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“Not As Good”
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #19 of 154 Restaurants in Merrillville
Cuisines: Seafood
Restaurant details
Cedar Lake, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not As Good”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

An hour and a half wait for poor service, cold / overcooked crab legs. The place looked dirty as well. Bartenders spent too much time talking to each other, almost impossible to even get a drink.

Visited December 2012
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Valparaiso, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Loving the new interior decorations”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

The new decor makes it fresher and feel a little more upscale than it is. Always love the food and the wait staff always takes good care of us. Just a little hard to get to.

Visited February 2013
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Indiana
1 review
“Carryout service”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have always been pleased when we have dined at Merrillville's Red Lobster. Yesterday was the first time we used their carryout service. There were numerous problems. First, items were forgotten, which we did not find out until we arrived at our destination 18 miles away. Second, the quantity of the flounder lunch was very disappointing. There were 2 very tiny filets with a huge baked potato. The quantity of the sailors platter was very skimpy as well. Salads that came with the meals were not provided. Lesson learned, check the dinners before leaving the resturant or don't use this service again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Greencastle, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very Good Food & Excellent Service”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

My family of five recently visited the Red Lobster in Merrillville, Indiana. It was a Friday night at 5:30pm and the restaurant was packed, but we decided to stay and wait out the extimated 45 minute wait. We only waited about 30 minutes before we were seated. Although the restaurant was very busy, or server was excellent and visited our table often bringing us drinks and more of the awesome biscuits. Our food was prompt, and hot, and everyone had a great meal. I was very impressed with the level of service given the size of the crowd. This Red Lobster had been remodeled relatively recently to the newer variety that all the restaurants are being upgraded to, and their pricing ($120 for the five of us before tip) is reflective of their more upscale decor.

  • Visited March 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Food & Service”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I met my Mom here after church for a mid afternoon meal. My mother is a senior citizen and is sometime fussy about where she is seated. The hostess was very accommodating by moving us to a different booth. Her facial expression did not change from a smile. There are so many dishes to choose from that the waitress was on hand to assist. When our food arrived, the food was hot and really good.

One thing that I do want to mention is that they are really good about trying to accommodate the guest if they have to wait a little bit before being seated. Depending on the time you go here just be patient if you are asked to wait to be seated.

  • Visited January 2013
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