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Outback Steakhouse

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4751 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7307
+1 815-479-5161
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up hot and delicious steak and lobster on a busy day. Fast, courteous service and a perfect meal on the go. Excellent.

Thank Nicole C
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to have dinner recently and we were very pleased with our exprience here! The food and drinks were very tasty, and customer service was quite nice! Love the atmosphere (dimmed lights and gentle music in the background) and the great food at this place! I recommend it to anyone visiting CL! :)

Thank chicagoan17
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Returned to Outback. Always good food and service, but two problems. Prices have climbed well above the rate of inflation in the US, and my favorite dish was again summarily removed from the latest menu. That a blooming onion is now $9, and a bowl of French onion soup is $6.50, is pricing us out of being monthly visitors. Most... More 

Thank Igarontee
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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146 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Sometimes the Outback has fantastic food and sometimes when you return, it's just OK. There isn't consistency. Staff is always attentive and the bread is free, but we've noticed that portions have shrunk while prices have increased (I.e. Alice Springs chicken). We only go when there are specials, like unlimited shrimp...

Thank Calmac3
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I am not impress the food was good, service metso metso. lighting was to dark had problems reading the menu. Did notice a lot of lights were not on. Saute mushroom flat like they where boiled not grilled. French Onion soup had very little onions in it. Steak was cooked correctly and was tender and tasty.

Thank Redrosebud2014
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Everything we ordered was average - greasy blooming onion, strange tasting crab-stuffed mushrooms, spicy chicken tortilla soup, good salad. Filet came out on top of fried, greasy hash browns and shrimp were over-seasoned and over-cooked. There are better steak houses.

Thank 440lmc
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Downside was that my stake was a little bit more flat than others and therefore was more medium than medium rare... great blooming onion and great mashed potatoes. Great visit.

Thank Adriano S
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My family went to Outback for my daughters birthday. It was her choice of where we would go. She loves the restaurants food. Her favorites consists of the soups, salad and deserts. I go to Outback a few times a month. Love the drive up pick up.

Thank Earnie B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

When I first started going to Outback, any Outback, it was a real treat. I loved it. Bloomin' Onion, great salad, loaded bake potato, any steak, they were fantastic. Recently, they haven't been as good. I understand there is a lot of competition out there but Outback had a niche. I would choose to go to Outback, not just out... More 

Thank kidnarsky
Wilmington, NC
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have always loved Outback, mostly because the quality is so consistently high. I usually order the same menu item, the small cut of prime rib roast. This was the first time ever the meat was tough--tough to cut and chew. Plus I don't like the heavily cracked pepper crusted edges. First time it's been prepared that way. Veggies and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4751 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7307
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-479-5161

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