Red Lobster - Sterling

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10 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I know now to only buy my Dungeness crab in the Pacific NW while it’s in season. Clearly, it does not travel well.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Did ask for a birthday desert for my son as a special request before arrival and was never addressed.

Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Red Lobster is good value for money. Staff are pleasant and know their jobs. My lobster tail was overdone but otherwise about what you would expect from a chain with a good reputation.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Priority Seating only. That wasn't honored as much as I would have hoped. Two groups who walked in after us with no prior call were seated before us.

Washington DC
239 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both excellent. It's still red lobster so the ambiance is not great but it is what it is.

Washington DC
239 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We've been going to this Red Lobster since it opened many years ago. Food is usually good depending on what you get. My lobster tail was a good 12 ounces and cost $34 including sides, which is pretty good. The interior could use another update but it is what it is.

Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Red Lobster is still a great place for fresh seafood. Sure, it's a chain, but the food is always good and in this case very well prepared and with quite a variety of seafood to choose from. Wait staff was very attentive and our dinners were served quickly and properly prepared. A few pf the dinners are very creative such as Tilapia New Orleans style. Prices are very reasonable and it's good to have a seafood place within reach.

Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Visited Restaurant January 26th with a confirmed VIP Open Table reservation at 7:15 pm. Arrived and Manager himself said they were clearing a table. H clearly fibbed and 20 minutes later his staff said no guaranty of when a table would be ready and maybe an hour. If the restaurant was so mismanaged and chaotic, they should not have allowed the OpenTable app to be used and should have removed the time slots. A total misuse of OpenTable. The Manger on duty should be reprimanded for running such a terrible operation.

386 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Another wonderful dinner at Red Lobster! Their food and service are always very dependable. We had salmon and cod from fresh fish menu and they both were excellent. Much better and less expensive than the fancy fish restaurants.

Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's Red Lobster, but the food and service are always good at this location