Red Lobster - La Mesa

3.9
16 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
What 16 people are saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGary
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The clam chowder was cold and the “Ultimate Feast” was salty and over cooked. This will be our last visit to Red Lobster.

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JohnM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience2

The food and server were awesome but the receptionist didn't know what she was doing also told us that there was no reservations and then acted like there we other customers in front of our reservation like wait didn't you just tell us there wasn't any reservations and now your looking for invisible people outside awesome place to eat at they just need to find a receptionist that knows wth there doing

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vipBMan1008
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was great! Our server Renee was outstanding! We’ll definitely be coming back.

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vipshainh
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Wait, wait, wait, then order taken. Wait, wait, wait, food arrives. So-so in presentation and taste. Wait, wait, wait for a refill on my drink. Wait, wait, wait and dessert is offered (but declined). Thought that the payment process would be quick with the thingy that is supposed to do what servers used to do. Then wait, wait, wait until the server brought the paper receipt (the thingy was out of paper or something).

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vipPrincess
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the all you can eat shrimp!

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vipPrincess
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely enjoyed the all you can eat shrimp!

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vipPrincess
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all you can eat shrimp!

MR
vipMaryR
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I must have taken my lunch so late that the regular chef was gone. Enough said.

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vipMaryR
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server (Jeff?) was really great, not just honestly nice and wanting to get us just what we wanted, but also quick to return with whatever we had asked for. Please keep the summer power salad on the menu!

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viphappydiner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our waiter gave us a good impression that he hated his job. Shame.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

36th wedding anniversary

JD
vipJoanneD
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent!

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Spats
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been in years but was pleasantly surprised. I expected lots of kids running, noisy and deep frying smell but all that was toned way down. It is a family restaurant so it does have some noise and plenty of kids but with the remodel and great staff I felt very comfortable in the environment. Price has gone up a bit but I guess that's to be expected. Our server was fantastic. Great last minute go to comfort food place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I used Open Table to get priority seating but it didn’t matter. Everybody who walked in the door had the same wait time. Service was slow. Where we were seated was incredibly noisy. My meal arrived with a problem. The server “forgot” to offer my daughter a free dessert for her birthday until AFTER we settled the bill. The food was alright but I won’t go back there after two bad experiences with that restaurant.

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HollyH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Preferred seating??? Means they sit you in the bar?? WTF

Drinks are very weak. food is never hot. If you go during lunch waiter doesn't ask if you want lunch size or dinner just assumes dinner size. (he even said that). Tried to redeem prize he made a big thing about the manager having to see my phone but no one ever checked my phone? WOW i could keep going. No bag for our left overs to carry out. And we had 6 people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Thrusday nite special 4 course meal was excellent. Wine list was unexpectedly good.

FAQs

Red Lobster - La Mesa does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Lobster - La Mesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 463-4449.

Red Lobster - La Mesa is rated 3.9 stars by 16 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.