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“Nice outback, however can't seem to cook steaks well done the first go around.” 4 of 5 stars
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Outback Steakhouse
261 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3749
540-438-0190
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Ranked #75 of 194 restaurants in Harrisonburg
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice outback, however can't seem to cook steaks well done the first go around.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Love this outback, however the kitchen needs to learn how to cook steaks well done. Somehow they get it right once you send it back. i can honestly say 75% of the time I send a medium rare steak back that should have been "extra well". Ridiculous. The positive is that the managers always apologize and act appropriately. All the other food and service is great.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very attentive server, clean restaurant and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had a very attentive server by the name of Kevin. Quite sincere about inquiring not just about our meal and satisfaction, but also about us personally as people. Hospitality was amazing. The food is good quality at a reasonable price. Friendly and clean. We would definitely go back. We are from Ontario in Canada and unfortunately Outback is no longer available to us there. We have visited Outbacks in several states in USA and food is consistently good. However, this server was by far the best we have encountered at any restaurant in a very long time.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kodak, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disgusting Server!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The server (male) we were given wiped our plates on his clothing to get the little bit of water on them off. We told the manager and he said he was wiping them with a towel wich was attached to his body. But, when he wiped them with the towel he still brought the plate across his clothing. The next day later in the afternoon myself and my grandmother were very sick. I think it has something to do with the cleanliness of the staff and kitchen area.

Visited November 2012
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Washington, DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outback is always good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Check if you get takeout. Even you request it, you may not actually have any silverware!

The food is so good, but it would be nice if whoever first meets you to ask what you ordered actually checks when your food is ready. Our food sat an additional 10 minutes because our original helper went on break. She was M.I.A.

Visited October 2012
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Staff isn't always so attentive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Food tends to be decent, but some of the staff (aside from the Bar tender) tend to be a bit aloof (greeting counter in particular).
Also, once ordered a scotch on the rocks, and it arrived with several fruit flies in it. Granted, that could be a one-time fluke anywhere. Glad I noticed before drinking any, and a fresh, clean one was comped to me.

Visited September 2012
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