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Outback Steakhouse

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5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is close to home - food is good - their Wedge salad is the best ever - at least in my opinion - they add a drizzle of balsamic dressing over the usual Blue Cheese and all the fixings of a Wedge. Steaks and Lamb chops are well prepared, grilled shrimp excellent, and really fun desserts Service -... More 

Thank kmckee3730
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We used to go to Outback frequently but noticed the food quality has declined. The lobster and shrimp were good but our steaks were terrible. They were tough and flavorless.

Thank Suzanne B
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We love Outback and it is a treat to travel and be able to dine at an Outback. However, this location (at least on this day) didn't impress. The steak was tough and the food fairly tasteless. Service was excellent. Disappointing for a meal we had hoped would be excellent.

Thank HistoryNutCalifornia
Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The slightly gloomy ambience belies the perky staff attitude. Food came quickly and was plentiful and tasty. The sides of salad and vegetables, were fresh. The wine by the glass was on the generous side.

Thank Elizabeth E
Stuart, FL
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We stopped for a bloomin' onion to take back to our room. Delicious as always! We ordered by phone and swung through to pick it up! We all plowed in!

Thank photogirl1985
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Just awful food. Server was very polite and friendly but the food is not good anymore. The corporate greed must be reducing this once great restaurant to crap. The steak was very tough. Portions smaller than listed on the menu. But the margarita was okay. Sad. Used to love the Outback. Used to wait to be seated, but now... More 

Thank Yellowsubmawing
Pattonville, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We actually love eating at Outback, but here on Goleta, we haven't been served. The guests at the tables next to us arrived after us, ordered, got their food, but we've been completely ignored. After half an hour of waiting without being noticed we left the venue and ate across the street in a pizza restaurant.

Thank Alexander M
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Normally anti-chain but because it's Goleta decided to give it a shot. Wanted it to work so came back a second time. Lettuce in house salad - too much of the iceberg pulp. Steaks and pork chops - decent cuts - always over cooked. I'm not a bloody meat fan but this was tough. Second time in a row so... More 

Thank Bowercom
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ended up here because it was one of the few places open when we got to Goleta. It ended up being a good choice. The steak was really flavoursome and quite reasonably priced and the staff were very pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Marketeer83
Bakersfield, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As always the food at the Outback is wonderful, and our service was outstanding. Our server, Amber, was pleasant and attentive. An enjoyable experience.

Thank kimibean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-964-0599

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