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Outback Steakhouse

€€ - €€€American, , Steakhouse
3939 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5604
+1 319-366-6683
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“steak” (16 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Australian, Steakhouse
€€ - €€€
3939 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5604
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Seems like this place is always a little loud, I would not consider it a romantic first date destination. Our burgers were really good, maybe a tad over cooked from the med rare we requested. Serving size was ample and our server was outstanding!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Cheri O
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Our table got two orders of the fillet and lobster combo, a prime rib and a New York strip, and the appetizer assortment. All were amazing. Cooked to order, great taste, large portions, cheerful server (Alexis) and of course a couple of little loaves of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank P7451MYjosephs
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Like most Outback Steakhouse’s, the food was prepared and served exceptionally well and service by Mikala was great! We ordered the crab cake appetizer, crab tilapia, shrimp Caesar salad(without croutons and tangy tomato dressing, like I wanted it), French onion soup(served without cheese and bread,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I am a big fan of Outback, but this Lindale Mall location is dark, run down, furniture grimy, and far below the expectations I have of Outback. I had my usual Chicken on the Barbie. Chicken had no sizzle, was dry, and had WAY too...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank GaryCy
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Outback is one of those places that are pretty much the same everywhere -- except the variable of the service. If you like their food, they are reasonably consistent. So it rises and falls on the wait staff. Unfortunately, we have excellent and barely adequate....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JamesW367
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We Went there for dinner last night with 2 hours till closing the parking lot was 1/3 full and the restaurant was over half empty. The hostess said to us that she could sit us at the bar because their was no seating available for...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Robert J
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We feel terrible about your experience. 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 - Cedar Rapids, IA". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse

Reviewed 26 January 2018

My wife and I returned after a bad experience three weeks before. Outback sent us an apology and two coupons toward meals if we would come back, so we did. The second time was very good; as I dislike giving bad reviews to anyplace, I...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Beaveracres
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We arrived at the restaurant at 11:15am, were seated promptly but it took the server 10 minutes to come for our drink order which we did as well as our food order. Twenty minutes later our salads arrived and at 12:05 we searched for the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Beaveracres
OutbackGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hello, We hate to keep you waiting. 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 - Cedar Rapids". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Outback Steakhouse

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went here with another couple, and our evening here was flawlessly. Everything was done to perfection. Our sever was on the ball, my iced tea was never empty. Plus the tea is brewed, no low rent pop gun tea. Everyone's entree was cooked to...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Q2385ALjamesl
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

As always, when I go into chain restaurants, the most important thing I look for - is "don't ruin the name...." Well, steaks were great, service was fast and friendly, so a big thumbs up for the local branch here in Cedar Rapids !!! Enjoyed...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank alont515
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31 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mkhtraveler | Reviewed this property |
About 15 miles. Take I-380 to First Avenue exit. Travel east on First Avenue. About 20 minutes in traffic.
richard m
25 January 2016|
Response from mkhtraveler | Reviewed this property |
No banquet room, but they can put tables together for 12-15 people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Australian, Steakhouse
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3939 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5604
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-366-6683
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