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Red Lobster

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714 S Eldorado Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704-6003
309-663-9405
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
New menu still needs tweeks

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Andrew M
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Gridley, Illinois
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Gridley, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
450 helpful votes 450 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?