Thursday, September 01, 2011

Revisiting Red Lobster

It must be almost 10 years since I was at a Red Lobster. Probably pregnant with Handsome when the Teach and I sat down and had a plate of seafood while I jealously watched him drink one of the amazing Signature Drinks like a Malibu Hurricane or a Bahama Mama. We still have our Red Lobster glasses that the drinks came in. Going to Red Lobster before kids was something we did maybe every other week. We both love seafood and Teach LOVED the never ending supply of biscuits.  We had kids and going out to dinner just wasn't feasible. It is something I miss about those days and look forward to again.

Last week my niece came to stay for a couple of days due to Hurricane Irene coming. She and I took the kids to Chuck E Cheese and while there noticed a Red Lobster. It was raining out so I ran inside to see if they had something the kids would eat (my niece and I really wanted seafood).  HA, they did! Chicken Fingers and Fries will always win with my kids. We ran in and waited 2 seconds for a table at 11:45 AM.

It looked so much more posh than I remember. When our amazing waitress, Roe came over, I learned that they had just revamped less than 2 weeks ago. Beautiful! Dark woods,  and lovely blues and neutrals. I found out this flag sign says, FRESH.

While this one says, Fish

The biscuits came out and didn't last long. Thankfully Roe refilled them.

I stopped away from the table leaving my niece to watch the kids as they colored, drew, played and filled in the Red Lobster Keep The Kids Busy Sheets. Love when restaurants provide these. On my walk around I noticed the bar layout. Nice and cozy with TVs and a personable bartender.

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My niece and I shared an order of Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp. It was so good we didn't even stop to take a picture. Total gavones. They were so good. Big shrimp dredged through Red Lobster's Signature batter then tossed in coconut before being fried to a golden brown. The kids each enjoyed a plate of Chicken Fingers and fries.

While my niece had Garlic Shrimp Scampi

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I had Seaport Lobster and Shrimp. Come on how awesome does this look? I could go for a plate right now.

Last we split an order of King Crab Legs. Everything was so good, we hardly spoke.

The wait staff was so attentive. Roe was amazing with us, you would think we were her only table and you could hear the same attention coming from the tables around us. All you saw was smiles and chewing. It was a memorable lunch with my family in a beautiful restaurant with food I could go for right now! It didn't end there either, as we were leaving, the hostess Jenny asked the kids if they wanted to touch a lobster. She has a special tool she used to fish one out and kids who go to Red Lobster can ask to touch a lobster. They were apprehensive but talked about what they learned from Jenny. We all can't wait to go back! Picnik collage

Next week is Endless Shrimp Month! If you love seafood, head over to your nearest Red Lobster and remember why you loved it.


  1. Love Red Lobster. You can't beat those delicious Cheddar Biscuits!

  2. Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp is my favorite--the sauce that comes with those shrimp is soooo good.


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