Red Lobster - Raleigh

3.9
25 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
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall the food was good. However we were sorry to see the menu had many of the choices removed.

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Anniversary
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

The food doesn’t take as good as it use too & it’s too over priced for the amount you receive!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable night out with the family. Food was great, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was hot, fresh and delicious. The waitress was amazing and very tentative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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?

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JeanneB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JB
JeanneB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The server Larry was exceptional!

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vipEddieJ
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good! Server was great. Awesome Job Megan!!!

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VincentB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Cathy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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AlexandraO
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Becca
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Made the reservation for 630. Arrived at 620 and was not seated until 7.

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vipAustinL
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Derek provided an excellent service; food arrived in a timely manner and tasted great! My friends and I will definitely come back.

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viplarrywilson
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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)

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jackcorvette
Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipStevenA
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

FAQs

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 3.9 stars by 25 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.