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Outback Steakhouse

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10901 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7061
+1 515-221-3309
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, service depends on who you get. Manager makes every effort to make your night a success. Worth the visit

Thank Jack T
West Des Moines, Iowa
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Staff was super pleasant, even though the place was packed and several on the wait list. Had the seafood stack on the sirloin. Very nice presentation. Reasonable prices.

Thank JamersonRocks
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have gone to this location two or three times and the last time was enough for me to not want to return. I ordered my steak medium well and when it came, I cut a decent portion of it off to see it was extremely undercooked. We waited several minutes and then finally asked another server... More 

1 Thank Emily C
OutbackGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Emily, This is not at all the food and service experience we had hoped for. Please take a moment to email us at news@outback.com with the subject: TripAdvisor Review – Store 1612 so we can follow up with you directly. Thank you! Leah Outback Steakhouse More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had a late lunch date. Outback steakhouse was not too busy and therefore, not too loud. We enjoyed our food and our server was very congenial. Only complaint (and it's not a big one) was that it was a bit chilly where we were seated.

Thank bcn1983
Des Moines
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221 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The hostess said a 25-minute wait. I said there is a booth for two around the corner so she seated us. I think they want you to have a drink in the bar while they make you wait. I ordered a sirloin medium well that came cooked brown all the way through. My wife ordered a sirloin with coconut shrimp... More 

Thank Proteeus3
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I'm vegetarian so I can't comment on steaks, etc. However, I do enjoy the Outback side dishes. Ruth remembered me from my last visit and seated me with an experienced server. He did a great job and I enjoyed my sweet potato and mac and cheese. No longer live near an Outback so when I'm near one, I choose to... More 

Thank TravelingDays
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Eating there now, my wife ordered quesidallas, very thin, odd flavor, very little filling, and it came with a honey mustard for dipping instead of a salsa and that was spilled on some of the slices. My burger was very good but odd that it came with mustard on it. Fries were okay, not great. Server asked if it was... More 

Thank bassdeer
Amana, Iowa
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91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Ordered a sirloin med and it came rare. Potato with butter and it came with sour cream. Both were fixed and I was offered a free desert which I passed on. Texas RH has much better steaks.

Thank AmanaSH
Urbandale, Iowa
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

One of the nicest Outback experiences I've had in several years. The server, Nicole, was top notch, the roving manager, Drew, was friendly and helpful and the food was good. I started with a nice clam chowder followed by crab cakes and my friend had fish tacos. My crab cakes had a hair more breading than I prefer, but did... More 

Thank JohnnyB33
Chicago, United States
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89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Nicole was a waitress and was an absolute gem the food was hot timely and very tasty the restaurant was clean and I love the outdoor waiting area!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10901 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7061
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-221-3309

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