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“Neither Fish nor Fowl”
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #233 of 856 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Fort Myers, Florida
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200 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Neither Fish nor Fowl”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

It has been a long, long while since I visited the Lobster.Things have changed...this cahin seems to be caught in that akward place between affordable, quiclky served seafood (a niche they one dominated), and fine dining. They now offfer neither. Surf and Turf was $32 (at a time when wholesale lobster is cheaper than it has been in decades), desserts are $6, and most worthwhile entrees are about $18-$19. In Florida that is an akward price range.

Food was good. Service was spotty. 5 of 6 member of our gru=oup were served together, one of our group wated akwardly for 10-12 additional minutes for his entree.

Decor was pleasantly done in a maritime theme, but housekeeping and cleanliness left something to be desired.

  • Visited April 2014
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Argyle Shore, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great time”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Visiting with family for lunch. Great service, think her name was Wendy and she was great.nnice location, lemonade was the best ever, no complaints

  • Visited April 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“food good, service questionable”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We arrived at this Red Lobster just a little after 5:00 PM on a Tuesday and were surprised at how many tables were already filled. The hostess seated us quickly but we then waited for quite a while before a server asked if anyone was helping us. She explained that she wasn't our server but took our drink orders. Then our server came and introduced herself. Despite that it still was at least ten-fifteen minutes before we got our drinks and had our order taken. After that, the manager checked on us several times throughout the evening even though we hadn't complained. After that, our salads and then our entrees were delivered promptly with an appropriate time between courses. I'd ordered a special which was tilapia with roasted vegetables in parchment - delicious. This experience wouldn't prevent me from returning to another Red Lobster. Everyone in my group was happy with the quality and quantity of their food. I'd only perhaps be quick to say something on the early end of my evening if I was in a hurry or didn't really like my dinner companions. Fortunately, neither of those were true on this occasion.

Visited April 2014
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sheffield
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

"Would you like some food with your salt and garlic"!!!!

Wow! So much salt on everything and overpowering garlic on the teeny tiny scallops!!!!

Not one tiny bit impressed.

Poor food and terrible service!

We won't be returning to any red lobster if that's what we can expect!

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worst service ever at a Red Lobster”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Was told there would be a 15-20 minute wait. I browsed the restaurant an observed at least 9 tables ready for patrons and apprx 10 more tables waiting to be cleared. After 20 minutes no-one had been seated and none of the tables had been cleared. The greaters/seaters said they were having staff problems. People were herded in a waiting area and outside. Many left as well as my party of 4.

  • Visited February 2014
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