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Outback Steakhouse

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1409 North Veterans Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704-6630
+1 309-663-0455
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Decatur, Illinois
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When a business doesn't care enough to fix their advertising lights you know you're in for some lame eats. Attention to detail is severly lacking here. My steak was tough as old boots and the sides were overcooked. The kids steaks were so bad they ate mine which wasn't much better. I'd pass on this location and head over to... More 

Thank mkhmn
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

We hate that we've let you down. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at news@outback.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Bloomington, IL". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Davenport, Iowa
Level Contributor
154 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't complain about the service here, we get the same server almost every time...he's good. My wife ordered the 6 oz filet with the $5 add-on for unlimited shrimp. I had the 9 oz filet. Both ordered medium, my wife's came medium well (nothing you can do about that) mine came medium rare. Well, I wasn't going to send it... More 

Thank Jay H
Chicago, Illinois
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190 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I rrived in town later than planned, but earlier than the rest of the team, so was on my own. Have not been to an Outback in a while but knew the bar was always a good option for the solo diner. Everything was as I remember, a good enough steak, with healthier sides (ceasar and broccoli are always my... More 

Thank dixonconsultinginc
Davenport, Iowa
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154 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have eaten here several times while traveling. The food and the service has been very good each time. We don't care for the cucumbers they put in their regular salads, but that's the chain's own recipe so it's the way it is. We just dig around them. My wife thought she would try a Cesar salad because no cucumbers... More 

Thank Jay H
Illinois City, Illinois
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I hadn't been to an Outback in some time and saw this one so I thought we would try it. The food was good as was the service however the temperature of the restaurant was like a cooler. When I mentioned this to the hostess hoping to be seated in a warmer area she told me there was no warmer... More 

Thank Marian518
Robinson, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Overall experience was good. It was a busy Saturday evening. Waitress was pleasant. Good food for the price.

Thank Michael C
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been to this Outback multiple times. The service is always top notch. The blue cheese chopped salad is fantastic and the ribeye is wonderful. The kitchen knows how to cook a steak.

Thank Adrianne D
Columbus, Ohio
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136 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Love, love, love this chain! This location was awesome! The staff was super friendly and nice, very quick too! The food was heavenly and cooked properly, hot and fresh. I would absolutely return when in the area. YUM!!

Thank prettipinkprincess
Davenport, Iowa
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154 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We've eaten here several times, have not a had problem. Good food and very good service. Just good service is difficult to find anymore. We were a little disappointed with the steaks this time. I had the filet and it seemed somewhat tough and I found a piece of gristle. My wife had the rib-eye and she thought it seems... More 

Thank Jay H
Naperville, Illinois
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Was in town on business and needed an early dinner that I knew would give me a predictable time frame with which to eat and no surprises afterwards since my schedule was tight. If you know me, I normally don't do chains. But anyway, bread was warm, salad fresh and not over dressed, and steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned... More 

Thank Jon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 North Veterans Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704-6630
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-663-0455

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?