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1100 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8063
515-232-2922
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Typical food, Great service

Ate hear on recent visit to ISU. Food was as expected at Red Lobster-no better and no worse than any other and we were happy with choice. Where it stood out for us was the waitress. Service was excellent and she spoke to my son about mostly good and few drawbacks of ISU. She was genuine and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Geneseo, New York
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Geneseo, New York
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ate hear on recent visit to ISU. Food was as expected at Red Lobster-no better and no worse than any other and we were happy with choice. Where it stood out for us was the waitress. Service was excellent and she spoke to my son about mostly good and few drawbacks of ISU. She was genuine and very friendly, as... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our large group went here to celebrate 2 family birthdays. We went right at 11:00 am to ensure that we could get a large table as they do not take reservations. They were happy to get tables together and we were seated within 5 minutes. The service was great. The manager stopped several times to make sure everything was cooked... More 

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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I love red lobster's cheddar bay biscuits and I'll continue to go to the red lobster franchise but the food and service at the ames location was just mediocre. I've had worse experiences and much better ones but this one was way under par for red lobster.

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Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We wanted to go out and have a nice seafood meal. Red Lobster is always good. The server was very attentive and kept our glasses full and the food came out fast. It was well prepared and delicious. The cheddar bay biscuits were delicious as always.

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Dickeyville, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The service was very good and our meals were delicious! Would definitely eat here again! Well worth the price.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When we got here the line was standing out the door. We decided the endless shrimp was the reason for the line... Once we got in the endless shrimp were awesome..the shrimp never stopped.. And they were cooked to perfection!!!

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Alvarado, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My dinner went just as I expected starting with the famous cheddar bay biscuits that I love. The lobster artichoke dip was tasty and filling. I actually ate too much of it not leaving much room for the entree as I was dining alone on a business trip. Anyway, the never ending shrimp was tasty as usual. The baked potato... More 

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Boone, Iowa
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247 reviews 247 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've wrote a review for this Red Lobster before with a glowing 5 stars. This is where we like to go for special Birthday dinners. Last night was my husband's birthday. I had the Wood grilled lobster, shrimp & scallops, it said it came with wild rice so when the waitress ask if that's what I wanted with it, I... More 

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Ontario
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I rolled into this Red Lobster after a long drive and hotel issues at 9:45 pm. The kitchen was set to close at 10. Our server was prompt and we ordered quickly. The food was exactly as it should be, the server was just the right amount of attentive and I was finally able to unwind. A pleasant experience.

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Boone
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is a great place to eat seafood and the atmosphere and staff are wonderful! I eat on the coast and this is awesome and good desserts too if you are not too full of course!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8063
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-232-2922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?