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Outback Steakhouse

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4751 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7307
+1 815-479-5161
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not impress the food was good, service metso metso. lighting was to dark had problems reading the menu. Did notice a lot of lights were not on. Saute mushroom flat like they where boiled not grilled. French Onion soup had very little onions in it. Steak was cooked correctly and was tender and tasty.

Thank Redrosebud2014
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Everything we ordered was average - greasy blooming onion, strange tasting crab-stuffed mushrooms, spicy chicken tortilla soup, good salad. Filet came out on top of fried, greasy hash browns and shrimp were over-seasoned and over-cooked. There are better steak houses.

Thank 440lmc
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Downside was that my stake was a little bit more flat than others and therefore was more medium than medium rare... great blooming onion and great mashed potatoes. Great visit.

Thank Adriano S
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My family went to Outback for my daughters birthday. It was her choice of where we would go. She loves the restaurants food. Her favorites consists of the soups, salad and deserts. I go to Outback a few times a month. Love the drive up pick up.

Thank Earnie B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

When I first started going to Outback, any Outback, it was a real treat. I loved it. Bloomin' Onion, great salad, loaded bake potato, any steak, they were fantastic. Recently, they haven't been as good. I understand there is a lot of competition out there but Outback had a niche. I would choose to go to Outback, not just out... More 

Thank kidnarsky
Wilmington, NC
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have always loved Outback, mostly because the quality is so consistently high. I usually order the same menu item, the small cut of prime rib roast. This was the first time ever the meat was tough--tough to cut and chew. Plus I don't like the heavily cracked pepper crusted edges. First time it's been prepared that way. Veggies and... More 

Thank purselady1
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I had just moved here and this could have been a place that would go to all the time. In my first visit, every portion (salad, steak, potato, and the carrot cake) of the meal was messed up, Not how they could be so far off from other Outbacks. I haven't been back since. I will try again sometime soon.... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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274 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night at about 8pm. We were seated immediately. It was a nice, quiet, slightly dark atmosphere. The server was very attentive and professional. We had the Aussie platter appetizer which contained fried onions, bacon cheese fries, and fried Mac and cheese balls.... very tasty!! I had a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. It was good...... More 

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Woodstock, Illinois
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

If you read my reviews, you know I'm very upfront with positive and negative criticism. My wife and I both ordered the prime rib, 16 oz cut (great for leftovers). Hers had to be sent back twice, was finally made perfectly, and they charged $0. Mine was cooked correctly, but disappointingly tough. I took it home with a free replacement... More 

Thank Ben R
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Checkout TA listing. Had hours listed from 11 to 9:30. Went there with a few couples to celebrate a birthday only to find it closed, with hours from 4 to 9:30, opens at 11, Fri, Sat, Sun. Call before you go!!

Thank Norm L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4751 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7307
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-479-5161

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