Red Lobster’s Lobsterfest Falls Short

Red Lobster

  • 2707 South 140th St Omaha, NE 68144
  • (402) 330-0162
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  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Price: $$

I asked my boyfriend Brian where he wanted to eat for his birthday. His immediate reply was Red Lobster because of their latest Lobsterfest TV commercial.

Thus, on Sunday, February 24th, we went to Red Lobster near Oak View Mall for a late lunch. The advertised “mouthwatering lobster entrees” available for a limited time lured us in but failed to deliver in taste…

Red Lobster Inside ViewRed Lobster Inside View

We were seated immediately. The service was friendly, but both our appetizer and main entrees took awhile to arrive. Our waiter apologized for the wait.

We started out with Red Lobster’s trademark, complementary cheddar bay biscuits, followed by an appetizer.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

  • Description: Unlimited cheddar biscuits
  • Price: Complimentary
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 10 out of 10

I go “mmm” each time I have their warm biscuits. Crunchy textured outside, soft inside, and scrumptious cheddar throughout. Of course, we asked for another round.

Red Lobster's Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood Stuffed MushroomRed Lobster's Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood Stuffed Mushroom Close-Up

Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Description: Fresh mushrooms stuffed with seafood, smothered in Monterey Jack cheese and baked golden brown.
  • Price: $8.50
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 6 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 6 out of 10

The stuffed mushrooms appetizer was very cheesy and buttery like escargot. I wished there were bigger pieces of lobster.

Our main entrees came with a choice of salad. We both had the caesar salad.

Side Classic Caesar Salad

Side Classic Caesar Salad

  • Description: Romaine lettuce, croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese.
  • Price: Complimentary with entree
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 5.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 5.5 out of 10

It was an okay salad.

For the main entrees, Brian ordered the Lobster Lover’s Dream and I ordered the Bar Harbor Lobster Bake.

Red Lobster's Lobster Lover's Dream

Lobster Lover’s Dream

  • Description: Rock lobster tail and sweet split Maine lobster tail, roasted and served with lobster and shrimp linguini alfredo with a choice of side.
  • Price: $29.99
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 6.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 5 out of 10

The Maine lobster was nice and sweet. The rock lobster tail was slightly dry. The pasta was average. Brian’s choice of side was the lobster mashed potatoes. I didn’t taste any lobster in the mashed potatoes. Overall, this dish was okay but not worth the price.

Red Lobster's Bar Harbor Lobster Bake

Bar Harbor Lobster Bake

  • Description: A roasted split Maine lobster tail, tender shrimp, sea scallops, mussels, and linguini in a garlic and white wine broth.
  • Price: $24.99
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 6 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 5 out of 10

This lobster dish had some flaws as well. The lobster was too salty, the mussels were too dry, and the scallops were too bland. I expect more for the price.

Aside from the cheddar bay biscuits, the dishes were disappointing and overpriced. The Lobsterfest specials looks good but falls short in taste.

Red Lobster

  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 6.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Service Rating: 6.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 5.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Atmosphere Rating: 6 out of 10
  • FoodMe Overall Rating: 6 out of 10

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2 thoughts on “Red Lobster’s Lobsterfest Falls Short

  1. I Can see that you are not paid, not to take up for Red Lobster but it is a chain restaurant….what did you expect. duh it’s not like they have “real chefs” preparing meals just for you. I had a friend who worked in the kitchen as the “chef” years ago he was working there to help pay for his college he told me most things are pre-packaged and portioned they basically just warm things up! Lol, now the biscuits are to die for but I’ll give you a heads up when you see the red lobster biscuits now for sale in many supermarkets……they are horrible and taste nothing like what you get in he restaurant!!! Lol great marketing though.

    • While I definitely prefer local over chain restaurants, I still like some chains! As for Red Lobster, I would not recommend this restaurant based on past visits (last visit was in 2013). Now, I do recommend the copycat cheddar bay biscuits recipe with Bisquick!

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