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“A Fall From Grace...”
Review of Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse
Ranked #312 of 574 Restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Gainesville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
553 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“A Fall From Grace...”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had not stepped foot in an Outback for probably close to 8-10 years and it is safe to say I will never go back. It is a far cry from its original incarnation to say the least. My salmon was without quesition previously frozen and lacked the color, texture, moisture content, etc, of what it could/should have been...simply unimpressive. The Victoria's petite filet was not that much better; sufficiently tender yes, but for a franchise built on beef, it was again a far cry from its original self. When coupled with the usual noisey ambience, the poor salmon and less than interesting filet, it is a match made in "let's go somewhere else" land. Adios Outback!

  • Visited September 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We went early, got right in and seated. The food was really good, service was the best. As with any real popular restaurant it helps to make reservations if you are planning on eating during regular diner hours.The lunch menu has good proportions for a great price.

  • Visited July 2013
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Crestview, FL
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fabulous service!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We went at opening of the day & seated immediately. The waiter was amazing and very attentive (and cute btw) the food came out fast and was perfect! I always order the lobster tail at outback and usually have to send it back for being overly cooked but it was perfect. Very satisfied!

  • Visited July 2013
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Call ahead is a must!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Went there for father's day, when we walked in the wait was 70 minutes but since we called ahead we only waited 15. Food was awesome, delicious, hot, and well timed coming out of the kitchen.

  • Visited June 2013
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Georgia,USA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worst service ever”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

First time to visit Outback Restaurant and I didn't like it. I visit this restaurant in Gainesville, Florida with my Daughter and we was so disappointed. First we wait to be seated about 15 minutes then they told to seat at the tables by the bar. The waitress came to serve US after 10 minutes, we order stakes so the food was cold and the stakes were bad. No taste and I ask for well done but it was bloody. We left the restaurant hungry so we went to another place much cheaper and we enjoy the food.

  • Visited January 2013
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