Outback Steakhouse

2 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
4205 I-H 35 S.
San Marcos, TX 78666

Top Reviews


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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable wait staff, great service. Most of menu available GF. My daughter was SOOO excited about the GF dessert Chocolate Thunder from Down Under (Choc brownie w/ ice cream)!! Will definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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We ate vegetables, stuffed potatoes, pork and meat. I tested potatoes and barbecue sauce in Nima. I ate the only gluten-free dessert option. It is not adaptation, it is gluten-free in its original version. Also tested and approved by Nima.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Overall good but you have to remind the waiters sometimes about the GF needs.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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The staff here is always knowledgeable and careful. They have a dedicated GF menu and for a chain, do a great job! Highly recommended.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Oh, lord, I really hate having to write this. I’m so sorry to the waitstaff, who were all *wonderful* during the process, but I have to say that my overall experience was truly terrible, both gluten-wise and in general. For reference, I am the celiac of our group, and the other three members of the party are related to me but without the celiac genes. The meal started out on the wrong foot, even from when we ordered beverages. My mother ordered a rum punch, and when it came, she took a sip from the top and came away with glass in her mouth, cutting her tongue. Even worse was that her beverage glass was unbroken, so the glass shard had to have come from elsewhere. This was already a bad start, but she was given another rum punch without glass and we went on with our meal, since this could only be a fluke. Then, the salads came out. Mine had croutons. Fun. So we sent that back, and a new blue cheese salad came out for me, which looked fine. However, towards the bottom of my salad, there was a blue cheese crumble. My salad did not come with blue cheese crumbles. Blue cheese crumbles were not in the dressing. That has to have come from one of the salads that did have blue cheese crumbles, *all of which were gluteny*. Great. But, clearly, it couldn’t get worse, so we felt fine to wait for the main courses. My alice springs chicken then had almost raw bacon on it. It was… bad. We got through the entire meal, but by the end, I had definitely been glutened by something. I’m not sure what, but the symptoms are exactly what I would expect. To be clear, everything not mentioned was perfect. However, this number of issues shouldn’t happen, no matter how many other items are ordered. To the staff’s credit, our waitress was *hugely* apologetic and horrified, and she got the manager to comp us the *entire* meal, such that we paid $8 out of ~$100. However, overall, the experience was awful, and I can’t say I’ll trust this particular branch again. Celiacs, do not attempt. It can’t end well.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 selection of healthy options

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I ordered a salad off the gluten free menu and specified I was ordering off the gluten free menu and specifically told our server to “please tell the kitchen I have celiac disease”. She completely ignored me, and my salad came out with fried chicken strips. I will say that once the manager took over, everything was fine and I didn’t have any reactions from cross contamination

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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We arrived and got the gluten free menus, only the GF menus. The server put bread on the table then was reluctant to take it away.

We ordered GF Aussie Cob salads and there was at least one crouton in the one I ate.

The manager apologized and comped our meals which we had barely touched. The server came over and mumbled an apology.

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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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