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“Poor food and service”

The Outback Shack Bar & Grill
Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Narrabri
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Narrabri, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Poor food and service”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I found the service here poor as well as the food. I was told it would take over 45 minutes to cook my medium rare steak and everyone else would have to wait for their meal and when I wanted to change my order I was told the time would fly by as we tried to entertain 4 children 2 under 5 years.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Trudge0808
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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202 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great fun, service a little patchy”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This restaurant is contained within the RSL and is enormous fun. We shared the hot rock for two which was outstanding. You had to press a little button on your table to summons a waitron, and even so, they took a while to come. Lovely people when they did, though - really country hospitality.

Visited October 2012
Thank Mandi B
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Thought we had found a jackpot restaurant”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere clean and entertaining but disappointed with the very unprofessional meals. When we complained even the staff agreed but not enough to get a manager to see to our complaint, we still paid for the whole meal and left feeling very disappointed and one hungry child that couldn't eat her meal as it wasn't fit for a dog! We were going to stop in on our way back through but I think I would rather get a frozen meal from woollies and have it back in the motel. The restaurant looks like it would send out a chef meal but it was just slops. Very unhappy!! Won't be back and won't recommend to anyone!

1 Thank Rachael M
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Bribie Island, Australia
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308 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,145 helpful votes
“Excellent !”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great selection of food and a nice place to eat. Good spot for OS guests. Cold beer, and good wine. Close to the town and opposite a top Motel.

Visited August 2012
4 Thank MichaelandAnne
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Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Cook your own meal”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We thought we'd see what all the fuss was about and it turned out to be a top night. We ordered the Hot Rock dinner for 2. Two sizzling hot rocks came to our tabe with, chicken, prawns, meat, asparagus, prunes wrapped in bacon, mushrooms and tomato. With that came wedges (or chips) and veges (or salad) and sauce of your sauce.
We really enjoyed cooking our meal and there was more than enough for two people.
The staff were exceptionally friendly which made our dinner experience even more enjoyable. Definately will be recommending the Outback Shack for a nice evening out.
We didn't have any of the sound efforts that previous reviewers have mentioned as there was a function on and they had closed off half the dining room. Still the atmosphere was nice with candles on the table and colored lighting.

Thank Bubs1959
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