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“Be far away from new offer”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Lobster

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Red Lobster
Ranked #332 of 540 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Richmond, VA
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Be far away from new offer”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We had dishes from new menu, a real bad experience, mussels with lobsters, everything over cooked no test and a mess of mix :(

Visited January 2012
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English first
Virginia
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258 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“New Location, New Challenges!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

Beautiful new location for this old Charlottesville favorite, and the decor stands out now, inside and out! Our waiter was from Richmond, in training for management and he was a delight. Everything perfect. We enjoyed the standard Red Lobster dining experience. You should know the drill by now. We have been going maybe twice a year since we found the first one in Orlando back in 1975! They are all cookie-cutters and only the staff can make a difference. This day, it was very nice.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Arby8
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Consistent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

The food is consistent with all the Red Lobsters I have visited across the states. The service was good and so was the food.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Jo Ann W
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Virginia
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Plenty of tables but couldn't get seated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

This Red Lobster recently moved to a beautiful new building. Unfortunately, the service must have stayed in the old one. A co-worker and I occasionally went to the old location for lunch and never had a wait to be seated or served. We were always greeted and asked if we were on our lunch break and then served promptly. We decided to try out the new location this week and found it to be totally different. The new building is beautiful. When we arrived we saw many patrons already seated. However, there were plenty of tables available in the main dining room as well as the bar. We were told it would be a 10 - 15 minute wait. After 20 minutes we again approached the hostess and told her we were on our lunch break and couldn't wait. Even though there were even more empty tables visible we were not offered a seat and the same people who were waiting when we arrived were still waiting too. The hostess just said, "Sorry," and we left. Obviously the restaurant wasn't staffed to handle the business. We probably won't return for lunch as the new restaurant is farther from our office and we don't want to take a chance on not being seated again. What a disappointment.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank Agamemnon3
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Charlottesville, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“POOR EXCUSE FOR SEAFOOD”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2009

The food was greasey, and the service at the bar was lousy. Service at the table was ok, but nothing extraordinary. Employees were in a group of 4at the bar, having a personal conversation, as I stood watching them for a duration of at least 3 minutes before being asked if I needed something.

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