We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1100 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8063
515-232-2922
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Great birthday service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Lynsey M
,
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dickeyville, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alvarado, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boone, Iowa
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boone
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Ate at this red lobster last night ordered a lobster tail in addition to my entrée had to wait for 10 minutes after I already had my entrée for lobster tail was okay the chicken on the chicken Alfredo tasted old and dry the other grilled shrimp that we had was good wouldn't recommend the chicken Alfredo service was okay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Red Lobster also viewed

 

Been to Red Lobster? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Lobster staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?