Longhorn Steakhouse Outlaw Ribeye Review
I don’t eat steak too often, but when I do, I prefer a nicely-marbled cut of ribeye, and I savor every bite. Some steakhouses offer deliciously flavorful cuts, but the prices are so high that it’s tempting to order something else. At Longhorn Steakhouse, the prices are reasonable for such quality cuts, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and the sides are all savory and well-prepared. Their Outlaw Ribeye is one of their most popular cuts and definitely one of my favorites.
Inspiration and History
Longhorn Steakhouse has a ‘Legendary Steaks and Combos’ portion of their menu with 14 different steak options. The chain opened its first restaurant in 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia. By 1990, the chain had expanded throughout the eastern, midwestern, and southwestern United States, as well as Puerto Rico. Their meat is high-quality cuts, well-seasoned, and prepared to customers’ preferences. Their lineup of steaks at such reasonable prices is unmatched, and their service continues to evolve and improve. Longhorn Steakhouse has even created its unique blend of spices that perfectly seasons its grilled steaks, chops, chicken, and seafood. The Outlaw Ribeye was added to the menu because it’s one of the best cuts of beef with the most marbling and flavor of all the steaks.
Types of Outlaw Ribeye
Longhorn Steakhouse offers a ribeye and the Outlaw Ribeye. The Outlaw Ribeye is a 20-oz cut, bone-in, well-marbled, and fire-grilled, it costs about $25. The regular ribeye is a 12-oz juicy steak cut from the rib loin, and it costs about $4 less.
Outlaw Ribeye Review
The ribeye is considered the juiciest and flavorful of all steaks, and the Outlaw Ribeye is even better because of its size and fat marbling. Beefy, robust, and fatty, this cut is a bone-in steak cut from the upper ribcage of the steer. It’s one of the most legendary steaks on the Longhorn Steakhouse menu, and there are a few reasons why.
1. Taste and Texture [5/5]
The Outlaw Ribeye is a 20-oz fire-grilled steak with flavorful seasoning and just enough marbling for a perfect taste. A good rule of thumb is to marinade thin steaks and season the thicker ones. Because the Outlaw Ribeye is a thick-cut, it gets a nice dry seasoning on the outside. Longhorn Steakhouse even has its brand of steak seasoning that you can purchase online. This bold blend includes cumin, garlic, and peppers to bring out the flavor of anything you put on the grill.
The Outlaw has a smooth texture and a finer grain than a strip steak. Not as tender as a tenderloin cut, this ribeye makes up for that in juiciness and flavor. No wonder it’s a favorite cut of meat for grill masters. This steak is a bit fatty with a crispy outer char, and the seasonings and butter sauce completes the taste. which completes the butter sauce for most of its flavor. Overall, it’s well-marbled, juicy, and delicious.
2. Are they healthy? [3/5]
This steak is full of sodium, fat, calories, and protein- a lot of protein (89 grams). It’s not considered one of the healthiest items on the menu, so if you’re conscious about your nutrition, you may opt for the Sierra Chicken, Longhorn Salmon, or the Redrock Grilled Shrimp. However, there are ways to balance out the nutrition in this meal by ordering smart sides like Fresh Seasoned Vegetables, Fresh Steamed Asparagus, or a Mixed Green Side Salad. Also, pass on sodas and alcohol, and opt for water with lemon.
3. Are they Worth it? [5/5]
The Outlaw Ribeye is one of the best cuts of beef in the restaurant. It’s considered the juiciest and flavorful of all steaks by some of the pickiest steak-lovers, and it’s well worth the price.
The Outlaw Ribeye is a full, delicious experience. Personally, I can never finish one, but I do enjoy my leftovers the next day with a salad – in the name of balance. It’s a flavorful steak, seasoned and cooked almost to perfection, it’s priced reasonably, and it pairs well with any side available at the restaurant.
- Calories 1140
- Total Fat 79 g
- Saturated Fat 34 g
- Trans Fat 4 g
- Cholesterol 275 mg
- Sodium 1500 mg
- Total Carbs 1 g
- Protein 84 g
The Outlaw Ribeye is on the “Specials” portion of the Longhorn Steakhouse menu. Priced at $25.49, this steak is about $5 more than the regular ribeye. It’s not the most expensive steak on the menu though – the Longhorn Porterhouse is $27.99 and the USDA Prime Delmonico is $34.99. The Lobster Tail is also on the upper end of the price range as well. Considering the size of the Outlaw Ribeye, it’s priced reasonably and comparable to Longhorn’s other premium menu items.
What do you think?
What is your favorite steak that Longhorn Steakhouse offers? How do you prefer your steak to be cooked? (I like mine medium-rare.) Let us know in the comments below.