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Review of Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse
Ranked #52 of 170 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We dined at this location twice in the last 30 days. Since there were quite a few people waiting for tables, the host suggested we take a table in the bar area where it was first come, first served. Great idea except the waitstaff "cleaned" the table with what looked like a wet paper towel. She brushed all food particles on the table onto the floor, on top of what looked like the previous diners food! There were food particles all over the floor and under the table. I thought this was disgusting and lazy on her part. We would have gladly waited for her to do a quick sweep. Although she was friendly and attentive, and the food good, I would think twice about returning to this location or ask not to be seated in her area in the restaurant. On our previous visit, we were in the dining room, which was clean...

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This isn't the cheapest place to get a good meal, nor the most expensive, but as far as value for price paid I think you would be hard pressed to find any better. Service is always top notch, and food always perfect. Wife tried the Three Sangria Sampler and really that it was a great deal (she really liked the New Castle I think it was). She also did the build your own steak deal where you pick the size steak you want, what sides, etc. Me I'm a burger guy and their cheeseburger is very, very good.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Had one meal here during a week in the area and it was comfortably the worst dining experience of the week. We were there on a quiet night,we had seen that it was busy other nights so thought it had to be worth a try.

The service couldn't really be faulted for speed, but having all the courses served at pretty much the same time and all squeezed onto the table didn't make for a great eating experience, the food itself was high on quantity but no better than moderate/average on quality.

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Thank Chestnut36
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had one meal at this Outback - a short wait on a Saturday night, but food and service were outstanding. Have eaten at many OSH's primarily because food and service are consistent throughout the chain and this one was no exception.

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Whilst waiting for a table we were able to have a drink at the bar to pass the time. After a 40 minute wait, we were shown to our booth. We both had the $9.99 steak plates one with mushrooms the other with bloomin onion and a side salad and 1 mini Chocolate Thunder From Down Under for desert - delicious.

Thank George S
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