Red Lobster - San Jose - Almaden Expressway

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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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L
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit the was food is very tasty. Service was excellent. Pricing. The prices might be just a little to high for the quantity.

MK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the Endless Shrimp deal... was a bit slow at first getting out the refills and had to wait awhile but then it somehow speeded up and was great. Thank you!

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

We left abruptly as they seated a guest near us with a dog who sniffed each patron while walking to table. Did was not marked as a service dog. One of my guests is allergic to animal fur so wasted our money. Other than that food was good

WP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Got forks ten minutes after we got our salads. Got our drinks after we got our entree. Not really impressed.

RC
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took my grandsons for a birthday celebration. Ideal venue for this. Friendly, helpful staff.

A
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Awful experience. Waited and waited and waited for our dinner and after more than an hour decided to leave.

Other tables received their meals and a couple of them had even arrived after us.

The manager apologized and offered to comp the dinner, but it was late and we just wanted to go home.

Off our list - don’t plan on ever returning.

a
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was super sweet! she made us feel really comfortable and the service was great :)

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great value for fresh seafood. Very flexible menu to choose from.

h
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many delicious menu choices! Good service! Able to visit and converse at the table without loud music and noise! Highly recommend Red Lobster

LR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sheraden was excellent server. Food was typical Red Lobster.

EG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Good as always

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Slow service

PD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was mediocre at best. The server took our soft drink order and it was about ten minutes later that she showed up with the drinks. The restaurant wasn't that busy; but we were seated in an area with few patrons, so she probably forgot about us. We ordered off the daily special menu and instead of letting us choose two sides, like before...we were only allowed to choose one side. Then the meal arrived with the second side being broccoli, not something I wanted. I would have rather picked an upgraded side, so the restaurant lost out on some enhanced revenue. The baked potato was not fully cooked and was not at temperature. The Mahi mahi was excellent and cooked to perfection.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is my review about Red Lobster for tonight. From Open Tabel, they only consider me & my family as a prority seating and I’ve checked in 3 mins prior to 6:45pm today. A host lady (Don’t know her exact name) told me that there will be 20-25 mins waiting required for the total of 7 including 2 kids. While we were waiting all other patites came after us called and we were the only group still waiting. I’ve asked her once again and she reprates another 20-25 mins waiting required. In addition, she laugh at while were waiting. I ended up call the manager at Almaden Expwy store in San Jose & he did mentioned about calling Poice. We gave up our dinner and came out...but I wanted to find out her name & came back in. The other lady host told me that we neede to leave just because the manager of store kicked us out...we actually left & no one kicked us out. I’ve asked the manager to get his name...Jose Rodriguez...and told him to fix the problem. Worst night ever on my own birthday entire my life at Red Lobster. I will never even consider Red Lobster ever and wanted to share this for any family planning to have a family dinner to consider other location instead.

p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sucks!!!! Worst dinner out.

s
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have not been to a Red Lobster for 20 years. Was pleasantly surprised as it appears to have moved a bit more upscale on the ambiance. Felt less like a chain and more like a "real" restaurant. Food was fine - as expected - good value.

M
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Fish was dry, ran out of appetizer ordered. Were not acknowledged when we went to check in, employee was too busy talking to coworker.

A
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

New Years Eve. Understaffed. Bartender no knowledge. Ordered a dirty martini & it came on the rocks.
Had to ask for fresh French fries as they were cold. Hostess was nice. It was just ok.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

The server took over 2 hours to seat us and sat us when the restaurant was almost closed

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Xmas eve dinner was pleasant

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 3

The food, for the price, was very disappointing. A steak ordered medium was very well done, the shrimp salad seemed like it was hastily put together and there was no char on the charbroiled shrimp. The service was very good in spite of it being Christmas Eve.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

They have great service but the food was terrible. They served my husband a flank steak instead a fillet mignon and the lobster was rubbery. My salmon was under cooked.

OT
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Quality Food

TM
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Although this location is typically busy, we went the day before Thanksgiving and were one of a handful of patrons. Service was fine, but a bit slow. Food was yummy! Brownie sundae dessert is definitely worth it!