I really like the food at the Outback - despite the (quite often) long wait, the prices, and the NOISE. The wood all over the place is great, lovely, beautiful - and does nothing to baffle the sound. It is a very ""live"" room, and at times the cacophany is deafening. I was up there recently, had the 6 oz steak, salad, garlic mashed, and for desert had the strawberry cheesecake - all the food was delicious - and although I was shocked at the seemingly small size of the steak when it arrived, it was actually quiet filling - and probably over an inch thick! The staff are very friendly, and very helpful. The could do better on birthday's though... A lot of choices for someone who wants to avoid carbs or needs gluten free meals.