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“Not the Best Outback”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse
Ranked #79 of 144 Restaurants in Germantown
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Worth, Texas
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Not the Best Outback”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Normally you think of franchises as consistent but this Outback was a disappointment, As others state, the decor seems outdated and the restaurant has a crowded and frenetic feel. The menu even seems more limited than the Outbacks we normally visit. We were never offered bread, unusual since I saw other tables with bread. Our meals were OK. Our server was very good (except for the bread!) and didn't rush us.

  • Visited August 2013
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Chillicothe, Illinois
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not like home!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

We decided to eat at Outback Steakhouse for lunch prior to attending a wedding that was going to be later in the evening. We have outback near where we live in Illinois, so we thought ok, lets go there it's one of our favorites! Boy were we in for a surprise. My wife ordered a steak and her seasoning was very strong and she is not a pepper eater, it was like eating pepper out of the grinder. I ordered an Aged Chedder Burger with a side of mac n' cheese. I have always loved the mac n' cheese at outback because well, it's good. This one when it came out it was cold. So, no big deal we sent it back. When we got it back, they said that it was fresh. The noodles tasted like they had been cooked the day before and that it was just re-heated in the microwave. For the first time since I started eating at outback, I didn't finish the mac n' cheese and it's my favorite thing on the menu. To say the least, we were sorely disappointed in this outback and if and when we travel back to the Gaithersburg/Germantown, MD area, we will not go back to that location.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Troy S
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Damascus, Maryland
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Outdated and yech.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We used to live less than a mile from this Outback and would dine there about 6 times per year in the 1990s. Ate there last night for the first time in 4 years and we won't go back. The restaurant's decor, which hasn't changed since it opened twenty years ago hasn't changed, and the food, which used to be consistently good, was average at best. The bathroom -- which is small for the size of the restaurant, was disgusting.

I had the 4 course meal for $15 -- the french onion soup was lukewarm and needed reheating. The wedge salad was good. The 9 oz Sirloin (Outback Special) needed two more minutes to be medium rare and lacked flavor. The brocolli was WAY overdone. Our order of crab stuffed mushrooms was not edible -- the crab tasted bad.

When it came time to pay, we waited 10 minutes for the waitress to come pick up our payment -- and when she didn't come we took our money to their register in back. They couldn't take our money, but gave it to the manager who found our waitress.

Its a shame. Used to love this place.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank RonS731
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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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“Outback improves upon itself!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Recently, we took our family of 5 to Outback in Germantown, MD. We have a son, 14 years old, and two daughters 12 and 8 years old. We don't usually eat out here because of our tight financial budget, but we figured that we deserved a good steak and bloomin' onion again.

Our waiter was very attentive and helped us right away. Our food was served promptly and timing was perfect between drinks, appetizers and entrees. Both my steak and my son's burger were a bit too "rare" when we asked for medium. Our waiter took care of it immediately and we had our food back within 8 minutes....at which time the kitchen has also given us another fresh baked potato on each of our meals.

The manager came around and asked how our dinner was and we told her about the slight problem. She was very apologetic and made sure that the rest of our meal was perfect (i.e. refilling our sodas, bringing out fresh bread).

Thanks for a great experience!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Richard Z
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Annapolis, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outback - Germantown, Md”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

This Outback restaurant had very good service and food! We asked to move because there was cold air blowing on us and they let us choose our new location. Then my filet was a little underdone so they cooked it a little longer for me. The manager brought it out himself and gave me an extra serving of vegetables with it. The filet was delicious. The server was very attentive and pleasant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Beachwoman11
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