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“Five star food AND service!”
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #29 of 127 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Seafood
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Five star food AND service!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Waitress was exceptional in every way and we commented to the Mgr. on her job well done upon leaving. It is a rare individual who goes the "extra" mile these days.....

Stopped in specifically for Endless Shrimp, and we were not disappointed. Slads were crisp with generous portions of dressing and were well-chilled. The biscuits were to die for and piping hot.

Shrimp were served promptly and were delicious, with refills coming as we were served, time and again. Scampi was served in a somewhat watered-down butter sauce rather than clarified butter, which was the only fault to the entire meal, but why nit-pick?

One of the best value meals in Richmond bar none. Only a fool would be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Berea, Kentucky
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Service was slow and the food was nothing to get excited about. It is a chain restaurant and is probably not much different than other Red Lobsters. My friends loved it however.

Thank KYQuilter
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lexington, ky
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We Enjoyed Our Meal”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This Red Lobster restaurant has been recently remodeled. It was neat and clean and it is spacious on the inside. They even have a small bar area that is walled and separate from the rest of the restaurant. I ordered a sampler platter that had a loaded baked potato, a rock lobster tail, shrimp scampi, and a 1/4 lb of snow crab legs. The seafood was done to perfection. The side salad which was iceberg lettuce, and diced tomato, cucumber, was just ok. My baked potato was small in size. My former significant other ordered a steak and shrimp. I had a bite of his steak, it was excellent! My son is a big seafood fanatic, and Crabfest was going on (it ended December 23rd), he ordered a steam pot of snow crab, shrimp, scallops, potatoes, and an ear of corn in a garlic butter sauce. He got the best meal of the three of us. His meal had the best flavor. Service was attentive and prompt. We will visit again and encourage you to do so, too!

Visited December 2012
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5 reviews
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“Richmond Red Lobster”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Sorry you were disappointed. What went wrong? Staff would not seat our group even though we were some of the first people in the restaurant on a Sunday at lunch. We waited 40 minutes and left as more people were seated before us. We left, went across the street to O'Charley's and were seated as a group immediately. Have not been back since, and do not plan on returning. My spouse had a similar situation previously and it was only he and his first wife needing to be seated. We hear stories like this from others in the area.

Thank Cathlabnurse66
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Berea Ky
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellant Seafood”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Red Lobster has remodeled . Its inside and outside decor are really sharp and make you think of being by the sea. I have eaten seafood in many resturants, but I have to say the shrimp,,,,,,my favorite,,,,is the best here of any resturant. I have been told thats a bold statement, but its true. I have yet to have a bad shrimp meal. The service is great. I could honestly give this Red Lobster a higher rate than 5 stars, but thats all there is here. I read the other reviews and was kind of shocked. I eat here on a oncea month to every 2 month basis,,,,,,,,never had a bad visit.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank kentuckywild
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