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Outback Steakhouse

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1390 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
+1 931-372-2145
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cold ribs, burned quesadillas, raw meat. Goodness it smelled like feet. The service was awful, the food was awful, and they wouldn't even give you condiments. Overall this was terrible and it always has been. Shut it down.

Thank Steve D
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello Steve, This is very concerning. We'd like to review this further. Please send me an email to news@outback.com with the subject "Trip Advisor Review - Cookeville, TN". We can then correspond over email. Sincerely, Amy Outback Steakhouse More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the bartenders and friendliness of the proprietor. They made us feel welcome. Steaks were cooked well and we got just what we ordered even a gingerbread martini, a must have at this time of year!

Thank Jb13373
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was a standard Outback. Food was good, hot and well proportional. Server was friendly. We were greeted both coming and going. Good parking and easy to get to.

Thank Brad H
Cookeville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Knowing Outback was now open for lunch thought I would take a group out and give it a shot. Two of us got the soup instead of a salad and could tell it was put in the microwave because part of the soup was cold and part hot. Fish tacos claimed to be blackened but had no real flavor though... More 

Thank Peter413
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I had the fish tacos which were dry. The slaw was just chopped cabbage with no dressing. Presentation was fair. My husband got a steak sandwich which he said was good but the portion of fries were about the size of a McDonald's small.

Thank gloy13
Summit, New Jersey
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450 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I stopped back here with family in July and we enjoyed our meal. The service was decent (a bit slower than we're used to, being Northerners), but the food was very good (steaks of course) and really hit the spot after a hard day of moving. The prices are reasonable and I would definitely stop in again!

Thank Kevin B
Johnson City, Tennessee
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428 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were looking for a place to eat on Saturday night and I called ahead and was told it was a 5-15 minute wait for a table for 4. Not bad so they put us down. Once we got to the restaurant we only waited about 5 minutes. Looked like the crowd was finishing and leaving. We had a great... More 

Thank MaccaFan1
Toney, Alabama
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

With subdued lighting and air-condition the mood was set for a good steak diner--which it was. the weiter was friendly , helpful, made suggestions.and was attentive. The food was cooked as ordered and hot. It was a very pleasant evening-we knew we would be back

Thank toneydolls
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The usual, outback special. Sirloin, loaded baked potato, fresh salad. Add a Wallaby Darned - down under ( extra shot) and you will be more than satisfied.

Thank Susan H
Cookeville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a wonderful place to have dinner. Food is well prepared and has excellent taste. They have great cheese fries. Inside of restaurant is very clean.

Thank LarryHarkleroad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1390 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-2145

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?