The area's only Outback Steak House is located on Hatch Boulevard in Sheffield. What can you expect if you visit? Their menu has changed little over the years, but their health department ratings have. Health scores have fallen steadily and are no longer posted prominently by the front entrance. Here's what one recent diner had to say:
We have been going to this Outback since 1999. This Outback has always had some of the friendliest staff of any Outback I have been to; The Shoals area to me has always been above average as far as hospitality. They have always posted their health rating in the foyer on the left hand side when you walk in; This time it was gone, nor was it in the bar area. On my way out I saw the health report with a big 85 posted 1 foot above the floor behind the host/hostess podium where most patrons wouldn't think to look, obviously trying to hide this shameful rating. Why not fix the problem and you won't have to hide it.
This place has a lot of things to work on. The service was slow, and the food wasn't worth the price. We were seated and had to wait 20 minutes to place a drink and appetizer order. That took a while to even get our drinks, and then we had to wait 30 minutes to place our entrée orders. The servers didn't have there stuff together at all, and the bar prices were ridiculous. If you asked for anything special from the bar they seemed lost. The food was terrible other than our appetizer. Food was under seasoned or completely covered in pepper (Barely edible.) Needless to say I don't think I'll be back at this location.