Red Lobster

Red Lobster

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
Menu

Starters
Lobster Flatbread
Maine and langostino lobster with mozzarella, parmesan, fresh tomatoes and sweet basil
$16.49
Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread
Chicken, bacon crumbles, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh tomatoes, red onion, and fire-roasted corn. Topped with cilantro and a drizzle of ranch
$14.49
Mozzarella Cheesesticks
Served with marinara
$9.99
Calamari
Crispy Dragon: Tossed in a sweet, mildly spicy chili sauce. Hand-Breaded: Served with jalapeño ranch and marinara
Crispy Dragon
$14.49
Hand-Breaded
$14.49
Crab Queso
Cheesy crab dip with jalapeños and pico de gallo, served with crispy tortilla chips
$13.99
Lobster Dip
Maine and langostino lobster, spinach and artichoke in a three-cheese blend with tortilla chips and pico de gallo
$13.99
Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
Hand-breaded coconut shrimp served with our piña colada sauce
$12.99
Black Tiger Shrimp Cocktail
Premium jumbo shrimp, served with cocktail sauce and our Samu Sauce™, a spicy Thai chili-lime cilantro sauce that pairs perfectly with seafood
$13.99
Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms
Our signature seafood stuffing and Monterey Jack
$12.49
Crispy Dragon Shrimp®
Crispy shrimp tossed in a sweet, mildly spicy chili sauce
$13.99
Chowder, Salads & Bowls
Sesame-Soy Salmon* Bowl
Soy-ginger-glazed Atlantic salmon, crispy Brussels sprouts, orzo rice, edamame, spring mix and crispy onions with a sesame dressing
$19.49
Southwest Shrimp Bowl
Zesty grilled shrimp over jalapeño ranch-drizzled orzo rice with spring mix, pico de gallo, sour cream, and tortilla strips
$16.99
Classic Caesar Salad
Salad Dressings: Citrus Vinaigrette (70 cal), Ranch (150 cal), Blue Cheese (230 cal), Mango Pineapple Vinaigrette (100 cal), Thousand Island (210 cal), Honey Mustard (200 cal)
$10.99
Grilled Chicken (170 cal)
$4.00
Grilled Shrimp (180 cal)
$6.00
Grilled Atlantic Salmon* (510 cal)
$8.50
Parrot Isle Coconut Shrimp Salad
Hand-breaded coconut shrimp, mango salsa and crispy onions, served over mixed greens with a mango pineapple vinaigrette. Salad Dressings: Citrus Vinaigrette (70 cal), Ranch (150 cal), Blue Cheese (230 cal), Mango Pineapple Vinaigrette (100 cal), Thousand Island (210 cal), Honey Mustard (200 cal)
$16.99
New England Clam Chowder
Cup
$6.99
Bowl
$8.99

Is this a seafood restaurant?
CUISINES
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles76 reviews
Excellent
23
Very good
27
Average
18
Poor
6
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Evilmisspolite
Kuwait5054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 family
This is your typical red lobster. I have not been in here for many years so the menu has changed. Remember when I was younger the only thing I would eat from their menu is the salmon and mashed potatoes with broccoli. But now there are so many choices. I don’t know what to choose. Our waitress was an old lady who is very slow but super super friendly nice and sweet. I would die in there again just because of her. The steak over there was surprisingly good. The cheese sticks were yummy. The fried shrimp was good as well. Just don’t forget to ask for extra lemon wedges! The biscuits are not as delicious as I remember them growing up. They were okay. Don’t forget the chocolate cake! That’s still the best part!
Written September 18, 2021
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csserious2
Chantilly821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Took our daughter for a birthday celebration and the restaurant lived up to our highest expectations to make the evening memorable. It was a weekday night and the place was not busy. There was no waiting and the staff was very courteous. The waiter showed up in no time and food did not take long at all to arrive. I ordered a freshly caught tilapia which tasted quite fresh and tasty. The portion was huge and I had to pack half of it. My family liked their food as well, including halibut and shrimp. This is my visit after many years, and I sensed that food quality and service have improved. Like many other big chain restaurants, price of items have gone up though, often hovering around $18-20 range. Nevertheless, I would recommend the restaurant to anybody visiting Dulles Town Center mall or nearby stores and thinking of a place to eat. Since writing this review, we visited the restaurant after so many years, lured by the magic of endless shrimp. Again, we were highly satisfied with the quality and quantity of shrimp. Although the place is getting dated, the food and the service are top performer.
Written August 27, 2023
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rameyfamily
Laingsburg371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Five of us went for an early birthday dinner on a Sunday. The menu has so many options it's hard to choose. We each ordered something different and it was all good. Service was excellent with prompt refills and a second basket of biscuits. The food was well-cooked and delicious.
Written January 26, 2020
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ClawdeL
That sounds like a fantastic experience at our Dulles Red Lobster and we're already looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written January 31, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Taste and See with Nancy
Detroit128 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Let’s keep it short and sweet. Monday night and probably six tables of patrons. Server was delightful, however, didn’t service table frequently enough but I won’t deduct points for that. I ordered the snow crabs and I couldn’t believe how scrawny they were as well as over cooked and dry. I didn’t complain because I was being treated to this meal. If I was paying or not a guest I certainly would have mentioned it to management. My side of broccoli was five overcooked pieces. Dessert was delicious. All in all, this restaurant isn’t going to make it. Not sure about the chain itself, but there’s no way to support this kind of quality at the price their commanding.
Written December 5, 2022
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guitartraveler60
111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 none
The endless shrimp is very good this year with the new Argentina red and our server, Cynthia, was perfect. The salad is not as good as it once was but those biscuits are still delicious. Everything tasted fresh and the booths are very nice. I hope for the sake of staying open that business improves.
Written September 26, 2022
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Dreamer17563481738
London2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Fantastic service from two lovely server's who made my wife feel at home and were friendly, out of their way to make sure we had a memorable meal.
Written June 25, 2023
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heikkih722
Helsinki1632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Large portions, so for less hungry couples can share a portion and take additional parts to taste. Fast and polite service. Old, but good and clean premises.
Written April 21, 2023
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Glenda
Herndon19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
Stop in for lunch with the hubby and we loved the lunch special. Endless shrimp is a winner every time. The options were plentiful and delicious per usual. Just wish they would make the sides endless as well!
Written November 14, 2019
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Fastlive-AMS
Amsterdam187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
We Europeans don’t have (among many other other things) Red Lobster restaurants, hence every time we visit the US, about twice per year, we visit restaurants of this chain. So did we on our trip through Virginia this month, and had a good experience, friendly waitresses on both occasions we had dinner there this vacation. Also the food was of decent quality and well prepared, and tasted delicious as expected.
Written March 26, 2019
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Vicki_in_Virginia
163 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
My experience, today, Tuesday, March 19 at approximately 1:15 in the afternoon at the Red Lobster property at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA was beyond disappointing. I can't comment on the food, because we were told there would be a 15 minute wait--in a restaurant not even half full. We chose this time deliberately thinking that the restaurant would not be crowded, and we were entirely correct in our supposition. Unfortunately we never got any further than the front door. Today, we walked into a quiet Red Lobster in Sterling and were told we'd have a 15 minute wait. My husband inquired why this might be so since we could see very few occupied tables. The hostess said they were busy!!! Believe me, they were not. We left, went a short distance to Sweetwater Tavern which was packed. We were seated and served almost instantaneously. Now I know that you will say I don't understand the restaurant business, that you can't put too many tables at one server's station, but that is not the case. I do understand and if a restaurant is reasonably busy, I see that a hostess might make such a statement. I would like to ask you, however, a pertinent question: does this property want customers or does it not? Our "second choice" restaurant obviously did want customers. This Red Lobster obviously did not want customers. Perhaps you think we are somehow undesirable patrons. We are, to the contrary, well-dressed, well-behaved older people who enjoy going out to eat frequently. It's really quite sad, because I love the crab legs at Red Lobster. The Red Lobster in Bristol, VA (350 miles south of our home) has long been my favorite restaurant and I've given it a rave review here on Trip Advisor. We travel I-81 specifically to be able to stop at that particular property. We made a special trip today to eat at the Dulles Town Center Red Lobster, a restaurant about 15 miles away from our home through heavy northern Virginia traffic. My disappointment was, I assure you, palpable. Please understand that I want nothing from you, the manager of this property. I would only hope that you, the manager, would instruct the hostess to seat people who want to eat when there are clearly numerous empty tables and booths. If you do not have enough staff, then you should consider whether it's worth it to save a bit on your kitchen help and wait staff at the expense of seeing customers turn and walk out the door.
Written March 19, 2019
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ClawdeL
We're sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your experience at our restaurant and we'd like to learn how we can make this better. Would you be able to give us a call at 800-562-7837; Monday–Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET so that we may learn more about your experience?
Written April 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EliteTravellers
Ashburn3236 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 family
My previous rating for this property has been very good but my family's visit Saturday January 26th at 7 :15 pm was anything but and this experience marks one of the worst experiences and the Manager on Duty should go back to being re-trained on being a capable Manager! Booking on the app showed a VIP quick line reservation at 7:15 pm and when we showed up and check-in, the Manager on Duty told me just to wait for our table to be clean! 15 minutes later and with a movie to catch, my family (including out-of-town guests) were still waiting and the Manager nowhere to be found. 15 minutes later I asked the hostess at the front desk and she advised that there was no time limit on my wait and it could be an hour. We left and they showed my reservation as cancelled which of curse does not explain what really occurred. Mismanagement and outright fibbing. What is amazing is that Red Lobster would show reservation times available on Open Table when clearly they had no idea on managing their reservations, seating and time. It was embarrassing to our out of state guests who hadn't experienced this type on ineptitude in New York or New Jersey where it’s even busier. Clearly this Manager and his staff need to be re-trained or Red Lobster should hire more capable employees.
Written January 27, 2019
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ClawdeL
We're sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your meal at our Dulles restaurant and we'd like to learn how we can make this better. Would you be able to give us a call at 800-562-7837; Monday–Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET so that we may learn more about your experience?
Written January 29, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aatif878
London117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 friends
Went there with friends great experience. We all enjoyed the food all waiters was very helpful loved to go back again...
Written August 3, 2018
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down2xroads
29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 family
This location has an updated interior compared to the older style Red Lobsters in the Northern Virginia area. I had not been to this particular restaurant, but I will definitely be back. The service was prompt, attentive, and courteous. We were a party of 7 and they had no problem seating us all together. The food came out hot and steaming from the kitchen by the kitchen staff instead of waiting on the wait staff to deliver. A very nice change for Red Lobster. Walt's Favorite is still the most flavorful shrimp on the menu, but bang bang is a close second. This is a popular location, so get there early. Fortunately, the restaurant next door is vacant, so there's plenty of parking.
Written July 10, 2018
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Sherrie C
Galax88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 family
The atmosphere was nice, it was busy but we were seated promptly. Our waitress arrive soon after to get the drink orders. We were given plenty of time to look over the menu. Our meals came out in a timely matter and everything was good. My husband and I requested more veggies in place of rice and they were very generous with the extra broccoli and asparagus. Our son had a vegetti spaghetti with shrimp and langostinos. It was a great dinner and the waitress did a great job as well.
Written July 9, 2018
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Gary H
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 couples
Ceasar salad ,clam chowder and there famous cheese biscuits were all to salty for me...Service was okay but nothing to move them up to 4 stars.
Written April 13, 2018
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Clawde L
Hi, Gary H. We're sorry you were unsatisfied with your meal at our Dulles Red Lobster restaurant and we'd like a chance to make it better. Would you be able to give us a call at 800-562-7837; Monday–Friday from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, and 2:00PM to 5:00PM ET so that we may learn more about your experience?
Written April 20, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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