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714 S Eldorado Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704-6003
309-663-9405
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice surprise

We were skeptical about eating here after reading past reviews but were hankering for some cheddar rolls (which we hadn't had in years) so decided to give it a shot. What a pleasant surprise! First of all, our server, Kinnedra, was just a doll and very attentive to our needs. We started with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were skeptical about eating here after reading past reviews but were hankering for some cheddar rolls (which we hadn't had in years) so decided to give it a shot. What a pleasant surprise! First of all, our server, Kinnedra, was just a doll and very attentive to our needs. We started with the lobster/artichoke appetizer and it was delicious,... More 

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Urbana, IL
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was so good I would recommend anyone visiting Bloomington, IL and you like seafood. From the time we walked in until we left we had good services.

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Peoria, Illinois
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were seated promptly and our server was very attentive throughout our meal. The manager stopped by our table several times and was very pleasant making sure we were well satisfied. The food was done just right with all 3 of us requesting varied levels of cooking of our steaks. Our drinks were refilled promptly through the meal and our... More 

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Gridley, Illinois
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Red Lobster is intending to go back to roots as a primarily seafood restaurant. I applaud this move. We have enough burger joints and steak houses. There's nothing wrong with specializing and doing one thing well. Having said this I would suggest they remove one more item from their menu, the Shrimp Nachos. Who decided to keep nachos on the... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

This Red Lobster has a soothing atmosphere with soft lighting. Renee, our Server, was the perfect waitress, attentive without being interruptive. The food was the same as all red lobsters I've been to. Usually very good. Our entrees were great,(coconut shrimp, Walt's shrimp, chicken tenders and crab legs). The only negatives were the potatoes were fairly hard and the biscuits... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What can you say about Red Lobster? It's good seafood at a decent price. I love the fried popcorn and "jumbo" shrimp. We typically have good service and the food is hot at the table. We usually go once or twice a month.

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Normal, Illinois
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Enjoy eating at red lobster occasionally. Would eat there more often if I could afford to but little high priced to eat there often,

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Coming from New Zealand and having fresh fish at my finger tips, we tried the Red Lobster on our vacation to see friends in Illinois. Having eaten there 30 years before while in High School in Bloomington it was nice to reminisce and see if it was as good now as it was then. I was not disappointed. Always a... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had a party of eight. Three children and five adults. The children ordered from the children's menu and were very pleased with the selections and the food they received. The adults each had a different food dish and all were pleased. Here is the best part - this restaurant has excellent service! They went out of their way to... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Seafood stuffed flounder, with tartar sauce on the side, baked potato, dinner salad with Thousand Island dressing on the side - and those biscuits. What a perfect way to prepare for Sunday afternoon's nap. I'm glad to see the additional shrimp and lobster dishes - although my longtime favorite is the blackened catfish with caesar salad. I look forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 714 S Eldorado Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704-6003
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-663-9405

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?