Outback Steakhouse Secret Menu Items You Need To Try

When you've got a hankering for a Bloomin' Onion, Outback Steakhouse is surely the place to go. But that's not the only unique and creative dish you can find at this popular restaurant chain. Not only is the menu packed with mouthwatering apps, entrees, sweet treats, and more, but you don't have to stop with what's printed on the page.

With so many on-book options on Outback's menu, it shouldn't be surprising to discover that there are plenty of ways to hack the menu to create delicious off-book dining options too. You can read between the lines of Outback's menu to discover some awesome Outback Steakhouse secret menu items that are truly as tasty as they are unique.

Do you love the idea of digging into some secret menu selections at Outback, but aren't sure where to begin? We've got you covered with some superb yet secret selections you're sure to love. Choose your favorite Outback hacks from these yummy options.

Outback raspberry bread

Don't want to wait until after dinner — or even for dinner to arrive — to enjoy something sweet? This TikTok user came up with a creative way to do just that at Outback Steakhouse. You know that tasty (and free) bread and butter the servers at Outback bring to your table? It tastes terrific on its own or slathered with butter, but did you know you could also use it to satisfy your sweet tooth?

How? It's surprisingly simple. Just order a side of raspberry sauce and stir it into the butter. Voila: You have raspberry butter. Where does the raspberry sauce come from? It's one of the topping options for the New York-style cheesecake dessert.

Slather your off-menu raspberry butter on a slice of bread or dunk a chunk of bread into the fruit-flavored butter for a sweet and flavorful treat to nibble on while you're waiting for dinner to arrive. Of course, you can also enjoy bread slathered in raspberry butter with your main course or even as dessert. You do you.

Outback chocolate fondue

Like the idea of a sweet topping for bread, but don't want a fruity flavor? How about chocolate? This creative TikTokker ordered a side of chocolate sauce to use as a bread dipper while enjoying a meal at Outback Steakhouse. This simple hack is sure to make secret menu dining at Outback a favorite of chocolate lovers everywhere. It's such a cool way to turn a basket of complimentary bread into a sweetly delicious fondue to enjoy with your steakhouse dinner.

Speaking of fondue, this genius hack inspired us to come up with an even sweeter way to channel The Melting Pot while dining at Outback. Just order butter cake and ask for the whipped cream and strawberries to be served on the side. Request a side of the warm chocolate sauce that comes with Outback's brownie dessert. Dunk chunks of cake in the chocolate, then dip them in whipped cream. Do the same with the strawberries. That would be a fun way to enjoy a secret menu fondue dessert.

Outback-style shrimp po' boy

You can use the oh-so-yummy free bread at Outback Steakhouse to hack a lot more than just a bit of bonus dessert. It's also a passport to a superb secret menu item in the form of a shrimp po' boy. If you've got a hankering for seafood but also want a sandwich, this secret menu hack can make your dream come true. You won't find any kind of seafood sandwich on Outback's menu, but that doesn't mean you can't hack your own using a shrimp appetizer and the complimentary bread.

If this idea sounds good to you, just order a Bloomin' Fried Shrimp app and your po' boy will practically make itself. Slice the loaf, slather the bottom with spicy bloom sauce (included with the shrimp), and pile it high with crispy, spicy, bite-sized fried shrimp. Add more bloom sauce to the other slice of bread to top the sandwich. You'll have a shrimp po' boy that tastes so good you just might forget you're at a steakhouse.

Outback cocktail sauce hack

Whether you're enjoying a shrimp dish directly from the menu or if you've hacked your own shrimp po' boy, you just might need a bit of cocktail sauce to enjoy your meal like a true shellfish aficionado. Don't stress — there's a secret menu way to do just that.

All of Outback's shrimp dishes come with one of the chain's tasty sauces, but Bloom Sauce and Creole Marmalade just aren't the same as cocktail sauce. Don't let the fact that the menu doesn't list cocktail sauce stop you; if you love shellfish but just can't truly enjoy shrimp without cocktail sauce, you can totally conjure some up at Outback using a really simple secret menu hack.

Just ask for a side of horseradish (Outback has it — it comes with the prime rib sandwich) and a slice of lemon. Combine them with ketchup to concoct tasty cocktail sauce in just a few seconds. This TikTokker shows how easy it is.

BBQ chicken sammie

Not in the mood for shellfish? That's okay — you can still use Outback Steakhouse's complimentary bread to assemble another tasty off-menu sandwich. A barbecue chicken sandwich, to be precise. Outback has barbecue chicken? Yes, it does — but you have to think beyond the menu to transform a poultry appetizer into a sandwich so good it could probably win a prize at a barbecue competition.

Simply order a serving of Aussie Chook Ribs (yes, ribs — they're chicken ribs) from the appetizer menu and use them to build your own sandwich using the complimentary bread as a base.

Whether you use whole ribs or cut them into smaller pieces, you're sure to love this secret menu sandwich that you can't get anywhere else. Be sure to use up all of the lip-smacking spicy aioli and barbecue sauce included with your Aussie Chook Ribs order when building out your sammie. This easy-to-assemble barbecue sandwich just might be the ultimate secret menu item at Outback.

Aussie chili cheese fries

What could make Outback's Aussie Fries with cheese taste even better? Chili, of course. You won't find chili cheese fries listed on the menu at Outback Steakhouse, but the addition of Tasmanian Chili — which is a super-spicy all-meat (no beans) chili – to the soup selections makes it incredibly easy to hack this secret menu item.

It couldn't be any simpler to enjoy shockingly delicious chili cheese fries at Outback. Just place an order for both Tasmanian chili and Aussie Fries with cheese. When you order, ask your server to bring your chili at the same time as your cheese fries. Once your order is delivered, all you'll need to do is spoon the chili over your fries. Dive in and feed your craving for chili cheese fries as an Outback secret menu item.

Flavor maximizing tip: Tasmanian chili comes with green onions and cheese. You could leave those off, but don't. Keep them in place to maximize the flavor of your chili-covered cheese fries.

Chili cheese baked potato

Do you like the idea of pairing the spicy goodness of Tasmanian chili with potatoes but prefer to stay away from french fries? No problem. Use Tasmanian Chili to top a baked potato instead of fries. Outback Steakhouse's baked potatoes are yummy on their own, and they're even better when served dressed — but why stop there? Chili will take your baked potato to another level.

You won't find a chili cheese baked potato on Outback's menu, but don't let that stop you. This just might be the easiest secret menu hack of all. Simply order a dressed potato with your favorite toppings and a cup of chili. When everything arrives, douse the 'tater with chili. You might even want to ask for the toppings on the side so you can put the chili directly on your potato, then embellish the top with your favorite add-ons at the very end.

Chili cheeseburger

Chili isn't just for potatoes. You can also use it to add even more meat to an already meaty meal. After all, when you go to a steakhouse for dinner, meat really should be the main event — even if you opt for a hamburger instead of a steak. We're not talking just any hamburger, but a big, juicy, Outback Steakhouse burger with cheese. You can order it from the menu like everybody else, or take your burger to the next level by adding a bit (or a bunch) of Tasmanian Chili to the top.

What do you get when you spoon Tasmanian Chili on top of a beautiful Outback cheeseburger? An even more beautiful (and flavor-filled) chili cheeseburger, of course! This is yet another secret menu item that's incredibly easy to hack at Outback Steakhouse. All you need is an Outback burger (or a Bloomin' Burger for a deep-fried onion petal boost), an order of Tasmanian Chili, and a spoon. You won't find chili cheeseburger listed on Outback's menu, and yet there it is on your plate just waiting to be devoured.

Vegan veggie plate

Not everyone who goes to Outback is in the mood for meat, or even eats meat at all. Fortunately, Outback Steakhouse carries a lot of items that work great for vegetarian and vegan diners, as well as for anyone who's looking to skip the meat this time. You won't find a vegan- or vegetarian-specific section on the menu at Outback Steakhouse, but there are plenty of options for all kinds of secret meat-free menu hacks.

Outback offers more than enough tasty salads, veggies, and meat-free sides for you to effortlessly put together a tasty meat-free meal for yourself. If you're vegan, opt for a side salad sans cheese and croutons and combine a baked potato or sweet potato with vegetables for your entree. Just hold the butter and ask for the veggies to be cooked or drizzled with olive oil instead of butter. Your off-menu meat-free dinner just might make some of your dining companions rethink their carnivorous selections next time.

Outback rice bowl

A rice bowl might not be the first dish that comes to mind when you think of Outback Steakhouse, but why not? After all, Chipotle doesn't have the market cornered on rice bowls. Outback's selection of sides and appetizers includes everything you need to create a delicious rice bowl to enjoy for lunch or dinner.

There isn't a rice bowl listed on the Outback Steakhouse menu, but that's what makes ordering it so fun. Put your mad secret menu skills to work and you'll be able to conjure one up oh-so-quickly. Just order a few sides — seasoned rice and steamed veggies to be exact (along with an extra plate) — and mix them together when they arrive. You can even add asparagus if you want — just cut it into pieces and mix it into the rice with the other veggies. 

Enjoy as-is for vegetarian yumminess or order a protein app like Shrimp on the Barbie or Aussie Chook Ribs to stir in. Ask for a few pieces of lemon and squeeze them on top for extra flavor.

Keto entree salad

Since it's known as one of the most keto-friendly restaurants around, it's not surprising that the menu at Outback Steakhouse offers a selection of salads that are — or can easily be — hacked to be perfect for keto and low-carb lifestyles. Just scrutinize all of the ingredients closely and special order carefully. What a great way to use your secret menu mastery.

For the Aussie Cobb Salad or the Brisbane Caesar Salad, all you need to do is leave off the croutons. Super simple. But you don't have to stop there. You could also opt for the Steakhouse Salad. However, you'll need to leave off the Aussie Crunch (it's fried pasta) and the cinnamon pecans (they're actually candied cinnamon pecans, so they're quite sugary).

Whichever salad you choose, you can go further off-menu by asking to substitute or add chopped egg or bacon bits, which are great ways to get even more of a protein boost.

Fried app sampler platter

If counting carbs is the furthest thing from your mind, it might be the right time to go all-in with an off-menu sampler platter featuring all the deep fried appetizers and sides. Caution: Don't opt for this hack if you're dining alone. Outback doesn't have an official fried app sampler platter, so you'll be ordering full size appetizer portions of several different full-on breaded and fried delights.

When fried food is what's for dinner, you have quite a few selections to choose among at Outback. To hack your way to a delightful secret menu sampler, start with two kinds of fried shrimp (Bloomin' Shrimp and Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp) and add on some snacky fried apps like Steakhouse Mac & Cheese Bites, Sydney Shrooms, and a Bloomin' Onion. Still need more fried deliciousness? Let your server know that you'd also like fries with all that.

That's a lot of fried food, but it's oh, so good. You just might want to nickname this hack the Outback Steakhouse secret menu splurge.

Seafood app sampler platter

If you aren't in the mood for a platter filled with nothing but fried food, but want to create your own sampler platter, seafood is a great theme. This is a particularly nice option for meatless Monday meals, Friday dinners during Lent, or any time you have a hankering for seafood. Even though Outback is a steakhouse, it has a great selection of seafood entrees and appetizers. When you want to stick with the regular menu, an entree is a great choice. But if you're in the mood for a bit of a unique secret menu twist, a seafood sampler platter is just the ticket.

Choosing all the seafood items from the appetizer menu is a great way to hack your way to a surf (but no turf) sampler platter of your very own. Every great sampler includes a selection of apps, so order at least one each of Seared Pepper Ahi, Shrimp on the Barbie, Bloomin' Fried Shrimp, and Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp. As with the fried app platter, this off-menu option may be best shared with a group. But hey, that's up to you. You just might be hungry enough to enjoy this seafood delight all on your own — we won't tell.

Chocolate caramel mug

In the mood for a delightful dessert that combines salted caramel and chocolate? Get ready to savor a chocolate caramel mug cake (well, brownie/cookie) at Outback steakhouse. This secret menu item is super-easy to hack, and it's a great way to share a dessert in a fun, creative way. We know that there are no mug cakes on Outback's menu, but that won't stop us — or you. We'll share the scoop on how to hack this tasty mug cake into existence using secret menu techniques.

Ready to begin? You'll need to order two desserts — the Salted Caramel Cookie Skillet and Chocolate Thunder From Down Under. Ask the server to also bring you up a few coffee or beer mugs and a clean knife, as you'll need those items for this hack to work.

When the sweet goodness arrives, cut the cookie and brownie into chunks and make a layer in the bottom of each mug. Be sure to transfer over some of the gooey sauce as you move the baked bits over to the mugs. When you have a complete layer, spoon on some ice cream and then repeat the layers until the mugs are full (or you've used all the baked goods). Scrape any remaining sauce over the last layer, then top with dollops of whipped cream.