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“Its all in the timing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #130 of 786 Restaurants in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Its all in the timing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

We went for a late lunch at 4pm. We were seated right away which is unusuall from previous visists to our hometown RL. The service was excellent and food cooked as requested. Appetizers and salads brought out within 10 minutes of ordering and entrees arrive right on time. We were waited on by two waiters and had a window seat overlooking Old Towne. Highly reccommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Understaffed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

It's Red Lobster, if you've been to one you've been to most of them. This particular establishment had serious staffing issues. With a line going out the door at 5 PM and open tables all over the place within eyesight, the restaurant didn't have enough staff to handle the busiest time of the day. Once seated, it was business as usual, except the waitress only came to the table to take the order and drop off salads. She never checked our glasses for refills and to see if we had any other requests. If it's not too busy, it's probably okay enough. The one by Florida Mall offered much better service if you have a choice.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leep318
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Ireland
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Good service and food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

We went to this restaurant a few times. We had to wait 10 minutes for a table the second time because it was very busy.

I'm not a seafood lover myself but we came here because I appreciated how we were able to accommodate two coeliac kids who needed gluten free foods. One of them with an adventurous palate acquired a taste for snow crabs and enjoyed the novelty of eating them. The other who is younger stuck with a grilled chicken. My wife had shrimp.

All of us were happy both times we visited but on my second trip I realised that if you aren't into seafood (I'm not) that the menu is very restricted. One or two extra dishes wouldn't go amiss.

The restaurant area is also looking a little tired so the place could probably do with a refurb. Service was good and it wasn't too expensive to eat here. It's very close to the Old Town area which might make it a good nearby venue for eating.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“The Red Lobster is Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We have been to several Red Lobsters and were interested to try the new $14.99 special that is running duringt the summer of 2012. Since we were visiting Disney, this meant that we did not have to drive a long distance. The restaurant was busy, but not over-crowded. It seemed to us that it was more of a destination for special occasions than it was for families. There were several birthdays being celebrated...all adults.

The food was good...never great but always consistent. We ordered the clam chowder (above average), caesar salad, shrimp and scallop entre and key lime pie with a bottle of wine to go along with it. Since we did not finish our wine, we asked the waitress if we could take the unused portion with us along with our dessert to our hotel. No problem, She sealed and packed the wine along with the pie and off we went. This type of service was appreciated.

It was nice to find restaurant food that we knew we would like at a better than usual price..

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jasmyncan
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Kissimmee, Florida
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172 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“not the best red lobster”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Red Lobster has improved as a chain over the past few years but this restaurant evidently did not get the news. The clam chowder was a thin gruel with little substance. The rock lobster tail was overcooked as was the haddock. Service was poor as well and the restaurant wasn't busy. That should have been the clue when we arrived at a normally busy hour. Avoid this one.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank solivita512
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