Outback Steakhouse, Suwanee GA
When we arrived it was close to 8:30pm and you would’ve thought they were giving food away for free! It was packed! We girded ourselves for the 35-40 minute wait but soon found a booth in the bar area which served our purpose just fine. I should add though that the wait staff was both courteous and efficient and as soon as a table was cleared, diners were seated promptly. The only thing that could out perform the wait staff was our server who was very attentive and provided excellent service throughout our meal.
For starters, they brought brown bread. It’s really great. Then I ordered the Outback Special with the house salad and green beans and Melanie ordered the Filet Tenderloin with stuff shrimp and the same sides I chose.
If you’ve been following our blog, you know one of our pet peeves is being able to finish the salad prior to being served entrees. Outback did a perfect job of presenting our meal at an appropriate time.
My steak was cooked perfectly as was Melanie’s and she couldn’t even finish her meal. The green beans were good but very long and difficult to cut with a fork making them somewhat awkward to eat. I also should mention the Thousand Island dressing was a bit different than the normal variety and I thought it was especially good.
Although we were quite full, we’d be hard on our diet all week and decided to splurge on dessert. The Sampler Trio provides a New York Style cheesecake, Nutter Butter Peanut Butter pie and the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under (which is a brownie topped with vanilla ice cream). WARNING: Not only is this enough to share between two, you could probably share it between three and be happy. NOTE: The peanut butter pie is SO good this may be considered addictive!
I must say that although it was crowded that the restaurant was not loud or uncomfortable. The staff did a great job of handling the pressure that a full restaurant can generate. Outback provided great food at a fairly reasonable price. Even if you have to skip the Blooming Onion, it’s well worth the trip!