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Outback Steakhouse

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7400 Sawyer Ln, Knoxville, TN 37924
+1 865-932-0636
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We did call ahead seating on Valentine's Day, and were seated within 10-15 minutes of arrival. The manager came out to tell us that our food was going to be next out. Apparently our server had told him it was taking too long - we didn't think it was. I ordered the sirloin and lobster special. The steak was cooked... More 

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Thank f4rr4w4y
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Sat in the bar area/ booth seating. No one even acknowledged us for 20 minutes. Meal came out with appetizer, steaks over cooked, blooming onion soggy, beer on tap flat. Used to love this location. So many new faces. Not sure I'll return😩

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Thank KRSimp
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello, We hate to hear about the disappointing 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 - Strawberry Plains, TN". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Lacey Outback Steakhouse More 

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352 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Recently had an appetizer and a beer at the Outback Steak house in Tennessee while in the are on business. Not very busy on Tuesday evening. Set in bar area and service was great. Appetizer was good along with a cold draft! I would recommend and would return next time in the area.

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Thank Marc M
Newport, Tennessee
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I took my 15 year old out for our mother son date and we decided to go to outback on our way back home. The wait wasn't so bad we did a call ahead was about 15 minutes out and when we arrives we waited about 20 minutes. Got seated someone took our drink order and then our waitress came... More 

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Thank markeita1865
OutbackGuestServices, Manager at Outback Steakhouse, responded to this review

This certainly isn't the way we wanted your experience with us to go. 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 - Strawberry Plains, TN". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Outback Steakhouse More 

Miami, Florida
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222 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We try to drop in here every year on our way to Gatlinburg and it has not disappointed yet. This is a good Outback, with good service, good food and atmosphere that is 'at' or 'above' expectations.

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Thank Cornelis M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I eat at this location about every month with mixed results. My last visit was the worst because everything was burnt except for my medium steak that was cooked rare. Their new hash brown was burnt black (i kid you not it was BLACK). The only thing correct was the bread and butter. This was a takeout order so i... More 

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Thank wesleyp782
Salina, Kansas
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337 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We tried the Wednesday night sirloin steak special. It was average, a bit strings, and a tad overcooked. Amber did a terrific job waiting on us. The drinks and dessert were much better than the main meal. Acceprable; however, nothing exceptional.

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Thank Kevin P
Athens, Tennessee
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I will say the food was excellent, as expected for an Outback. There was no wait to be seated when we arrived about 7:30 on a Friday night. This was a nice surprise, and we got our drinks and ordered our meals by 7:40. The waitress brought bread out and we ordered no appetizer. Our waitress made fresh decaf coffee... More 

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Thank Jerry H
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here because it was close to the hotel. Loved that they had the UT game on. Adult food was great. Kids medallions were very tough and spiced as if adults ate them.

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Thank Cortney M
Kodak
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226 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Five of us met at this Outback for a 'friend's night out' ...... Each of us encountered some type of disappointment with what we ordered. One friend got cold shrimp, I had ordered the small ribeye but was brought the large one and charged for it ($26 for a steak that was NO better than one at a cheap steakhouse)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7400 Sawyer Ln, Knoxville, TN 37924
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-932-0636

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