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Outback Steakhouse

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2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
515-963-1243
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A popular place for sure, every table was occupied. We are not big beef eaters, so might not have been the best choice for us. There are not a lot of non-beef options, but we made do. Tables were a bit sticky and the environment was a little uncomfortably warm. The service and wait staff was friendly and prompt.

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Thank Martin D
Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is your typical outback for appearance sake. There are a couple of other out backs in the Des Moines metro but not as good to the one in Ankeny. I think the cooks are a bit better on how your dishes are served, prepared, and cooked. servers are friendly, the bar kicks out drinks in a timely fashion.... More 

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Thank Jonathan N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I'm not a regular visitor to Outback, at least not in the last 5 years. But, I have been to dozens of them spread out across the country. The service here is the best and my server (her name escapes me) would be a 10/10 score. The only downside if you're not very local, is finding the restaurant. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

In Ankeny if you want a good steak you go to Outback. This time I ordered the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and they were just okay. I had my grandson so we ordered his drink and Mac and cheese for him and they brought it right out which I appreciate. My wife and I split the 8 oz sirloin... More 

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Thank Terry A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have always loved Outbreak. The steaks are always great, much better than many other places!

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Thank Amanda O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

A family celebration dinner at this Outback was most delicious and pleasant experience. The hostess greeted us as if she truly was pleased we were there. Our server gave us time to read the menu and was patient as one person changed their dinner choice. Our meals from sirloin, coconut shrimp and pork chop all meals were done perfectly, salads... More 

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Thank Mary P
Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Stopped in for dinner. They no longer had the spicy shrimp appetizer we love but were told it's coming back.

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Thank mhelmick2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We had a party of 11 this last time that we went and everyone had a great time. They have great deals and majority of the menu is a great price for what you can get. They are always friendly and having a little one that is quite small they never hesitate to help us make her as comfortable as... More 

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Thank stepainez
Rock Island, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This location was conveniently right outside of our hotel, and the staff was friendly, but the food was not very flavorful. It wasn't awful, but we probably won't eat there again.

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Thank Michelle D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 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?