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“Amazing food!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse
Ranked #142 of 224 Restaurants in Federal Way
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Seattle, WA
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing food!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This restaurant is not in the best of locations so we never think about going there. We actually forget it is even there but we got a coupon so figured we would try it again. I am so glad we did. They seemed to be short handed on staff but the food more than made up for the service. The steaks were so tender they seemed to melt in our mouths and the flavor was amazing. The garlic mashed potatoes were the best I have ever had. The veggies were steamed to perfection. We will be back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Clifton Park, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“worst Outback ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The service was awful. Had to ask for everything multiple times, watied 20 minutes for our check, our order was incorrect, you name it. My daughter worked for Outback so this is not normal.

Visited July 2012
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Thank eileen31425
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Mill Creek, Washington
Level Contributor
70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Service and food were good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Location was near the hotel we were staying at for the evening.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Mariana M
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Toronto
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

great food and service. Wood fire Salmon is excellent.

Visited October 2011
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Seattle
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“No rules, just no reason to go back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

We used to enjoy going to this restaurant. Then management started nickel-and-diming their way to Applebee's status (not good). The only beers they have on draft are crap beers like Miller and Bud. In middle America, that wouldn't be a bad thing. In an area with many very fine local microbrews, this is unforgivable. Their dark bread is very good, but they stopped giving people real butter for it - it's some whipped mixture that won't even melt. Speaking of melting, the only real butter you can get is the melted kind for the lobster. Oh, and I almost always have to go get something myself (like silverware or small plates for our bloomin' onion) that the server neglected to bring.

Outback used to be a fun place to go, with good food. Now, because they have focused on reducing price points by reducing quality, rather than selling something different than we can get at half a dozen other chain restaurants, they have become just another Chili's/Applebee's, and frankly, both of those places at least serve a beer worth drinking on draft, and have a more varied menu.

We won't be back.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Rick C
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