Outback Steakhouse

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 2 ratings

16547 Fishhawk Blvd., Lithia, FL 33547

(813) 689-9222
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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2013

    Favorite place to eat GF. Luckily what I always got was GF all along. But I like how they have a separate GF menu. Thier cheese fries aren't on the GF menu, but they don't make me sick and are awesome!! I do have to add that I am mild celiac and was told not to worry about cross contamination and have not had a problem with it yet.

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    2 ratingOctober 05, 2013

    As of 08/05/13 staff does not seem to understand the true meaning of "gluten free". I have tried the chicken caesar twice, and both times were cross contaminated. Not being a full blown celiac I am not as concerned about CC ... but know how big of a deal this is for others. I stressed that I was GF, and said no croutons!!! (would you grill something on a grill that had traces of peanut oil if someone had a peanut allergy? Or use the same gloves? The same tongs? Put peanuts on their food? I don't think so. I wish people realized it's the same...and just because you do not go into anaphylactic shock right then and there that it does not mean its not a "legit" reaction. Anyways ....point is, It came with croutons. I realized only after I got home, (should have checked!) like I said though, not a huge deal for me personally..... but come on. Also, when she brought it out to the car she seemed confused and asked if it was "okay that she didn't put bread in the bag?" Again, just shows she had no idea. Unfortunate. Second time there were several bites I took with strong hints of blue cheese. Not a gluten free dressing. Bummer. Belonging to a chain that boasts such a GF friendly, and extensive menu, I feel like staff should be better educated on gluten allergies and the importance of CC. An extra star added for great taste though! Other outbacks get rave reviews and seem to be more knowledgable then the staff at this location. I plan to speak to a manager because staff can not correct an issue if they are not even aware it's an issue to begin with. Hopefully they are understanding about it and correct it. it would be a shame for someone else to have a full blown reaction due to something that could have easily been avoided! Or for anyone to have to miss out on something as delicious as this!

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    5 ratingDecember 21, 2014

    166 S. Gary Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Love Outback!

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2014

    7000 Tiffany S. Blvd., Boardman, OH 44512

    OMG best place I've eaten while on my trip to Ohio. Amazing service - Knowledgeable and friendly. The food was stellar. I'll definitely be back. I'm super sensitive (celiac) and did not get sick.

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    2 ratingDecember 16, 2014

    13245 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Good gf choices. So why 2 stars? Well it's hit or miss. One night it's amazing food and service the next time it's horrible. If service and food was consistent 5 stars would be on here!!!

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    4 ratingDecember 14, 2014

    6505 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

    Never really have an issue. Love the gf dessert! I always order a steak, baked potato and salad. They have a separate mixing bowl for gf, just ask!

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    5 ratingDecember 13, 2014

    10408 S. 15th St., Bellevue, NE 68123

    I was so happy they had a whole other gluten free menu ( you just have to ask for it) the food was amazing and the service was wonderful. I just recently got diagnosed with gluten intolerancey so its nice to have a restaurant that you don't have to rack your brain about what to get

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2014

    5040 Nesconset Hwy, E. Setauket, NY 11733

    they don't have a lot of gluten free things. I eat the ribs with BBQ sauce and a fully loaded baked potato its so good !

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    4 ratingDecember 08, 2014

    4902 N President George Bush Hwy, Garland, TX 75040

    Great gf menu with lots of steak and side choices.

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    2 ratingDecember 08, 2014

    1397 U.S. 9, Old Bridge Township, NJ 08857

    we have been to this outback several times. But on 4 different occasions, we've had one crouton in the ceasar salad. They have a gf menu, not hard to keep all ingredients separated. Wont be going back any time soon! An accident is one time not 4.

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2014

    9006 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Large selection of gf items.

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    4 ratingDecember 06, 2014

    3101 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN 37601

    The food was very good and they did have a dedicated gluten free menu. However the gluten free menu had no prices so I really didn't know how much my check would be. Also, the waiter was kind but the service wasn't great and my salad arrived with croutons. However, he did apologize and they brought me a fresh one. Alll said I will definitely eat here again, the four stars instead of five is mainly because there were no prices on the menu.

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    4 ratingDecember 04, 2014

    1801 SE 10th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

    Constant quality and the flourless brownie rocks.

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    4 ratingNovember 30, 2014

    12511 West Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78230

    Several options mainly including steaks, chicken and seafood with vdgetables. No bread options, or appetizers (I usually just get a starter house salad no croutons). Wait staff is iffy, but the chefs got it down. 4 stars because the only instances I've had getting sick were when I ordered the GF dessert option (3 separate occasion s), so I pass on that one nowadays.

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    1 ratingNovember 29, 2014

    100-28 E. Roosevelt Road, Villa Park, IL 60181

    made me sick. :/

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    5 ratingNovember 25, 2014

    4520 East Towne Blvd., Madison, WI 53704

    Awesome food...very gluten-free friendly

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    5 ratingNovember 23, 2014

    3026 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

    The manager came over after we placed out order to confirm that they were preparing my meal GF as well as preparing our grandsons fruit cup without the usual pineapple since he also has an allergy. Excellent food and service!!

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    3 ratingNovember 22, 2014

    4921 E. Main St., Farmington, NM 87402

    Good food, small portions, but I didn't get sick. Staff seemed confused about gluten and didn't know what was in their sauces.

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    2 ratingNovember 20, 2014

    3500 Mount Moriah Road, Durham, NC 27707

    Review by Lolli is completely untrue - drove all the way over there and the server said that they DO NOT have a gluten free frier. Very disappointed. Outback is pretty good for GF options but if they had a gluten free frier like Chicfila they would be outstanding. I can't really say they are Celiac friendly if they don't have a GF frier.

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    1 ratingNovember 19, 2014

    7420 Bell Creek Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111

    I went here for my birthday dinner because I recently heard about their gluten free menu and was excited to go somewhere different. I ordered a salad from the gluten free menu and it arrived covered in croutons. I then tried to order the gf brownie sundae that was mentioned by another reviewer, and is on the gf menu, only to be told by the waiter that they don't have it and he doesn't know why I thought they did. I then showed it to him on the gf menu and he told me again that they don't have any gf desserts so at this point I just gave up. Not worth the risk.

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    5 ratingNovember 18, 2014

    46300 Potomac Run Pl. #150, Sterling, VA 20164

    This restaurant has a gluten free menu and our server seemed to understand the steps needed to make dining GF safe. My daughter has celiac and had no issues.

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    1 ratingNovember 17, 2014

    7804 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34747

    Terrible, terrible terrible. The staff were totally unfamiliar with the gluten free menu and generally frazzled. Read the gf menu carefully; the menu lists the normal dishes with suggestions underneath that would make them gluten free (ie order without bun). I got a burger without a bun with a baked potato on the side instead of fries (as suggested). They brought me the burger alone with the bun, and when I asked if it was a gluten free bun, they apologized and said they would fix it. They brought it back bun-less, without the cheese, with fries. Then I had to wait again for them to nix the fries and get a potato. This was honestly ridiculous for a place that advertises a gluten free menu, more of what I would expect from an establishment totally unfamiliar with catering to food allergies.

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    3 ratingNovember 17, 2014

    441 River Hill Drive, Ashland, KY 41101

    Great selection. Very high risk of cross contamination.

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    3 ratingNovember 15, 2014

    1735 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    Not a lot of options, so I give a 3 star, but I did not get sick and the food was delicious.

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    5 ratingNovember 03, 2014

    1990 E. 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928

    Our waitress was slammed, but the restaurant seems pretty good at handling gluten. All additional servers verified that I was gluten free and despite already having done research and knowing what to order they still told me what was/was not gluten free. They also have a brownie that's gluten free and to die for!

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2014

    110 Interstate Blvd., Anderson, SC 29621

    great options. friendly staff. eaten off the gluten free menu twice now with no issues. looking forward to going back :)

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2014

    12995 S. Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33907

    I was very impressed with this restaurant. I asked for a Gluten-free menu and it was brought to me right away. There was a good sized menu with a variety of food to choose from. The only thing I did not see was an appetizer. I even had chocolate thunder from down under dessert made with a flourless brownie!! My husband ate it with me and could not tell that it was gluten free! This restaurant is highly recommended.

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    4 ratingOctober 31, 2014

    7065 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    this place is a great place to eat at but the gf menu doesn't have any appetizers other than salad . and watching ur family/ friends eat there appetizers and bread it leaves u feeling a bit left out and not a very big gf menu at all but if ur starving and need to just eat this place is alright

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    4 ratingOctober 27, 2014

    1900 S. Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029

    I asked for a gluten free menu at check-in and got one right away. The waitress took great care to make sure that my meal was prepared properly. This included re-grilling my shrimp when seasoning was put on them the first time.

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    2 ratingOctober 26, 2014

    1757 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

    Food was undercooked - raw steak and hard sweet potato. Very disappointed they took food and placed in microwave. We don't use microwave as it reduces vitamins and is unsafe Very disappointed here. We will not return.

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    1 ratingOctober 22, 2014

    95 S. River Road, Bedford, NH 03110

    I have extreme gluten sensitivity. I ordered off the gluten free menu and informed them about my sensitivity. They placed a rue sauce on my plate and I ate it assuming everything was gluten free as they promised. I then experienced the most horrific night of my life. When my husband called them, all they could say was oops. We dropped over $100 with our group. DONT TRUST THEM!!!

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    4 ratingOctober 21, 2014

    810 Ernest Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    very nice selection of GF menu. food was really good. BEST gluten free dessert ever!!!

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    4 ratingOctober 17, 2014

    75-5809 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

    Manager was very knowledgeable, but our particular server not so much. Still a delicious and safe meal once we spoke with the right person!

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    1 ratingOctober 11, 2014

    1900 S. Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029

    Ordered off the "gluten free" menu at the Outback in the Aquarius Casino, and the waitress took forever to get me a menu, and acted annoyed when I said I needed my food to be made seperately, then proceeded to ask me if I wanted croutons on my salad!!! I got sick from cross contamination from my potato or steak. I will not eat at an Outback steakhouse again. Do NOT have a gluten free menu if its not safe for us Celiacs.

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    4 ratingOctober 07, 2014

    738 Howe Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

    have eaten here several times.waiters all been helpful. have great gf dessert.

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2014

    549 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683

    Been eating GF here for years. No problems. Staff is well trained and educated. Lots of options.

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    4 ratingOctober 05, 2014

    7221 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95758

    Great gf menu. food and service have been excellent

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    1 ratingOctober 04, 2014

    707 Brookside, Lansing, MI 48917

    I would be very careful at this restaurant. The wait staff seemed knowledgeable and helpful but I have been glutened twice there. The 2nd time I called and tried to figure out what happened. The manager was more interested in me talking to their insurance company to file a claim ( for what?) than trying to figure out where the gluten came from. I believe it was the salad. I think they picked croutons off and called it good. I will not go back.

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    3 ratingOctober 04, 2014

    3650 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

    It's great that outback recognizes being gluten free with a detailed, separate menu, but with all of the compromises they have to make, they may as well just put little symbols on their main menu like most other restaurants. For starters, they explicitly state that their Aussie fries (a flagship dish of Outback's) are not gluten free. That in its self is nearly a deal breaker, but their hamburgers, which were excellent when I could eat the whole thing, are only gluten free if they don't serve it with the bun. So if that's what you order (it would be a hamburger with Aussie fries typically), all you are getting is a grilled beef patty. Gluten free, but a very poor compromise, which I think does not justify eating at Outback until they figure out how to prepare more of their menu items actually gluten free.

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2014

    25 Gateway Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

    My husband, who has celiac, has never had a reaction here. We've been at least twenty times. Just make sure you tell your server you are GF so that they cook your food with the right cookware. Some outbacks are only okay, but this one is consistently good and staff are friendly.

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    5 ratingOctober 02, 2014

    4002 Winghaven Blvd., O'Fallon, MO 63366

    I eat here a lot and it is always good and I've never had a problem.

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2014

    7101 I-40 W., Amarillo, TX 79106

    I've eaten here several times and have never had any problems. The waitstaff is always very nice and accommodating. You can even get a dessert, but watch out for the ice cream it could have wheat.

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    4 ratingSeptember 27, 2014

    655 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA 30501

    Dining in I've never had a problem with contamination and I've been eating here for years, but I cannot say the same for take-out. On two occasions I got very sick after eating take-out from there and on two other occasions I got home and the food was not prepared gluten free (croutons, blue cheese dressing, etc). Within the last week they have included bread in my order but the food was safe otherwise. For a chain they do a very good job overall.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2014

    2120 Hamilton Place Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

    I love the size of the gluten free menu.

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    4 ratingSeptember 22, 2014

    2412 Rudkin Rd., Union Gap, WA 98903

    Much care is taken to make sure there is no issues. friendly and attentive staff

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    5 ratingSeptember 22, 2014

    22 Anchor Parkway, Royersford, PA 19468

    staff is very helpful and if they don't know ow the answer they find it for you. They are very cautious about gf needs. From my experience, every time I've eaten there, my waiter / waitress has at least heard of a gf diet if not known how to be careful of it. I don't have any worries when I eat here. If only Texas roadhouse could take some lessons from them....

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    5 ratingSeptember 22, 2014

    3475 Alpine NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    This location has dedicated GF fryers for fries. Not all Outback locations have this. Staff are fairly knowledgeable, but it's good to ask and verify. Some dressings are home made and are not safe. Double check when asking.

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2014

    2790 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville, TN 37040

    Excellent menu and food is delicious! They even have a dessert option :)

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2014

    300 I-35 S., Denton, TX 76205

    Great gluten free menu including dessert! The Thunder from Down Under is amazing and gluten free!

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    1 ratingSeptember 17, 2014

    3670 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell, NY 14219

    What an awful experience. I have Celiac Disease and while eating I discovered that there was a crouton buried in my salad that I specifically requested to be prepared Gluten Free- "no croutons" The server said "Oh, they must have just picked off the croutons when they realized it was supposed to be gluten free" I nicely explained that people with Celiac Disease can't even have a crumb and he seemed surprised. Better training needs to be implemented in and out of the kitchen. This is absolutely unacceptable from a restaurant that partners with The Celiac Sprue Foundation. On top of having a slow, immature wait staff, I would definitely not recommend this location. Especially for people with Celiac Disease.

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2014

    2001 Overland Ave., Billings, MT 59102

    Very celiac friendly my boyfriend (who is a celiac) and I eat here and love how helpful the staff is and food is great first place he has felt truly comfortable about going out to eat !! They even have a awesome dessert that is gluten free !!!!

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    3 ratingSeptember 11, 2014

    1650 S. Clearview Ave., Mesa, AZ 85208

    Large menu but quality of food at this location is hit and miss. my steak was like shoe leather and green beans underdone.

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