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Texas Roadhouse vs Outback Steakhouse: Which Is Better?
by AMBER WINSTON
Appetizers
Texas Roadhouse has more traditional appetizers like boneless wings, potato skins, and cheesy fries. Outback's appies aren't the norm, but that isn't a bad thing.
Outback offers fried mushrooms, fried mac and cheese bites, ahi tuna, and coconut shrimp. The Bloomin' Onion is popular, though Texas Roadhouse the same, called the Cactus Blossom.
Drinks
Cocktails, beer, and wines abound at Texas Roadhouse and Outback, and the pricing, especially on cocktails, is pretty stellar at both at around $7.
Outback fans love the Blueberry Lavender Lemonade, but Texas Roadhouse fans love the Jamaican Cowboy, the Original Margarita, and Kenny's Cooler.
Sides
Texas Roadhouse claims to make all of its food from scratch, including side dishes and seems to put a little more effort into its food than most places.
Though not all are made from scratch, Outback has good sides, like the baked sweet potato and homestyle megamenu potatoes. Though different styles, both offer great mac and cheese.
Steaks
Considering the pricing, you can expect fairly decent steaks at Texas Roadhouse and Outback, with various choices from each — a Texas roadie favorite is the Dallas Filet.
Customers rave about Outback Prime rib, which is said to be perfectly cooked. Like at Texas Roadhouse, the bone-in ribeye is also a favorite.
Seafood
In terms of variety, Outback is a clear winner for seafood offerings. The seafood section on its menu has four entrées, two of which are salmon.
Seafood pops up in several other places on Outback's menu as entrée choices, and the restaurant offers lobster tail, coconut shrimp, or grilled shrimp added to any steak plate.