Our 22-yo son wanted to go to Red Lobster for "endless shrimp" to celebrate his birthday. After reading reviews of the restaurant regarding long waits, rude waitstaff, mediocre food, I wasn't too excited about going. I called to make a reservation, but they'll only take them for a party of six or more. Since it was a Wednesday, we hoped we wouldn't have to wait too long.
We arrived at the Federal Way Red Lobster around 7pm and there were serveral groups ahead of us waiting for a table. We inquired about sitting in the bar and after a five minute wait, we were seated, enjoying cocktails and perusing the menu. Our bartender/waiter was wonderful - he was efficient, friendly, and professional. The food was actually much better than I exepcted. The cheddar biscuits were really good. Our son loved his shrimp, my husband and I ordered from the four course $16.99 menu, which includes, choice of soup, choice of salad, entree, and dessert. Hubby enjoyed his cajun chicken fettuccini and I liked my chicken breast (2) with mushroom wine sauce, mashed potatoes and slightly overcooked broccoli. We both took home enough food for lunch the next day. Dessert was included and we had a pretty good brownie a la mode. Our son got a mondo cookie-ice cream dessert to go.
The restaurant is a little tired-looking and could use redecorating, but overall, I thought is was a pretty good value. Not sure we'll be back, because it's a little out of the way, but if I'm in the area again, I'd consider going back to Red Lobster.
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