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Red Lobster

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1100 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8063
+1 515-232-2922
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ames, Iowa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just ate here Wed 3/8, excellent! Had seafood stuffed mushrooms...yummy! Great service, plenty of seating so no waiting, conveniently located on S. Duff Ave.

Thank 715margretw
Des Moines, Iowa
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611 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for the new lobster lunch. Friendly staff, clean atmosphere. The clam chowder wasn't as thick, nor as many clams as I remember, but it was good. The beans and mushrooms are very good! The lobster roll was smallish and kind of watery so that it saturated the bread it was on. It was average. Marcydiner tantrum scale... More 

Thank init4keeps
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Everything was perfect for my Dad's birthday. It was a Friday night but beat the crowds by going at 5:30 pm while everyone was stil enjoying the unusually warn day. It was my Dad's 78th birthday and our wait staff did a wonderful job making him feel like the only customer who mattered. As always the food was great. I... More 

Thank CKS2travel
Marshalltown, Iowa
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A favorite of mine. Lunch trip to try the Red shrimp. Always have value lunch specials that you may select from. I like to add on additional things to try as you can always get a to go box to take home, microwaveable friendly; which I usually do. Service is very good. I was accommodated with answers to my ?'s.... More 

Thank Linda C
Moberly, Missouri
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The staff was friendly, timely with the meals. entrée was a bit on the salty side and the salad was not fresh. For the entrees and adult beverage we were less than impressed with dining experience

Thank vermillionroad59
Des Moines, Iowa
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611 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I love shrimp and if you love it, try the endless shrimp. While a new customer may go wild about it, since I have been here previous years for this promotion, I found this year to be disappointing because of the few choices. There used to be coconut shrimp and several others, but they have changed that. One visit was... More 

Thank init4keeps
Marshalltown, Iowa
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I split the Ultimate Feast. Ended up being plenty of food for the both of us and quite delicious as well.

Thank ruopp112
Marshalltown, Iowa
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had a bit of a wait but not bad. Waiter was fairly attentive and our party had several requests and he was gracious and fulfilled them all. Food was good and came hot.

Thank Donna H
Piracicaba, SP
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Wood grilled lobster is one of the best dishes I have ever tried. Absolutely loved it, Shrimp skewers and Salmon complements this dish nicely. Highly recommended!

Thank sehgal01
Woodbury, Minnesota
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to eat unhealthy for Sunday lunch on the road. The fish and chips were good not too greasy. We always like the biscuits. The service was prompt and courteous.

Thank Dave K

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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: 1100 Buckeye Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8063
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-2922

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