Australian tchotchkes and brews give this quintessentially American restaurant a distinctive Down Under flavor.. In Short Boomerangs, Aussie flags, kangaroo portraits and faux aboriginal art honor the homeland's wilderness, but Outback delivers a polished version of rusticity with varnished blond-wood booths with matching wainscoting and casually uniformed waitstaff. Besides more than a half-dozen cuts of steak, diners can pick from large-portioned entrees like ribs, chops and shrimp or chicken "on the barbie." The Bloomin' Onion, a large onion dipped in batter and deep-fried, is an appetizer with a following.
Same old same old.
The food is okay, but not up to the quality of a local steakhouse. In the Akron area specifically there are many better local options such as Ken Stewart's or the Diamond Grille. The atmosphere is nothing more and nothing less than what can be expected from a national chain: it's cheesey and it makes no sense.