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Outback Steakhouse

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5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
+1 805-964-0599
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Goleta
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Outback in Goleta just went from bad to worse. The sirloin steak I ordered tasted sour and putrid. My wife confirmed that it was rancid! I sent it back of course, and they brought me a new steak that was better, albeit a bit dry. Accidents can happen, but is there any good excuse for a restaurant to serve... More 

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

This is no good. 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 - Santa Barbara". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice and relaxed atmosphere with good service. The food was very good I would have preferred my steam a little rarer but I'll eat it raw.

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Thank welshbloke2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A great steak, cold cocktail & good service. Kinda pricey but always great steaks. Clean & quick are the waiters. You get a small load of warm bread & butter when u r first seated & drink order taken....yum

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Santa Barbara, California
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant is close to home - food is good - their Wedge salad is the best ever - at least in my opinion - they add a drizzle of balsamic dressing over the usual Blue Cheese and all the fixings of a Wedge. Steaks and Lamb chops are well prepared, grilled shrimp excellent, and really fun desserts Service -... More 

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Thank kmckee3730
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We used to go to Outback frequently but noticed the food quality has declined. The lobster and shrimp were good but our steaks were terrible. They were tough and flavorless.

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Thank Suzanne B
California
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We love Outback and it is a treat to travel and be able to dine at an Outback. However, this location (at least on this day) didn't impress. The steak was tough and the food fairly tasteless. Service was excellent. Disappointing for a meal we had hoped would be excellent.

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Thank HistoryNutCalifornia
Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The slightly gloomy ambience belies the perky staff attitude. Food came quickly and was plentiful and tasty. The sides of salad and vegetables, were fresh. The wine by the glass was on the generous side.

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Thank Elizabeth E
Stuart, FL
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We stopped for a bloomin' onion to take back to our room. Delicious as always! We ordered by phone and swung through to pick it up! We all plowed in!

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Thank photogirl1985
Goleta
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Wow! Just awful food. Server was very polite and friendly but the food is not good anymore. The corporate greed must be reducing this once great restaurant to crap. The steak was very tough. Portions smaller than listed on the menu. But the margarita was okay. Sad. Used to love the Outback. Used to wait to be seated, but now... More 

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Thank Yellowsubmawing
Pattonville, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We actually love eating at Outback, but here on Goleta, we haven't been served. The guests at the tables next to us arrived after us, ordered, got their food, but we've been completely ignored. After half an hour of waiting without being noticed we left the venue and ate across the street in a pizza restaurant.

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Thank Alexander M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5690 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-0599

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