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Outback Steakhouse

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7400 Sawyer Ln, Knoxville, TN 37924
+1 865-932-0636
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon after church. The food took forever - management even brought out a coupon for a free appetizer it was taking so long. (This is no longer good because the restaurant closed.) The food was OK, but nothing like some of the other Outbacks I have been to. Something is just not... More 

Thank Rebecca R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We've visited this establishment 3 times and after the 3rd, we're out. Sub par with any other Outback we have visited. The service is poor and the food was cold and overcooked. Thankfully, there are other Outbacks within 20 miles.

Thank rick215
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We did call ahead seating on Valentine's Day, and were seated within 10-15 minutes of arrival. The manager came out to tell us that our food was going to be next out. Apparently our server had told him it was taking too long - we didn't think it was. I ordered the sirloin and lobster special. The steak was cooked... More 

Thank f4rr4w4y
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Sat in the bar area/ booth seating. No one even acknowledged us for 20 minutes. Meal came out with appetizer, steaks over cooked, blooming onion soggy, beer on tap flat. Used to love this location. So many new faces. Not sure I'll return😩

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

Hello, We hate to hear about the disappointing experience. 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 - Strawberry Plains, TN". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Lacey Outback Steakhouse More 

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359 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Recently had an appetizer and a beer at the Outback Steak house in Tennessee while in the are on business. Not very busy on Tuesday evening. Set in bar area and service was great. Appetizer was good along with a cold draft! I would recommend and would return next time in the area.

Thank Marc M
Newport, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I took my 15 year old out for our mother son date and we decided to go to outback on our way back home. The wait wasn't so bad we did a call ahead was about 15 minutes out and when we arrives we waited about 20 minutes. Got seated someone took our drink order and then our waitress came... More 

Thank markeita1865
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

This certainly isn't the way we wanted your experience with us to go. 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 - Strawberry Plains, TN". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Miami, Florida
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228 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We try to drop in here every year on our way to Gatlinburg and it has not disappointed yet. This is a good Outback, with good service, good food and atmosphere that is 'at' or 'above' expectations.

Thank Cornelis M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I eat at this location about every month with mixed results. My last visit was the worst because everything was burnt except for my medium steak that was cooked rare. Their new hash brown was burnt black (i kid you not it was BLACK). The only thing correct was the bread and butter. This was a takeout order so i... More 

Thank wesleyp782
Salina, Kansas
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385 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We tried the Wednesday night sirloin steak special. It was average, a bit strings, and a tad overcooked. Amber did a terrific job waiting on us. The drinks and dessert were much better than the main meal. Acceprable; however, nothing exceptional.

Thank Kevin P
Athens, Tennessee
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I will say the food was excellent, as expected for an Outback. There was no wait to be seated when we arrived about 7:30 on a Friday night. This was a nice surprise, and we got our drinks and ordered our meals by 7:40. The waitress brought bread out and we ordered no appetizer. Our waitress made fresh decaf coffee... More 

Thank Jerry H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7400 Sawyer Ln, Knoxville, TN 37924
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-932-0636

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