This latest visit to the Olympia Outback is hands down our worst dining experience at this location.
We decided to go there to take advantage of their earlier hours (now open at Noon instead of 4 PM), but this turned out to be a huge mistake: Take warning that they do NOT serve a full menu until 4PM!
So, instead of Prime Rib and Baked Potato, I would up having to settle for their Cheeseburger and Fries…
The wife was able to get a Rib Eye early.
The sign said to seat ourselves, so we found a spot to our liking, and were quickly greeted and ordered drinks.
They came out fairly fast, then we found out that we couldn’t get what we wanted for entrees, which was a huge disappointment. Doubly so as this was a 100 mile round trip for us.
The Bloomin Onion came out shortly, and was spot on except for being a bit oily.
Unfortunately, when the entrees came out, they were only warm.
This only added to our dissatisfaction: The burger, fries, steak, and mashed potato should have been piping hot, and come out to us quickly, as the house was maybe only 15% full. There should have been no excuses for this.
The waitress was polite and came back often to check on us.
We tipped her generously, not holding her hostage for the kitchen’s mistakes.
Without alcoholic drinks, the meal came to a bit over $63. Even if our second choice entrees came out absolutely perfect, they still wouldn’t have been worth it. If I wanted just a burger and fries, I would have gone to Red Robin and had a truly spectacular burger and bottomless fries for about the same price as an Outback burger.
Had we not been so hungry, we would have pressed the issue on the meals’ problems and had them make it right.
Will we go back? Probably. Will it be sometime soon? Not a chance! And when we do, it won’t be before 4PM…