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Outback Steakhouse

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1905 Waddle Rd, State College, PA 16803-1639
+1 814-861-7801
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Late afternoon Friday arrival. Not busy at all. Our server was FANTASTIC (Kaylee S). Very prompt, friendly, courteous and attentive but not overbearing. The bartender (Jason) made the best peach tea we ever had at an Outback. Food arrived in good time and was well presented and good. If we vacation in State College we will return to this Outback.

Thank Bob R
High Point, North Carolina
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a chain so you know it's consistent. With a chain I always know it's the staff that make a difference. Bartender here was friendly made a nice end of travel day on my business trip

Thank MJarman
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have mixed feelings about this one. The service was excellent, but the food not so much. The steak was wayyy over seasoned and it was very obvious that it had been frozen..the look, texture, and the taste screamed frozen. The loaded mashed potatoes were good, and the side salad was full of brown lettuce. The most important part for... More 

Thank Aklingl
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our food was ok. I thought the steak was a bit too spicy but I think that is their style. My real complaint was with the server. She was horrible. They were by no means busy and we didn't see her again after she gave us our meal. The table across from us had a very attentive waitress and we... More 

Thank Electraglide2005
Chardon, Ohio
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here at approximately 7:30 on a Saturday evening and only had a short 15 minute wait at the bar before we were seated. Mine wife had a dinner salad and my daughter had a small fillet that was pretty small and a little over cooked but she was hungry and decided not to send it back. I had... More 

Thank Buckibbq
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I asked for steak sauce - was told all they have is A1. Really? At a steak house? Strike 1. I ordered a burger and fries. Fries were limp and tasteless. Strike 2. I also ordered their house salad. I usually top with ranch and BBQ sauce but not here since all they have is A1. Outback's croutons are usually... More 

Thank pukfan
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday at 230 and they said 30 min wait and there were a bunch of tables open ands their parking lot was even empty wtf?! I'll go to Altoona before I go to state college, if I even ever go back to an outback!!!! So ridiculous!!!!

Thank Tanya F
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a very nice dinner here while staying at the Holiday Inn Express that is next door. We have come to expect good quality and value from Outback Steakhouses and this one did not disappoint.

Thank Larry L
Farmington, MI
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Had a late meal, around 8:45 PM. They close at 9:30. Service was OK, but was a bit more interested in doing all the tidying up that would allow a quick exit. The food, though was well prepared, hot and tasted right. I'd esat there again.

Thank Drpad
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great restaurant within walking distance of our hotel. Conveniently located in a nice area just off Interstate 99. Friendly staff, very good service.

Thank johnpO5381JG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1905 Waddle Rd, State College, PA 16803-1639
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-861-7801

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