Red Lobster - Knoxville - Merchant Drive

5 Reviews
$30 and under
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
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4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021

Used Open Table to schedule our time, arrived on time and still waited about 15 min to get seated when the couple who was ahead of us "checking in" did not have a "scheduled time" and also had a 15 min wait. At that point, what is the benefit of using a "scheduling app"? Regardless, Food was Fantastic, very quite and the service was "ok". We had to remind the waiter to refill the drink and he did not being a cup to go when asked. He also left out the ice cream for the to-go Chocolate Wave cakes we ordered.

2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020

Service was slow and had to ask multiple times for things. Talapia fish entrees were cold and fishy. One entree came out after the rest of us were almost finished. Just not a good experience. We used to like red lobster but after this we will not be going back.

1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019

The open table priority seating on New Year’s Eve was great. We were seated in Five minutes!

E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019

We went for the endless shrimp and it was wonderful! I was disappointed that they were out of Caesar dressing so no Caesar salad. Waitress was amazing. Food was excellent!!

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019

This app didn’t work Red Lobster does not even know how to use the app notifications. Had to wait over 45 mins and I had took my mom ! Not very happy with this app right now. How can you say a restaurant has availability when they don’t and show their restaurant when they didn’t even know what the heck I was talking about! Very disappointed.
I felt like a fool and red Lobster didn’t help any at all!

I have however used this app at the Chop House and love using it there.


Red Lobster - Knoxville - Merchant Drive does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Lobster - Knoxville - Merchant Drive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 689-2410.

Red Lobster - Knoxville - Merchant Drive is rated 3.8 stars by 5 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.