Red Lobster - Palm Desert

3.9
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$30 and under
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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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4.0
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3.6
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MikeH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made a note when I made the reservation that it was my Moms 90th birthday, but nothing was done for it.

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vipBARBARH
Palm Springs
88 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thomas our server was very attentive. He was polite and attentive. Enjoyed my coconut shrimp.very much.

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SteaknSeafood
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The place to go if you love seafood at reasonable prices. Food tends to come out all at once, so if you want to eat your meal in courses let your server know when ordering.

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VeronicaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It has bern our worst Red Lobster dining experience. We were advised when we were seated that the kitchen was behind and there would be a wait for our food. We didn't expect it to take one hour and 15min to get our food. The worst part was that upon getting our food, with the exception of my husband's and sons's steaks, all of our food was cold and flavorless. They comped our undercooked calamari and offered us warm clam chowder which we did not eat. The server was apologetic and stated she thought we were going to leave without waiting for our food. We tipped her nicely as it was not her fault and asked for to-go boxes. Needless to say, I don't think we will be visiting this location again

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vipSugakookie
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Was glad that we weren’t rushed when we ate our salad and soup. Clam chowder needs to be hotter when served.

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vipCiCi
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Red Lobster--a well decorated calm place.
Excellent service always.

Their biscuits are wonderful
We ordered shrimp scampi, scallops ,yummy mashed potatoes & salad.
Always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good!
Lobster was just as good as Fleming’s was last night.
I prefer a booth & that’s what we get!

Nice comfortable atmosphere. Warm & cozy
Great service.

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rick
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible food. Nonchalant staff. Poor hostess. Slow service.

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francineo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

the Shrimp sampler was a great value and delicious. We were both very please and very satisfied. Our waitress was exceptional--one of the best ever. she made the evening even better than it would otherwise have been. Keep up the great service, we appreciate it!

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vipbday
Detroit
75 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress. I think her name was Kristine. Very nice person.
Only get lobster there and always food.

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Joanne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Got seated right away. We like Red Lobster abd love their endless shrimp.

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FentonFoodie
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Disappointing experience. When we arrived the guy on the front desk seemed like showing us to a table was too much effort
Our server was very good but the food wasn't as good as normal
No broccoli available again, this was the second time this had been the case. Had the potstickers and the sauce they came covered in was inedible. So disappointed and not handled well

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vipPusskat
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for celebration and great seafood
Guarantee a welcome experience.

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MichaelS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Schlechter Service
Food nur mässig
Reservierung über Open table wurde an Rezeption überhaupt nicht registriert und als no Show deklariert; ziemlich ärgerlich

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DanL
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

must have been a bad nite - been before and ok - the mgr was working in the kitchen, that is telling

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NarvellaS
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent, and paid attention to our needs throughout the evening. The food was good.

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MichelleC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Worst lobster ever had at a Red Lobster. That did not taste like Maine lobster at all. I will have to go all the way to Ontario next time to get decent lobster. Forty dollar wasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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SherryC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The last time we were there the service was good, my sangria was great and the food was fresh. I'm sorry, but this time the service was slow, the sangria was pure sugar, I don't think there was any wine in it and the food did not taste fresh. Very disappointed.

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nanapat
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our party of four dined there last Saturday, celebrating Fathers Day. One had the fish & chips, and the rest of us ordered from the appetizer's page. Food was yummy (and the bisquits are to die for!). Only two drawbacks: it took nearly and hour to be served, as the restaurant got very busy soon after we arrived. Also, bartenders need instruction on making a martini!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sat us in bar area. Server forgot appetizer, but at end offered free dessert, which was nice. Monitor on table tried charging us $1.99 for a game we did not play, as monitor was out of service. Waiter deducted that from bill. Other than that, food was delivered quickly, and was very delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We had not been to Red Lobster in about 20 years and now I recall why. The food is not very good. Thank goodness for the Server, who was delightful.

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vipBARBARH
Palm Springs
88 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress, Marian was very friendly, attentive, and accommodating. We had a coupon for an appetizer
It came out quickly and hot. We shared this and it was very satisfying.

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SoniaR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I love this place but I just we got an inexperienced server who probably got overwhelmed with our large party. He got some of our orders wrong and it took him too long to bring drinks and etc. I would recommend this place for its food.

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vipnybcduo
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We love Red Lobster but the location in Palm Desert is just not up to par. Some days you get your soup then salad, some days you get your salad then soup, other days you are served both together. Then before you are finished with either your meal arrives. I feel they are wanting you to eat up and get out. Unfortunately I am a slow eater which means I either eat warm salad, cold soup and cold entree. I requested no cheese on my salad, sever wrote my order correctly. What did I get, cheese on my salad. The broccoli and asparagus were over cooked. I have eaten at other locations where the broccolis crisp. Service was average. We had to ask for more water, biscuit and our check. It will be awhile before we go back to this location for a meal.

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vipKandyE
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised with how good our food was because we hadn’t been there for years.

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LarryM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chef out did himself this week. Excellent preparation.

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NicholasH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Service was friendly. The restaurant was comfortable. The food was disappointing.

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vipbday
Detroit
75 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good lobster.

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
209 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Out of salmon. Mahi over cooked - dry.
Sole was really flounder and was prepared well, but the butter lemon sauce did not taste of either.

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Walking in and seeing right away an empty lobster tank and the place smelling like an old persons home next to a bay on low tide really turned me off about this place. I walked out not wanting to do that to myself!

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vipDonS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was greasy

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vipKennedy
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered a $31.00 meal with coconut lobster and one of them was burned. Waitress should have noticed before it came to our table. Cook should have noticed first. I shouldn’t have had to call her back and have her take it back and get a properly cooked one.

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JPNLQ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were warned by someone when we walked in that we would be waiting a long time because the kitchen was backed up. After being seated, we waited 10 minutes and not a single server was seen ANYWHERE during that time. We left and will never return.

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PhillipC
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Atrocious food and lackadaisical service. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, believe me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

They use fake butter! We asked if they had drawn or clarified butter (I have allergy to milk protein) and the waitress assured us they did. 1.5 hrs later, our food finally arrives and there’s all this white stuff in our supposed “clarified butter.” Waitress comes back and says that the chef said it’s ok for you to eat, it’s not butter , it’s margarine! Ugh!! Yuck! My son also wanted just a cheese Pizza, but she said all they had were lobster pizzas. She said that they are good so we ordered one for my son who was willing to try it, after it came mind you about 1.5 hours later, of course, he hated it. At that time, she said she can get us a cheese pizza!So I asked her, I thought you said you didn’t have cheese pizzas? Well, it’s just that they’re all pre-made in the back earlier in the day. But I’ll go have them make a cheese! Who’s about another 20-25 Minutes later Pizza still hasn’t arrived. We cancel the order asked for a manager who ended up giving us 20% off our bill, and we ordered a pizza for him for blazes! No more red lobster for me

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JimP
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Shrimp was soft as in "old". Charged regular wine prices while "happy hour" prices were applicable. When questioned, the price was adjusted. We ordered at 4:45 PM and happy hour prices were good til 6:00 PM. Service was "OK" but nothing special.

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CHELLY
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT FOR THE SEAFOOD LOVERS AND NON-LOVERS. LUCKILY FOR ME THEY HAVE CHICKEN AND STEAK (SINCE MY HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER DONT LIKE SEAFOOD). BEST BISCUITS IN THE VALLEY. A MUST.

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GeorgeM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated .... given a menu ... and no waiter ever showed up. Finally we asked a passing waitress with a load of dishes where our waitress was .... she quickly put her dishes aside.
Said, I’m not your waitress but I’ll take your order ...my names Michelle. Wow! Did we get great service. Michelle created a wonderful experience!

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nana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

service was excellent. Food was not great. I ordered the large fish dish that had lobster, crab, shrimp..Crab was very soggy - difficult to crack shells as they were soft..(probably frozen) lobster did not have flavor - it was also on the soggy side. I have lobster several times in this location - all much better than this ..experience. Crab was the biggest disapointment. One or two good bites - was not even cleaned very well. We usually love Red Lobster - Service was truly excellent.

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Red Lobster - Palm Desert does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Lobster - Palm Desert also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 674-5890.

Red Lobster - Palm Desert is rated 3.9 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

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