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Outback Steakhouse

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3111 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409-5614
+1 253-473-3669
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Tacoma, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we visited this location was with friends we invited for dinner. Neither of them had their steaks served as they ordered. This certainly disrupted us all beginning our dinner at the same time. We tried again without friends since this Outback is closest to our home. The service was not up to the standards we normally expected... More 

Thank Rick M
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hey Rick, We can do better than this. 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 - Tacoma". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Lacey Outback Steakhouse More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Outback has been one of our favorite restaurants for many years. Because of ill health we had not been out for dinner for many months so decided the Outback would be our choice. We took another couple with us and they were as disappointed as we were. Three of us had the special which was a 6 oz sirloin... More 

Thank loanne55
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Tried the Steak/Lobster tails, Not great very small steak , very small lobster tails (tiny) like not worth the drive !

Thank Howard K
OutbackGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Howard, 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 – Tacoma so we can follow up with you soon. Thank you! Leah Outback Steakhouse More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The waitress was nice and patient. We took a little time looking at the menu. The salad was lacking. Almost all iceberg lettuce and the croutons were from a package. Bread and butter always good. After we ordered our food the service from the kitchen was very slow. The fries and chickened dark from either being over cooked or the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Arizona City, Arizona
Level Contributor
76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had a wonderful Sirloin ...tasty ...juicy just the way it should be! The sweet potatoes are a must!!!!

Thank Sjk K
Gig Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
279 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Too salty. Staff is nice, food is so over salted I was horrified. Completely inedible shrimp and steak. They also were weird about substitutions- like broccoli instead of rice/potatoes. Probably would not return

Thank Sandra C
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our diner: delicious sirloin, tasteful broccoli and perfect potatoes and fries. After a long day we really needed that. Great service too, got everything we needed.

Thank Nellie N
Pasadena, MD
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Who wants to eat in a restaurant wherein the owner or general manager ("Josh") fling obscenities at patrons and staff? Not me, and not my family and friends. Think twice about eating here. How does a slob like this earn a restaurant?

Thank Mark E
Tacoma, Washington
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

after having not been there for many years we visited last Saturday, had planned on taking advantage to the "throwback" price deal but apparently this location wasn't offering that deal which we found out by asking our server about it, we did think about leaving but decided to stay, we were not impressed by the service or the food &... More 

Thank Susan W
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I really like the service and the steaks are not bad. The bloomin onion was better than expected and I love the wings.

Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3111 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409-5614
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-473-3669

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