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Outback Steakhouse

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1407 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61704
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bloomington, IL
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220 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used to love to go to Outback. Good steaks and a blue cheese salad that was amazing. I loved how they seasoned the vegetables and would get two servings instead of a potato. We had not been for quite a while since we grill often at home...but it has just been too hot to cook outside. Service was great...... More 

Thank Connor11_7
Marseilles, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good, menu had lots of choices. Waiter was a little over the top /bordering on annoying. Overall it was a good meal.

Thank Suzanne B
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love outback, NOT. I did love outback but not anymore. We waited long to get seated and nobody was there. The restaurant was empty. Our food was cold. Our potatoes were not done, our steak was mostly fat. Somebody has been letting the place go down. It must be new employees and management. I'm so disappointed.

Thank christine j
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

First of all, I need to say this has been my husband and I's favorite place to eat in the past. Not any more. He always gets the same thing--chicken and ribs. This time, even though it was evening, the portion was about a third of what it usually is. For $15.99, you do expect a decent portion. This was... More 

Thank Pamela T
Sandwich, Illinois
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had to wait about 45 minutes, but there was room to sit at the bar. (Love those "Wallabydarn" drinnks!) It was prom night, so it was crowded. Our food was delicious, hot when it arrived, and the waitress was very attentive. It was noisy, but not too bad. We try to make it a point to stop here every... More 

Thank raysan208
Bloomington, Illinois
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203 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Last night we had dinner. When we walked in around 7:15pm there was no one waiting at the host station to great us. We waited several minutes before someone appeared to greet us, and take us to a table. Server was OK, but didn't seem to know the menu that well. Everyone's food was excellent, and there were lots of... More 

Thank CopperAddict
Wentzville, Missouri, Usa
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice business meal here. Love that Outback Special and the Bloomin Onion. Steak was cooked perfectly and sides very tasty. Service was little slow this night.

Thank warrenwb
Banbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

After a long flight from the UK to Chicago we stopped our first night in the US just up the road from the Outback. We went in because we recognised the "brand" and were not disappointed. Friendly staff, good food and beer; after a long day it was perfect. Cooked exactly right.

Thank Travelledall0ver
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner to one of our favorite chain restaurants. As expected, it was busy. But we were seated after few minutes of waiting. Our server was friendly. Our appetizer came right away, our drinks came later. Our food was from the lite menu, chicken on the Barbie and steak sirloin. We liked them very much. The only thing was... More 

Thank Pinaywife
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The food was good but ran out of baked potatoes during dinner hour - 5 pm! It was Family Weekend at ISU so I would think they would have been more prepared.

Thank Donna61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 13096630455

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