Red Lobster - Raleigh
I dined with my two daughters and my two twin grandchildren. The wait for our food was very short, the waitress was awesome, and the food was phenomenal as usual. We were seated immediately upon our arrival which was about 10 minutes before our call ahead time.
Ivey was a great waitress! Timely service, never had to ask for anything extra!
Food was good, they were busy so not much attention from the server.
This Red Lobster location is hit or miss. Our recent experience was a positive one. Our food was prepared to order, well cooked and the perfect temperature. Our server did a nice job addressing our needs, however, we were celebrating my wife's birthday and I asked then to recognize her in some way...they dropped the ball and failed to acknowledge her birthday in any way.
If you’re in the Raleigh NC area, eat at Red Lobster and ask for Larry!! Larry was wonderful and made our celebration even better! He was so accommodating to our wheelchair request, extra lemons 🍋 and even brought our birthday 🥳 person complimentary ice cream 🍨 with birthday song! He made sure we received everything and even came outside to thank us for being his guest!! We will be back!!
Honestly the service SUCKED! It’s kinda disappointing because I really love red lobster. However, this location has too much going on.
Hadn’t been to Red Lobster in years and it was great. Restaurant and rest rooms were clean, food was great but most impressive was our server, Raven.
You are lucky to have an employee like her. She is outstanding!!
Great experience, food, and server Keke was awesome!
Tim was a very good server. The food was very hood.
I enjoyed having good food with my Good friend. My Long Island ice tea was perfect.
The food was delicious and hot. The cheddar biscuits were superb!
We ordered the Friday special, which was an excellent value, and we received a generous serving of all the items we ordered. The waitress was wonderful...kind and patient! COVID-19 protocols were followed. An overall good dining experience!
Overall the food was good. However we were sorry to see the menu had many of the choices removed.
The food doesn’t take as good as it use too & it’s too over priced for the amount you receive!
My birthday. My only complaint is that is app told me we had a 6:45 reservation. When we got there, they told us 45 minutes, it was actually 1 1/2 hrs. This is not how this should work. We left another restaurant with a long wait time to come here and could have stayed at the other and been better off. Food and service where great.
Enjoyable night out with the family. Food was great, as always.
The food was hot, fresh and delicious. The waitress was amazing and very tentative.
The waitress looked at my daughter when she asked a question and didn’t even acknowledge her. Drinks stayed empty way too long. Call ahead seating is basically bogus at this place. We had call ahead seating and another party walked in at the same time and we were both given the same amount of waiting time. I realize it’s not a reservation but what is the point?
We periodically go to the Red Lobster for dinner, and it is always good food and good service. This visit was no exception. Our server was wonderful, our food was hot and served within a reasonable time. They do a good job of ensuring the restaurant is not too crowded, and is clean. We will continue to visit!
My husband and I always enjoy our visit to the Red Lobster restaurant. They keep the restaurant very clean. The food is always very good. Our server was also very good, and offered helpful suggestions. The manager always stops by our table to check how our meal was. They are trying very to hard to make the experience enjoyable for people who venture out for a meal in these crazy COVID times - thank you!
The server Larry was exceptional!
Overall lousy meal, restaurant was quite busy and the kitchen was overwhelmed. Our food was thrown together, many parts were missing, and the taste was poor. A night of fast food would have been better.
Food was good! Server was great. Awesome Job Megan!!!
Great atmosphere, good was served timely, it was hot and as ordered. Mostly the food was good, but the broccoli was not cooked as well as I asked for. I also would prefer that vegan or vegetarian options would be available for those who order that in my party.
Don’t even bother making a reservation- they don’t pay any attention to the open table reservations. We were added to the waitlist just like everyone else.
I booked an open table time for 7 PM, we were told it would only be about a 30 minute wait (and in the food service industry they tend to quote you a time with a 15 minute buffer), but we were not seated until 10 past 8 PM. I understand it's busy and a popular night to eat out; however, if that's the case, the restaurant should not allow bookings from OpenTable if they don't have the availability, and they definitely should not be quoting seat times that they know they cannot fulfill. I was more than ready to leave, but my companion argued that we had already waited this long (about 45 minutes into our wait). Once we were seated, our waitress was very nice but very pushy, and I felt like we were trying to be rushed out the door from the moment we sat down.
I put in our reservation that it was for two of our boys birthdays. But nobody mentioned the birthdays and the service was not great. I ended up having to send my mail back and waited over 30 minutes for a lemon and never got better for my sons lobster. They did their best to remedy this situation but it was really just Disappointing
Started out great besides not having anything diet (Diet Coke was out) to drink bc I can’t have sugar so I drank water which I really don’t like but it was ok. Bisque was good, salad was very good. Then out came the dried salmon cooked way too long and very burnt on the bottom and the smallest piece ever. But then I looked over at my husbands steak (if that’s what you want to call this 2oz thing on his plate) He said.. they really need smaller plates. I don’t cook with a lot of seasonings so when my husband said it was so bland he couldn’t even eat it you know it was bad! He asked the waitress who responded with “no it’s not home cooked and they put nothing on it not even salt and pepper! Well ok. Seeing we still got charged full price we brought it home for the dog. We still had the great rolls to fill up on. Then she charged us for the Diet Coke that was nonexistent. We never eat here so I was disappointed- I was really hoping for a nice meal out with no kids.
The only issue I had was that I was placed beside a table with a couple of babies and little kids but there were other tables open. I was with my parents and they didn’t want to make a fuss so I sat at the table. We could have and should have been placed at a table away from all the noise and kids. Other than that the food was great and staff very friendly
Incredible service. Our waiter was outstanding and told us about maine lobster and all the different dishes. We usually go to fancier restaurants but the food was not disappointing! Everything was wonderful and we enjoyed our evening so much.
Made the reservation for 630. Arrived at 620 and was not seated until 7.
We were blown away by the quality of service and the food we had here. My wife likes her steak well done, and it was perfectly cooked and very juicy. I had the lobster feast and it excellent. We were very impressed with the quality of the food coming from the kitchen. Our server was great, and I’d definitely recommend this location. Our service and food here was comparable to Ruth’s Chris or Angus Barn.
Derek provided an excellent service; food arrived in a timely manner and tasted great! My friends and I will definitely come back.
My wife is a big fan of Lobster Fest. What better way to celebrate her birthday than the lobster lovers dream 😍. She had a great time and having been in stroke recovery for over 15 months was very happy for such wonderful attention. Now our friends want to return with us for a repeat when they return from a six week trip to Florida.(Also Lobster Fans)
We obtained priority seating through Open Table and the table was available when we arrived. Service was excellent. Food was very good. we both had the lobster tail and shrimp combo. Lobster tails were on the small side, probably rock lobster, not Maine lobster and a little overcooked, but tasty. Ambiance and noise level was what you would expect for Red Lobster. We will go again when we need lobster.
This was my first time at a Red Lobster so I did not know what to expect. It would not have been my first choice, but my guests wanted to go. The place was busy and lively, the food OK, and the service on par with large, busy chains. Toward the end of a busy day the place was messy, with food on the floor. The menu is confusing with pages of seafood combinations or you can create your own, as I did (shrimp, scallops and flounder, all grilled simply.) The food came was served haphazardly with some salads not arriving until others' mains arrived. I will probably not go back unless someone insists.
Red Lobster - Raleigh does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Lobster - Raleigh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 872-5608.
Red Lobster - Raleigh 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.