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Red Lobster

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1280 Highway 14 SW, Rochester, MN 55902-2188
+1 507-288-0688
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Red Lobster in Rochester is a great place to dine after a shopping spree as it is adjacent to Apache Mall. The the lobster tail I ordered was absolutely fresh and cooked to perfection. The dessert was a freshly baked soft cookie served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Every member of the staff had a smile on her/his... More 

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Thank Binifer
Kiel, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Stopped in for a visit during a recent trip to the Mayo Clinic. Seated quickly and great service from the wait staff. Food came fast, tasted great, and follow up service was good too. Manager stopped by to make sure we were happy and content. All around a very nice experience.

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1 Thank Funk5-0
Rochester, Minnesota
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This Red Lobster is pretty nice, environment wise. I enjoy the decor and layout versus some other RL's I've been to. My complaint this time, February, is that every time the front door opened, cold air rushed into the restaurant even though there were a second set of doors to retain the cold in the entrance area. Very unpleasant to... More 

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1 Thank EmanRST
Rochester, Minnesota
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

We live 5 minutes away and are always impressed with the wait staff and great food. No matter how busy, once seated the wait staff is there shortly. Food always hot and prepared to perfection. Suggest the shrimp linguini alfredo or the crab linguini alfredo.

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Thank Russ S
Rochester
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Red Lobster has easy access as it is in a shopping mall. Along with good seafood and cheese biscuits.

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Thank Joanne F
Beverly Hills, California
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217 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

I have never been inside a red lobster, so, we bravely tried it. This is an expensive lower class treat. It's way too salty, the lobster is tough and rubbery, and the rolls (or whatever they are called) are hard to swallow due to it being extremely salty and sticky. The bill wasn't too pleasing to the stomach either, given... More 

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Thank Miss C
Wabasha, Minnesota
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We came in for lunch today, after a rough previous encounter at another restaurant , wouldn't you know our luck would have us arrive on a day when this Rochester Red Lobster store just got hammered, with a huge lunch crowd and we sort of got lost in the shuffle. Nicole was our server and she was great. She kept... More 

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Thank mn_mo
Hastings, Minnesota
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Knowing since it was Friday night that we would have to wait, which only ended up being about 20-25 minutes instead of the 40 minutes we were told. Our waitress, Vanessa, was excellent and very attentive. The food when brought to us was hot and delicious. Let's just say we walked out very full.

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Thank Hfd14379
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

The food is WAY over priced and way under seasoned. I had shrimp that were over cooked and three on the same plate that weren't cooked enough. The server tried, but she even seemed to know she was bringing out food that could have been better. But then I asked for lemons to season my fish and she brings me... More 

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Thank Mommasavannah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Typical chain. Prices were over board for the portion sizes. Service was lack luster. No flair on the menu. Just boring. No high marks to report.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 Highway 14 SW, Rochester, MN 55902-2188
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-288-0688

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