Overall: 4 stars. Arrived at by balancing out a high recommendation from foodie friends, welcoming by owner and extra effort describing the dishes (my first visit), good smells, they carry my fave rye bourbon, bad carry out experience (food sitting behind bar), strange new noodles not quite to my liking and outstanding pork buns. One of the owners greeted me, was very personable and explained the menu, listening carefully to my likes and preferences (no spicy, no fatty meats). I settled on the Beef with Rice Noodles and pork buns for an appetizer. I wouldn't get the beef again, the rice noodles were too thick for my taste and kind of gooey. Overall, taste of dish was quite good, though, plenty of beef and a few (needed more) nice garnish-type raw veggies that lightened it up and contrasted crisp with gooey.Pork buns were outstanding. The filling was ground meat, not sure how seasoned but I'd go back just for them. Next time I'll try the gai lan or bok choy as my main dish. The woman who came from the back and straightened out my order apologized as I was leaving. That apology was very important to me and is the reason I'll return for more pork buns and some of whatever dish has more of that filling in it...
We love Outback, and this location is a good one. The service is typically very good (we've only ever experienced 1-2 "off" nights) and if anything is wrong they are quick to fix. Most of the servers have great attitudes, as well, and like to joke around and make you feel welcomed.It can be a little chilly in the restaurant (okay, it actually feels more like the Arctic instead of the Outback) so bring a jacket or sweater. And be prepared to wait; like every restaurant in he Louisville area, it's almost always packed! The Alice Springs Chicken and yummy bread are well worth the wait, though.
Riverwalk Grill is a GREAT new restaurant at the same site as the recently closed Kitchen Restaurant. This is home cooking at its best. Super mashed potatoes, great roast beef, delicious biscuits and gravy, and some of the best cobbler I've every had. As the name implies, the restaurant is very near the Ohio River Riverwalk in the Shively/PRP area at the end of Lower Hunters Trace. For food this good, it's worth making the trip from any part of the County and Southern Indiana.