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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

The Outback Steakhouse has locations in all 50 states and 19 countries.    We visited the one in South Portland, Maine, and it's one of my favorite places to have a good meal!


I like the atmosphere; the lighting is just slightly dimmed, there are booths and tables to accommodate couples or larger groups, and the service is friendly.


[Right after they bring you the menu, the server brings a cutting board with a small loaf of what appears to be pumpernickel bread and a tub of real butter to tease your taste buds.


We started off with some mild wings for an appetizer which came with stalks of celery and some ranch dressing for dipping.  The wings were delicious; they had just a hint of spiciness which was just enough for me.  (They also offer medium and HOT, for those who roll that way!)



We followed up the wings with salads of lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, shredded cheese and toasted croutons.  The veggies were fresh and crisp and the croutons added a tasty crunch.



Mr. Eva had sirloin steak with 'shrimp on the Barbie' and a baked potato.  The steak was done perfectly, as was the potato.  He did say that there was a seasoning on the shrimp of which he wasn't fond, but it didn't keep him from gobbling them up
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I ordered the small sirloin steak with a half rack of bbq ribs and a sweet potato.  My steak was perfectly medium, and the ribs were so well done they only required a fork to separate them.  Everything was scrumptious.  I would have loved to have tried one of their tempting desserts, but there just wasn't any space left in my satisfied tummy! 

Maybe next time we'll skip the appetizer we we can manage dessert!
The Outback Steakhouse does have a website where you can check for a location near you, plus it gives you access to their full menu and lots of mouth-watering photos.  Click here to visit Outback.com! 
EVA

19 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

The Bloomin' Onion is fantastic! What's even better is that it comes with a defibrillator.

Charlotte said...

Oh I should go there tomorrow. I love Out Back. It's not far from my house at all.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like outback...def would have got the blooming onion, those rock...and probably the outback special (medium rare) with sweet potato fries...just saying...smiles.

Muffy's Marks said...

I just love Outback. One restaurant that is not close to the cottage. Thanks for making me hungry for one of those Bloomin Onions!!

Terri Sonoda said...

Hi Eva; I loves me some Outback. We have one just a few minutes away from our house. We don't visit often, but when we do, we eat way too much! LOL
Happy Sunday to you, my friend!

Sue said...

Outback is definitely a favorite of ours. Their salmon with veggies is good!

=)

Helene said...

YUM!!! It's been ages since we've been to Outback!! That steak looks delicious!!! I love their salmon, too!

Kristina P. said...

You really can never go wrong with Outback. I love their salads and potatoes.

Kristina P. said...

You really can never go wrong with Outback. I love their salads and potatoes.

Unknown Mami said...

Hearty fare!

Kristy said...

Mmm, I'm making some steak tonight for dinner!

Tara R. said...

Outback is a favorite of mine too. I do wonder if the menus are the same nationwide, or if there are regional differences.

I love it, but the Bloomin' Onion is evil.

injaynesworld said...

Someday someone must invent a way to lick your computer screen and taste the food. :)

Dazee Dreamer said...

So jealous. I love Outback. All that looked delicious.

Reeni said...

I love the Outback - haven't been there in too long. Everything looks delicious!

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: Happy Sunday back to you!

River said...

Mmmm, baked potato! I haven't had one of those in years. Too bad it's summer here and they're more of a winter food. I could probably get one at a fast food place....

Molly said...

I have eaten in the Outback once when I visited Vegas. We had a lovely meal there although the air conditioning was a bit fierce for me but then I am weird in that regard. We never tried the Thunder From Downunder though, hopefully if we make it back to Vegas again this year we can correct that.

Mollyxxx

Pat said...

Your photos of your food made my mouth water! We haven't eaten at an Outback for a few years. Looks like we'll have to change that!