Outback Steakhouse

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 7 ratings

4611 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545

(574) 271-2333
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    4 ratingJuly 09, 2014

    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.

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    1 ratingMay 10, 2014

    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!

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    5 ratingMarch 10, 2014

    Safe place for Celiacs and their food is pretty tasty too. Been here many times without any sickness following.

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2013

    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? :-)

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2011

    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! :)

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    2415 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    Food is great. Dessert was super yummy.

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    295 Pepper's Ferry Rd. NE, Christiansburg, VA 24073

    Don't listen to GFJohnny!! He must not know what to expect from a steakhouse chain which had wonderful food btw. This outback was well versed in celiac awareness. The manager came to our table immediately to speak to us about our allergy concerns. She informed us that the owners wife has celiac and he makes sure every person in the restaurant down to the hostesses takes a training course in gluten allergies. So from the moment you ask for a gluten free menu the manager is already informing the waitress and kitchen staff of your allergy. The manager let us know that all of the seasonings they use are gluten free and the kitchen staff changes gloves, pans etc for your meal as well as cooks your food in foil to prevent cross contamination. When you order gluten free food your ticket comes up with gluten allergy in large red bold font so it is not missed and the owner as well as the manager was back in the kitchen to ensure everything was properly prepared for us. She was available to answer any and all questions we had and was very informative and friendly. I highly recommend stopping here we had a wonderful meal. Everyone was very friendly, wonderful waitress, clean restaurant, great food, all around amazing celiac friendly chain restaurant. If give 10 stars if possible they go above and beyond for their customers to ensure the best possible experience.

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    4 ratingApril 30, 2016

    1734 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282

    Separate GF menu available, and it has a decent number of options. I've always ordered the steak and have enjoyed it. My food gets brought out by a manager and is clearly marked. I have never had a problem after eating here.

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    3 ratingApril 26, 2016

    2402 N. Prospect Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821

    They used to have a manager with a celiac spouse. Since he retired they don't seem to be as consistently trained on gluten concerns. The GF menu is okay but not great.

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2016

    2400 Boston St., Baltimore, MD 21224

    Great food and service! This Outback is my go to place when I want great food at a great price! Love the rib eye, sirloin, and baby back ribs!

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2016

    302 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

    Knowledgeable waitress, good gf menu with alot of options. My 13 year old was very pleased.

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    5 ratingApril 21, 2016

    194 N. Route 17, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

    Wait staff is well trained. Our waitress also has similar food allergies and knew exactly what my wife and I needed. Another great experience. :-)

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2016

    8117 Georgia Street, Merrillville, IN 46410

    They accommodated my gluten and dairy allergies beautifully. They have a separate GF menu. The service was a bit slow but I was impressed the owner came out to check on us when he heard about the allergies. I will definitely go back.

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2016

    3411 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Always a good and save place to eat. Special gf menu and knowledgable staff.

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2016

    612 N Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757

    nice gf menu and careful to avoid cross contamination.

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    4 ratingApril 18, 2016

    7065 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    I was very pleased with the gluten free meal I had here tonight. When I asked the waitress for a gluten free menu she promptly brought me one. I explained that I had Celiac Disease and she smiled and said she knew I would be concerned about cross contamination. With out asking, she sent the Kitchen Manager, James, out to talk to me. He answered my questions and it was obvious he was well trained in how to avoid gluten contamination. I had an excellent steak that was pan fried in a skillet on foil, an uncut baked potato with butter and sour cream on the side, and started with a salad that was made out of a new bag of ingredients. He suggested I always talk to the Kitchen Manager when I come. I will go here again๐Ÿ˜€.

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    8665 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062

    Have never been cross contaminated here and we are so thrilled to have a dessert option

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    8195 Vineland Ave., Orlando, FL 32821

    Great experience at this restaurant! My husband, mother in law, and I ordered off of the gluten free menu. There were a lot of options to eat, and our waitress assured us it would be marked on our ticket and our meals would be prepared in a separate area and brought out separately. Food was great and no cross contamination issues for me!

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    1 ratingApril 16, 2016

    1361 Fitzgerald Dr., Pinole, CA 94564

    They have menu's that highlight nut allergies, but NOTHING to say if an item is GF! The waiter was back and forth to the kitchen asking questions about ingredients. I am HIGHLY suspicious about preparation practices for celiac. These are NEW menus too... Also, no GF desserts anymore.

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    4 ratingApril 14, 2016

    305 N. Frontage Rd., New London, CT 06320

    Very nice staff and professional back of the house employees who really care

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    1 ratingApril 13, 2016

    101 E. Alex Bell Road, #124, Centerville, OH 45459

    All the dishes were dirty. manager brought out "clean" salads that had cheese after telling them about an additional dairy allergy. I only gave one star because you can't give them no stars. Manager did not seem to care.

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    7 Drayton St., Savannah, GA 31401

    I must be gluten free and I love eating at this location! It is dependable and the staff is so helpful when it comes to asking questions and getting answers. The manager, Stephanie, has been helpful on many occasions by personally checking on the outcome of each part of my meal and following up with kitchen staff to be certain my food is safe to eat.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2016

    105 Markham Park Dr., Little Rock, AR 72211

    Great gluten free menu and server was knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2016

    4910 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

    Excellent experience had carry out steak and steamed broccoli. Server on phone was great and even explained that the cheese and broccoli was not GF. I always trust this place. Been Celiac for 3yrs and very sensitive.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2016

    8005 Moores Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027

    Eaten here twice when visiting the area. Know they are very careful to avoid any cross contamination. Great experience inside or with takeout. Knowledgeable staff.

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2016

    3209 Mall Dr. - Central Mall, Texarkana, TX 75503

    Great awareness, service could use work.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2016

    1560 Gallatin Pike N., Madison, TN 37115

    Love it! Gluten free menu with a lot more than most places. Ribs are wonderful. Now if you can just come up with a gluten free Bloomin' Onion in a dedicated fryer, probably would never go anywhere else.

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    1 ratingApril 06, 2016

    3230 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040

    Don't eat here! Three of our party of 6 got food poisoning

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2016

    4500 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106

    Great GF menu. I can enjoy a meal with family and friends without feels weird. Good food.

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    1 ratingApril 04, 2016

    1900 S. Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029

    Our celiac family comes here twice a year to visit family. We get glutened every time.

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    4 ratingApril 04, 2016

    8245 A Dickerson Ln., Salisbury, MD 21804

    They have several gluten free options. I found the menu online. I did not see a gluten free portion on their regular menu. I was able to get a salad, steak and baked potato. I informed the waitress that it was an "allergy" and went she brought the bread she put it the farthest away from me as possible. Everything was delicious. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 just because I had to search online for a gluten free menu.

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    1 ratingApril 03, 2016

    110 Interstate Blvd., Anderson, SC 29621

    Idk why I even stopped here. From experience, it's never good and I should've used my better judgement and kept on driving. Everyone was having issues. The table next to us had to send their steak back twice, both times coming out cold and completely raw. They were told there was a new kitchen manager, and he didn't heat the grill up enough. The table across from us had all of their food brought out except their little boy's plate, and they waited a good 30 more minutes for his food. Our experience was bad from the start. We waited 10+ minutes before being greeted by a server. By that time, we knew what we wanted. I ordered off of the gluten free menu, a 6 oz sirloin medium well topped with blue cheese, a baked potato with butter only, and broccoli. When my food finally got to the table (not sure how long it was, but it was quite a while), my potato had sour cream instead of butter and my steak was completely raw. Our server apologized and said steaks had been coming out undercooked all night. She took it back to the kitchen and it came out again about 10-15 minutes later, still bleeding. I told her again it was still raw. She took the steak, leaving the potato and broccoli for me to eat. They comped the steak off, but I guess decided it coming back twice was enough because I wasn't served another. Instead, she brought us out the check. We paid, but she didn't bring back the receipt that had what we were charged for. Just the receipt to sign. I'm pretty sure they literally just took the steak off, and charged me for a side of broccoli and a baked potato. When we asked for a copy of the original receipt, no one came back out, so we just left. There was another table sat next to us, waited about 20 minutes before they just decided to leave because no one had greeted them. This place is a train wreck. The server was nice, but you could tell she was very irritated, and I don't blame her. The kitchen staff needs a total do-over. Thankfully I don't live in this area so I'll never be back. We were literally here for a total of almost 2 hours.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2016

    308 Worth Ave.,Ste. 101, Stafford, VA 22556

    Always have a good meal here. The servers are knowledgeable and make sure to keep things gluten free. They have a gf menu which even has dessert on it. I definitely recommend for anyone with Celiac disease.

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    8145 Point Meadows Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256

    Always accomodating and have never had an issue. Very confident eating here.

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    330 N. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37922

    They have a gluten free menu, just a ask the waiter/waitress, but without going into the kitchen I don't know what the chances are of cross contamination. Food is great, none-the-less!

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    3 ratingMarch 31, 2016

    1348 N. Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801

    Stopped here while passing through traveling. I requested a gf menu and was given one. The waiter confirmed that what I ordered was indeed gf. I ordered the Victoria Portobello filet cooked med rare, but they gave me the regular filet cooked medium, leaning towards well done instead. The waiter was nice enough and got me another steak but still didn't give me the Victoria Portobello. When I alerted the waiter (so I wasn't charged the additional amount), he argued with me that I didn't order the portobello filet originally. I did, and my family heard me. I wasn't about to have him take the 2nd steak because my family was almost finished eating and I hadn't even begun. The 2nd steak was mediocre at best. I gave it 3 stars because the steak was good, not great.

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2016

    4509 W. Poplar Street, Rogers, AR 72758

    Such a great menu selection.Very friendly staff and very helpful.

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2016

    20 West Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

    Very impressed with the outback''s variety on their gluten free menu. I had the steak & baked potato with side veg. The Thunder from down under pecan brownie is decadent. No problems, no reactions. Good choice for Celiacs

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2016

    807 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525

    I was served by a young man who was somewhat knowledgeable about gluten free items on the menu. this was a pleasant dining experience. good service and good food. I recommend the Outback Steakhouse an Harmony Rd. in Fort Collins, CO.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    547 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    The staff were very accommodating and made it easy for us to eat gluten free. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    4 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    4838 Hatch Ave., Sheffield, AL 35660

    Make sure your waitress understands gluten free is very important. You will sometimes get someone who either is clueless or just dont care. But, I do recommend trying the brownie.

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2016

    2410 SE Tones Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

    Outstanding. Great food and very knowledgable and understanding. I felt good about going here because of the high celiac friendly rating and I concur.

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    4 ratingMarch 25, 2016

    7201 Indiana Street, Evansville, IN 47715

    Have celiac disease... pretty good foods and options. ACTUAL gluten free menu. They could improve on staff knowledge, but I'd say not too shabby.

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2016

    4205 I-H 35 S., San Marcos, TX 78666

    We eat here regularly. Tell them you need it gluten free and we've never had a problem.

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    3 ratingMarch 22, 2016

    3101 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN 37601

    I love Outback! It is always good food with kind servers, but no prices on the gf menu! Went with my family and ordered the exact same thing as my dad.. It was even prepared the same so I could have had either plate, but when we got the check my meal was more expensive... I don't know why, but this is why they need prices on their gf menus... I was overcharged for the same meal!

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2016

    547 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    Food quality was as good as the other Outback locations I've been to. Servers and manager were very careful and knowledgeable about my GF needs and knew the menu options well.

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2016

    808 Interstate 45 N., Conroe, TX 77301

    Very very helpful the waiter knew what was GF and what wasn't! The desert that was GF was AMAZING! I highly highly recommend this restaurant!

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2016

    2045-D W. Briggsmore Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350

    Very Friendly and Careful.

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2016

    2637 S. Veteran's Blvd, Gonzales, LA 70737

    Great service and gf menu!

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2016

    330 N. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37922

    Wow! Lots of GF menu items, extremely knowledgable staff, and delicious GF brownie dessert!!

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    4 ratingMarch 13, 2016

    1651 I-35 S., Round Rock, TX 78664

    Amazing service, waitress was so nice and knew what gluten was, I had no reactions at all, Alice Springs Chicken was delicious, and I loved the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under! The only problem was that we ordered a salad, and they put croutons on it, so they made us a new crouton-free salad. If you have celiac, tell your waiter or waitress that you are very allergic, and they will tell the cook to be very careful.

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    1 ratingMarch 12, 2016

    1944 Hoover Ct., Hoover, AL 35216

    They have a gluten free menu, and I ordered off it twice on two separate occasions. The first time, they served a salad filled with croutons; apparently, my server was unaware that croutons have gluten in them. They also served my shrimp on toast. The second time, there was a crouton buried in the salad. Both times, the manager apologized profusely and assured us she would "educate" the staff, and the second time, she comped my meal. Still, this does not engender confidence.

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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2016

    4270 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

    Curb side was very easy to order, the curb side staff was knowledgeable and very helpful. The best part is there are plenty of options!

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    5 ratingMarch 06, 2016

    440 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01879

    This is one of my favorite places to eat they are careful with my order never had a problem

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    3 ratingMarch 06, 2016

    150 A Longbrook Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    You can count on a good steak, ribs and potato but thats about it. The Gluten Free menu leaves much to be desired when the rest of your table is chowing down on a bloomin onion and you get squat for apps but I have eaten here a lot and mostly feel safe doing so.

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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