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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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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The quality of Red Lobster is no longer what it was. The portion were small and the over or under cooked. The biscuits were unbelievably salty and so much smaller than usual. The side salads were the best part of my meal which is so sad. The had no clean crackers for the crabs. How is that even possible?!

Thank ShamLNC
Hope Mills, North Carolina
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was very quiet and the service was great. We had the two lobsters and one was very good and the other was a little overcooked which made is sort of tough. All in all, everything was very good and tasty. The waitress was on top of service. There seems to be certain people that go to Red Lobster... More 

Thank Gary E
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Red Lobster WAS one of my favorite seafood places to go. NOT ANYMORE. My daughter and I were in Durham on a Thursday night trying to decide what we were going to eat. We decided on Red Lobster because we have never had a bad meal there. (until tonight). Our waiter came to our table huffing and puffing as if... More 

Thank seabrez88
Durham, North Carolina
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I took my 86 year old Mother to Red Lobster today and it had ups and downs. We ordered drinks quickly. I ordered a double vodka martini, Mom a glass of wine. We waited about 15 minutes for drinks. Mine was a single Martini (not the double i ordered) with no olives in it. We both ordered a lobster special.... More 

Thank susan c
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We came here for my daughter's 25th birthday and it was a total waste. The food was extremely salty and not worth what we paid for and the server was slow. We was a party of 8 and she couldn't keep up with our table and one other table. I am very disappointed because this place is a regular for... More 

Thank Joyce R
Morrisville, North Carolina
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I went here for lunch with a group from work recently. It was my first time here, and I was pleasantly surprised by the food. I really enjoyed my salmon, but the service was pretty slow. I was surprised, because we got there pretty early.

Thank dukefan86
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is a typical Red Lobster with average seafood and slow service. Nothing horrible, just average. The good thing is that it is right next door to the hotel we were at and, after a day of driving, it was good to be able to walk there rather than get back into the car,

Thank Tkrena
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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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194 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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?