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“Wall mural brilliant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Outback Shack Bar & Grill

The Outback Shack Bar & Grill
Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Narrabri
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Corlette
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77 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wall mural brilliant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Worth at least 1 dinner here. Unfortunately kitchens were only partly open but still meal was very enjoyable. Roast has a lot of meat so if was eating there again would ask for more veggies, less meat. Atmosphere & service is excellent.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Last chance saloon better than expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

It seemed to be the only place open in town and we were not expecting anything very good . This was especially so as the waittress told us it was their first night opening after all the renovations . The decor was certainly distinctive and amusing , and the faux rain shower on the tin roof over our section of the restaurant was an amusing diversion . With all that , I expected the worst but the menu was wide and the choices all very suitable . My food was lovely and almost too much . The single glass of wine I had was one of the best I have had in any restaurant . While the staff was struggling a bit with the changes they coped admirably and the whole exercise was very much a plus .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Blue Haven, Australia
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Outback Australiania theme restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

There is a novelty factor for visiting this restaurant, an outback aussie theme, will placemats detailing local & bushranger history, a replica shack (complete with fake thunderstorm & rain) & a colonial era picture resembling the old town.

I've eaten here 3 times now & each time the meals have been average at best.
First meal was a steak on a hotrock, the steak was thick & took very long to cook, the stone cooling before the meat had cooked in the middle.
Second meal was a 'beef' burger, recommended by the waitress. It was beef, but those rubbishy processed patties that seem to appear at alot of pubs & RSL's.
Third meal was roast beef & vegies - $20 for a few slices of beef, very small corncob, a few potato pieces & carrot slices. The beef served for both the hot rock & roast were very grissly, not quality cuts of meat by any means. Sunday night the menu is very limited.
Electric button device to summons waitress although don't expect immediate attention. A small bar is attached to the restaurant, with another larger bar in the club section.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you are in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Nice meal and an interesting setting.

kids deal was excellent, with half schnitzel, chips, gravy, drink (beer glass size) and ice cream all for $10.

Adult meals were a good size, and were great quality, albeit at slightly higher rates than you would get at the pub, but you are getting the benefit of it being a bit different and more of a family atmosphere.

Staff and service was great, and would certainly consider going there again on our return trip through Narrabri.

P.S. Watch out for the Drop Bear!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Narrabri, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time or money.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

After reading good reviews on this restaurant I felt it my duty to give some local knowledge on it. I do not know any locals that like the meals from there nor anyone that chooses to dine there. The meals take too long, and its hard to get served. Once your meals arrive, you are lucky if they are cooked correctly. Such a shame really because with good management it would be a terrific restaurant.

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