cooked medium rare with no seasoning. I decided to try something new off their luncheon menu and ordered the chicken... More 

Thank Arthur W
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Outback service and food can be inconsistent from one restaurant to another. Having now eaten at the Cookeville TN Outback, our experiences have been very good. Visiting on a Friday night at any restaurant can lead to long waits. Despite the restaurant being full, our wait was only approximately 8-10 minutes. The restaurant was clean, the waitress was very well... More 

Thank VAD859
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Typical Outback...can't cook a steak right! In fact they weren't even close. I ordered medium and it was as well done as shoe leather. I'm sorry but I don't send food back...ever!! So choked it down. And vowed to never return for a steak there. Too much money to waste on crap. So disappointed. I'll go to the other steak... More 

Thank Tim C
Bowdon, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I wanted a steak after bad experience at Crawdaddy's west side grill the night before.As usual the steak was delicious and the service excellent.Our waitress had only been there 2 weeks and asked us to complete an on-line survey.We did and gave her high marks.She may have been at Outback only 2 weeks but she learned from... More 

Thank amberoutlaw
Danville, KY
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Typical meal at Outback, but we are never disappointed. This time we tried the Alice Spring chicken which had a topping of mushrooms, bacon and cheese. Because we were sitting at the hospital with a sick relative, I got meals for several relatives. The food was ready when we arrived at take out, everything was hot and delicious.

Thank Alicia N
Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Traveling along I-40 we stopped here late one evening for dinner. The food was really good and the service was attentive and polite. I ordered the bone-in ribeye and it was cooled perfectly and very flavorful - probably the best marbled steak for the price.

Thank bluetick3
Cookeville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were craving a thick, juicy, good quality burger, so we thought we'd try Outback Steakhouse. So glad we did! Hubby had the regular burger and I had the double-patty cheeseburger (gals, don't be afraid to order this; it's not that much bigger than the thick single burger he got) . I subbed in provolone cheese and asked for sautéed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1390 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: 931-372-2145

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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