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“Great service, even when really really busy”
Review of Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse
Ranked #78 of 242 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
State College, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great service, even when really really busy”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Yes, it's a chain restaurant. But the food is very good, and this location has excellent service. We've eaten here a few times, on busy football weekends and most recently on parents weekend; the staff is quick and pleasant. The menu has something for everyone; not just steak, the salmon was excellent. One tip -- use call ahead seating. This will cut your wait time from 75 minutes down to 15 or 20 minutes. Parking can seem daunting, drive around the back where there is more.

  • Visited September 2012
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fair food, good service”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Even though Outback has fair food, the service at this location is always great. They get you in, make you feel at home, and make sure it's a pleasant visit.

  • Visited July 2012
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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Tasty meals/Penn State games”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Today we went to one of our favorite places to dine at--the Outback in State College. We always find the staff to be patient, courteous, helpful, happy and just plain well-trained. I had something new on the menu which was the wood grilled Mahi with scallops & shrimp on a bed of rice and I substituted green beans for mixed greens and it came with remoulade sauce. It was light and tasty and perfectly cooked. The other person at the table had ribs and garlic mashed potatoes which were scrumptious. We love the fresh from the oven bread that is served right from the get go. Drink-wise I had basic iced tea which is always quite good. The other person tried something new Country Style Wild Berry Lemonade which is really very good. We can recommend the meals we had. We asked to sit in the bar area so we could watch the Penn State football game and they easily accommodated our wishes. Bathrooms are quite clean. It's just a good place to eat a nice meal and get great service.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Helen L
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usa
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food better service”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

The service here was great. The food was average. It sits next to a Texas Roadhouse. The food here is not quite as good and is more expensive. But the service is better.

Visited August 2012
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lives up to billing of best steak from a chain”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

With no real steakhouse in town, Outback offers far and away the best steak around here. For a good value, I went with a sirloin rather than a strip or fillet. Anything you get will be top notch.

The service was good, although my wife's salad was not correct - asked for no croutons.

Compared to the steak place right next door, the wait here will definitely be shorter.

The only drawback? Their gluten free menu still made my wife sick afterwards.

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Thank moravian99
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