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Red Lobster

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8040 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5524
+1 865-693-4651
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to love Red Lobster but had a bad experience at another one on vacation. This evening was a delightful experience. We ordered a berry sangria and I requested mine with white wine; it was delicious! We really liked them! The food, too was great! I had Walt's shrimp and he had the captain platter. Awesome! I'm trying to... More 

Thank AnitaTravelAgent
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time was amazing every thing was great we spent 200. With tip. The second time well not so much. Upon arriving are hosted try to seek the six of us at a round table. Honestly that's like putting a square peg in a round hole. It was kind of funny another waitress was standing next to us and started... More 

Thank huffakersteven
Kansas City, Missouri
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157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Lackadaisical staff seems to be the new Red Lobster motto. We have eaten at 3 different Red Lobster locations in 3 different cities within the past month & while this location rates the best out of the 3, its still barely acceptable. This is the second time we have walked into a Red Lobster with no wait time & had... More 

Thank 816beachgirl251
Knoxville, Tennessee
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been there for a long time. They remodeled the place. It was very nice. Walking in and we were seated immediately. I was wanting to eat lobster and was definitely good. I order the a plate with lobster, shrimp & scallops comes with a vegetable and rice plus salad. My husband got the glazed chicken. For the dessert... More 

Thank Angel G
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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203 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Out for a few errands & nice lunch. Decided on Red Lobster. Greeted warmly at door by nice young man. Waitress started off ok but was rather short with us. They had an early week special that included soup, salad & dessert with entree. We both wanted their clam chowder so I decided on special & my husband ordered the... More 

Thank Ruth Y
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just had " pick two" from lobster fest. It was prepared perfectly ,Presented beautifully and the sides were amazing. You have to try the green beans with mushrooms. So so good. Hugs and kisses to the chef. Also, we had the very best waiter. "AUGIE". He was patient, knowledgeable and so attentive. Even though he was... More 

Thank Wanda B
Thetford, Vermont
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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I had never been to Red Lobster before, but upon suggestion by a friend, we went to the Knoxville location to have the seasonal “Endless Shrimp.” We sat in a booth in the corner of the bar area, and our waiter was a bit odd. He walked up to the table and stood there without saying anything, so I assumed... More 

Maryville, Tennessee
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Typically NEVER dine at a Red Lobster (due to horrid past experience, years ago, from service to food, at another RLstore, in another state) Last week we had guests in from California who chose Red Lobster for our dinner outing. The hostess pleasantly greeted with a warm, friendly smile. Our server was spot on, we never had to look for... More 

Thank TNtravles
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Red lobster used to be really good but here in the last few months the food quality ha really went down hill. Our family goes every year to shrimp fest. This year was a real let down. The selections were not very good except maybe the sarracha . My wife ordered crab legs which were over cooked. the meat inside... More 

Thank RSBear1
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Last month Crab NOW SHRIMP all I want!!! I am so ready for SHRIMP. Next month SHrimp Feast in ALA but for now Knoxville TN here I come. It is the BEST!!!!!

Thank Paula M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 8040 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5524
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-693-4651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?