Does it feel like the menu prices at Outback Steakhouse keep going up? You’re not wrong. In 2021 and 2022, they chain announced they would be increases prices 3% and 5% respectably each year. While there’s nothing certain about future prices, most restaurant chains are signaling the price hikes have subsided for now as food and wage inflation slow down.

Here are the latest menu prices at Outback Steakhouse in 2023. I also share the latest lunch specials to help save you money and compare the prices to the casual steakhouse competitor Texas Roadhouse.

Outback Steakhouse Menu Prices

Outback Steakhouse on social media

Outback Steakhouse on social media.

AUSSIE-TIZERS

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Bloomin’ Onion$ 9.99
Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp$ 13.99
Aussie Cheese Fries$ 10.99
New! Nashville Hot Wings$ 13.99
Kookaburra Wings$ 14.99
Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie$ 12.99
Sydney Shrooms$ 8.49
Seared Pepper Ahi$ 17.49
Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp$ 12.99
Steakhouse Mac & Cheese Bites$ 7.99
Three Cheese Steak Dip$ 13.99

Signature Steaks

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Victoria’s Filet Mignon6oz$ 24.49
Victoria’s Filet Mignon8oz$ 28.99
Outback Center-Cut Sirloin6oz$ 15.49
Outback Center-Cut Sirloin8oz$ 17.49
Outback Center-Cut Sirloin11oz$ 20.49
Ribeye12oz$ 25.49
Ribeye15oz$ 28.99
Bone-In New York Strip$ 26.99
Bone-In Ribeye18oz$ 29.99
Melbourne Porterhouse$ 33.99

Steak Combos

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Sirloin & Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp6oz$ 16.99
Sirloin & Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp8oz$ 16.99
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie6oz$ 19.99
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie8oz$ 21.99
Sirloin & Coconut Shrimp6oz$ 19.99
Sirloin & Coconut Shrimp8oz$ 21.99
Sirloin & Ribs6oz$ 25.99
Sirloin & Ribs8oz$ 27.99
Sirloin & Grilled Chicken6oz$ 21.49
Sirloin & Grilled Chicken8oz$ 23.49
Sirloin & Alice Springs Chicken6oz$ 23.99
Sirloin & Alice Springs Chicken8oz$ 25.99
Sirloin & Nashville Hot Wings6oz$ 18.99
Sirloin & Nashville Hot Wings8oz$ 20.99
Ribeye & Grilled Shrimp12oz$ 29.99
Ribeye & Grilled Shrimp12oz$ 29.99
Victoria’s Filet Mignon & Lobster6oz$ 4.49

Straight from the Sea

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Toowoomba Salmon$ 24.99
Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie$ 19.99
Perfectly Grilled Salmon$21.99
Steamed Lobster Tails$ 30.49

Desserts Menu 

Chicken, Ribs, and More

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Bloomin’ Fried Chicken$ 18.99
Caramel Mustard Glazed Pork Chops$ 20.99
Outback Ribs – Full Rack$ 28.49
Outback Ribs – Half Rack$ 20.99
Grilled Chicken On The Barbie$ 15.99
Drover’s Ribs And Chicken Platter$ 23.99
Chicken Tender Platter$ 15.49
Queensland Chicken & Shrimp PastaPasta Only$ 16.49
Queensland Chicken & Shrimp PastaAll Chicken$ 20.49
Queensland Chicken & Shrimp PastaAll Shrimp$ 20.49
Queensland Chicken & Shrimp PastaChicken & Shrimp$ 20.49
Alice Springs Chicken$ 18.99

Burgers & Sandwiches

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Bloomin’ Fried Chicken Sandwich$ 13.99
Sweet Chook O’ Mine Sandwich$ 14.99
Prime Rib Sandwich$ 15.99
The Outbacker Burger$ 12.99
The Bloomin’ Burger$ 13.99

Soup and Salads

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Tasmanian ChiliCup$ 5.49
Tasmanian ChiliBowl$ 7.99
Baked Potato SoupCup$ 4.99
Baked Potato SoupBowl$ 6.99
French Onion Soup$ 7.99
Broccoli & Cheese SoupCup$ 4.99
Broccoli & Cheese SoupBowl$ 6.99
House Side Salad$ 4.99
Caesar Side Salad$ 4.99
Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Side Salad$ 5.99

Entree Salads

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Aussie Chicken Cobb SaladCrispy Chicken$ 16.49
Aussie Chicken Cobb SaladGrilled Chicken$ 16.49
Aussie Cobb SaladNo Chicken$ 12.49
Brisbane Caesar SaladNo Chicken$ 11.49
Brisbane Caesar SaladChicken$ 16.49
Brisbane Caesar SaladShrimp$ 16.49
Steakhouse Salad$ 17.49

Freshly Made Sides

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Over-The-Top Brussels Sprouts$ 5.99
Homestyle Mashed Potatoes$ 3.99
Dressed Baked Potato$ 3.99
Aussie Fries$ 3.99
Sweet Potato With Honey & Brown Sugar$ 3.99
Fresh Steamed Mixed Veggies$ 3.99
Fresh Steamed Mixed Veggies$ 3.99
Seasoned Rice$ 3.99
Steakhouse Mac & Cheese$ 5.99
Loaded Mashed Potatoes$ 4.99
Asparagus$ 5.99

Lunch Menu

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
6 Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie$ 9.99
Grilled Chicken On The Barbie$ 9.99
Alice Springs Chicken$ 10.99
Bloomin’ Fried Chicken$ 10.99
Prime Rib Sandwich$ 10.99
The Outbacker Burger$ 11.99
Center-Cut Sirloin$ 11.99

Kids Menu

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Chicken Fingers$ 7.99
Grilled Cheese-A-Roo$ 6.99
Boomerang Cheeseburger$ 7.99
Grilled Chicken On The Barbie$ 7.99
Mac ‘A’ Roo ‘N’ Cheese$ 6.99
Joey Sirloin$ 9.99
Kids Aussie Fries$ 3.99
Spotted Dog Sundae$ 2.99
Kids Fruit$ 1.99

Party Platters

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Kookaburra Wings Party Platter$ 38.49
Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie Party Platter$ 41.78
Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp Party Platter$ 36.28
St. Louis Ribs Party Platter$ 50.58
Chicken Tender Party Platter$ 32.99
Outback Center-Cut Sirloin Party Platter30oz$ 51.68
House Salad Platter$ 18.69
Brisbane Caesar Salad$ 18.69
Steakhouse Mac And Cheese Platter$ 19.78
Loaded Mashed Platter$ 17.58
Seasoned Rice Platter$ 13.18

Bloomin Bundles

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Grilled Chicken For 4$ 50.00
Grilled Chicken For 6$ 70.00
Center-Cut Sirloin For 4$ 55.00
Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet For 4$ 75.00
Center-Cut Sirloin* for 6$ 80.00
Center-Cut Sirloin* for 6Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet$ 110.00
Center-Cut Sirloin* & Grilled Chicken On The Barbie For 4$ 70.00
Center-Cut Sirloin* & Grilled Chicken For 4Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet$ 90.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Chicken On The Barbie For 6$ 100.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Chicken for 6Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet$ 135.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp For 4$ 65.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Coconut Shrimp For 4Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet$ 85.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp For 6$ 95.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Coconut Shrimp For 6Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet$ 125.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie For 4$ 65.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp For 4Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet$ 85.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie For 6$ 95.00
Center-Cut Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp For 6Upgrade To 6oz Victoria’s Filet$ 125.00

Is Outback expensive?

Outback Steakhouse is considered a mid-range casual dining restaurant with menu items for a wide range of budgets. You could order a signature steak and expect to pay between $25 – $35 per entrees on the higher end. If you want to save money, you could order a smaller 6 oz. sirloin steak combo for under $20. On the budget minded edge of the spectrum, you could order a burger between $13 and $15. The total cost to dine depends on individual preferences.

When you compare the prices against other steakhouse competitors like Ruth’s Chris, the cost to dine at Outback Steakhouse is a lot more affordable. Here are a few examples of the price differences between both restaurants for comparable menu items:

  • 6 oz. Filet & Shrimp at Ruth’s Chris: $62.50
  • 6 oz. Sirloin with Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse: $16.99 (73% less expensive)
  • Baked Potato at Ruth’s Chris: $13.00
  • Dressed Baked Potato at Outback Steakhouse: $3.99 (69% less expensive)

Of course, these are not exactly apples to apples comparisons. At Ruth’s Chris, the steak is USDA Prime certified steaks that are much more tender than mid-range priced chains. The quality of meats, combined with the level of service and the dining atmosphere is what typically distinguishes a mid-range chain from a high-end one.

Bloomin' Fried Shrimp

Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp is a new menu item.

The secret behind Outback’s pricing is that they are one of the biggest buyers of Choice steak. Choice beef is a grade of beef that falls below the highest grade (Prime) but still offers good quality and marbling. Ruth’s Chris only serves Prime beef and that’s one major menu differentiator between the two establishments. 

Of course, there are other ways Outback Steakhouse is keeps menu prices down by cutting labor costs. Like so many other restaurants, Outback added self-serve tablets that are placed on each table. These tablets allow diners to order drinks, desserts, or pay their tab. This reduces the amount of wait staff required to run the restaurant. At Ruth’s Chris, you can only order from a human being. 

Did Outback Steakhouse Increase Menu Prices? 

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Outback’s parent company, Bloomin’ Brands, announced plans to raise menu prices by 5% in 2022. The brand also owns iconic eateries like Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar that all nudged their menu prices upward.

The primary reason cited for this price increase is the rising inflation. The costs of most products and labor have been higher than expected. It is a well-known fact that Outback has raised its prices even before this year. The Florida-based chain has increased prices by 3% to fight inflationary pressures in 2021 as well.

How to Save Money at Outback Steakhouse

Even though prices at Outback Steakhouse have gone up the last couple of years there are still some effective ways to save money on every visit. My favorite is the Tuesday and Wednesday meal specials.

Tuesday Tails Special starting at $24.99: The special includes a steamed lobster tail, a center-cut sirloin, a steakhouse potato, and a choice of a side.

Walkabout Wednesday Specialty for $13.99: you can choose a 6 oz center-cut sirloin or grilled chicken on the barbie, plus Aussie fries and a 16 oz domestic draft beer or an ice-cold Coca-Cola® product.

weekly specials

These deals are available on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Of course you can claim a free Bloomin’ Onion ($9.99 value) any day of the week when you sign up for Dine Rewards. Similar to other loyalty programs you’ll start accumulating points that can be used toward free food by joining this loyalty program. For every 350 points you earn, you’ll get a $5 off coupon. Just make sure to use the $5 off coupon within 90 days otherwise it will expire.

The other unique thing about joining the Dine Rewards program is that you can accumulate rewards at Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Each of these chains uses the same loyalty program so you earn points no matter where you dine.

Is your birthday coming up? Outback Steakhouse offers a free dessert or appetizer to members of its Dine Rewards program on their birthday. Here are the steps to claim the birthday reward at Outback Steakhouse:

  1. Sign up for the Outback Steakhouse rewards program.
  2. Enter your date of birth.
  3. On your birthday, you will receive a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer.
  4. Redeem the coupon at any Outback Steakhouse location on your birth date.

Is Outback cheaper than Texas Roadhouse?

Outback Steakhouse and Texas Roadhouse are similarly priced mid-range steakhouses. But after evaluating comparing similar menu items side by side, it’s clear that Outback Steakhouse is usually a bit more expensive.

For example, an eight-ounce sirloin steak costs at Texas Roadhouse costs $15.49 whereas an eight-ounce sirloin steak at Outback costs $18.99 (22% more expensive). The Cactus Onion appetizer at Texas Roadhouse is $6.00 while the Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse is $9.99 (66% more expensive). A half-rack of ribs at Texas Roadhouse is $18.99, but at Outback the half-rack is $20.99 (10.6% more expensive).

Related Reading: Texas Roadhouse Menu Prices + New Discounts 

Even though the average entrée pricing at Texas Roadhouse is typically lower, the cost of drinks, appetizers, and desserts is nearly the same. The pricing of menu items at Outback Steakhouse and Texas Roadhouse can also vary depending on factors such as location, specific menu choices, and promotions. Both restaurants are classified as casual dining and offer a similar steakhouse-style menus. 

Both restaurants have affordable and low cost meals for children. Additionally, both eateries have daily lunch specials at lower costs than their usual menu and discounted “early dining” discounts.

Does Outback give complimentary bread?

What’s a better way to eat than having free food? One of the best reasons to eat at this chain restaurant outside the bloomin’ onion is its free bread. The said dark-colored bread is rumored to be pumpernickel, which is usually served warm and soft on the inside and hard on the outside making it a breakfast meal worth trying when you add include a side of whipped butter.

The best part of this is that the complimentary bread is truly unlimited. If you run out of bread in the middle of your meal, don’t be shy about asking for another basket and take it home in the takeout box. A helpful tip that will surely be useful for your future dining experience is that when you order an Outback takeout, you always get a side of bread too. 

Does Outback Steakhouse Deliver?

Get Outback Delivered

Get Outback Delivered.

According to the Outback Steakhouse official website, you can order delivery from participating locations in 26 states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

What time does Outback Steakhouse open/close?

Outback Steakhouse operates during the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM or 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM or 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM or 10:00 PM

I suggest checking with the specific Outback Steakhouse location you plan to visit for their exact hours of operation. Hours are subject to change on major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

What is Outback Steakhouse Famous For? 

Not sure what to order? Here’s the list of some of the bestsellers in Outback which you can check out.

Bloomin Onion

Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion is a captivating appetizer that starts with a large onion, masterfully hand-carved and dipped into a flavorful batter of cornstarch, flour, garlic, beer, and a blend of spices. It’s then doused in a seasoned flour mix, adding an extra layer of texture and then fried. The appetizer is accompanied by a tangy, seasoned sauce of mayonnaise and ketchup.

Baby Back Ribs

The baby back ribs from Outback are a succulent piece of smoked pork that has been covered in tangy barbecue sauce. Its sauce is prepared by mixing white onions, bacon, ketchup, vinegar, cumin, paprika, mustard, garlic, molasses, and water. Along with the ribs, other ingredients include olive oil, kosher salt, and ground pepper. You also get to pick any two sides with each order.

Chocolate Thunder From Down Under

This indulgent dessert is nothing short of a chocolate lover’s dream. At the heart of this delectable masterpiece is a warm, moist pecan brownie baked to perfection, providing a tantalizing blend of textures and flavors. The brownie forms a delicious bed for a creamy scoop of rich vanilla ice cream, its cool and smooth texture contrasting beautifully with the warm, nutty brownie beneath.

Related Reading: The Full Cook Out Menu Prices & Hacks 

Prime Rib

What is a steakhouse if it doesn’t have prime rib? Outback’s prime rib, superb steak with a juicy and tender flavor, is Outback’s Prime Rib. The steaks are perfectly seasoned and cooked here according to your preferences. For the maximum flavor, request your steak medium-rare or medium. Here, the steak is typically served with mashed potatoes or a variety of vegetables, including a Caesar salad.

Surf and Turf

Surf and Turf at Outback.

Steamed Lobster Tails

The lobster tails are perfectly cooked and have a soft, juicy flavor. For the lobster to taste its finest, the dish contains melted butter and a lemon slice. Seasoned rice and cooked mixed veggies are served with this dish.

Bloomin Burger

Are you craving a loaded burger? For customers who are ravenous, there is the enormous and excellent Bloomin Burger. There are bloomin onion petals, greens, reds, and pickles, plus a fiery sauce. You can select one side to go with this delicious burger. Australian fries are typically included with this meal, but you can select another side dish if you prefer.

Who owns Outback Steakhouse?

Outback Steakhouse is owned by Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. Bloomin’ Brands is a publicly traded company that operates multiple restaurant brands, including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

How Did Outback Steakhouse Get Started?

Outback Steakhouse was founded by four entrepreneurs: Tim Gannon, Bob Basham, Chris T. Sullivan, and Trudy Cooper. They opened the first Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Tampa, Florida, in March 1988. The founders aimed to create a casual dining experience with a focus on high-quality food and a welcoming, Australian-inspired atmosphere.

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