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“The Best of the Reds”
Review of Red Lobster

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Red Lobster
Ranked #24 of 173 Restaurants in Gresham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Western Hemisphere
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235 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“The Best of the Reds”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have, over the years, tried Red Lobsters in many places. This one, for some reason that has to do with taste and value, is the best we ever visited. We were impressed by the freshness of the different foods, but mostly, for the amount they put in their dishes. I do not know if it was that day but they were in fine form. Perhaps the one dish that did not meet the challenge but still was not bad was the grilled lobster, and two kinds of shrimp which sold for almost $25. Everything else tasted very good and the left overs tasted even better at a later time. It is not my habit to praise franchises but this time the Red Lobster in Gresham, Oregon, did leave a very favorable impression.
Could it be that because Oregon has a lot of nice fresh fish it tasted better than most other Red Lobsters? We'll never know for we did not ask and left it at that. Even their Key Lime Pie was not too shabby.
Once you leave a restaurant and everyone agrees they had a very decent meal you have a winner and this place became the winner for us. Yes, I know it is a franchise, but for the money they did deliver a fine fare. Total for 4 people? $118+ before tip. Our server was very much in his place and in his best game and he got rewarded, I like to think, better than usual. 4 Stars and shinning at that!

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Estacada, Oregon
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Decent chain for seafood”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and value of the food. Plan to visit again soon.

Visited December 2011
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Oregon
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awful. Really gone downhill.”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

We recently visited Red Lobster in Gresham; we've eaten there many, many times before, and the restaurant has really lost it's pizzazz. The food was pretty bland and uninteresting. The fish I ordered had a soggy, mushy topping that made it hard to tell if the topping was just gross, or if the fish was undercooked. When we asked the watier about it, we were told that it was "the nature of the beast." Not even sure what that means! We won't be back........

  • Visited February 2012
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Gresham, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful shrimp!”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

The all you can eat shrimp special (limited time offer) was excellent. The cheese biscuits are habit forming... you can't just eat one! The lobster is also very good. The service was great and the manager on duty was customer friendly and very personable. The dessert selection was quite good and the portions ample.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great seafood dinner.

  • Visited November 2011
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