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2685 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054-6342
+1 760-433-5623
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Valley Center, California
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For our anniversary, my husband and I went to the Red Lobster because I had been craving lobster for a long time being from the East Coast, where Maine lobster hails from. I selected two lobster tails, one with shrimp topping and one stuffed with seafood. Although the one topped with shrimp was good, the other one was not. You... More 

Thank TerriPerri
San Marcos, California
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277 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

My friends and I went to this restaurant for lunch and we all were impressed not only by the quality of the food but the service was excellent. I had a very large fish sandwich with french fries, a couple of them had the soup and salad. We all thoroughly enjoyed everything.

Thank ntflady
Hamilton, ONtario
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had great service and found this to be an excellent Red Lobster. Accommodations were kindly and unnecessarily made to the bill for a server error. As tourists passing through, we were very happy.

Thank Ontario78
San Diego, California
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135 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The only reason that I go to Red Lobster is for the lobster. It is less expensive here than anywhere else. The cheese biscuits are good also, but fattening. They also have other good fish and crab meals, but one must choose carefully in order to keep the calorie count down.

Thank NickiG555
Oceanside, California
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159 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here a few days ago. Arrived about 2:00 PM and were seated right away. The lunch crowd had left & the dinner crowd had not arrived yet. We ordered the special shrimp tacos & they were excellent. Also one order of fried clam strips & fried shrimp with baked potato, all very, very good. Of course we also... More 

Thank Rocky R
Oceanside, California
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went there on a Sunday evening the restaurant was somewhat busy. They seated us within 15 minutes. The waitress was quick to take the orders, I ordered the grilled shrimp taco dinner. I asked if anything was spicy due to my ulcer I can not have any spicy food. I was reassured nothing was spicy except the sauce which... More 

Thank Estacee
Chino Hills, California
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great place in Oceanside. I have been going there for at least 25 years now. Great seafood plates, a bit on the expensive side but fully loaded. Good, smiley and efficient service.

Thank f_jolles
Vista, California
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Was here for a dinner with some friends. Service was good and fast even if the place was full. The waiting time is reasonable. Price are a little bit spicy but... for once a week...it works. Also the food it is tasty.

Thank Alexandru C
Grand Junction, Colorado
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This restaurant was very busy at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated after a short wait. Food was ordered and delivered reasonably fast and as ordered. With so many seafood places in the area to choose from, we were surprised that the place was so busy. Try to get a coupon for $4 off, as they are plentiful.

Thank Len L
Redmond, Washington
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We just visited San Diego and on our way there I am glad we stopped at this Red Lobster location in Oceanside for a lunch. The food was excellent as always and the service was really great. For a decent price this is the place to go for a good Seafood.

Thank Templar_Knight_4ever

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2685 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054-6342
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-433-5623

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?