Red Lobster - Williamsburg

3.9
14 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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3.9based on all time ratings
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4.2
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3.9
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Quiet
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Staffing issues led to slow service. There were no table setups when we were seated. When I asked for them I was told there were none and that they were washing silverware as fast as they could. Despite the difficulties our server was as attentive as he could be and was friendly. The manager was also waiting tables and making drinks. All in all, it wasn't the worst experience but far from the best. I hope the staffing issues improve.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Front of the house manager was not very accommodating to the open table priority seating. This location does not except priority seating on waiting list on Friday -Saturday which was not mentioned upon setting up. Will not go here again. Manager was rude and accused me of being selfish trying to understand when I drove 1.5 hours to meet my son who works on Naval base Norfolk.

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vipgaryz
Richmond
116 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Obviously they are short staffed but they are very concerned that delays are explained.
I don’t understand the priority seating policy.
It clearly doesn’t work.
If a customer can make an advanced notice that a table is needed at a specific time why can’t a table be waiting when one arrives.
Many people ahead of us were disappointed and left before their table was ready.
Even with our priority seating slot we still waited nearly 25 minutes to be seated.
There were errors in our order but they were corrected with apologies and quick actions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

No lettuce no salad no cocktail sauce

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Josie
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service and nice, quiet delightful ambience. There was a little "blip" at the beginning because the flatware was still being washed so the food came before the flatware and napkins, but our servers were so attentive and apologetic that we could only smile. Food, as always, was delicious and plentiful.

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DanK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very understaffed. (Of course this is a national issue). Staff did well considering the staffing issue even with people complaining about the wait. Before you complain, you should work a service or retail job for a few months.
Restaurant was definitely too cold. The lobsters might like that but us humans don’t. Food was good.

JS
JanetS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, service and value easy to find enjoy

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MikeS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It started bad with having to wait 15 minutes before anyone even spoke to us about getting a table and it was a manager. He was lost at the front desk. Finally got seated server was great, food was nothing special. Went to pay bill at table on the little game device and it was not our bill but the waiter got that fixed. Will not go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Confusing for the priory seating, hostess didn’t appear friendly, waiter was awesome

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vipgaryz
Richmond
116 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was the very best! She was delightful.

The hostess that treated us was not so good. Upon arrival she told us we would have a 45 min wait.
Now I know that they don’t take reservations but they do take priority seating. Don’t really understand the difference. And my husband has dementia and a 45 min wait is out of question due to his anxiety level in crowded area. Which brings me to the point that social distancing was not being done nor we reminders to the waiting patrons that masks were required.
For the above reasons we won’t head back to red lobster any time soon.
Only bright point was our waitress.

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LeonaS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service Food tasty Biscuits outstanding Lobster on "whimpy side" Doesn't look like TV ads...

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vipgaryz
Richmond
116 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lobster promotion is a good value.
Manager of the restaurant made the rounds to all the tables to be sure all customers we pleased.
That was a very pleasant addition to a very nice meal.
Way to go Red Lobster!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipgaryz
Richmond
116 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crab legs were difficult to open.
Tools for the crab legs inadequate.
Over all though it was very enjoyable.

FAQs

Red Lobster - Williamsburg does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Lobster - Williamsburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 221-8127.

Red Lobster - Williamsburg is rated 3.9 stars by 14 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.