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Outback Steakhouse

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1409 North Veterans Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704
+1 309-663-0455
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and I stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday while out on errands. This was our first visit to an Outback Steakhouse. I had a wedge salad that was out of this world, and the bloomin onion burger, which was also delicious. Hubs had steak and potato and also enjoyed his meal. I'd say service was a... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was the worst outback EVER ! Cold food Ran out of mushrooms. Wait staff was slow, greeters were more worried about socializing then customers.

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Thank Kris A
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

We feel terrible that we 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 

Pontiac, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I dont like giving bad reviews but tonight I would not even call it service. We sat in the bar and our waitress seamed like she had an attitude. Never ask about drink refills, no bread, no plate pick up, no desert. She sat at the bar while he had to get another waiter to bring our check. Food was... More 

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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 28 November 2016

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 

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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
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156 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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198 reviews
154 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 

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Davenport, Iowa
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156 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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44 reviews
25 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 

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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.

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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.

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Restaurant Details

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

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