Last week hubby and I ran away for a mid-week date night. With the babysitter watching the kids we quickly walked out the door and headed to Outback for dinner. To be honest this was only my second visit to Outback since going Gluten Free because my first visit didn't end well. I was optimist that this time would be better and it was!
To start with they have a really big Gluten Free menu with loads of options! I'm a meat and potatoes kind of girl so I went with the steak. I ordered the Outback Special which is a 6oz sirloin (they have larger cuts if you want it). My sides were a house salad with ranch (no croutons and mixed in a clean bowl) and a loaded backed potato.
My first steak was not very awesome (couldn't cut it) so I ate my potato while they made a second steak. The second steak was awesome! Very juicy and flavorful.
For dessert they offer a ridiculously good brownie called the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under. It is a flour-less nut brownie topped with ice cream, whip cream and hot fudge. Hubby and I shared this awesomeness!
The service was very good. The server was very careful to note that all my dishes were Gluten Free. The manager was also very nice about the steak issue and even brought hubby out extra fries.
I'm excited to say we would go back. Outback won me back during this visit.
Eating out Gluten Free is difficult. Just because a restaurant has a Gluten Free menu it doesn't always mean you will get safe food. The best you can do is educate the staff and ask lots of questions.