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  • Red Lobster

  • 3.0 stars
    (17 reviews, average rating: 3.2/5)
  • Cuisines: Seafood
  • (519) 743-1430
  • 1732 King E Kitchener, ON N2G 2P1
  • Neighbourhoods: Eastwood
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$$$ ($26-$60)
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Piggy
31 Reviews
2011/05/12
  • Will put you in the Red
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 8
  • With the high prices that this chain charges, Piggy would expect great service, great food and great times, right? Wrong!
    First of all this place does not take reservations so when Piggy and the team showed up to celebrate a special occasion, guess what? We were asked to wait for 45 minutes, and twice the number of people that came after us were seated before we did. Maybe if they hired high school students who actually have grade 9 math, they would figure the sitting schedule out somehow.
    So now its 1 hour since the group arrived and the food orders just went in. When the food shows up 20 minutes later and we put that greasy, piping hot, buttery, cholesterol packed shrimp in your bellies what happens? The fat packed ball of food hits the cold beer and turns into clumps of grease, which proceeds to clog your full digestive tract before it enters your blood stream and slows down the flow of your blood as it comes back out through the pores in your face. And when you manage to dull the insatiable hunger as you finish the meal you start to wish you had gone Mandarin, at least there you could eat the same crap and know exactly how much you will be spending.
    The lobster tails and shrimp were like rubber, overcooked. The only thing soft on them was the butter and oil they were covered in. Everything seemed to be deep fried, and even the salad was stale. Piggy’s stomach has not been the same since. This has to be among my personal worst restaurants to eat at.

  • Order: Lobster Feast, Shrimp Feast, Cholesterol Feast,Grilled Salmon, Sole, Shrimp Linguini
 
eGirl
45 Reviews
2010/09/17
  • It's Red Lobster!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • For a chain, I have to say I'm always happy when I go to Red Lobster. I almost always get the fresh fish special. This time I had the Rainbow Trout, but wished I had ordered the Talapia. Regardless, it was good. Had it with broccoli and baked potato. Love the buns and the salad with balsamic dressing is just fine. My spouse had the Endless Shrimp. He tried all 6 kinds of shrimp -really liked the garlic shrimp with the seasoned bread crumbs and the grilled shrimp. I agreed with him, as I tried one of each. 1 beer & 1 pop and we were stuffed for $54.00. This is not haute cuisine but for $54.00 we were both really happy. They also have good cheesecake, but we didn't order it this time, as the endless shrimp filled us up. Really good service, as well.

  • Order: Endless Shrimp, Rainbow Trout both with salad & biscuits
 
David
35 Reviews 2 Helpful
2010/06/08
  • Shrimp Galore!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • I was driving down the street and saw I sign that I thought had said, "Steak and Lobster Special for $19.99., or was it wishful thinking? After being seated, I asked the server about it. She had to go and ask someone. She came back to inform me that they did not have that special. I didn't argue since I may have been wrong. So, I ordered the Shrimp on a Skewer instead, which I enjoyed. Enjoyed the biscuits, but had to ask for butter for them.

  • Order: Shrimp on a Skewer.
 
WaterSinger
9 Reviews 1 Helpful
2009/05/22
  • This is almost always my choice of "treat" meal...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This is almost always my choice of "treat" meal as I love seafood. Definitely one of the better seafood places and reasonably priced considering the fact that seafood is normally expensive.

    As always, I got the Ultimate Feast, which is great for getting a little bit of everything without being overwhelmed by anything in particular. The starting biscuits and salad are nothing exciting but taste decent. The garlic and walt's favourite shrimp are always good, although sometimes I wish I could have them de-tailed ahead of time. I always eat them first as they're best hot. The lobster-tail was, as per usual, good, although I find that it does get stuck to the shell sometimes. The crab legs are sometimes a bit flavourless for crab but they're normally very good.

    This time the service was a little slow. I didn't get to ask for a water like I normally do and we weren't really given an option for sides, just asked if we wanted a baked potato or not. Otherwise, it was as good as always.

  • Order: The Ultimate Feast
 
lhutz
93 Reviews 1 Helpful
2009/04/19
  • It's a Red Lobster. Don't expect too much, and...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • It's a Red Lobster. Don't expect too much, and you will not be disappointed. The food is very good, the service is attentive and it isn't overly expensive. It isn't cheap, though. I especially like their garlic shrimp and shrimp alfredo. Their biscuits are excellent.

  • Order: Shrimp alfredo.
 
Derrick
1 Review
2009/02/02
  • Decent food and all, but would it kill them to...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Decent food and all, but would it kill them to take reservations? It's really annoying trying to make Red Lobster part of your events if they don't take reservations.

 
juniperberries
1 Review
2008/08/18
  • My mom and I always go to Red Lobster for our...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • My mom and I always go to Red Lobster for our Mother-Daughter shopping days out and we always spoil ourselves when we're there. The past few times weren't as enjoyable and I have to say this last one was the worst ever. To start things off, the hostess picked 2 pre chewed pieces of gum off our table as she sat us...
    We like to order new things when we go because we love sea food and dont really have it that often. My pasta was swimming in sauce, I was only able to eat maybe 5 or 6 bites, and my mom's lobster was bad! The server had checked in after a few bites, and everything was alright at that point, I haddnt discovered the lake at the bottom of my bowl, and mom haddnt touched her lobster yet. Then the server never came back until we were so discusted we were ready for the bill.
    Red lobster has totally gone down hill and we deffinately do not plan on ever going back.

  • Order: Crab Linguini Alfredo and Fire Grilled Lobster and Shrimp
 
Natalie
2008/04/25
  • Best service ever! I have always been a fan of...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Best service ever! I have always been a fan of Red Lobster ever since the first time I ate there. The food is spectacular, the management is very polite, and the service is great! The food is well done and prepared with perfection. I would definatley, DEFINATLEY go there every night if I wanted to!! :D

  • Order: Grilled chicken breast. Included; biscuts, sprite, vegetabes, and a caeser salad.
 
Nancy - 9
2008/02/15
  • The restaurant was very busy (Valentines Day...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The restaurant was very busy (Valentines Day). Neither my husband or I had been to a Red Lobster before. My husband loves seafood and thoroughly enjoyed his meal, mentioned going back to try other items on their menu. Considering this is a seafood restaurant I was pleasantly surprised with regard to how good their "non-seafood" meal was.

  • Order: I had a glass of red wine and chicken linguine, my husband had the Fisherman's Special and a belgian beer
 
Marky Mark
2007/12/31
  • I have been to a red lobster previous to this...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I have been to a red lobster previous to this time and i was very supprised at this visit. The restaurant was not busy, yet our server was quite slow and she did not seem to read us as to when we wanted our bill or to order. And it was quite sad that the best part of our meal was the rolls. They are actually awesome rolls. And the clam chowder was as i remember. As for the main courses, they tasted like they were fresh out of the microwave oven. And to be honast, i have bought better microwave meals. I will not return to a red lobster again, but make your own opinions, it could have been an off night.

  • Order: Clam Chowder, Deep Fried Shrip, complimentary rolls, salmon fillet W cream sauce and seafood pasta.
 
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