Outback Steakhouse

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 4 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Late Night, Steakhouse, Restaurant
100% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4390 N. Illinois Street, Swansea, IL 62221 Directions

(618) 235-7000
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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Lots of gluten free options. Careful gluten free preparation. Only thing I don't like is that it has gotten a little pricy and portions have gotten smaller.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Their ribs are phenomenal and the chocolate thunder from down under is worth the wait.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    This place is incredible! I have gone twice in one week. They have an actual gluten free menu including a drink menu for the bar. Even the servers and bar tenders are educated on gluten free. Some VP of Outback higher up is a celiac so they have been doing gluten free for a long time. Steaks don't use butter or gluten seasoning either. They won't even bring bread to the table if u don't want it. It's really relaxing.

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    1 rating
    6 years ago

    Horrible horrible awful awful! My dad and I both got sick along with the people in the booth behind us as well. We all had different things too. Stay away. !

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    655 Crossville Rd., Roswell, GA 30075

    I don't eat out that often due to celiac and multiple, severe food intolerances, but this is one place that I have found that I can go and eat safely. They take food allergies very seriously. I have eaten there many times over the years since my diagnosis, and I have never been sick or cross-contaminated. And FYI - THEY NO LONGER HAVE A GF FRYER which the Outback chain forced them to remove; personally that didn't make a difference to me since I'm focusing on maximizing my nutrition and fried food tend to disagree with me, even with healthy oils.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    4520 East Towne Blvd., Madison, WI 53704

    Lots of menu options and knowledgeable staff.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    2310 Sanders St., Conway, AR 72032

    Both my daughter and I (celiac) got sick after eating here. They do have a gluten free menu and wait staff marked gf/glove change. Either the spices have gluten or there was some other form of cross contamination

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    3 rating
    3 weeks ago

    135 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32176

    Disappointing selection on the GF menu, but they did have one. We had salads and did takeout.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    610 Old Rt. 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

    Ate here this past week. Food was good, small portion but good. Waitress was aware of celiac and what options I was able to order. Would definitely go back

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    4215 Ebenezer Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

    Gluten Free Menu. Staff was VERY welcoming and accommodating! Food was great (had salad, Talipia w/sweet potato, and dessert). We’ve gone to outback for years; but this was our first time with me GF and we will definitely be back!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    1703 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710

    Standard chain restaurant. Took precautions against cross contamination. No issues for us (celiac).

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    7025 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Good experience. Ordered filet mignon, vegetable, and baked potato. Did not get sick!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    7189 Overland Road, Boise, ID 83709

    Had their chopped steak burger with mash and veg for lunch. Waitress was really helpful with the gluten free options. Their sauce has wheat in it so I avoided that, but the meal was still excellent. She did warn me that they do not have a dedicated work space in the kitchen.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    4270 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

    What im going to say here seems to be inline with the other reviews here. Ive ate here maybe 10 times because i live around here. I was excited to find out they were gf. At one point outback and its affiliates were really highly rated for gf even. Im talking 3 or 4 years ago which is likely why the reviews in that time period are good. I ate there then and also would have rated them highly, but there standards on this have went way down since then across the chain. This location a couple years ago or so also came under a new manager even. I was up all night sick because of this place last night and yes ordered from the gf menu, and they knew i was celiac as usual, but this was pretty bad. Ive had a few cc issues the last few times but this one was the worst. I gave it chances because it wasnt always this way and i tend to get much stricter with ordering in those cases, like no sauces or tomatues with the grilled shrimp, no bacon on the loaded baked potatoe. I eliminate the suspects and its almost like reading from their own gf menu as its mostly things already stated there which the weightstaff and cook don't seem to ever look at on their own. Im not sure what changed as really the whole chain was great at one point, but im a bit more careful now with this one than i used to be. This location though...i really cant go back this time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1000 Division St., E. Greenwich, RI 02818

    Great food.celiac friendly. Knowledgeable staff

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    13703 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906

    We have visited this location on a monthly basis for a couple of years, and they have a gf menu and offer a few gf items off the regular menu if you ask about them. I have always enjoyed courteous and usually prompt service here! And the food has always been tasty and safe.

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    1 rating
    1 month ago

    2115 Pepperell Pkwy., Opelika, AL 36801

    I have been to the one in Huntsville several times and had a wonderful experience! However; I went to the Auburn location for a friend’s birthday and made sure the server and manager knew I had Celiac Disease. I explained that cross contamination will make me sick. However, my meal (I ordered the pork steak, baked potato, and salad) was brought out, and my server had plated my food with mac & cheese as the side, touching my pork. I explained to the server that I could not eat this food without getting sick because the pork had now been cross-contaminated and asked her to remake it. She took it back to the kitchen, but came back almost immediately with the pork re-plated and baked potato on the plate. I re-iterated to her that I couldn’t eat something that had been cross-contaminated, but the server insisted it was a different piece of pork meat. Not wanting to make any more of a scene on my friend’s birthday, I ate it, and got very sick from the meal. I wish all of the servers took Celiac Disease seriously.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    16510 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188

    Staff was attentive to ensuring food was prepared separately. Kitchen manager came to our table, without being asked, to explain how the food would be prepared to ensure no cross-contamination. Really appreciated the extra care for our family of celiacs.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2687 S. Market St, Gilbert, AZ 85296

    I have eaten at Outback in Gilbert three times in the last month. I have ordered a Cobb salad each time. Unexplained that I had celiac disease. They said they would be careful and every time I have been sick. I keep going back because they say they are careful but unfortunately I have not found that yet. I will continue and keep trying because I love Outback, but beware.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    6007 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108

    Their gluten free “Chocolate Thunder from Down Under” was delicious!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    100 Southern Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387

    The waiter we had (Mikal P) was fantastic he was knowledgeable and helped all 6 of us with all different food allergies including gluten.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    3105 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604

    Always careful of GF issues and knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    7189 Overland Road, Boise, ID 83709

    Best place to go if you have Celiac. Managers had celiac and take special care of you. They have my business for as long as I live here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1510 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

    Good meal with no issues. GF menu.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    210 Gateway Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804

    Outback had a separate gluten free menu that included many choices. I was impressed they even had a dessert! I had a steak, salad (no croutons) and baked potato. I’m not one to make a big fuss about my gluten allergy, but our server immediately noticed my gluten free menu and said she would make sure my food was made properly. Our server was very knowledgeable and I didn’t get sick at all after dinner- which is very very rare for a restaurant meal! We will be back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    16400 Northcross Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078

    I eat at Outback all the time and have never had a problem. They have a gluten free menu with a wide variety of choices. They even have a gf dessert!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    7605 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68114

    Just ask for a manager! Serving food could cross contamination, leaned food items on top of each other.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    260 E. Parris Ave., High Point, NC 27262

    Great gluten free menu... lots of options. Steak of course is great and love the Alice Springs Chicken. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Great take out option with curb side pick up. Have been there several times both eating in and taking out without any problems.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    45 Mazzeo Drive, Randolph, MA 02368

    Had the best gluten free ribs there. They have an impressive gluten free menu, and to top it all off they had excellent service every time I’ve been there.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

    Awesome steak and mashed potatoes. The staff has been very accommodating every time I have been here. They will let you substitute something that is gluten free for the things that aren’t.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    909 N Elmhurst Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

    Nice gluten free menu. Staff seemed knowledgeable and food was delicious.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    4687 Milestone Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104

    I told the waitress my son had celiac and we ordered from the GF menu, but all she did was write it down and said she would make a note. She was not interested in my questions about how the food was prepared. I think it may depend on the server, but this place is too risky. Partly our fault-we are learning to call ahead to restaurants during non-peak hours and ask to speak to the chef.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    6365 Strip Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720

    Despite ordering a Caesar salad without croutons, my son with celiac disease was served a salad with croutons. We only realized after he took a few bites.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    1715 Market Place Blvd., Cumming, GA 30041

    Found a crouton at the bottom of my salad.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1664 N. 1200 W., Layton, UT 84041

    Every time I’m here visiting my parents, this is where I choose to eat. Always good and never an issue!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    4838 Hatch Ave., Sheffield, AL 35660

    The staff was not super knowledgable, but you just have to emphasize to them what you need depending on your level of sensitivity. I got the grass-fed burger, but they do NOT have a gluten free bun. I ordered it without the bun. They do have a gluten free lava cake though, which was amazing.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    9006 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133

    My rating is for the accuracy of their gf menu only. WARNING:::::: The prime rib on their gluten free menu *does* have small amounts of gluten in the seasoning. I can verify this because I became very sick. However, I am a celiac's sufferer so the typical gf sensitive person might not have any reaction at all.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    2066 S. Abilene Street, Aurora, CO 80014

    Friendly and helpful staff, wonderful steaks and accommodating to gluten-free customers

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2600 E. Lucky Lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

    Outback had been really helpful getting my gluten free order right, and I've never been sick the next day!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    15253 S.W. Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    My favorite place to eat. The servers are very knowledgeable and the menu is huge. The food is delicious and I have never gotten sick. They understand cross contamination and make sure to be very careful with the food.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1626 Fleischli Business Pkwy., Cheyenne, WY 82007

    Gluten free menu. Server was very knowledgeable about GF. Once I explained that I had Celiac Disease they were very careful in the kitchen to not cross contaminated food. Manager brought food out separate from the rest of the orders. Had no issues after eating! Was very impressed with the whole dining experience.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2412 Rudkin Rd., Union Gap, WA 98903

    Ribs where perfect! Like best we ever had. The chocolat brownie we had 2days in a row, this was worth to come back the second day. Also the streak was perfect!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    11600 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78759

    I trust Outback for a safe delicious gf meal. I always get the same thing. The grilled salmon with fresh veggies and mashed potatoes. Oh, their Alice Springs chicken is also gf and delicious. The Chocolate Thunder from down under is also gf and out of this world!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1235 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52807

    Great service and a nice GF menu. My daughter loved her steak and sides and had no issues afterwards.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2746 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 70002

    Staff was very friendly and accommodating! There is a separate menu. My daughter has eaten at several different locations and never gotten sick

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    210 Gateway Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804

    There is separate GF menu and the staff is always extremely friendly at all outback locations.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    15253 S.W. Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Great gluten free menu. They even have a pecan brownie that is gluten free! Staff very knowledgeable and didn’t have any issue.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1235 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52807

    Waitress was very attentive, when she noticed I had a gluten free menu, she asked if we would like to skip the bread. Menu had a lot of options, more than most places, including a desert section. Food also tasted great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    9395 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    I ate here recently and the accommodated my strict celiac GF and DF needs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    970 Lindsay Blvd., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

    One of the better organized and extensive gluten free offerings for a major chain

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    1646 J.B. White SR Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301

    They had 1 GF menu for the whole restaurant. Nothing special identifying the meal was gluten free, but no adverse reactions to my meal afterwards. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive. I react pretty quickly so can’t guarantee cross-contamination level is safe for Celiacs. Your mileage my vary.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    3 Reinhardt College Pkwy., Canton, GA 30114

    Eaten twice at this location and both times the staff was very knowledgeable about their gluten free options and the seriousness about CC. Safe option for eating out here.

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    14295 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

    My go to place, I can happily eat gluten free and feel good after.

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    1 rating
    2 months ago

    2124 Merrick Mall, Merrick, NY 11566

    Very limited options, Have gotten sick here before

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9:30 pm

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