Can I Eat Low Sodium at Outback Steakhouse
The good news, is yes, you can find menu items to pop together a meal. The bad news is, run screaming from the Bloomin’ Onion and its 3840 mg of sodium (not including the dipping sauce). You also won’t be having any Shrimp from the Barbie at over 1000 mg depending on the dish. So now you are waiting for the answer to can I eat low sodium at Outback Steakhouse. You can if you are OK with meat and potatoes or salmon and potatoes.
In my previous Survival Tips for Dining Out, we learned that if in doubt when dining out, go for the steak. It is the one item, that even in a chain restaurant that isn’t brined or soaked in saltwater prior to freezing and shipping to the location. That rule holds true here for Outback Steakhouse.
They recently (as of 5/2017) have updated all of the sodium content on their website. You can get all the info, like I did, right here. Their staff is also usually accommodating if you request them not to season the steaks or just to use black pepper. Which might shave off a few more points. The choices listed below should be able to help you stay between 500-750 mg of sodium for a meal there.
The Choices You Can Eat And Stay Low Sodium at Outback
For your Entree:
From their Fire-Grilled Section of the menu:
The 10 oz. Rib-eye comes in at 400 mg of sodium.
The 13 oz. Rib-eye is 530 mg of sodium.
From their Classic Seasoned Steaks Section:
Outback Sirloin 6 oz – 520 mg
Grilled Shrimp are 490 mg.
Perfectly Grilled Salmon 7 oz (with grilled veggies) is 610 mg
For your Side:
A Side Salad with Honey mustard is 240 mg
A Side Salad with Tangy Tomato is 310 mg
Grilled Asparagus – 250 mg
Baked Sweet Potato – 240 mg (sorry but the baked potato is 970 mg)
Fresh Steamed Veggies is 320 mg
Fresh Steamed Broccoli is 300 mg
Bushman’s Honey Wheat Bread and Butter is 460 mg
It’s not a wide variety of choice, that is for sure, but at least we have some safe havens in this sea of saltiness! Let me know your experiences at Outback Steakhouse in the comments below. G’day!