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Red Lobster

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2691 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684-4524
+1 231-933-8741
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We each got two lobster tails, one wood grilled (skip this method), and one steamed. The steamed tails were small, but very good, served with melted butter, potatoes and verts. We also had a nice Caesar salad and their yummy rolls. I think Red Lobster is overpriced for the type of restaurant it is, but our service was good and... More 

Thank LJM417
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent meal and friendly service from a new young server who catered to our every need. We ordered Coconut Shrimp which was made to perfection along with salad, biscuits, and a side with wine to drink. We couldn't ask for a more friendly young server who was trying so hard to be the best. We couldn't ask for a... More 

Thank Lynn R
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often eat at Red Lobster, altho the food is high in calories, They have a wide variety of shrimp recipes, and you can get it with fresh veggies and wild rice. That's unusual in a town that gives you only a choice of potato. For lunch, a cup of soup and the ubitquis biscuits are enuf. Service is VERY... More 

Thank Susana G
Charlevoix County, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we were every servers worst nightmare. 6 HUNGRY kids, 2 Thirsty adults, split plates, lots of refills... and yet, we were treated like we owned the place. Neil was our server and he killed it! First time we have had him, but will definitely as for him again. Our drinks were always full, our food was fast, hot and... More 

Thank RoxysMomma72
Traverse City, MI, United States
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Red Lobsters. They are all a bit different depending on where you go. They always seem to have good service and good food. Our Traverse City location is usually very busy during meal times so you may want to come at off times. It's a pretty large restaurant so you don't have to wait too long. Near the... More 

Thank Heidi G
Clarkston, Michigan
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169 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

While staying in town, we asked our daughters what they wanted for lunch. They both said Seafood so, Red Lobster fit the bill. We arrived and were promptly seated. The menu had lots of nice choices and it was difficult for the girls to choose. They finally made their choice as did my wife and I and the waitress brought... More 

Thank jagoodbar
Brownstown Township, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great service and friendly staff. Located near various types of shopping. Food was as expected and served timely.

Thank Denise R
Houston, United States
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I enjoy Red Lobster, and today was no exception. Food was prepared exactly as I requested (special requests are not handled as well by most "chain" restaurants), everything was delicious, and the service was exceptional. Becky was my waitress and she was friendly, helpful, kept my iced tea glass full and delivered my special requests quickly. Combine this with the... More 

Thank Jack A
Sutton, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Red Lobster does not take reservations and we had 8 people coming for a dual 80th birthday party. We had purchased a personalized cake that the greeter said was not allowed but management stepped right in and took the cake to a refrigerator and set a round table for 8 almost immediately. Coming from the Boston area, I had never... More 

Thank ogogolby
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Decent sized portions and really fresh tasting seafood. We ordered two platters to serve three people and this was more than enough! It was actually Crabfest when we visited Red Lobster, and we ordered two sets of crab legs which were really delicious and meaty. The staff were really pleasant and happy to help.

Thank Dionne1308

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2691 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684-4524
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-933-8741

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Palm Coast, Florida
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Charlevoix, Michigan
Saint Ignace, Michigan, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?