I love my local Outback. They are fabulous about dealing with allergy & gluten issues, including making dessert substitutions when I can't eat what's offered with a deal (which they absolutely don't have to do by policy, so I think it rocks that they do). If something is wrong (like a steak being the wrong temp), 99% of the time, a manager brings the food out to check on you & make sure it's correct. I think I've had 1 unfriendly server there (which is pretty amazing these days at most places), and I love the management team. Overall, the store is always very clean (though I'd love to see them do away with the air freshener in the bathroom because it can be cloying & it makes it tricky to breathe inside). The reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is because of something another review points out: the lack of the GF fryer. They had one, and they had amazing fries. I frequently bragged to people that our Outback had gone above & beyond corporate's GF menu & had purchased a GF fryer out of their store budget. Unfortunately, it broke earlier this year, and as of a couple of weeks ago they still had not replaced it. I understand that it is an extra expense, but I was truly hoping they'd replace it. That fryer was often the deciding factor for us if we were debating between a couple of restaurants, because it was one of the few places I could get fries. Since they've not replaced it, we've not eaten there as often as we had in the past, because some of the point of spending the extra money to go to the nicer restaurant was so I could have something I really miss. Given how amazing the store is with allergen info & avoiding cross-contamination, I highly recommend going. The GF menu is pretty impressive, and the food is always great. I'd be back to giving them 5 stars again if they would replace that fryer.
At one time, they had a gf fryer for fries but decided to do away with it. This was a huge let down for my children who very rarely get to order fries when we eat out!
Safe place for Celiacs and their food is pretty tasty too. Been here many times without any sickness following.
My son has celiac disease and is very sensitive to cross contamination. He has enjoyed about 20 delicious meals at this location and has never had an issue. Highly recommend! Great management.
What a wonderful Gluten Free menu. The staff suggested the Cheesy Fry appetizer. It is save since they have a dedicated fryer. OH MY-that was good. Our waitress told us about the burgers and the gluten free buns!! Right, they have gluten free buns!!! The dessert was great too. A few days later and I am still feeling fine so no cross-contamination!! I give this a three thumbs up!! Wait....oh....I only have two thumbs..can I borrow yours? :-)
Yes, it's a chain, which I'm always cautios of, but this Outback goes above and beyond! They provide bread, hamburger buns, and their fries are gluten free! An exclusive menu I've only found at this Outback, plus great service.. I highly recommend! :)
I've been eating here for years. While I can get a gluten free meal here, the chicken and salmon is often overcooked, and steaks often come out undercooked or overcooked (rare does not mean raw, and I mean RAW). The other problem is the new gluten free menu: Items that used to be gluten free (w/modifications) are gone like burgers w/o buns, prime rib w/o ajus, lamb shank w/o sauce. Was it really that hard to leave off items to make them gluten free? We used to eat here once a week. Not anymore. It's not a good value for what we pay for.
First time eating out after being diagnosed with gluten intolerance, and we chose Outback as it had the separate gluten free menu. Unfortunately this gluten free menu turned out to not be so gluten free. When placing the order, the waitress asked if I wanted coconut shrimp (which is bread crumbs) that should have been the sign to leave. But my salad came, and I began to eat. Only to find, a breadcrumb in the middle. The impression I got was this was the same salad and the croutons were just removed. I'd hate to know how the potato was prepared. Alas after suffering all day, and experience my first dose of gluten after being gluten free for a few week. I've learned my lesson not to put faith in establishment which say to cater for gluten free.
I would give 10 star if I could! I'm hyper-sensitive to gluten and our waiter, Joshua, was beyond outstanding with my Celiac Disease...very knowledgeable! The Manager made my salad from a fresh batch of lettuce and even cooked my steak separately from other orders. I really can't compliment them enough! Their GF menu was amazing as well!
The Outback is the place to eat in Junction if you have Celiac. I have never gotten sick and have eaten here 10 times or more. The staff is friendly and never gives me that judgy look when I say I am GF, you know the one. :) The menu is great, my fav is the Alice Springs Chicken with a loaded baked potato. Feel free to enjoy Celiacs!
I was really skeptical about this place since big chains generally do a terrible job keeping things gluten free. This Outback is awesome! Wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful and there's even a gf dessert! I've eaten here three times and have never gotten sick.
Wow - their gluten free menu is the largest I've ever seen and everything I've had is delicious. They truly care about gf because they have a separate menu and offer a yummy dessert. I was diagnosed in May and have noticed most restaurants don't even know what gluten is!
Had ribs from here that were very good! I was informed that even if you order something from the gluten free menu, it's not necessarily going to be gluten free unless you also inform them that you need gluten free. So make sure you tell your server that you need your meal to be gluten free and you'll be alright.
I found the waitress to be knowledgeable about the gluten free items on their specific gluten free menu. I asked about the fries and she nicely advised me against ordering them because of cross contamination because they use the same oil and gluten items. I was impressed.
I asked for the gluten free menu and ordered a grilled chicken salad. it came out with croutons so the waiter took it back. I knew it came out far too quickly for them to have made me a new one. Sure enough they missed a crouton. The waiter came at the moment I had found the crouton, so my face said it all. He got his manager and they made me a new one to go free of charge (forgot the dressing though). If I had a severe allergy then this would have caused a reaction. I wasn't very impressed.
They actually brag about their home made croutons on their gluten free menu, that should tell you enough. The food was good, but you have to be very careful about what you order here. it's not worth the risk.
my go-to spot for a good gluten free meal. I also have a dairy allergy so I have to make some adjustments to whatever gluten-free meal I choose. however, my steak is always eldelicious and the manager always makes a stop at our table to "check on things". I love this bc he is very knowledgeable and serious about making sure our dining eperience is as good as anyone else's. Bonus: ALL their bar drinks are gluten-free!!! if a dairy alert is NOT an issue, gluten-free desserts are even available. :)
standard Outback gluten free menu. It's nice to eat in a place where they offer gluten free choices . stopped in for a Birthday dessert. Had the Chocolate thunder from down under, which while the only gluten free dessert, is also the only one I wanted anyway.
I've been here a couple of times and haven't gotten sick. Ask for the steak to be cooked on the Woodfire open grill rather than the flat top.
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