Outback Steakhouse

10 ratings
$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
4611 Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Celiac

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I’ve had a few meals here that have been yummy. Normally I will get steak and mashed potatoes and have yet to have problems with cross contamination.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great food and they try act like they try very hard not to cross-contaminate... I do have to say though that one time I ate there it looked like croutons had been accidentally put on then picked off of my gf salad (crumbs)... the manager came out and apologized etc.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Not celiac

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

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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? :-)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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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! :)

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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Recently visited this location. I told the server I was ordering from the gluten free menu and further specified my order (no croutons on my salad, etc.) Just to be safe. Everything for me came out cross contaminated. I didn't have confidence the server was educated about gluten free needs; and I especially wasn't confident eating my food thereafter.

I didn't get sick, but I was scared about what was served to me. Granted, after speaking up to a different server, my order(s) we're corrected by another employee.

This was my first experience eating at Outback, which I had heard had a pretty decent GF menu; but I don't think I'll be back to this location, personally.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Waitress was clueless about gluten free. She brought bread to the table and put it down right in front of me. And then my Brisbane Caesar Salad came out without dressing and … wait for it … RAW SHRIMP. Not impressed. Not sure that I’ll ever go back to this restaurant.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Overall Rating

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always great experience staff is knowledgeable and super noce

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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We tried to eat here one night after my wife was diagnosed with Celiac's. Ordered off their "gluten-free" menu, and her shrimp was served on top of a piece of bread.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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They have a GF menu and I ordered off of it but still got glutened. I believe it was in the season on my salmon but have no way to know for sure

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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