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Red Lobster

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1600 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2809
+1 434-295-3341
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Red Lobster is a family favorite, and this location is especially appreciated for its child friendliness. The waiting area (not often needed) has room to move, and the hostess may even allow lobster petting. The wait staff treats child requests with respect, while checking with Mama to make sure it's okay. Food is delicious!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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364 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We went here for the Endless Shrimp offer. It was very good. Our waitress was very good. She explained the offer to us, the many different kinds of shrimp available to us, and she kept them coming! Bring a big appetite. As always we got the good Caesar salad and those wonderful biscuits. Right now, due to road construction, getting... More 

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Ivy, Virginia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Lunches here have been very good but my dinner was not. The crab fest photos on TV looked terrific but the actual dinner was awful. The crab legs were tasteless, along with everything else in a bath of faux greasy butter. Service was fine with the usual old surrounding. With two beers, tax and tip the bill was over $60.00.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Wait staff is always friendly and professional. Everything is always cooked to perfection. Lobster is firm and flavorful. Crab Legs are sweet and fleshy. Tender but firm Shrimp. Baked Potato Soup is awesome and the Cheddar Bay Biscuits are to die for!!!

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Thank Jbabyncville
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Ugh. Mealy fish, scallops in a dish of tepid water and even the shrimp were limp. The only thing good here are the cheese muffin things they serve before the meal. Just order those...

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Thank shari r
Charlottesville,VA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Very good place for Seafood Excellent value. Especially lunch menu which is available at Sunday noontime. Eat there frequently and always enjoy the salads, green beans, and the main courses

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Thank John M
Arlington, Virginia
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Reading the other reviews, maybe we were just lucky this past Sunday the 10th. Greeted nicely and seated quickly, our server was taking drink orders within minutes and returned quickly to take our meal orders. Three people in our party and all of us had different entrees...from shrimp to lobster. Started our meal off with an appetizer and then salads... More 

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Panther, West Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

2nd trip to this Red Lobster. Hoped that the food would be as good as the first. Sure enough, delicious !

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Louisa
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

I use to love Red Lobster. I even bragged on the place. The food was great and the amount of food was plentiful. Then the salid portion became smaller. The real fan tail shrimp was replaced by fake shrimp which is worse than breaded shrimp one would buy in the store from the frozen food department. I complained even to... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Seated within 5 minutes. Great server. Great atmosphere. The restaurant was very busy (prom) but we could not tell. Surprising.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-3341

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