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Outback Steakhouse

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279 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717-2615
+1 608-829-0505
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Oregon, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the Outback Burger with fries. I ordered my burger medium but it came back medium rare and warm to the touch. The fries were greasy. My water glass remained empty our entire stay. I've been here before and had a better experience. Not so great this time.

Thank retired60165
Cambridge, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had lunch here on a Saturday and ordered 2 ribeyes Med- Rare. Both came well done. Had to get up and go ask the Bartender - the only person I could find, to tell our server that our steaks were well done. Server showed up and assured us that our steaks were top priority. 15 mins later the Manager shows... More 

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

Every experience with us should be just right! 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 - Madison". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My son & I are in town for an athletic event. He has a 12oz sirloin, cooked to perfection!! I had the seared Ahi Tuna, perfect!! But our appetizer was "late" & the manager was so apologetic. He even took it off the bill. 😱. I'm glad too... It was the Avocado Crab Stack...not my favorite. I would recommend &... More 

Thank Melissa B
Madison, WI
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My wife and I dine regularly at this Outback location so we were really disappointed with the lunch. We had to wait for a table because they were apparently understaffed. The tables were not being cleaned even though only 1/2 of the dining room and the bar were being used. Our silverware had water spots and did not look clean.... More 

Thank WIJourney
OutbackGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for providing us with feedback about your visit. We would like to get in touch with you so we can review this further. Please take a moment to email us at news@outback.com with the subject "Tripadvisor Review - Store 4810" so we can follow up with you directly. Thank you! Brittany Outback Steakhouse More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! Today is one of my highlights of BAD SERVICE. Arrives at about 7:55 Get our table within 5 min - great. We wait about 10 min ( restaurant is 1/3 empty) We place our orders right away 12 min later - .......nothing....nada..... I asks another server to call the manager Someone show up - says he's the owner I... More 

Thank amitisraeli
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have never eaten at an outback steakhouse to start so maybe they all are this gross. We ordered a couple glasses of wine at $12 a glass which we know is the price of the bottle but whatever. We both ordered the 18 ounce sirloin which I was ready to devour my wife figured she would... More 

Thank Christopher F
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello Christopher, We're very sad to hear you did not enjoy the steaks. 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 - Madison/Junction Road". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Outback Steakhouse More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Weekend of 3/11/16 - 15% off coupon via email. Tried the new appetizers- Wood Fire Grilled Shrimp in the Barbie (served with artisan bread, garlic herbed butter and tomato basil) and Crab & Avocado Stack (avocado and crab meat topped with tomato basil). Both were very good. Also had the filet mignon and the Wood Grilled California Chicken Sandwich. Went... More 

1 Thank Pookie53593
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

3 stars because our waitress was good, and food was good. However, we came in a Sat night and were told our wait would be 35-40 minutes. Waited about 50, and after getting seated, noticed lots of tables sitting, waiting to be cleared. One table sat dirty for 30 minutes. Then, while waiting for a table, tried going to the... More 

Thank Ryan Becky J
Stapleton, Alabama
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144 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Most outback steak houses are fine, this one was not, the food was mediocre, the food was served on a plate that was actually too small. I ordered half rack of ribs, and garlic mashed potatoes there was no room to maneuver the food on the plate. And it was slathered in way too much sauce. My husband ordered a... More 

Thank kanukgirl
Middleton, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We visited this Outback at 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. We were seated right away as there were many tables available when we arrived. While our server was friendly and efficient at first, he became way overwhelmed when he also had to serve a table of 14 along with his other tables. He never came around to ask how... More 

Thank doodlegirl2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717-2615
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-829-0505

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