Red Lobster - Golden Valley

4.4
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.com
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JennyS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Service was good. Food was not. Quality has gone way downhill for the high prices.

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Toby
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The waitress was good but her response time was extremely slow. 20 minutes for drinks, then a long wait for her to come back for the order. Someone other than the waitress brought the food and yelled out “who ordered “ for each meal and handed them to us. She did not come back for quite some time and did not ask about refills. There was a large amount of time waited for containers and then again for the bill. They were not busy and seemed to have plenty of staff so it was weird that she was never in the dining area for large chunks of time. Also the hostess was a snob and not friendly or inviting.

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vipdockie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We come here on Thursdays for the daily special. Thursday is "Walt's shimp." You get 1 dozen medium size fried shrimp along with 2 sides. I always get the Caesar salad and a baked potato. My guest always gets green beans and a Caesar salad. The price is $12.99 and includes a beverage. Quite a bargain and very good.

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vipdockie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Normally I would give Red Lobster 5 stars on everything because I always get good food and good service. My only negative comment was on a Thursday evening at 6:30, they were out of baked potatoes and I settled for french fries which were pretty ordinary. I was told they had been very busy and would be getting fresh produce in on Friday.

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vipdockie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There Thursday special is truly a bargain. You get Walt's Shrimp dinner, a dozen medium, butterflied shrimp, two sides and a beverage for $12.99. The food is very good, it also includes their famous biscuits. I had a 7:30 reservation and they weren't very busy. I did have to move to a different booth because the air conditioner was blowing directly on me. Service was excellent. My server Betsy has waited on me before and has always given me good service. They are still using a paper menu but hope their regular menu will be out soon. Right now if you want a salad, they only have a Caesar salad. It's very good but sometimes I want their garden salad. If you are having a baked potato and watching your sodium, be sure to tell your server you don't want salt on the outside.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose, our waitress was outstanding in every way. We were there for birthday and food, service was excellent.

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vipdockie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had very good service and my dinner was excellent. Go on Thursday when they have Walt's shrimp on special, a real bargain.

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MarcellaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We go often because we have gone for over 30yrs however the value and the atmosphere have declined or maybe even stayed the same, but with the change in the dinning experience I feel Red Lobster needs to step it up. Servers there are great

Marcella Marshall

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LobsterLover05
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Super friendly greeter and waitress. Food was hot and quick and tasted AMAZING

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vipAdhirhu
Minneapolis
73 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I think the quality has declined.

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vipdockie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go on Thursday for their daily special, "Walt's shrimp." You get 12 shrimp plus 2 sides. I always get their caesar salad and baked potato. Beware, they have started salting the outside of the potato so if you don't want the salt, tell your server.

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MarnikaH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, I will definitely be returning!

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RobbG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was totally great! We will come back solely based on her.

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vipdockie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on Thursday to get the daily special, Walt's shrimp dinner. It is not only delicious, but priced very reasonable. We got one dozen shrimp plus two sides and a beverage for $12.99. Quite a bargain.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and the food was outstanding!!

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RyanL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ordered the pasta. Tasted like it came straight out of a bag. The lettuce in the salad was wilted and gross. I know it’s a chain, but at least try..

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vipdebbiej
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Red Lobster has great biscuits- they are the only outstanding bit of food we were served. The ambience is only so-so. The decor is tired and old. The effects of Covid are very obvious. Lobster was mediocre. We won't be back.

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vipdockie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a daily special. Being Thursday, the special was "Walt's shrimp," I got 12 large fried shrimp with 2 sides; I had a baked potato and a caesar salad. It was quite a bargain.

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RobertM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate in the bar. The server was friendly and was helpful in identifying items on the menu. Beer was cold, salad was good, the biscuits were great.

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GerW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing, very attentive and didn’t miss a beat. Food was good. Lobster seemed a little tough/rubbery and the crab was a little over boiled. But still tasted very good.

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vipNormaldiner79
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

after a horrible experience at fogo we went to red lobster to salvage my birthday. They were practicing social distancing and went above and beyond to make us feel safe and to save our evening. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was okay - what I expected from Red Lobster. The coconut shrimp were very tasty. Service was sub par. We had to asked 3 different people to get steak sauce for my wife's steak. Our server took our order, but someone else dropped off the food. It was very disorganized. One item was missed. We asked our server about it and. It still took 10 more minutes. By the time it came we were all done eating. The manager stopped by and we explained what happened. He did not apologize, but said he would box up the item which we didn't ask for. The server did give us a desert for our trouble which was nice. I'm torn, because it's hard to expect more from Red Lobster, but at the prices they're charging, you should be able to.

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SteveR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think our waiter was Ryan? He is the number one reason that I would go back to this Red Lobster.

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SafariMan
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is much better than you think. Lobster tail was grilled to perfection. Shrimp was fresh and in perfect garlic butter. Broccoli was steamed perfect. Wait staff was all under 30, but good and you could tell had been through training. I am a foodie and veteran to restaurants for 28 years. Owned my own restaurants. Traveled to 48 countries. Despite this being a chain/corporate restaurant, they deliver and do it well.

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SandraW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday fun
Great server

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My moms birthday. This reservation was marked as a no-show, but we did show up. Not sure if the hostess didn’t mark it correctly, but we were there at about 6:25.

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vipKarenG
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Red Lobster has really gone downhill. We used to go there all the time and we haven't been there lately so we thought we'd give it a try. I had snow crab legs and they did not look very fresh. The other meals on our table didn't look that good either. It wasn't very busy at all on Sunday evening and the service was OK but not great.

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Fussy
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner mostly ok, lobster tail was way overdone though and the fried shrimp seemed to be more breading than shrimp and mushy at that. Maybe recipes have changed but food here better a few years ago! Clam chowder was thin and no clams, not a lot of flavor. Have had better chowder at other restaurants that don't even feature seafood.

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StevenH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was very salty. The lobster was overcooked and my wife's shrimp were undercooked. The food quality has really gone downhill.

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PUNKIN
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Server and the food was amazing not 1 complaint !! I’ll definitely book again.”

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Foodreview4
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service, cold food, seafood and veggies were “soggy” . Yuck.

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vipBevW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

When craving seafood - fairly good value. Usually service is pretty good. I think because NY's eve. We had to ask for silverware, ask for napkins, ask for butter, ask for small fork for crab. It was painful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server Jariah W was awesome. Accommodated special requests with a smile.

Mussels appetizer: excellent
Crab dinners: excellent
Cheddar Bay Biscuits: very good
Lobster Bisque: didn’t have a good flavor and seemed cheesy.
Free b-day ice cream sundae: very nice
Military discount: THANK YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was fabulous. Our waitress was very helpful for suggesting items in the menu. I had salmon New Orleans with broccoli & seafood chowder. All very good. My husband had the trout with mashed potatoes & broccoli & his was equally as good. No room for dessert but the Red Lobster dinner rolls are sinfully delicious enough to take place of dessert

FAQs

Red Lobster - Golden Valley does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Lobster - Golden Valley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (763) 546-7300.

Red Lobster - Golden Valley is rated 4.4 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.