Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Outback: Great Food for the Price

Victoria Filet & Snow Crab
I have been visiting Outback Steakhouse restaurants more frequently, not only because my husband is on a low-carb diet but also because I have been enjoying delicious meals for the price. In the past, I thought of Outback as a pricier place to eat for my family budget - more of a special occasion restaurant. However, in recent months, Outback has been offering more discounts and specials.

For example, Outback consistently offers "$5 off on two entrees" coupons in Sunday newspapers, as well as on its Facebook page. Earlier this year, Outback was offering an appetizer, entree and dessert for $15. I wish they would bring that deal back!

Seafood Mixed Grill
We have been eating some new summer dishes - and old classics - when we visit Outback restaurants in Central Florida. The Outback Special is always a great deal, and our steaks are cooked perfectly. I am also very impressed with the new Hearts of Gold Mahi, wood-fire grilled mahi topped with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and a light lemon sauce with side for $15.49. My mahi was tender and flavorful. An added bonus? The sauce is delicious, and is dairy-free for those who are allergic.

Two of the summer specials are also very yummy: The Victoria Filet & Snow Crab special is a pretty good deal, since you get a few snow crab legs, a 6-ounce steak and two sides for $22.95. The new Seafood Mixed Grill is a better deal at $15.99 and you feel so healthy eating it the seafood, rice, and vegetables! You get a 4-ounce mahi fillet, along with grilled scallops and shrimp. While this dish was very tasty, I really felt the rice and seafood portions were too skimpy.

Let me know which good - or bad - dishes you have tried at Outback recently.


  1. Filet and shrimp and potatoes were very tasty the other night. Seems that the Waterford location is always better than the 434 location in Altamonte.

  2. Thanks for your review! I agree - the food and service depends on which Outback location you visit. Altamonte was always crowded when I used to go, and food was sometimes good, sometimes not. Now, usually go to the Sanford location (and sometimes Winter Park), and have consistently had a great experience!