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Outback Steakhouse

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1390 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
+1 931-372-2145
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a full rack of ribs with fries and some shrimp. The fries that came with the ribs where so salted down we couldn't eat them. The shrimp just tasted like it was covered in pepper. The ribs were pink inside not fall off the bone first and last time eating here . We usually get to go boxes... More 

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

Hi Michael, We appreciate you writing about your recent visit with us. Please take a moment to email us at news@outback.com with the subject: TripAdvisor Review – Cookeville, TN so we can follow up with you. Thank you, Leah Outback Steakhouse More 

Jonesborough, Tennessee
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We stopped here for a late lunch/early dinner. We had great service. I had the prime rib and it was delicious. The house made blue cheese dressing on the salad was great, too. Service was terrific. I will go back the next time I travel there.

Thank Jules C
Cookeville, Tennessee
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

There is always some sort of issue when we go from improperly cooked food to incompetent servers. I will say that they usually fix whatever the issue may be. Food isn't bad once they get it cooked right.

Thank Lovetotravel300
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Cold ribs, burned quesadillas, raw meat. Goodness it smelled like feet. The service was awful, the food was awful, and they wouldn't even give you condiments. Overall this was terrible and it always has been. Shut it down.

Thank Steve D
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello Steve, This is very concerning. We'd like to review this further. Please send me an email to news@outback.com with the subject "Trip Advisor Review - Cookeville, TN". We can then correspond over email. Sincerely, Amy Outback Steakhouse More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the bartenders and friendliness of the proprietor. They made us feel welcome. Steaks were cooked well and we got just what we ordered even a gingerbread martini, a must have at this time of year!

Thank Jb13373
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was a standard Outback. Food was good, hot and well proportional. Server was friendly. We were greeted both coming and going. Good parking and easy to get to.

Thank Brad H
Cookeville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Knowing Outback was now open for lunch thought I would take a group out and give it a shot. Two of us got the soup instead of a salad and could tell it was put in the microwave because part of the soup was cold and part hot. Fish tacos claimed to be blackened but had no real flavor though... More 

Thank Peter413
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had the fish tacos which were dry. The slaw was just chopped cabbage with no dressing. Presentation was fair. My husband got a steak sandwich which he said was good but the portion of fries were about the size of a McDonald's small.

Thank gloy13
Summit, New Jersey
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506 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I stopped back here with family in July and we enjoyed our meal. The service was decent (a bit slower than we're used to, being Northerners), but the food was very good (steaks of course) and really hit the spot after a hard day of moving. The prices are reasonable and I would definitely stop in again!

Thank Kevin B
Johnson City, Tennessee
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462 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were looking for a place to eat on Saturday night and I called ahead and was told it was a 5-15 minute wait for a table for 4. Not bad so they put us down. Once we got to the restaurant we only waited about 5 minutes. Looked like the crowd was finishing and leaving. We had a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1390 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-2145

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