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“Catch of the day”
Review of Red Lobster

Red Lobster
Ranked #8 of 159 Restaurants in San Bruno
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a late casual midweek lunch at this seafood restaurant chain.

The restaurant was moderately busy and we were shown to our booth and provided with menus. The waitress advised of the specials and drink orders were taken.

She returned with the drinks and we ordered the fish & chips and the lobster plus a caesar salad.

The hand battered fish and chips came with tomato and tartare sauce , the fish was fresh and the chips crisp.

The lobster was accompanied by prawns, with broccoli.

Fresh bread rolls were also served.

Dessert ordered was the brownie overboard - chocolate brownie, vanilla ice-cream, topped with pecans, caramel sauce, fudge and whipped cream and was very decadent.

The meals were good with restaurant prices considered reasonable.

The restaurant is located in a shopping area so plenty of parking was available even for a mid sized RV.


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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Arrived here to have lunch with family to round out trip before flying back to Ireland at about 1.30pm. The 'hostess' - who is easily the most indifferent, cold person I've encountered in such a job, told us we'd have a 20-25 min wait. I told her we were on route to airport so on a schedule and asked if there was any chance we'd be waiting for more than 30 mins, and she said no. So, fools that we were, we waited. And waited. And waited. Spoke to her after 30 mins and explained situation again - at this stage, too late to go elsewhere. Said we'd be sitting in 5-10 mins. We left 15 mins later having stood there for close to an hour waiting. Ms Personality didn't have the manners to either acknowledge we were leaving or at any stage apologise for the wait. That was us. Every single customer who came in was told 20-25 mins when they knew the wait was an hour. If she had been honest with us, we have gone elsewhere but obviously they were hoping to hold on to the custom. Dreadful experience made worse by cold, indifferent person hosting. Ps - this Red Lobster has different menu options to others I'm used to.....bottom line...you pay more and get less in this outlet. AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is my favorite place to eat when I want to have a nice crab meal. The prices are very reasonable and you won't leave hungry. Make sure you try the wonderful (free.....yes free) biscuits. We always ask for a booth and enjoy the relaxing environment. The waiters are friendly and make sure you get everything you need. Watch for the many specials they offer throughout the year. They have many tasty seafood selections, crab just happens to be my favorite. No dress code, no reservations needed, come with family and friends and enjoy your dining experience...feast away.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

restaurant is located in good place and surrounded by a lot of shops.
food is good and service is very good and fast
nice place for sea food lovers

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Went with the clam chowder and Ultimate Feast. Looks better than it tastes for $29. First the biscuits are light and tasty, a good start. Clam Chowder a BIG disappointment. Had a bowl and only thing added was a 1/2 thumb worth of potato cut in 8 pieces. No onion, celery, bell pepper, mushroom or seasoning or anything else to make it interesting. Very thin to boot.
The Ultimate Feast comes with good wild rice, overcooked broccoli, about seven small shrimp in butter sauce, six split breaded shrimp, a thin four legged crab, and small lobster tail, which was tasty. Nothing was bad with the shell fish, but nothing overly exciting either.
Came in for lunch. They have full bar with specialty drinks and none alcoholic ones. Wine list and beer selection not very large. Nice atmosphere inside. Plenty of parking.

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