I will NEVER visit this location again. Despite being so far away, we really like Outback and wanted to try it. First visit - my husband became violently ill. Our waiter was more concerned with flirting with the table of four women in their late 20s-early 30s than with anything to do with us. We didn't order alcohol, so we never saw him again until he brought our food and then brought our check. That was it. Three whole visits. We complained and received a free dessert coupon - that we couldn't use! When I mentioned it, the manager wrote we could get one of the two gf options instead. So about two weeks later, we make the LONG drive down south to eat at this location. Second visit - my husband becomes violently ill. Our waitress told us they didn't have gf selections because they weren't "that kind of restaurant". We asked to be reseated with a new waiter/waitress. That was a huge commotion, and the waitress threw a tantrum about it in front of everyone. New table, new waitress, we finally order. The food delivered is not what we ordered, not how we ordered it, and not gf. Also, we received alcoholic beverages - which we did not order nor can consume. We get through the meal and my husband is violently ill before we leave the restaurant. He goes to the bathroom to be sick and is there for over half an hour. During this time, I am asked THREE TIMES to leave so they can have the table. We haven't even gotten the check yet! We don't even order the free dessert we went for. In the parking lot, I call the restaurant and ask for the manager. I complain about the HORRIBLE service we received, and he starts to yell at me over the phone. I mention I'm in the parking lot, and he comes to my car and yells at me in person. I wanted to call the cops, I was so scared! A LONG time passes, and we're craving Outback. So we decide to give it ONE MORE CHANCE. Third visit - our waiter sits us at a dirty table, then at the bar (which we specifically said we didn't want), and finally at a booth that was clean. We ordered drinks and our entrees (since we know what we eat there). The drinks come with the entrees 45 minutes later. Mine has everything on it I asked to be left off; my husband's is missing the bacon. Both have mashed potatoes with gravy instead of loaded baked potatoes. We send them back and the manager comes over to ask "what our problem is". As soon as I mention that we're gluten-free he says, "Oh. You're that bitchy couple that's always in here complaining about our bad food. Well let me tell you - my staff is trained and certified in gluten-free service. Our food is the best around, and this restaurant is perfect. If you don't like it, then stop eating here. We don't want you here anyways." We were so shocked, and so were the people around us. I started crying, I was so upset and humiliated. We left, and three other tables left with us. In the parking lot, they all spoke with us to find out what was going on. WE WILL NEVER EAT HERE AGAIN. Outback is amazing, but this location can frankly go to hell and take its "perfect" and "best around" food with it. You poison my husband and myself, yell in my face, and blame me? Nope. BAD RESTAURANT, BAD SERVICE. Stay away.
Awesome restaurant always very good with gluten free menu!
Yummy! They even have a flour less brownie that is to die for! Staff very understanding of celiac and gluten intolerances.. Pricey but nice every now and then
After a long time away from this restaurant I met a friend for lunch. It was disappointing to see how far they have gone downhill in service and selection. Will never be back unless someone posts that things have improved.
After eating about a third of my salad, I noticed a crouton underneath some lettuce. I told the waitress who was very apologetic. She apparently informed the owner who promptly came to our table to apologize and say that they take this type of thing very seriously. I can tell you that I have no confidence in this location now. I understand people make mistakes , but it was a serious one!
Very happy eating here. Ask for the manager and tell them of the restrictions they are well versed on their menus and are extremely helpful.
We stopped for dinner today since we always hear how great Outback is for GF.. Wow not a winner at this location, the staff was clueless, didn't help that the manager was MIA when I asked to speak to someone w/seniority that had a clue. I was telling the server based on the online gf menu how he needed to modify my meal... In the middle of my meal, while eating the waiter came over to ask how my food was, and what would really happen if something was prepped wrong... glad he wanted to know, but made me nervous, food wasn't that great.
VERY accommodating! So far no one is sick. I love the amount of options plus even a dessert! So far no one is sick! The GF menu tells you what to say to the server when ordering (with or without seasoning) and they make all the food separately. Plus the server was very knowledgable. I'm so glad we found another place to eat out.
good eats, helpful and knowledgeable staff.
I recommend the Bremerton, WA, Hwy 303 Outback. I did NOT get sick here. Reading other reviews, I can see this varies greatly with location, but in this case, it was a good experience. They accommodated my GF and dairy free request cheerfully. Both management and staff were professional, personable, and knowledgeable about GF and cross-contamination. A manager oversees the preparation of any meal when a food allergy/sensitivity is involved, and they assure me they use a separate prep area. I'm not a chain restaurant kind of person, but wanted to be safe. I had a simple, decent meal with a nicely cooked piece of fish, steamed vegetables, and a baked potato, with olive oil and wine vinegar, and I didn't have to suffer for it afterward. The only mistake they made was to put containers of gluten-containing dressing literally on the side of the plate of the appetizer we were sharing. Some of the contents slopped out onto the food. But they were very receptive to my explanation of why this is not okay and suggestion that they always serve the dressings on a separate plate in future. Everything else was very well done. Note: they do not have a designated fryer.
Ordered the 6oz Outback Special with the Baked Potato ... got so sick within 30 minutes of leaving (the time it took to get from here to Memorial City Mall), had to skip out on a movie and go back home after a bad reaction. So disappointed. Never again. I put "no" under celiac friendly, because while they DO have a GF menu, they really don't care if you're GF or not.
Wide and varied menu with a lot of GF options- Staff was very pleasant and gluten aware- however, I am extremely sensitive to cross contamination and was glutened despite their best efforts- if you can handle minute amounts of gluten, you will be fine; however if you cannot tolerate any gluten whatsoever, you may want to try other options.
Staff are very knowledgable and provide a GF menu upon request that is very helpful when ordering. Be careful with salad dressings, sometimes the staff mixes up the GF and non-GF. Refer to menu for substitutions. So far I have eaten here several times without incident. I love the brownie dessert also. Don't miss out!
Outback in general does a great job with gluten free. I'm a celiac, and have eaten at this location several times, and have not been sick once.
After grilling the waitress, I can tell you that the following seems to be regular practice: gluten free food is prepped in separate area, separate containers of butter are used, grill space is separate or cleaned prior to cooking. I had a complicated order, which came out exactly right and was delicious as well. A good experience.
Ate dinner here 7/15/14 as a to go order. Told them whole meal was gluten free. Guy called me back and asked again after I placed order if the whole meal was gluten free I said yes I am allergic to gluten. 4 hours later I am sick as a dog and have to fly out at 3am in the morning. So angry for the blatant neglect of keeping things gluten free. Not to mention I called and complained once because my salad that I ordered with my meal was completely rotten and inedible. Definitely not worth the price or pain I am paying now.
This location is pretty sub-standard. I was really unimpressed when my fiancé and I ordered the prime rib to split and ended up getting the heel end of it that didn't even have any filet on it. And we ordered the largest size! As for gluten-free it's like any other chain Outback: decent selection, but the quality just isn't there at this one.
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