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Outback Steakhouse

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8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
+1 828-295-6283
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit Outback very regularly in BR. being residents it's a fun place to meet other locals (at the bar). Staff switch roles a lot which I like so we know several of the staff from hanging out at the bar. My wife and I are trying to balance dieting with going out and Outback has a couple of great... More 

Thank PDMGuru
Boone, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I only go to Outback on special occasions, but whenever I do go, it's usually pretty good. My absolute favorite item on the menu is the Blooming Onion. It is so good!!! I would recommend going between 5:00pm-7:00pm because it gets very crowded, especially on the weekends.

Thank btdhtaylor
Charleston, West Virginia
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

You expect to get the same quality food at each chain restaurants. Outback does not disappoint! What was really great about this restaurant is we appeared with 34 people without notice. They were accommodating, friendly and were very attentive and we were able to eat in a reasonable amount of time. We arrived at 1:30 in the afternoon but they... More 

Thank BetteWV
Gainesville, Florida
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We vacation in Blowing Rock every October. Last year we ate takeout from here several times. That's how good it was. This time....one word, horrible. The first night we got our usual Chicken on the Barbie and Wings. Both were bad. We had friends visit us and they wanted the Chicken tenders and watch the ballgame at our Cabin. Last... More 

Thank Pipers2much
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

We feel terrible that we let you down. 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 - Blowing Rock, NC". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Belleville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place had a low rating (3 stars or less?) but I thought it was great. We were seated immediately and promptly waited on. The food was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly.

Thank roadqueen1340
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited for steak and got just that. The food was excellent and the service was good too. The prime rib was excellent. The price was ok, medium range and we all enjoyed. The cocktails are a good price at $5 each.

Thank LizGraham2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We've been dining at this restaurant for years and the staff are consistently friendly, hospitable, and professional. I believe that that speaks well for both the staff and the management. Most recently, Ryan was a welcoming host and a helpful wait person as well, even though we arrived shortly before closing time...A quick comment about the food: I usually get... More 

Thank anniehey
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The food was okay, I ordered the steak and crab legs. My crab legs came out cold and over cooked. When pulling the meat out of the crab legs the meat cracked LOL. The manager was very helpful in getting a new order. I know you don't go to Outback to order the crab legs, but they sure did look... More 

Thank Lorimack21
Marion, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Large group of golfers, 14, seated together. Quick, friendly service. Delicious bread served immediately. I had a 14oz ribeye, medium, tender and well seasoned. Salad was also fresh and baked potato just right. Kept tea glass full, always a plus. We'll be back!

Thank Pugga54
Sanford, North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This visit was on par for an Outback franchise but does not offer the food and service which would draw me back. Blowing Rock is a location which is mostly dependent on a service economy. A franchise should mirror it's location and this one does not.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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: 8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-6283

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