100% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

My 4 yo is newly diagnosed Celiac and this was our first restaurant experience since diagnosis. I was extremely nervous but the manager was amazing! He came and spoke directly to us and went to make sure he told his entire cook staff and our waitress the situation. The cook has already developed a plan and cooked her entire meal in a separate location to ensure no cross contamination could occur. They checked on us regularly and the manager came back out to ensure everything went well before we left! We will always visit here when we are back home! They were very knowledgeable and friendly and made sure to cater to any request or need we had!

2 years ago

A place that actually cares and is quite knowledgeable about gluten intolerance and celiac disease. I always trust Outback anywhere I go.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

This place was awesome and really took time to make sure all was gluten free!!!

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great awareness, service could use work.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was amazing & actually sent a gentleman named Kevin who is also a celiac. He talked with us a bit & then my hubby was willing to take a chance with French fries ( outback strains their grease daily) & the manager came over to double check he understood their fries aren't gluten free. The first and only restaurant anywhere we've been that was that concerned.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
4 days ago
Celiac friendly

We go all the time! I alway order with the manager due to my daughter having celiac & the fact that she is super sensitive. They are great!

Celiac
6 days ago
Celiac friendly

One of the best GF menus! I’ve eaten here dozens of times and never gotten sick.

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

Do not eat here. Ever since they moved to the new location they can’t get it right. Gave it too many chances, with the manager involved every time. Still croutons, etc.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

We have stopped here a couple times now on our way home from the Chicago area (where family lives). This is a fabulous Outback location, and the GF menu is great. They are very informed and understand that Celiac is serious. They even ask if it is ok if the other guests at my table eat bread and make sure they position it far away from me. This last time we visited, they allowed me to do the Aussie 4 Course with substitutions (broccoli instead of soup and a GF dessert instead of cheesecake) for a only a $2 upcharge. I was thrilled and stuffed! Great deal and accommodation for someone who never gets “the deal” because she has Celiac. Would highly recommend this location. I have never had ill effects eating here.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

The staff here all knew what Celiac is, and what I needed. There is a fair number of gluten free options, and my food tasted great. I did not get sick, and I'm usually very sensitive to cross contamination.

1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Several grilled and salad items to choose from. Staff listened to my concerns and was accommodating. I have not gotten sick from their steaks and baked potatoes & veggies. Visited twice post diagnosis.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Typical Outback gluten free experience! Always get a steak and gluten free sides. Never get sick!

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Server didn't know but passed my concerns on and came back with several suggestions. No reaction to the good. YAY

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

What an awesome experience!!! I love going someplace and telling them I have a Gluten Allergy and they are like...OK. They are well educated and friendly. They have a delicious desert - The Chocolate Thunder From Down Under!!! Gluten Free and OMG... Is come here just for that. Plenty of GF options and Lilly in Dover was the best server we have had all year!

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

They did a great job let the server know I was celiac and even had a manager come buy our table letting us know she was over seeing the order to make sure it was safe

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Eat here often as it’s minutes from the house...never had an issue as the staff is trained to accommodate for celiac disease

Celiac
3 weeks ago

Definitely ordered things that’s we’re supposed to be gluten free and got sick. Filet, grilled shrimp and a Ceasar with no croutons. Bread was never even brought to the table per my request. Had a rash within an hour. Very sick later. Server seemed to not really care about me needing no gluten, doubt she told the kitchen.

3 weeks ago

No issues at all! Great GF menu. Manager brings the food to you! They cook the steak or chicken I get on tin foil.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

The menu is gluten friendly, not gluten free. Took that chance, had to stop at a DQ to use the bathroom for 20 minutes on the way home. The ride home is only 10 minutes smh

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Nima tested the pork chop and it was safe

Not celiac
3 weeks ago

Loved that they had a gluten free menu. And dessert! Food turned out great! Very happy.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Sadly I have to change my review. Not safe to eat here anymore. Found croutons buried inside my salad the last few times I ate here. Old review: Have stopped to eat here for many years. Very dependable. Food is your usual chain fare, unimpressive but still tasty. Make sure to ask for an experienced server.

Celiac
4 weeks ago

Felt weird after I ate my meal even after telling the server specific instructions on my food since I have a gluten and soy allergy. Got a salad to go explaining the same thing. Got home to find my salad covered in croutons and got a stomach ache again from eating my leftovers from dinner so I know he didn’t specify my allergy. Have eaten at other locations without problems. Just be careful at this location.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

GF menu and reassuring staff! Can get a variety of celiac friendly meals here.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

My celiac daughter ate there twice and was sick both times. Waiter seem unconcerned and dismissive about celiac and GF. The first time brought the salad with croutons, came back with the salad without croutons and she felt sick immediately. The same happened the second visit, no croutons on the salad but sick within minutes of eating the salad. This is particular to this Terre Haute location. They must not follow procedures to avoid cc. We have had consistent no issues back in Plano TX.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

After talking with the manager I decided to give Outback a try. Food was amazing and everything tested with the Nima was found to be gluten free!!! You have to try the GF desert. Delicious!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

This Outback has a great GF menu! Salads, steaks, chicken, seafood, and even dessert. It was really good and it didn't hurt me!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

UPDATE: NOT celiac friendly. This was one of a few places in the LV I would eat but they are disorganized. They do not have fries on the GF menu but said the fryer is dedicated GF. A manager confirmed...so I had been ordering them and wondered what was making me sick. Suddenly they told me they were NOT gluten free and bad things were happening in the kitchen so they were transitioning to a new kitchen manager... fast-forward and I decided to give it another try 1+ months later. They gave me a salad that had cheese picked off with residual cheese and a few small pieces left (I also can't eat dairy), but it was obvious they weren't following proper procedures for gf with fresh ingredients, changing gloves, etc. I did make a big deal about having celiac. AFTER that I alerted the manager and said my entree NEEDS to be made carefully and properly. When it was delivered the broccoli had butter all over it. The manager then made my broccoli again herself. After all this they didn't comp ANYTHING from the bill. They made me sick, I paid them $80. They are too sloppy in the kitchen, not checking themselves, getting people sick. Stay away if you have celiac and other allergies/intolerances!!

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

I got sick after eating here. Guessing some sort of cross contamination.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

They ARE NOT serious with their Gluten free. We had ordered salads and they gave us croutons. I was anxious about eatting the rest of the food because if they messed up with some thing as simple as salads what else did they mess up on.

Celiac
1 month ago

This Outback is out of business.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing! Outback offers a gluten free menu and takes extra care when preparing food.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Been here so many times never have had an issue (knock on wood). They have a gf menu just have to ask for it. The staff and mgr are extremely knowledgeable and aware of the dangers for patrons with celiac and gluten sensitivity. I have had their steaks, salads, seafood and veggies. I cannot eat pork or chicken so I haven't tried them.

Celiac
1 month ago

I have never gotten sick eating at this location. If the server isn’t certain, they’ve always gone to a manager to check for me.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

I ate safely here while visiting family. Although lately I noticed all Outback heavily using a salty seasoning which i don’t like - it’s overkill sometimes! I had Alice Springs Chicken (love it!) - was too full for dessert (unfortunately!). But it’s still a very safe place to eat!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Our daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and we were terrified of eating out for the first time. My brother previously worked at another outback and said it was a great place and they were great!!! Needless to say we were beyond shocked, the chef came out himself and talked to us about what she could have and what he recommended! Such a relief, the server was amazing to she admitted she wasn’t the greatest at allergies but wanted to ensure the kitchen knew

Celiac
1 month ago

The food was pretty tasty and the staff seemed knowledgable but still got likely CC'd by something here. Had the alice chickea with mash potatoes. Not as bad as normal, but still had symptoms after eatting. Sad because we waited a extra long time for food too.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent experience. I mentioned having celiac and the waitress immediately knew everything I would need. I was able to have the Alice springs chicken, mashed potatoes, and... the chocolate thunder from down under. It felt like the old days before a diagnosis- finally felt free to eat. Be sure to check out outbacks website for their specific GF menu. Makes it a lot easier to order.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Everything was great as usual. Love that this is a safe place for me to eat as a celiac.

1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Hector helped us and got it right. We got the Rib Eye gluten free and it was excellent. No sign of any reaction from an extremely sensitive Celiac. Two could easily split that steak.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Very disappointed. Usually an outback is my go-to place when travelling. I always use a NIMA to test my food and the steak failed, the steak! I was able to eat the salad, but not the least, why?!! The manager had to come by as always, and wasn't surprised or apologetic either. Just like an "oh well". I would not recommend this place mainly for the manager's attitude and the fact that the steak failed. Salads I understand, but not the grill.

Not celiac
1 month ago

Gluten free menu with quite a few options. I had a smothered chicken that came with a mustard sauce. It was very good.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

While I did not get sick the restaurant was disorganized and not very clean, with lots of crumbs on my seat and smushed French fries under the table. The staff seemed eager to help but not 100 percent clear on the concept of food that is safe for celiacs. A disappointment because Outback has been a reliable friend for business travel and we miss the Outback that used to be in Wheaton.

1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

They have a nice gluten free menu but I got cross contamination somewhere on my steak and shrimp. My date ordered a gluten free salad and it came with croutons, I would not trust it if your celiac.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was able to discuss the celiac protocol. There is a separate menu. The dessert was AMAZING- warm chocolate pecan brownie with chocolate fudge, ice cream, and whipped topping. It was 1500 calories, but it was worth every calorie!

Not celiac
1 month ago

Lots of gluten free options on their menu.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

I told the staff that I needed gluten free. The owners daughter is also gluten free, which makes what happened really surprising. I ordered a salad with no croutons. I ate about half of it before finding a crouton on the bottom.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Pretty good sized gluten-free menu, staff is knowledgeable on gluten-free. I’ve eaten here numerous times and never had an issue

Celiac
2 months ago

Most menu options are GF and staff is willing to accomodate

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

My family has eaten here several times over the past few years. This Outback delivers! Very safe and well trained staff!

Celiac
2 months ago

I eat here all the time. They have a decent menu and several options.

2 months ago

They have a GF menu. Waiter was very knowledgeable also. It is chain food but decent. Came out done properly and hot.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The manager was very knowledgeable, talked to me about the process to keep my food safe, and the gf menu had lots of options. I had a wonderful experience.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I had a really nice experience here! I ordered the grilled chicken and my mom (also celiacs) ordered a sirloin. I’m also dairy-free so I asked for my chicken with no butter. The waitress accidentally pressed the wrong button so the manager came out to talk to me and told me they were remaking the chicken. Once I got it, it was very juicy and tasty.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free menu staff were knowledgeable

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