Outback Steakhouse

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
3939 1st Ave. S.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Celiac

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Called in a curbside pick up order so my husband could grab it on the way home. Asked if they could prevent cross-contamination as I have Celiac. The guy taking the order said that they know all about how to avoid that & would mark our order “gluten allergy” to be sure it was safe. I ordered the 6 oz sirloin & shrimp, mashed potatoes, & a house salad w/ranch. My husband got an 11 oz center cut sirloin, mashed potatoes, & fresh veggies. They left the croutons off of my salad for me, packaged everything carefully, & didn’t give my husband bread to be on the safe side. When he picked it up, they explained the lack of bread & told him they could package some up for him separately if he wanted.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 days ago read full review

Celiac

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I was assured by the waitress that they were super careful and I had nothing to worry about. Also going as far as to say there was a manager on the line. First, my salad came out with one crouton which the waitress actually caught and let me know there was a new girl on salads and she would make sure there were full precautions taken. The new salad came out looking fine. Then I got my food which they did not do correctly because I ordered the streak and shrimp but the shrimp were missing. She went to the back to have it fixed and the shrimp came out on a big piece of rye bread (off the line with a manager take in mind!). I told her I didn’t want them or anything else and let my husband (non-celiac) finish the steak I had on my plate. I’m now writing this sick AF an hour after my horrible experience. DO NOT TRUST THEM! I’ve eaten at many Outback’s and have never had an issue until now. Very disappointed and feeling quite horrible on my 2 1/2 hr drive home after this experience. I almost never eat out for this reason, I just wanted to feel normal with my family for once... ugh.

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?

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager assured us proper precautions are taken, and that the cross contamination disclaimer in the gluten free menu was for the restaurant chain in general. Speak to a manager at each Outback you dine at.

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

  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse
  • Takeout

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Outback - always great!!! Home again after a long trip and had a great meal!! Staff knows what they are doing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Been here twice and always had a pleasant experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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This location has a gluten free menu and the staff were very friendly and seemed to take precautions, but it was very apparent that the kitchen did not. Definitely had issues after this one.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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I've ordered takeout a few times. I've got sick each time. I'm not sure why, but I've had issues. The food was not great or dry and highly overpriced.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Poor

Celiac

Overall Rating

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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Our server was fantastic and went over and above to make sure my food was safe!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Celiac

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always a great experience with outback and the GF menu. Staff was great!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

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