Hours: Sun 11am-10pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
It's all about generous portions, mate, at this Australian-themed chain. If Outback's colossal menu is any indication, Australians like meat—two-thirds of the items are beef and steak dishes, although a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta entrees are also proffered. Founded in 1988, the popular steakhouse, one of the Bloomin' Brands, Inc. chains headquartered in Tampa, Florida, advertises made-from-scratch soups, salad dressings, and sauces. Showy ingredients like Danish Blue Cheese, toasted, hand-cut croutons and homemade chocolate sauce have remained staples that spruce up otherwise standard salads, sides, and desserts. Grafting the word "Aussie" onto traditional menu items (baby back ribs; pork tenderloin) is another ploy, and of course there's an appetizer called Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie. Bloomin' Brands' Operation Feeding Freedom, which ships entrees from its various restaurants to U.S. troops overseas, is the company's charitable trust. Find Outback Steakhouse in St. Louis on Voice Places.