Of Baby Back Ribs, Steaks, and so much more, we had a bounty feast at Outback Steakhouse. I’m a shameless meat lover, and when craving for ribs and hunks of meat, most often than not, this steakhouse comes to mind. A place that’s famous for their good food, generous servings, and a nice casual ambiance.
This is their Teriyaki Beef Medallions, oh glorious teriyaki marinated steak. Succulent meat and it had this nice hint of sweetness that I really liked.
A classy and casual ambiance for a steakhouse, nice laid back ambiance, ideal for some chit-chat and quality time with family and friends. We started the feast with some favorites; some signature appetizers and salads.
Outback Steakhous Menu: Lunch Menu: Entrées, Desserts, Beverages | Dinner Menu: Appetizers, Signature Salads, Outback Favorites, Signature Steaks, Perfect Combinations, Pasta, Premium Burgers and Sandwiches, Freshly Made Sides, Irresistible Desserts, Specialty Cocktails | Drinks Menu: Signature Cocktails, Classic Cocktails, Wines, Beers, Spirit Free Cocktails, Premium Spirits, After Dinner Drinks
Hand-cut fresh onion strings dusted with Outback’s own secret seasonings, stacked high and fried to a crisp! Served with a spicy dipping sauce.
Everyone’s favorite, their typhoon bloom was a fun appetizer dish, ginormous stack of onion strings fried to a golden brown. The onion bits had this nice tinge of crunch to the bite, then you hit the onions that’s a bit sweet and starch-y. Then you hit it with the sauce with its faint hint of tartness and it’s a bit spicy as well, leaving you wanting for more.
Fresh romaine heart drizzled with a combination of caesar dressing and balsamic vinegar reduction and topped with crispy baby rock shrimps tossed in Asian chili sauce, fresh tomatoes, and parmesan.
The baby rock shrimp bits had this nice tinge of crunch, giving a more interesting texture. Then there’s the romaine lettuce hearts drizzled with a caesar dressing and balsamic vinegar reduction gives it a rather interesting flavor and that hint of spiciness from the shrimps really works titillating the palate.
Chicken wings tossed in a savory blend of spices and paired with our cool creamy blue cheese dressing and celery. Choose mild, medium, or hot.
Oh wings packed with awesome flavor, spicy with a nice hint of tartness definitely works wheting the appetite. The chicken meat was really tender and as if each strand of meat is filled with this nice medley of flavors. Then you hit it with the blue cheese dressing, and you get this explosion of flavors and varying texture. This one’s a killer appetizer dish, a definite must-try.
Then we got a bunch of stuff from their Lunch Menu. Good, filling, and surprisingly affordable eats.
Thin and crispy flatbread topped with freshly prepared ingredients, Ask you server for today’s selection; BBQ Chicken, Chicken Romaine, Margherita.
Flatbread available in three flavors; BBQ Chicken, Chicken Romaine, and Margherita. The flatbread was light and crunchy to the bite. Then you hit the chicken bits with its nice smoke-y goodness. Cheesy, meaty, simple but quite good.
Tender chicken breast fillet, breaded and deep fried, topped with hommade marinara sauce, melted Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese and with a side of linguini marinara.
Of rich marinara sauce and cheesy goodness; I really liked their chicken parmesan, the chicken breast fillet had this nice golden and crispy outer layerd and then you hit the tender white meat. It’s nice that the pasta wasn’t all soggy and was still a little bite-y, having a nice character to the bite.
Lightly breaded and pan seared creamy fish fillet on top of garlic herb linguini, topped with homemade pesto and lemon lemon butter.
A delicate and subtly seasoned piece of fish; tender as you bite into it and it had this nice slightly toasted outer layer. Then there’s the pesto bits; herb-y and slightly pepper-y. Then you hit the pasta, that’s enveloped with this nice oil-based garlic and herb linguini. Of simple and subtle flavors, this is one very good pasta dish.
The most tender and juicy 6 oz. thick cut fillet. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh seasonal veggies.
USDA choice beef, 6 ounces of succulent steak beatifully cooked medium rare as we liked it. Beef that’s hand selected, aged, inspected and trimmed. Even their most basic of signature steaks was good. Thoroughly seasoned and seared over a hot grill, sealing those awesome flavors. Then you hit it with the mashed potatoes that’s creamy and light. A steak done right, succulent piece of meat, a piece of steak that won’t cost you much.
These fall-off-the-bone ribs are exactly the way ribs should be! Succulent and saucy, each rack is smoked, grilled to perfection and brushed in a tangy BBQ sauce. Served with Aussie Fries.
Ribs that are so tender it falls off the bones; wet rubbed with their signature BBQ sauce, the meat had this nice sweet and smoky flavor. That nice hint of tang in the sauce prevents one from cloying, and leaving me wanting for more. A personal favorite from Outback and a visit won’t be complete without me having their Baby Back Ribs.
Fire grilled teriyaki marinated steak, onions, red and green peppers. Served over a bed of seasoned rice.
Of all the entrées we got, this was my favorite. hunks of steak marinated in this sweet teriyaki sauce, served on a bed of seasoned rice. Nice hint of sweetness from the meat, a rice that’s savory and a bit pepper-y. Then you get the flavor from the onions and peppers, almost like a kebab, it left traces, notes of flavor on the meat, giving a balanced, and very interesting contrast in flavor.
For the sweet ending, we tried their Dessert Sampler Trio and Chocolate from Down Under.
Fresh-baked pecan brownie crowned with rich vanilla ice cream, drizzled with our classic warm chocolate sauce and finished with chocolate shavings and whipped cream. A chocolate lover’s dream!
I have this thing, an obsession about chocolate lava cakes, and anything that’s a la mode. I just love the varying flavors, texture, and temperature. Their Chocolate Thunder from Down Under is pure chocolate bliss!
A freshly baked pecan brownie that’s warm, rich and oozing with chocolate-y goodness and then there’s those pecans, giving this wonderful texture to the bite, then topped with vanilla ice cream; cold, mild, and subtle flavor. A brownie as a base that had a pronounced chocolate flavor so good, not too sweet but not cloying, then topped with other components. Great contrast in flavor and texture, truly a chocolate lover’s dream!
TOP TIP: Get extra warm chocolate sauce; fudge chocolate bliss!
Can’t decide? Sample three of Outback’s most popular desserts; Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, Cheesecake, and Banana Nut Cake.
Another wonder from Down Under! A delicious combination of banana, toffee, ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and cinnamon.
First in their Dessert Sampler, the Banana Nut Cake. A banana based base that really reminded me of a fruit cake. Then you hit those nutty bits, giving a more interesting texture to the bite. Then there’s the toffee and that hint of cinnamon taste which I really, really liked.
Being one of their best selling desserts, this was also included on the dessert sampler, of pure chocolate bliss.
Extra warm chocolate fudge sauce please!
New York Cheesecake with a choice of raspberry or chocolate sauce. Of light and creamy cheesecake base, then there’s the sharp cheese flavors and the nice hint of tartness from the raspberry sauce, it’s a nice change of pace from all that chocolate based desserts.
VERDICT: Ribs, steaks, and so much more, we tried a lot of good stuff and had a wonderful dining experience at Outback Steakhouse. Their lunch items are surprisingly affordable, good food, comfy casual ambiance, and good service. I’m definitely coming back for more.
VALUE FOR MONEY: Big serving portions that’s good for sharing, and the food is good. Good value for money.
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