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Outback Jacks Bar and Grill

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and PokÚmon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published January 16th 2016
Located in Glenelg, Outback Jacks offers a wide selection of steaks as well as a good range of chicken, pork, rib and fish dishes. The wait time for the dishes is what you would expect from most steak restaurants but the wait is worth it. During our visit, we ordered the Jackies Cut Steak, Pork Rib Eye, Angus Bush Burger, Slow Cooked Bourbon Pork Ribs and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Most of their steak dishes involve you choosing your desired cut and preferred doneness, as well as your choice of either fries or mashed potatoes. The Jackies Cut Steak, cooked to medium well, was succulent with a delicious char-grilled flavour. The fries that we chose to accompany the steak were fried to golden brown with fluffy interiors. For a bit of an extra cost, you can choose to have the steak topped with a sauce or topping.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill, Jackies Cut Steak, Adelaide
Jackies Cut Steak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Their Pork Rib Eye was tender and like the Jackies Cut Steak, also had a delectable char-grilled flavour. The mashed potatoes that we chose to accompany the steak were smooth with a rich, creamy taste. The dish came with a serving of mushroom sauce that was a good partner to the pork, a good dipping sauce for the fries and a good gravy for the mashed potatoes.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill, Pork Rib Eye, Adelaide
Pork Rib Eye (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


If you are not in the mood for steak or want something a bit different, Slow Cooked Bourbon Pork Ribs is a good choice. The ribs were cooked well enough for the meat to easily fall off the bone with the Bourbon glaze enhancing their flavour. Be aware that unlike the steak dishes, you do not have the choice to swap the accompanying fries for other side dishes.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill, Slow Cooked Bourbon Pork Ribs, Adelaide
Slow Cooked Bourbon Pork Ribs (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Outback Jacks also serves a delicious range of burgers. The Angus Bush Burger had a juicy beef patty and the various fillings complemented it well with the caramelised onions and barbecue sauce giving it a delectable smoky flavour. The fries that were served with the burger were done as well as the ones that came with the steak. One of their more unusual burger is the grilled barramundi fillet, something that I may try at our next visit.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill, Angus Bush Burger, Adelaide
Angus Bush Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


To complete your meal, you can choose from their range of desserts. The Raspberry Cheesecake we chose had the right texture with a flavour that was not too cheesy. Its flavour was enhanced by the raspberry puree mixed throughout it. It comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, the dish being at its best when they are eaten together with the cheesecake.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill, Raspberry Cheesecake, Adelaide
Raspberry Cheesecake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Despite the restaurant's relatively small size, ambience was still very inviting with the seats near the window offering a good view of the sunset if you visit it at the right time.
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When: Mon-Thurs, Sun: 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-12am
Phone: 08 8294 2203
Where: Shop 11, Marina Pier, Glenelg, SA 5045
Cost: About $25 per steak dish
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