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“It is what it is. Overall, not bad, and service is great.”
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #87 of 318 Restaurants in Salinas
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Salinas
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“It is what it is. Overall, not bad, and service is great.”
Reviewed March 6, 2010

This is a chain restaurant, and it looks/feels/sounds like one. With that in mind: the food's not bad, actually pretty good. I usually have the grilled trout.

Service is excellent, and most of the time there is very little or no waiting. There was a time when you'd wait fifteen minutes while staring at empty tables. Now you will be seated immediately unless they're packed. Also, you can get in late -- 10:30 or after -- and still get great service.

There are a couple of star servers who really know the business, and apparently they've been mentoring the rest. Service happens quickly, plates disappear when empty, and you don't have to hunt for the wait-staff, but they don't pester you, either.

Overall, I'd recommend it.

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English first
Monterey, California
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Yuck, except for those yummy artery clogging cheese biscuits. Yup the Grandparents again make take them.”
Reviewed September 4, 2008

Yuck, except for those yummy artery clogging cheese biscuits. Yup the Grandparents again make take them.

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