Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd.

22 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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1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021

This place is amazing! Was treated like royalty, and the food was delicious.

42 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021

We had reservations and already we saw open tables, we had to wait. Not a big deal.
We use to likes the good.
My shrimps was over fried and get 2 of 10.
My wife soup get 1 of 10. Way too Salty and she didn’t eat it.
The servant told us we are not the first to complain but of course she didn’t took it off of the bill.
The baked potato get 3 of 10…it was baked long ago and just heated which makes it dry and not good at all.
Ohh - yahhh - I got my drink refill ( the first refill) together with the bill - so no refill for me during the dinner.
Huge disappointment as well as very bad customer service.
Manager? Or doesn’t exist or went to eat somewhere else….but unavailable for questions or concerns.

Big disappointment

1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021

The overall experience was okay. Our service was not the greatest. It seamed that our server was easily distracted and spent a lot of time just chatting. I did not receive the correct beverage that I had ordered. It took a long time for our food to come out and when it arrived it seemed like it had been sitting for a good while.

vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021

Full of extremely roudy loud rude customers. Admittedly I do not frequent these types of restaurants often but this was worse than I've ever seen.

The food was nothing great but that was too be expected. Refills took a while. Not sure if lack of staff or due to the terrible customers.

Skip this East side location unless that's your thing.

1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021

My daughter wanted crab. We went here. The only thing that had crab was the ultimate feast and it was 32 bucks for some shrimp, small fishy lobster tail, and a half a snow crab ( not even sure it was legal size, two legs didn’t have any meat worth picking out). I don’t think we will ever go back. There are too many private restaurants to visit in Madison with quality food.

1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021

Our waitress was great an the food was outstanding🤗

1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021

Open table reservation allowed us to arrive and get seated at a table immediately.
That NEVER happens at Red Lobster!

34 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021

The food was over cooked and service slow.

1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021

Food was great, but I was disappointed you got rid of the side salad. Only choice was caesar.

1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021

I took my husband out for a birthday dinner and we had to wait 1.5 hours for a seat, despite putting our name on the wait list far in advance. Our server was nice, but the service was slow. We ordered mozzarella sticks to start and while they did end up being delicious, they took so long to come out that the server apologized and said the manager was addressing the issue themselves. My wagyu burger was ordered medium rare - it came with zero pink in it and was so dry. It took over 20 minutes to bring our lemonade refill, and when we finally got it we were nearly ready to go anyway - we had already paid our bill on the machine. Overall, an extremely disappointing experience for a 70 dollar dinner.

1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020

I know menus are offering less due to COVID but you should at least offer tossed salads and a non-fish soup. Otherwise, it was great.

1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020

Everything was good, but not any better then other places you can get lobster or shrimp at.

Since they don’t take reservations call and use priority seating when you call ahead which seems to work well.

The server was very good at getting the food out to you but seemed hurried at times. Short on help maybe?

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020

Placed a reservation and arrived a bit early. The young man working the desk greeted us checked us in and said he would get us in a quick as possible. There were a few people waiting ahead of us. They were seated as I was expecting. Then a few groups walked in and were ushered to their tables. 15+ min pass and the young man looks at us and asks me my name again and realizes he never fully checked us in. He apologizes and start to laugh awkwardly. Repeatedly. We sat for a few long min waiting with the hosts nervous laughter. He finally awkwardly offers to take us back to our table. He seats us and offers us a drink. I would think a comp drink or something, anything

11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019

The lighting in the restaurant needs to be updated. My son and I sat in a booth pretty much under a spotlight, where is the table next to us was almost in complete darkness. The food was fine, the service was excellent.

Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019

Typical Red Lobster experience. Service overall was good, though there was a 15-minute wait on a Tuesday night at 6:30pm for a single diner even after I got on the call ahead seating list (I didn't want to sit at the bar). Aside from that, the server was attentive and came around just enough to make sure I didn't have any unmet needs.

Most of the food was good - the lobster mac and cheese was good. Shrimp scampi was good. Walt's shrimp was really good. Unfortunately, the scallops were a bit dry and didn't have much flavor, so I ended up using the extra scampi sauce for them.

I don't expect high-end seafood when I go to Red Lobster, so the expectations weren't out of this world. It basically was about what I expected.

2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019

The all you can eat shrimp were good, but there were only two gluten-free options. Caesar salad was good but small in size and the second serving of shrimp was pretty small. Had to have a third serving. Rice only came with the first serving. Dessert price was ridiculous, so we passed on that. Was a nice change from our normal list of Friday date night restaurants but probably not worth the drive considering options closer to us.

13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019

I would not recommend due to the chaotic management. We made a booking but still had to wait 1.5 hours. There were tons of free tables, so no reason to let customers wait, other than bad management. Staff seemed unhappy with their jobs generally too. Our service lead was fine in attitude, but plate was dirty.

Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019

My son and I love going here and we had a great time this visit! Great food and the wait wasn’t that bad:) we will definitely be back

1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019

Using the open table app was completely worthless on saving time. We still waited almost 2 hours for a table.
Also, when I checked out I did tip but when the receipt came through it charged me another $10 of a tip.
I was not impressed with the service at all

1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018

We came to use a gift certificate and it worked out great. We ate lobster for the first time in 30 years!

3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018

Not our usual place- but food was good. Service excellent. Slight problem with one of the entrees that was fixed immediately and we even had money taken off of the bill for the inconvenience that we experienced. Overall very happy

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018

Took my wife and daughter to dinner, really looking forward to red lobster, made reservations through open table and got right in. The hostess seated us at corner booth in the bar room, it was great except for the cool draft blowing on us from someplace, our waiter did a great job very friendly and quick, drinks were very weak I question if there was any rum in my cola. The food came out quickly and was very tasty but you need to eat quickly with a cool breeze blowing it gets cold fast.


Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd. does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 244-3530.

Red Lobster - Madison - East Towne Blvd. is rated 4.1 stars by 22 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.