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Outback Steakhouse

3939 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5604
+1 319-366-6683
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
American, Australian, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
3939 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big fan of Outback, but this Lindale Mall location is dark, run down, furniture grimy, and far below the expectations I have of Outback. I had my usual Chicken on the Barbie. Chicken had no sizzle, was dry, and had WAY too...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Outback is one of those places that are pretty much the same everywhere -- except the variable of the service. If you like their food, they are reasonably consistent. So it rises and falls on the wait staff. Unfortunately, we have excellent and barely adequate....More

Thank James W
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We Went there for dinner last night with 2 hours till closing the parking lot was 1/3 full and the restaurant was over half empty. The hostess said to us that she could sit us at the bar because their was no seating available for...More

Thank Robert J
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We feel terrible about your experience. 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 - Cedar Rapids, IA". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse

Reviewed January 26, 2018

My wife and I returned after a bad experience three weeks before. Outback sent us an apology and two coupons toward meals if we would come back, so we did. The second time was very good; as I dislike giving bad reviews to anyplace, I...More

Thank Beaveracres
Reviewed December 8, 2017

We arrived at the restaurant at 11:15am, were seated promptly but it took the server 10 minutes to come for our drink order which we did as well as our food order. Twenty minutes later our salads arrived and at 12:05 we searched for the...More

Thank Beaveracres
OutbackGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Hello, We hate to keep you waiting. 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 - Cedar Rapids". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Outback Steakhouse

Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We went here with another couple, and our evening here was flawlessly. Everything was done to perfection. Our sever was on the ball, my iced tea was never empty. Plus the tea is brewed, no low rent pop gun tea. Everyone's entree was cooked to...More

Thank James L
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

As always, when I go into chain restaurants, the most important thing I look for - is "don't ruin the name...." Well, steaks were great, service was fast and friendly, so a big thumbs up for the local branch here in Cedar Rapids !!! Enjoyed...More

Thank Alon T
Reviewed April 4, 2017

My wife and I made a quick 20 minute trip to Cedar Rapids as we don't have an Outback in our city any longer. We were seated immediately, and greeted by our server right away. She took our drink order quickly and returned to take...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Outback has revised their menu and I find more choices. Good for couples, groups and families.They offer a 15% discount to AARP members who show their card.

Thank Marge H
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The dark wooden, open room decor is inviting. The menu offers enough variety and preparation choices to not seem limiting for a steakhouse. The menu is easy to read and visual educate diners on cuts available. Service was relaxed, prompt polite but not over the...More

Thank Tom W
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May 31, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Marge H | Reviewed this property |
About 15 miles. Take I-380 to First Avenue exit. Travel east on First Avenue. About 20 minutes in traffic.
richard m
January 25, 2016|
Response from Marge H | Reviewed this property |
No banquet room, but they can put tables together for 12-15 people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Australian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, 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: 3939 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5604
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-366-6683
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