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Published June 14th 2011
Looking for a different dining experience? Try Outback Jacks. Outback Jacks is a very popular steakhouse restaurant. You get to choose your meat from a chilled display cabinet, then see it cooked on an open char grill. The award winning restaurant has a varied menu, and plenty of sides and entrees to choose from.
The menu includes plenty of entrees, salads, chicken and pasta dishes and loads of extra's so there is plenty of variety and the servings are generous. They have a great range of seafood dishes, from calamari, garlic prawns and the ever popular fish and chips. The grilled Barramundi served with Lemon butter, salad and chips is a firm favourite.
Outback Jacks is famous for its 1kg Rump challenge. A full 1kg steak, with wedges and veggies and if you eat it all in half an hour you get if for half price. They also offer prime choice cuts of grain fed steak. Choose from the exclusive "Diamond Cut Gold Series", Wagyu Porterhouse or Big Fella T-Bone. They also offer delicious Wagya Burgers,100% rump sausages or a full rack of port ribs.
Outback Jacks can cater for birthday parties and Christmas functions but it is essential to book. With at least two function rooms, and a large restaurant there is plenty of room, but they do fill up fast.
If you take your kids there from 5pm-7pm on a Tuesday or a Wednesday, then kids eat free. Just another reason to try this place out.
When we went, there was a large group of us. We ordered a variety of things, including one person taking on the 1kg challenge (and failing). The drinks were a little slow to be delivered and one of the steaks was a little overcooked, but it wasn't anything too problematic, and the waitresses were superb, with great knowledge of all their dishes.
The entrees were delicious and so was my main - a chicken parmigiana dish, that was large, steaming and cooked to perfection. The chips were plentiful and crisp and even the salad was lovely. And you should definitely try their Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms Side. A delicious side order of mushrooms that complements any meal perfectly.
If you are a vegetarian, then this place probably isn't for you. But if you are going there for a night out, and you don't eat any meat, then let the waitresses know. Far from question why you are at a steak house if you don't eat meat, they will prepare one of their few vegetarian dishes for you, or make a special dish just for you.
And if you are going for a special occasion, let them know. We went there for a birthday, and as a surprise at the end, about ten servers came out and brought a chocolate cake with sparklers for the Birthday Girl, and they sang their very own special Birthday song to her.
No matter where you are in Australia, there will be an Outback Jacks nearby, with new stores opening shortly. They are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.