Outback Steakhouse Fairfax Reviews
Outback Steakhouse, a family favourite Nov 14, 2008
Outback Steakhouse is a North American restaurant chain with Australian themed décor. Australian icons greet the diner throughout the restaurant: boomerangs, didgeridoos, advertising posters for Vegemite and the Gold Coast, Australian car plates, and images of Ned Kelly’s armour among them.
Menu selections are really American, with some Southern and Creole influences. However, the fanciful names given to the selections play along with the Australian theme. (The “Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla” does stretch the concept a bit.) A variety of steaks, chops, grilled chicken, seafood, shrimp, and lobster tail dishes are the mainstays here.
My favorite item has long been the Jackeroo Chops (now simply, if mundanely, called Grilled Pork Chops). It comes with a Creole marmalade, cinnamon apples and roasted garlic mashed potatoes (a baked potato may be substituted). Susan and Drew prefer the Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie.
Many salads, like the Queensland Salad (topped with chicken) and side and Caesar salads are offered along with pasta dishes led by the Toowoomba Pasta.
Nearly every party orders a “Bloomin’ Onion” as an appetizer. (Sometimes the large fried Vidalia onion resembles an edible Uluru.)
There is also a “Joey Menu” for younger diners.
The Fairfax, Virginia, location is one of our favorite venues for celebrating family birthdays and special events like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
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