Outback Steakhouse now open in the original Lee Roy Selmon’s across from International Plaza

Lee Roy Selmon’s officially closed at the end of June after 17 years at the location, and Outback celebrated its grand opening Feb. 1.
Published February 5
Updated February 5

If you were once a regular at the original Lee Roy Selmon’s on Boy Scout Boulevard, you might not even recognize the space that newcomer Outback Steakhouse has redesigned.

The inside of the Australian-themed restaurant is decked out with orange and brown decor and features iconic images from down under of kangaroos and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. It also features an outdoor patio and lounge area with fans and couches.

Proprietor Davey James said the goal was to not create a “normal-looking” Outback.

“We wanted something different, something open and something where guests can see Outback, but different decor and decoration that would make it feel homey, but also still our brand,” James said.

Lee Roy Selmon’s officially closed at the end of June after 17 years at the location, and Outback began renovations in September. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening Feb. 1.

James and other managing partners are excited to be in the Westshore business district right across from International Plaza, a location that affords an opportunity to cater to both business professionals and mall-goers.

The Outback Steakhouse on Boy Scout Boulevard operates for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

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