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Red Lobster

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4416 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2509
+1 919-493-3566
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always considered Red Lobster to be one of my favorite restaurants. This was no exception. Love the cheddar biscuits, the Caesar salad, and almost all the seafood offerings.

Thank Amy A
Dunn, North Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop here for appetizers and drinks prior to attending a show. Asked for and got bar seats very quickly. Ordered drinks and appetizers only. Took 10 minutes to get drinks (we're sitting at the bar). Finally brought appetizers to wife and me. The couple with us had ordered appetizers, including some of the same as us. We'd begun... More 

Thank omak6653
North Carolina
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195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were housed in a nearby hotel while work was being done at our home, so we thought we would give Red Lobster one more try. For the money, it just isn't a good buy. My partner had coconut shrimp, I had fire-roasted shrimp. The salads, usually one of Red Lobster's fortes, were limp and not chilled, as they have... More 

Thank ThreeRosettes70
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The hostess was less than friendly when she finally showed up. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table. The food was just okay except the coleslaw was making my hubby sick. I ordered cheesecake to go she forgot the strawberries had to ask for them. Hubby had a dirty fork. If we hadn't of had a gift card... More 

Thank Marti A
St. Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Not very crowded, maybe half full and still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Again, more than half of the tables were open. Left my credit card after paying the bill, after realizing I had done this, I called and said I would be right back to pick it up. Another 20 minute wait to have "the manager"... More 

Thank ImInvisible
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Steak was cooked well but severely lacking flavor. Shrimp was over cooked. Service was mediocre. Restaurant was a mess paper wrappers and crumbs all over floor. Won't be back to Red Lobster. Its too expensive to be that tasteless.

Thank Tonya B
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Selection of fried fish not good-menus pushes more combo plates-food prepared so so-clam chowder was awful!! Had lobster and hard to say how it really taste soaked with fake butter or lard

Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was here for lunch this week as in my home town RL is not open for lunch, so a treat! I had the Admiral's Feast with a Caesar Salad and baked potato. The server was a bit slow, but in her defense she had three tables sat at once. No other servers seemed to be working in this dining... More 

Thank alfeg87
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I visited the restaurant during my visit to Durham. I stayed at the adyacent hotel, La Quinta and I decided to eat there on Saturday night. The service was great and the food was well cooked. I'll visit againg if I stay at La Quinta Inn.

Thank riversea2014
North Carolina
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195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Red Lobster of old has vanished. Their current menu may be comprehensible to regulars, but it seems designed to confuse (repetitions especially). The service is earnest and salads refreshing. But the range of tastes and the quality of their seafood are a far cry from what it has been. The clam strips, scallops, and flounder were tough and dry, and... More 

Thank ThreeRosettes70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 4416 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2509
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-3566

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