We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Outback Steakhouse

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 94: English reviews
Okoboji, Iowa
Level Contributor
71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank TravelingDays
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank kenneth743
South Bend, IN
Level Contributor
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

Thank RedWingFan19
Level Contributor
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.

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
Level Contributor
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.

Thank WittyWatson
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

Thank Connie J
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Martin D
Ankeny, Iowa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jonathan N

Travelers who viewed Outback Steakhouse also viewed


Been to Outback Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: 515-963-1243

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Outback Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?