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“Out of fresh fish on Sunday”
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #70 of 180 Restaurants in Bay City
Cuisines: Seafood
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Essexville, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Out of fresh fish on Sunday”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

First let me say that overall this is a very good restaurant. We have been going there for years and have enjoyed very good food and service. BUT: The last two times we went on a Sunday they were completely out of fresh fish. It seems that they get in fresh fish on Mon We and Fri. If you are going there on Sunday I suggest you call ahead to see if they have any fresh fish left if that is what you want.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Typical Red Lobster food, service suspect”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We were traveling through and had a gift certificate for Red Lobster. We found this place got a seat without waiting. While waiting to order, the table across the way got their food delivered - all of it, appetizers, salad and main course - at once. Obviously they weren't too happy. Same thing happened to the people behind us. Our food didn't come all at once, just out of order. The wait staff was more than pleasant, and the manager offered the tables whose food came all at once a discount. I suspect the problem was in the kitchen, not the front. Other than that, food was typical Red Lobster. Never my first choice for seafood - particularly when I live down the road from the CIA in NY and many area restaurants have CIA-trained chefs, but hey, it was free!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank billq-newburgh
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Bay City, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food & Service Consistently”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a very clean and well managed Red Lobster. It's a favorite of our whole family, including adult children and teenage grandkids.From the minute you enter, the entire staff is always smiling and upbeat. The wait time for your meal is always reasonable, the food is delicious and it's served HOT! We love the seasonal specials like "Endless Shrimp" and the great email coupons we receive.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Karen L S
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
664 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Good Dinner”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Staff was courteous and efficient. Our food was well-prepared and tasty. The wait staff was very good.

This was, somewhat, unusual in that neither of us was really hungry as we had had a late lunch and had been on the road all day and then worked about 5 hours...........we ordered somewhat light, but the server was very accomodating and did not question our choices.

Visited May 2013
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Thank gold-vintner
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Midland, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A Very Good Red Lobster”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is one of the better Red Lobsters I have visited. It is clean and relatively quiet, with good service. The cheese biscuits are light, fluffy and delicious. I had the lunch portion of the daily catch of grilled rainbow trout and it was excellent. The baked potato and broccoli were very good, as was the key lime pie. My wife also enjoyed the popcorn shrimp. All in all a good eating experience.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Richard M
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