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“Not the place to go for good food”
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #239 of 717 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Went here on Sunday early evening and were seated immediately and our drink orders taken. They do not have a happy hour, and the house wine served was kind of expensive for what you were getting and the chardonnay was not served very cold.. This day was the last day of "Lobsterfest", a special menu presented by the restaurant, so the both of us ordered the lobster and sirloin platter with a salad and fries. My salad arrived and was a nice portion, but the dressing, though it looked like blue cheese dressing and had chunks of blue cheese in it, certainly did not taste like blue cheese. Even the chunks of cheese in it, when chewed were some mild white cheese with no blue cheese flavor. When the entrees came the only good thing to say was that the fries were fairly good, except that they were made from potatoes with the skins still on, which neither of us cared for. The lobster was popped up from the shell and was then apparently grilled or broiled which gave it a good presentation. When we tried to eat it, it was dry and quite tough. Luckily, the server gave us a steak knife for the sirloin because it was needed to cut both the lobster and the steak. The steak was fairly tough and basically flavorless. I am not sure what was served for the melted butter but it could have been a butter flavored chicken broth which was definately not a complement to the lobster. Considering the meals cost $25.00 each, we both felt cheated. The highlight of of the meal was the service which was very good. We will not be going back to this restaurant. It is hard to believe a restaurant could provide such bad food to their customers and expect to stay in business. We have eaten here before and the food, though not great, was at least average, much better than this most recent and last visit..

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Thank jfewell2016
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

6 visits last 4 months - next to my hotel
Service varies - sometimes its a tad slow
sometimes they forget to chk on me - as a single diner
other times its very good and friendly?????
last time server tried to add a $10 appetizer - for a $20 meal
guess he was less than thorough
but i like the food - its fresh and served HOT
they have some 1/2 price appetizers if your there at the right time
ENJOY

Thank DarinS
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The service is good and the food excellent. A great variety of seafood can be chosen from along with steaks and a variety of vegetables. If anything the portions are too big but of course you can ask for a 'dogie bag' if you don't want too waste.

Thank Isleifur
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

I had to have the huge trio lobster dish, and I couldn't eat it all. The only disappointment was the lobster bisque appetizer which was way too salty.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Great service and surroundings. Wonderful place to be. Food was hot and cooked to suit our needs. Just what we needed. Lobster bisque is BEST. WE WILL B BACK.

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Thank Michellebenetti
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