Have you ever experienced the joy that comes with enjoying the most amazing meals at very affordable prices? If you have, you already understand the unquantifiable satisfaction it brings and can relate to the excitement this family of 4 felt when they tried Outback Steakhouse for the first time ever.
The family enjoyed their appetizers, wine, and desserts so much that they couldn’t wait to share their experience with the world. What’s more, everything cost $165, which they say was absolutely worth it.
Terri Peters is a renowned journalist, writer, and editor who loves to document her experiences as she explores various locations. According to her, her family had a habit of not eating at chain restaurants. However, when her teenage children started demanding to visit the ones they found TikTokers posting about, she and her husband reluctantly agreed to try a few.
So, one lovely Friday night, they visited an Outback Steakhouse in Melbourne, Florida, for a family dinner. It was an experience they would forever relish.
Outback Steakhouse is an Australian-themed diner that first launched in 1988 in Tampa, Florida, and has expanded to hundreds of locations in the USA and around the world. Besides its Aussie-inspired cuisine comprising steak, seafood, pasta, etc., the brand is also loved for the unique casual dining experience it offers to customers.
If there’s one meal that makes Outback Steakhouse special, it’s the complimentary honey-wheat bushman bread which the family was served as soon as they had their seats. “The bread was warm and flavorful — the molasses not only enhanced its color but also added a slight sweetness to it,” she said.
After eating their free bread, they skimmed through Outback’s extensive and “special offerings” menus to decide what they would have. “Outback offered a pretty decent selection of wines, from rosé to chardonnay to cabernet sauvignon. We appreciated that wines were available in 6-ounce and 9-ounce pours, as well as by the bottle,” she wrote.
The couple decided to order two glasses of Shiraz for $22 for themselves. Their daughter had a kiwi-strawberry lemonade while their son settled for soda, which was refilled at no extra cost. The children’s drinks cost $3.50 each.
Next, they ordered Outback’s famous Bloomin’ Onion for $10, which they (except her picky-eater son) thoroughly enjoyed. She stated that they “couldn’t stop pulling off the crispy, flavorful onion petals and dipping them into the sauce,” and she felt the price was too good to be true.
It was time for the entrée, and she opted for Outback’s signature 6-ounce filet mignon, which she described as “tender and delicious and cooked to a perfect medium rare.” Her husband ordered a gigantic rib-eye steak; the daughter wanted the Alice Springs Chicken dish, while her son preferred a cheeseburger.
For side dishes, her husband went for the $3 French Onion Soup for the family, while she chose a salad with flavorful and creamy ranch dressing to go with the entrée. Peters enjoyed this meal so much that it made her want to go back for more.
Finally, they had the iconic Chocolate Thunder From Down Under, a pecan brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate shavings, and whipped cream, and the seasonal Tim Tam Brownie Cake for dessert. The family enjoyed their experience so much that we’re tempted to add Outback Steakhouse to our bucket list.