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Red Lobster – Changes You’re Bound to Like

by TerriAnn
Red Lobster New Restaurant Menu

Red Lobster New Menu w/ Maine Stays & Restaurant Review…

It’s been years since I’ve gone to Red Lobster and I was only there once. All I remember of it, frankly, was the shrimp scampi. I’m not sure why we never went back but it could have been related to my dad’s dislike of seafood. Obviously, a lot has changed since then and it was about time I gave this place another go, but this time with my husband and daughter.

The restaurant was surprisingly busy. It’s a good thing we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated since it gave us a chance to look at the menu. I was shocked at how many items there were to choose from! After 44 years, Red Lobster made huge changes to its menu with fifteen $15 Maine Stays, the 4-course feast for $16.99, 28 new non-seafood dishes, and lighter-style options. Even the kids’ menu had a healthy but tasty selection.

Red Lobster New Restaurant Menu Red Lobster Restaurant Dinner Family Entree

Our meal started with Cheddar Cheese biscuits, followed by our included salads. Just as we were finishing, our meals came out. My daughter absolutely loved her Shrimp Linguini Alfredo but the rest of our food was just okay. The good news is that none of us got sick! That’s a huge issue for us lately when eating out. That in itself gets extra stars in my book. The service was great and we had plenty of time to make it to the movies afterwards.

We couldn’t tell much about the decor it had already gotten dark outside and inside the lighting was fairly dim. Several Red Lobster locations have recently been redesigned to reflect the feel of dining along the New England coast including:

  • New exterior features include a stone tower similar to architecture used throughout New England, ship lanterns to welcome guests after dark, and Adirondack-style chairs to encourage conversation and mingling.
  • Interiors now feature expanded seating for large parties and energy-saving upgrades such as LED lighting, creating an inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy great-tasting seafood.

Next time you’re wondering where to go for a nice family outing, give your local Red Lobster a try!

I received a gift card to experience the new changes and share my 100% honest thoughts with my readers.

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Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving January 3, 2013 - 11:06 pm

The one thing I miss from Red Lobster is their cheddar biscuits.

TerriAnn van Gosliga January 7, 2013 - 10:39 pm

Well, they still offer them – and in abundance too 🙂

Henrietta January 4, 2013 - 7:08 am

When I was growing up, Red Lobster was one of our family’s favorite places to eat out. My Dad and I would savor the biscuits and I would always get shrimp and calamari rings, yum! They have changed a lot over the years but we still love visiting on occasion, even my non-seafood loving crowd.

TerriAnn van Gosliga January 7, 2013 - 10:40 pm

That’s a great memory! Have you tried their new menu offerings yet? I like the variety and different price points. I can’t really compare as my last visit was some 20 years ago though 😛

Rachel @RunningRachel January 5, 2013 - 7:12 am

I am not a sea food lover… but I do like their salad and cheddar biscuits. mmm…

TerriAnn van Gosliga January 7, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Not everyone is. I’m guessing that was the reason behind them doubling their non-seafood dishes. It’s not good for business to alienate a whole group of people, especially with more and more developing food allergies that include seafood.

Alison January 6, 2013 - 7:40 am

I love their Cheddar Biscuits!!

TerriAnn van Gosliga January 7, 2013 - 10:42 pm

I tried to only eat one so as not to spoil our meal. Next time I won’t hold back though!

Maryann January 7, 2013 - 1:35 pm

those biscuits were kicka**.

TerriAnn van Gosliga January 7, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Haha – they were a bit soggy when we got them but I should have gotten another batch to bring home and heat to perfect crispiness!

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