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Outback Steakhouse

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2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1243
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to come to Outback Steakhouse for an early Valentine's Dinner. We hadn't been to one in about 5 years, and my husband was looking to get a good steak. Our wait wasn't long at all - a short 15 minutes, which at 6:00, was a nice beginning to our dinner. After we placed our drink and appetizer order,... More 

Thank kkozeliski
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, great food, and a fantastic waitress. We went there to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress was fantastic. We had a wonderful time.

Thank seaboomer11
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74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a chain of course but this location is consistently excellent. Often is on the short list when people discuss the best place to get steak in Ankeny. This visit as with all my past ones have been very good. There was a guy who sat across from us who had a complaint (he did look like someone who... More 

Thank Allen Y
Altoona, Iowa
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

I have been there several times. I have learned it is very busy on weekends and you will need to wait for a table. I like the steaks. I only go there on a special occasions. It is family friendly. There is a big free parking lot on the side of the building. It is a big restaurant with a... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We had an Outback local for years and lived it. They closed down a couple years ago so when we saw this one we had to stop the steaks were incredible.

Thank Shelley B
Des Moines, Iowa
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553 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

I returned to this restaurant after management requested, without compensation, as required by TripAdvisor for reviews. It was a very busy night, they had just had a party of 20 ordering prior to my order, so I expected it would be slow. It actually was quicker than my previous visit, so I was quite surprised! The food was hot and... More 

Thank init4keeps
Des Moines, Iowa
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553 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 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.

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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529 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 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 

Thank Jilly070
Okoboji, Iowa
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank TravelerD40
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
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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.

Thank Bruce F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?