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Red Lobster

714 S Eldorado Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704-6003
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Ranked #38 of 225 restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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25 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Normal, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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238 reviews 238 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

What can I say, the kids love this place. Me a chicken lover find the choice limited. but that said, the food is great and the hot bread served when you get in is a treat. The place is definitely not on our regular budget, but great for occasions. The staff has been friendly and prompt on all the previous... More

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Southern Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We dont eat at Red Lobster often. We had gotten to town and checked in thehotel but hadnt had lunch. At 3 PM we looked for a place to eat and chose Red Lobster. The store seems to be an older property and not very large inside. We were seated immediately, in the outside aisle of the dining room. Fifteen... More

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We came for lobster fest and the food could not have been better. Our service, however, was SO bad that we had to complain to the manager. Seeing the better servers at other tables, we felt our service was an exception. Unfortunately it really colored our overall visit.

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Gridley, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

My soon to be 20 year old son chose Red Lobster for his birthday dinner so I called ahead to make reservations. While they don't take reservations they do allow you to call a bit ahead of arrival to get on the waiting list instead of when you walk in. This proved to be a valuable option since our Friday... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We like Red Lobster. It's consistantly a good meal. Wish they would make the salads a little hardier. The garlic biscuits are always fresh and good. I like the broiled seafood platter...I think it only has like 300 calories.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Always good food - great fish of all kinds. Will continue to go there as often as possible. Absolutely love Red Lobster.

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