The One About the Outback Steakhouse

I've been meaning to post this story for a while.

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There is a restaurant chain here called the Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. The Company’s strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.

An Australian steakhouse? Like Vlado's in Melbourne? Like The Charcoal in Canberra?

The kids were intrigued, so I took my 2 big boys there one evening.

We went to the one near our house and the first thing we noticed when we walked in the door was the music - Country, but not Australian country music. There was no James Blundell, Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Smoky Dawson, Slim Dusty, Jimmy Little, Gina Jeffries, Lee Kernaghan, Chad Morgan, Reg Lindsay, Keith Urban, or John Williamson just to name a few.

The place was decked out in 'Australian' memorabilia - including Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly

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We looked at the menu and were amused by the dishes, as well as the Aussie Autumn special. At least they didn't call it the Fall (oh wait, they did).

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The waitress took our order

While we waited, I took photos of the coasters

bad splr - outback steakhouse I'm so hungry I could eat a cow - outback steakhouse No worries - outback steakhouse

The food came and it was far from memorable. I don't remember what we had but suffice to say it wasn't that great.

It is far from an Australian Steakhouse, and I should know. I've been to a few :)

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