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Outback Steakhouse

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2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1243
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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
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Des Moines, Iowa
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495 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here on black Friday, but at the time they didn't have very many customers. Friendly staff, clean place, slow service. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

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Thank init4keeps
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

We can do better. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at news@outback.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Ankeny". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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517 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row due to the close proximity to our hotel. There were things that were good- crab cakes, burgers, onion petals, and not so good- service, and chicken. I would say it's an average Outback, and would say that it is a place to go if you are close by. I would not go... More 

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Thank Jilly070
Okoboji, Iowa
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I stopped going to Outbacks several years ago because of mediocre food. At the request of the rest of my group, I went along. Turns out not a lot has changed since I last visited one... steak portions are small and pretty unattractive when they come. Grilled shrimp tasted bland, and did look a little pale gray yet... not at... More 

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Thank TravelerD40
Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Recently opened for lunch, it's not crowded and service is prompt and friendly. I had a nice salmon salad. So you don't have to eat steak if you want other choices. The ambience is nice as well.

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Thank Bruce F
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The service was wonderful and it is not the fault of the Outback that I ordered something new and found it too spicy. Sweet potato was wonderful. Server did send me away with a replacement item to eat later.

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Thank TravelingDays
michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Called for carry out and it was quick and easy. Ready when I pulled up and the waitress was very friendly and efficient.

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Thank kenneth743
South Bend, IN
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

When the greeter doesn't even get up from doing silverware to acknowledge your presence, you know you're in trouble. The food and service was just ok

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Thank RedWingFan19
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went to outback because we received a gift card and I have to say, it was not good. The food was poor, cold, not seasoned well.

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Thank David C
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

That's not good. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at news@outback.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Ankeny". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Food was excellent like usual. Our waiter was top notch. We will definitely return when we are in town again. It was a Friday night so the wait was about 25 mins. Don't forget the booths in the bar on first come first serve! We were able to hop in one and have a great meal.

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Thank WittyWatson
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I don't care for the chewy sirloin. BUT I LOVE THE FILET...best cold crisp salad anywhere and the clam chowder is amazing.

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Thank Connie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-1243

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