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Outback Steakhouse

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American, Steakhouse, Australian
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8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
+1 828-295-6283
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16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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North Carolina
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

If you want steak (any kind!) or seafood (lobster, crab, fish) with insanely delicious sides, great service, sublime beer, salad like you've never had salad (the wedge salad), this is your place. Extremely ample parking, gorgeous clean interior, fantastic service (at least 20 visits, and it's all perfect every time), and food so off-the-chart delicious that, when you take the... More 

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Thank Bethie D
Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Went to Outback for lobster as it's difficult to find lobsters in the mountains of North Carolina -- it's such a long crawl from the ocean. The lobsters were barely larger than a jumbo shrimp - really disappointing considering the cost. Another couple with us order the prime rib and was told only well-done was available. All in all, the... More 

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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204 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

On the first evening of our stay in Blowing Rock, we decided to eat at Outback since we had a gift card. We were seated and served quickly; the waiter was very attentive. The bread and salads were very good. However, our steaks were dry and rather tasteless. Outback used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but it's been... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and father and I planned a weekend camping trip to Boone for the Grandfather Mountain Marathon (highly recommend the marathon & Games). However, after the race, we planned to eat at Outback because I was starved and craving steak. We eat at the Asheville location frequently and were very disappointed with our visit to Outback at Blowing Rock.... More 

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Thank ahjones84
charlotte, nc
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Attentive server and special menu requests met with a smile and delivered with perfection. We visit the area several times a year and have never been disappointed. Always support small biz but can't avoid The Outback.

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Thank paula063
Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Another good meal at Outback. Their menu and food never disappoints. Our server, Liz B was one week out of training and knocked out service out of the park. She provided a wonderful finish to a fantastic visit to Blowing Rock.

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Thank TGTraveler2015
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

This was at one time a good place, not great, but the last 2 times was the last. Food came way overcooked, orders wrong and took forever. They apologized so we tried it again. Exactly the same experience.

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saltash
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

The steak was cooked exactly as we liked it. The service was excellent and the wine was very good. It wasn't just a jacket potato but more of a work of art fully loaded with bacon, cheese, sour cream. butter and the garlic mash was scrummy

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Thank garthtuxford
Lenoir, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Food was spot on and really good. Our server was rude and somewhat obnoxious at times. Kept reaching over me and interrupting our conversation at our table so he could ask us to pass him the dirty dishes. Only negative with food was outage of prime rib....on a Saturday night....poor planning. Ending on a great note.......great food.

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Thank Bill H
Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

My wife and I have dined at the Blowing Rock Outback for the the last 12 years. The frequency of our visits was variable so this "meta-review" primarily focuses on the "warm months" in Blowing Rock - i.e., this includes the months of April through November. Initially the Blowing Rock OB (Outback) restaurant was very good, at times was excellent,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8280 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9050
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-6283

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