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“Typical Red Lobster” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
701 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-3044
956-687-7323
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Ranked #48 of 390 Restaurants in McAllen
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
San Salvador
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Typical Red Lobster”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I'm not crazy about Red Lobster, but my wife likes it so we go there whenever visiting the US. For me it's just franchise food, but there's nothing wrong with the quality or selection. Probably the best altrnative for seafood in the McAllen area without driving all the way over to the Gulf.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Mexico City
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We have been to this restaurant many times before.
On this occasion we went to dinner with some friends. The food was good. However I must say that before there was a better environment and had better care for the guests.
I think that the Manager could do something to make diners feel better and with a desire to return soon.

Visited January 2013
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Mission, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Me and my wife went to eat to Red Lobster, and what i like about this place is that they always have some kind of special going on, nothing permanent, its seasonal i think.

when we went to eat they had the Endless Shrimp, very nice choice for $15 dollars a person, we had a few cocktail druinks, and i will tell you, they are delicious! Very nice flavor and kick that one needs to enjoy the meal.

Service could of been better thou, we had a server that said it was his first week working, and i don't blame the guy he tried really hard, but my wife only speaks spanish and he didnt speak any so i did the whole order and pretty much was the "MIDDLE GUY"

management didn't seem to care about the guests he was flirting with one of the servers who i believe was also new, since she was asking questions about work, and manager just hjave her quick and easy replies and kept asking about her personal life... not very profesional at all.

over all ir was an OK night, the food is always great that is why i am not giving this place a BAD review just an OK, but food saved them from a bad review.

Visited January 2013
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Overall the dinner was just good. The food quality was very good but it was just warm, not hot. Part of one dinner was missing the baked potatoe and our server was too busy and rushing everything. Still like the food but just not as good as I have had at other RL locations.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monterrey, Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Endless Shrimp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Ate there yesterday, had the endless shrimp. Food was great, service was fast and I ate enough shrimp for three people.

I think the staff get's a big thumbs up for rolling the waiting crowds through so quickly and efficiently, all the while maintaining great attitudes and solid table service. A+

Visited September 2012
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