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Published July 20th 2011
Many would not find it particularly appetising to have a massive 10m crocodile staring you down from the ceiling as you eat, yet people still flock to Outback Jacks Bar and Grill.
Outback Jacks, or OBJs, is an Australian concept restaurant born in Tamworth in 2005, and was so well received that the first franchise was purchased just 3 months later. OBJs is now a nationwide chain and gaining even more popularity, and there are rumours of the franchises spreading overseas in the near future!
What makes this grill so different from others is the high quality of the beef, and the choice of cuts. Before you order, the waiter or waitress encourages you to pop over to the butcher cabinet where you can choose the exact cut of meat you would like, and then have it cooked to perfection by OBJ's experienced chefs.
Their salads are also something special- try the Bushranger Salad Basket served in a massive crunchy tortilla bowl! And don't forget the entrees. I would highly recommend the Skippee Dundee crocodile and kangaroo skewers with an addictive bush tomato chutney.
Thirsty folk need not fear; there is a good range of cocktails and beers, and a walk-in temperature controlled wine room with selections from around the country. Soft drinks and juices are a fair price as well.
For those with an appetite as big as the croc on the roof, there is an all you can eat deal on ribs and pasta on Mondays, and kids eat free on Tuesdays. But those are mere trifles beside the Jacks Challenge. A cowbell is rung and the restaurant is alerted to your attempt when you order the Jacks Challenge- a 1kg prime rump steak with almost as much again in veggies and wedges for $39.95. If the entire meal is finished within 30 minutes the meal is half price and you get a free T-Shirt proclaiming your triumph to the world!
If you have room for dessert, you'll be presented with a tantalising menu of seasonal favourites. Kids can devour a free icecream sundae with their meal while you force down a slab of warm, rich chocolate mud cake. While you think about chasing that cake down with another cocktail or two, you can send the kids off to the play room which is equipped with a massive chalk board, playstations and a dvd player.
Outback Jacks is currently only in 2 Sydney locations- Penrith and Warwick Farm. They are open for lunch and dinner every day, and are happy to help celebrate your special occasion with sparklers and gathering the staff together for a song!
Mains range from $13.95 for a burger and chips, to $49.95 for a platinum cut Wagyu porterhouse.