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Outback Steakhouse

$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Australian
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75-5809 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1329
+1 808-326-2555
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Lund, Sweden
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to outback in different places and have never really had a bad food experience. This time with the family in Kona was no exception. Good service and good food. I can actually recommend this place to almost anyone since they have a good variety on their menu.

Thank Non_Plus_Ultra2013
Shanghai, China
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hungry family loved going back to this restaurant. In particular one waiter made a great impression on our children such that they named him the best waiter ever. We enjoyed the food, especially the burgers and pasta. The restaurant is located in a small plaza right in the heart of Kona, right next to a large area for parking.

Thank Fred R
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within walking distance from our condo, the Outback offers happy hour specials and consistently good food. We are members of their dining rewards and received 50% off our bill. It fills up quickly after 4:30.

Thank Dave M
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

50 minutes between getting seated and late lunch being served when the restaurant was half empty came as a surprise. During this time the waitress did not show up to refill drinks. Food came incomplete and showed all signs of having been under the heat for a while e.g. The fries had lost their crunchiness. Somewhere hidden underneath my fries... More 

Thank tbuehlma
Camas, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere was fine, we enjoyed.outdoor seating w/o a wait. Food that arrived was highly disappointing. Steak with side of Blue Cheese and Mac & cheese came w/o either. ("they ran out")..tried to substitute feta cheese....steak was overcooked and sent back. Cheeseburger came with NO cheese and over-priced grilled chicken sandwich was marginal. Couple next to us had issues with their... More 

Thank LRQ123
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

We feel terrible that we let you down. 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 - Kona". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Nothing special here in fact less than average as advertised prices don't count in this Hawaiian establishment. Doesn't make sense that meals are at a low 25% higher than their mainland counterparts. Same offerings with no real Hawaiian appeal. If you like mainland stuff go here if you're seeking local dishes go elsewhere.

Thank Marc S
Woodbury, Minnesota
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We enjoy going to Outback and home and my husband wanted something we knew would be good...unfortunately, it was more disappointing than good. We had seen local ads for a steak and unlimited shrimp special. The price at the restaurant was considerably higher than advertised, but we chalked that up to an asterisk that we probably missed that it wasn't... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Got there at 4:30. Sat in the Bar where it was Crowded and Loud. That's the fun of the Bar. We ordered the steak quesadilla, Steak Sandwich ( too cheesy ) and Strong Smelling Crab Cakes. It was OK Bar Food..Beer was Cold.

Thank PetsRFamily2
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A lot of visitors dismiss Outback because they probably have one in their home town or perhaps because it's a well-know chain. So, if you're looking to knock down mai tas and poke on a loud, sweltering ocean view deck, those places are just across the street. If you want a great lunch or dinner with a super cold beer... More 

Thank OhenryII
Kamuela, Hawaii
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371 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is located in Kona. It is excellent. It is situated off Alii Drive near the ocean. The food and service are excellent as always.

Thank Gordon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5809 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1329
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2555

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