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Red Lobster

#575 of 2,226 Restaurants in Ottawa
#635 of 2,376 Places to Eat in Ottawa
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1499 St. Laurent Blvd | Ottawa, ON, Ottawa, Ontario K1G0Z9, Canada
16137447560
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We were able to get a seat as soon as we arrived for lunch. The service was quick and the host and server both explained the specials. We all ordered fish and lobster tacos from the lunch menu which we all enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Susie B
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were able to get a seat as soon as we arrived for lunch. The service was quick and the host and server both explained the specials. We all ordered fish and lobster tacos from the lunch menu which we all enjoyed.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were 3 adults and 2 kids for dinner. We would definitely not return! First no one brought us any cheese bread, it was only at the end when I noticed a waiter walk by with it that I realized we didn't get any! The waitress was nice enough and gave us a take out box of cheese bread! They... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

i 've been there 3-4 times and never enjoyed neither the service nor the food.The appetizers a bit better than the main course.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited on a business lunch with reservations with 5 people. We were seated immediately and ordered right away with all meals coming from lunch menu. Terrible, terrible service. The wait staff was more focused about tidying the place down rather than serving the patrons. The food was never delivered - definitely will not be returning to this location.

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Last evening we went to Red Lobster with friends from Quebec City. They drove all the way to Ottawa just to eat at Red Lobster because they said that there no longer existed Red Lobsters where they come from. They especially wanted to go to Crabfest. I ordered a sirloin steak medium rare with a crab sauce on top, crab... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went there last friday with my family. My daughter and I ordered the "tacos" mine was lobster. Hers was shrimp. My libster was chewy and tasteless. She like hers. My fiancé ordered fish and chips. It had too much batter and too salty. Overall experience was disappointed!! I haven't been here in 15 years...but seems like I didn't miss much.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went for a mom-daughter lunch and got the $20 combos: potato bacon soup, coleslaw/caesar salad, shrimp alfredo and grilled shrimp, and brownies à la mode ans caramel cheesecake, and of corase garlic cheese buns.  We shared everything and it was all yummy particularly the soup, shrimp, and alfredo sauce.  What a great deal!  We will go for it again... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I used to visit Red Lobster regularly when they had a location in Montreal but they closed all Red Lobsters in the province of Quebec ~15 years ago. Whenever I come to Ottawa, I try to stop off at Red Lobster. I showed up on a Thursday evening at about 6:00pm and was seated very fast. I ordered one of... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were told the wait would be 40 minutes but only got our table in an hour and a half. I cannot believe that people line up for this stuff!. The food was tepid with small portions and was tasteless. Price was high and not in line with what we got. The restaurant is dirty and needs either a good... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

On Saturday April 11, 2015, my wife and I were accompanied by friends of ours for a late diner at the Red Lobster on St. Laurent Blvd to celebrate two birthdays. It was a very busy Saturday night as we had a waiting period of one hour. However, once sitting at our table, we were enjoying delicious seafood within 20... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1499 St. Laurent Blvd | Ottawa, ON, Ottawa, Ontario K1G0Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 16137447560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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