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.

“red lobster” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
15700 Shady Grove Rd, Zip 20877, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1401
301-840-0380
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #93 of 272 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Darnestown, Maryland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“red lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

mu grandkids love to eat at this restaurant. their favorite is the scrimp and crab legs. I can't believe how large the legs are. my favorite is the platter with all the stuff on it.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

36 reviews from our community

51% Recommend
    10
    9
    11
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
ithaca
1 review
“Red Lobster Biscuits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a typical Red Lobster experience. My boyfriend has never eaten at a Red Lobster so I decided we had to go - if only for the biscuits (which were delicious). I ordered the shrimp scampi and it was a little bland. He ordered snow crab and seemed to enjoy it. It was an overall positive experience and it was also packed when we left! Good thing we got there before the dinnertime rush.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Derwood, Maryland, USA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Red Lobster Gaithersburg, MD”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was terrible. Not like the Red Lobster of the past. French fries were stale, soggy, and prefrozen.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Food, Disorganized service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Red Lobster? An old stand by, for consistent seafood/fish, but inconsistent service.

This made over RL has an old school, seaside, fish house feel--complete with the wait. Call ahead for seating-- and expect to wait, wait, and wait some more staring down the lobsters swimming in the tank in the reception area. Front of the house staff don't necessarily communicate with the back of the house on cleared tables. Hungry? Nibble on the yummy cheese biscuits, while you wait for the main course, BUT be prepared for an extended mealtime.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oakland, Maryland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“In dire need of improvement!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

On our way north from DC, we stopped at this restaurant on a Sunday evening. Not knowing the area we chose Red Lobster because we occasionally eat at other Red Lobsters and the food and service are consistently above average. Not so with this one! The service was beyond bad and the place looked like a food fight had erupted. The only saving grace was a baked potato.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Red Lobster also viewed

 
Gaithersburg, MD
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Gaithersburg, MD

Been to Red Lobster? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Red Lobster, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.