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Outback Steakhouse

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2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1243
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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611 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Over the last year or so, I've noticed the steaks have a ton of salt. Ask for them to not be salted if you have any concerns. I haven't been back since encountering this. Staff was friendly. Clean place. Even the onion blossom was way to salty. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Ankeny, Iowa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have liked Outback in the past but in more recent years I have not been impressed either by their steaks or the atmosphere. I have had tough meat there as well as very dry meat. So while I may still occasionally stop by I won't make it any kind of regular event.

Thank kingrichard2016
Ramsey, Minnesota
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I'm staying at the Holiday Express across the parking lot of Outback steakhouse which was very convenient. My brother and I split full rack of ribs on 2 occasions at the bar and were very good. Great service from the bartenders! Overall, a very enjoyable experience. I'm looking forward to some great steak very soon.

Thank qwestcruiser
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went to the Outback for a couple of cocktails and some appetizers. The appetizers we had were phenomenal!! The drinks were maybe a little overpriced, but the bartender was very nice and very friendly!! I would recommend this Outback Steakhouse!!

Thank T2410RUrobertw
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We decided to come to Outback Steakhouse for an early Valentine's Dinner. We hadn't been to one in about 5 years, and my husband was looking to get a good steak. Our wait wasn't long at all - a short 15 minutes, which at 6:00, was a nice beginning to our dinner. After we placed our drink and appetizer order,... More 

1 Thank kkozeliski
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place, great food, and a fantastic waitress. We went there to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress was fantastic. We had a wonderful time.

Thank seaboomer11
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74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is a chain of course but this location is consistently excellent. Often is on the short list when people discuss the best place to get steak in Ankeny. This visit as with all my past ones have been very good. There was a guy who sat across from us who had a complaint (he did look like someone who... More 

Thank IowaTravellinGuy
Ankeny, Iowa
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368 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have been there several times. I have learned it is very busy on weekends and you will need to wait for a table. I like the steaks. I only go there on a special occasions. It is family friendly. There is a big free parking lot on the side of the building. It is a big restaurant with a... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had an Outback local for years and lived it. They closed down a couple years ago so when we saw this one we had to stop the steaks were incredible.

Thank Shelley B
Des Moines, Iowa
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611 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I returned to this restaurant after management requested, without compensation, as required by TripAdvisor for reviews. It was a very busy night, they had just had a party of 20 ordering prior to my order, so I expected it would be slow. It actually was quicker than my previous visit, so I was quite surprised! The food was hot and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-1243

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