Outback Steakhouse

2 ratings
$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Steak

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

8101 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I love the Outback and this location was awesome. They have a full gluten free menu with lots of safe options. When I order, I still tell them I have celiac disease and they let the kitchen know to be careful with cross contact. I’ve eaten at three locations and have had great experiences every time. I had the chicken, mashed potatoes and asparagus and it was a great meal. If you can have dairy DO NOT leave without trying the GF brownie. It is amazing! This is a great spot to eat if you’re staying near the airport before a flight ✈

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They have a separate GF menu. Staff was very nice and helpful!

Updated 10 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Steak

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse
  • Takeout

Photos


Chocolate Thunder From Downunder - modified slightly because i asked for thr ice cream on the side. So so sooo good!!
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Symptomatic Celiac

If you can, ask to be seated in Vito’s section! He was so helpful, reassuring about safety and took extra steps to make sure the meal was safe. 10/10 recommend!

2 years ago

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Loved the Steak and Sides, they have a GF menu and are very aware of allergies. Solid selection of gf options including a dessert that I look forward to trying next time

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


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

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


I had the chili and the mashed potatoes because I wasn’t really feeling a steak that day. Gluten free menu is available but with somewhat limited choices if you don’t feel like having steak.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Below Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Horrible, will not go back

Had a GF menu but half the things on the menu were no longer available. Had to repeat gf salad order twice and it was still brought out wrong. Waiter could have cared less.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the gluten free Shrimp and Steak combo. it's only GF when the shrimp are not placed on a piece of toast.

My dinner arrived with the Shrimp on toast. I asked to check if the toast was GF. The server returned with a small plate stating the toast contained gluten and offered to remove the piece of toast or the shrimp and toast.

I explained that they had to remake the meal which they did.

Therefore, beware when eating here. The staff is not properly trained!!

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They were great about watching for cross contamination and brought my plate out separately from my family's. They didn't really have many menu options that weren't steak, but I ordered the grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, and side Ceasar salad. The food was really bland, and the mashed potatoes were worse than school lunches in the 80s. They were flavorless, almost translucent, and disappointing. The chicken was decent but not my favorite. I had better food at another steakhouse chain.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

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