Thursday, November 3, 2011

Outback Steakhouse...Dinner Out= Success!

We don't eat out often at all. 
For birthdays though, we like to have a meal out & celebrate. 
This year for my hubby's birthday we went to Outback Steakhouse. What a positive experience we had! The particular location we went to had competent staff who CARED and went to great lengths to make sure that I could eat my dinner. 
The manager even peeled the label off of the bottle of oil that they use to roll the potatoes in, and brought it out to me so I could read it.
Did I mention our waitress was in school to be a nutritionist and took great interest in making sure I could have a great meal experience?

The manager came out to talk to us and assured us of the gluten free dairy free status of my meal! He himself made sure that my meal was prepared completely by itself, away from chance of cross contamination.

Talk about going above and beyond.

Best thing is, I didn't get glutened! I didn't wake up the next day with stomach pain or discover weird rashes later on. Everything turned out fine! What a relief!! 

What were some steps I took to make sure I could enjoy a meal out?
1. I brought my own gluten free/ dairy free "butter" & sour cream.
2. I brought my own salt and parsley for my potato.
3. I also brought along a sheet that I typed up explaining my gluten & dairy allergies, the waitress took this back to the chef.

It was easy!! 

I will definitely go back to Outback!! 

THANKS OUTBACK for making our dinner a great one!

Check out Outback Steakhouse's gluten free menu here.

Steak, steamed broccoli, and a baked potato! Delicious!


*These are all personal opinions of the blogger. I was in no way compensated for this review. I am in no way associated with Outback Steakhouse. All opinions are from my personal experience at a particular restaurant location. As always, please use care when dining out with food allergies, and take all precautions to keep from having an allergic reaction. Eat out at your own risk.*


  1. You don't have a problem staying regular on a gluten free diet? Is that a problem with people on this type of eating program?

  2. @The Frugal Exerciser: Thanks for the comment :) Actually I don't have a problem at all. The people that I have found so far to have problems with that are those who eat a lot of the processed gluten free foods and less vegetables. I get plenty of fiber & I eat lots of brown rice & veggies which seems to be working. I actually am better "regularity wise" since going gluten free than I was before. I hope that helps answer your question!