We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Red Lobster

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12580 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
+1 757-989-6423
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 45: English reviews
Gloucester, Virginia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Red Lobster always has some kind of special deals going on. They give you fairly large portions on their menu items that you can't eat half of your food. The Waite staff is always very friendly and the restaurant is always clean. This is one of our favorite places to eat.

Thank Michael K
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
611 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Whenever you show up with 10 people you know it will be a true test! The service was great and the food was the standard Red Lobster fare... A decent choice if you can handle the chain restaurant feel!

Thank HungryViking2016
Gloucester, Virginia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at the Red Lobster during a busy day of errands. I had the Walts shrimp special, that's 18 shrimp for $17, plus a salad,veggies and cheeses biscuits. You can't eat it all for one meal. My server was very friendly and efficient. You can't go wrong at the Red Lobster.

Thank Michael K
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had the steak and lobster, it was okay. Daughter had the shrimp something and wife had the same......they liked their meals. I wasn't thrilled with the Strip Steak seasoning, Service was very so so. The server was initially okay, then seemed to want to go visit someplace else and didn't come around for a long while after we were... More 

Thank Kevin W
Level Contributor
51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Over the years, Red Lobster has been an easy "go to" place for seafood... Not so much anymore it seems. We went to have the shrimp fest dinner. The shrimp were small and flavorless(tried the spicy shrimp skewers, Parmesan pepper shrimp, shrimp scampi and the hand breaded). I wondered if they came out of a can... Mushy and anemic. This... More 

Thank krisbarth
Butte, Montana
Level Contributor
112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I must say, I could go to Red Lobster just for their biscuits! I know that's terribly tacky, perhaps, and a waste of good seafood options, but really, if I wouldn't gain 100 pounds in 2 weeks from living off them, I would. My mother and I dined here for my first Red Lobster experience. I felt the atmosphere was... More 

Thank lizardgeek
Beckley, West Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

went here a while back, spent over $25 per person and there was hair in the food. thing I really disliked (besides the hair) is that it is so dark in there. It seems they do not want you to actually see your food. Wont be going back.

Thank Mark A
New Jersey
Level Contributor
52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

On trip to see grandson graduation at Christopher Newport University. Staying at Comfort Suites, Newport News, adjacent to the restaurant. Food was pretty good and service was prompt. A good dinner after a long auto trip..

Thank Soupster
Newport News
Level Contributor
35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Normally I visit Red lobster twice a month it's not how it used to be we tend to consider the service like those at fast food. Unfortunately the food wasn't great as normally it never is in the Hampton or Newport news restaurant best service is by far at the one in Williamsburg. The food this night was bland even... More 

Thank Ms Y
Gloucester, Virginia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

If it's shrimp or lobster that you crave, Red Lobster is the place for you! Of course there is much more to choose from like their soups, salads, pizza and more. And lets not forget those great biscuits!

Thank Korky62

Travellers who viewed Red Lobster also viewed


Been to Red Lobster? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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: 12580 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-989-6423

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Lobster staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?