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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-12 07:58 PM
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12. My Terrible Experience...trying to have Dinner out at "OutBACK Steak House"
Edited on Sat Mar-10-12 08:03 PM by KoKo

What an Experience. We called to reserve a "spot for two" at Outback for 6:00 p.m. Were told that 6:15 p.m. would be better. We were ready and set to go because we could stil make the 7:20 p.m. showing of "The Artist" because it was only a few minutes away.

We arrived at Outback Steak House 15 minutes early...(just a flub up of one person being ready before the other) and when we went to park we found that the Parking Lot was Full and folks were circling around lookd for spots. We drove around a bit and a spot opened up and we took it. Our spot was to the back of "OutBack" and when we walked around to the entrance there was a line that went around the whole front of the building. We fought our way through to get through the doors to get to the Hostess who had our 6:15 Reservation. But, it was tough. There was a group of 10 or so with Flowers and Presents that must have been a Birthday Celebration waiting at the door...and the door was blocked with many folks of all ages who were trying to get Reservation checked with Hostess.

After we got in the door we saw a long L-Shaped bench with very nicely, duded up Senior Citizens in the maybe 70 to 80 year old group (maybe 10 or more) sitting on the bench and another large group of same Seniors in the Side Room waiting to be seated while more and more folks are pushing to get through the door to check in with the Hostess.

A lively older man from the First Senior Group...said to one of them "They are telling us now it's 90 Minutes Wait!....The other Senior Citizen Group to the Right of us in the room adjoining had one of their Females say: "If they'd told us it would be this long a wait when we called...we could have gone somewhere else..."

We were told it would be up to 30 Minutes for us two. {but we could hear stories of others who had waited longer so we were skeptical) We waited and waited and MORE people came in. Young and Middle age with young kids and others with young teens to older high school all checking in with hostess... She kept giving longer and longer wait times for each group. We had been there 35 minutes at that point and figures it was OUT OF THERE for us. We told the hostess we had to make a movie so take us off the list.

We never got our Steak and Goodies at Outback....we ended up coming home and (on the way) ordering from a Rib Place we use for Take out. We missed our Movie and we were so starving thinking about Steak Smells and Fixings it was hard to switch over to the barbeque.

So...a night ruined but, did get to see some of the "needs" in our society...and I really hope to see that movie ...but..maybe we will "eat at home" and try to see it on a weekday.

So...."OUTBACK IS HOT"....but, so hot they can't accomodate a huge crowd on Saturday Night?

Maybe the Economy is really coming back? :shrug: ALSO...Our Senior Citizens need places to go to that don't treat them like that when they make reservation in advance and are kept waiting for well over an hour (90 Minutes according to OB Hostess) that turned into longer by the time we left when they hadn't even been seated.

We could have made the movie and survived on the Popcorn and Coke...but, we just couldn't hack it at that point.
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  -PULL UP A CHAIR!..What are you Doing this Weekend to Unwind? KoKo  Mar-09-12 07:01 PM   #0 
  - BTW...Partner has urge to go to Outback Steakhouse tomorrow night....  KoKo   Mar-09-12 07:18 PM   #1 
  - Stick to the steak at the outback.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-09-12 07:59 PM   #3 
  - Bon appetit, Koko! Best thing about eating out, IMO, is no clean up!  No Elephants   Mar-10-12 08:41 AM   #8 
     - lol's...even though we picked up and ate's still all a  KoKo   Mar-11-12 05:22 PM   #21 
  - Garden work for me.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-09-12 07:53 PM   #2 
  - Thanks...I'll take your the steak.  KoKo   Mar-09-12 08:31 PM   #4 
     - I've noticed that the possum and racoons are on the same predatory level.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-09-12 08:36 PM   #5 
        - Our "Waste Management" contract for our city went to Huge Dumpsters instead of Trash Cans  KoKo   Mar-09-12 09:30 PM   #6 
           - There's plenty of wooded area around us to relocate them.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-10-12 11:40 AM   #10 
              - In my area they have to cross the new 6 Lane Highway... Road Kill for most.  KoKo   Mar-10-12 08:39 PM   #13 
                 - One of the saddest compromises I've seen is using a narrow  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-10-12 09:38 PM   #15 
                    - Those Multi-Lane Roads are devastating to wildlife..even with the few fences they do....  KoKo   Mar-11-12 05:29 PM   #24 
  - I'm going to be busy doing home inventory  lbrtbell   Mar-10-12 04:06 AM   #7 
  - You nudged me. After our "Outback Disaster" ...we came home and  KoKo   Mar-11-12 05:25 PM   #22 
  - It's an awful thing. Google search (yeah I know privacy) helped us  KoKo   Mar-11-12 08:46 PM   #33 
  - Well, it does not fall under "unwinding," but I am researching online  No Elephants   Mar-10-12 08:53 AM   #9 
  - Yes...having had to deal with my Father's Death...and relatives who were  KoKo   Mar-11-12 05:37 PM   #25 
  - Listening to music on Youtube.  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-10-12 06:45 PM   #11 
  - Leo...can you post the link (for the lazy of us)...  KoKo   Mar-10-12 08:41 PM   #14 
     - Pony or non-pony? (music, that is)  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-10-12 10:27 PM   #17 
        - Leo....Both were really Incredible listens... Thanks for Posting them...  KoKo   Mar-11-12 05:50 PM   #26 
           - Have you ever listened to Bill Bragg...before he went Corporate...It's a Good One!  KoKo   Mar-11-12 06:34 PM   #27 
           - I know so little of music really. I keep hearing about Billy Bragg but never guessed he was British!  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-11-12 08:43 PM   #32 
              - His "new stuff" is more "managed" than his older stuff after he got famous...  KoKo   Mar-11-12 08:52 PM   #34 
           - And it turns out I was wrong about it being non-pony  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-11-12 08:30 PM   #29 
              - Forgot to mention -- I instantly recognized it because  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-11-12 08:31 PM   #30 
                 - KoKo, you a fan of classic rock?  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-12-12 04:56 PM   #38 
  - My Terrible Experience...trying to have Dinner out at "OutBACK Steak House"  KoKo   Mar-10-12 07:58 PM   #12 
  - It's hit or miss.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-10-12 09:46 PM   #16 
  - I just realized that this is a document of your Outback adventure from beginning to end :-)  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-10-12 11:26 PM   #18 
     - Well...I know it seemed trivial...but, I was trying to do a "light post" to get away from Heavy News  KoKo   Mar-11-12 05:28 PM   #23 
        - On the contrary, I enjoyed it  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-11-12 08:54 PM   #35 
           - I hear ya' ...understand what you say. Our country is so changed from just even 10 years ago  KoKo   Mar-11-12 09:20 PM   #37 
  - This weekend: volunteer at community garden, my own yardwork in  wiggs   Mar-11-12 10:32 AM   #19 
     - I never thought I'd see another Alvin Ailey Fan on DU!  KoKo   Mar-11-12 05:17 PM   #20 
        - See em every year! Revelations, which they always do, was again  wiggs   Mar-11-12 07:16 PM   #28 
           - For those who Missed what we're talking about: You Tube for "REVELATIONS and CRY!"  KoKo   Mar-11-12 08:37 PM   #31 
              - I think I've heard of it, will check out your link n/t  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-11-12 08:55 PM   #36 

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