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Red Lobster

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305 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912-3504
+1 865-689-2410
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this location after Knoxville marathon the food was so fresh the service was great!! It's in a odd location that's why I was surprised at how great it was!!

Thank Carole D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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393 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants, service is always good, food is always fresh and hot, and the restaurant is always clean. I try eating here as often as possible. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mark C
Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Stopped by to get a little something before a big family dinner later on that night.So I ordered the Captain's platter for lunch. The food was freshly cooked and tasted great and service was friendly and wonderful. Enjoyed my food and grateful for a place that still believes in qualitative food and service.

Thank larraybrown
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Dined here about 9pm on a Thursday night. Dining room was quiet, bar was a bit busier. Our waiter was great. Drinks were always full. Since they weren't busy, all of our food came out fresh and hot! Their signature cheddar biscuits are so tasty. There were so many cheese sticks. My husb said the shrimp were just right. The... More 

Thank Jennifer D
Powell, Tennessee
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is just like any other Red Lobster but the atmosphere is good, the wait staff attentive so it elevates the meal experience...which is why we keep going back, I like not having to get all dressed up and I can still enjoy my lobster and crab claws.

Thank bwieser
Louisville, TN
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

On our way to LaFollette, we decided to stop at Red Lobster for dinner. We were seated right away and orders taken. Bread was served along with drinks. I ordered broiled flounder with a baked potato and small salad. Big Guy ordered lobster and steak with potato and salad. All was delicious. Mine was much more than I could eat.... More 

Thank DiHink
Jonesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had a short wait but got seated at booth after 15 min. The waitress was really nice and knowledgable about food. She gave advice on how to eat food cause got lobster tail and crab legs and said should eat lobster first. The food was great and arrived in timely manner. Overall a great meal.

Thank hedrickrebecca
Knoxville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch at 11:20; no greeter or anyone to seat us, waited 5 minutes. Ordered quickly, was informed they were out of popcorn shrimp. Salads arrived but without silverware. Biscuits were the highlight of the lukewarm meal. Pass this Red Lobster and go across the street to the Outback!

Thank rick215
Knoxville, Tennessee
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176 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our wonderful waiter was Hunter, who anticipated our every need. He made suggestions but was not pushy in any way. The food was excellent. Crab was sweet and moist. Salmon very good. Coconut shrimp was cooked perfectly---not rubbery like some we have shared before. It was a great meal. Again, thanks to Hunter (who my husband called "Conner" till the... More 

Thank LyleandTerry
Knoxville, Tennessee
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585 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

You can count on Red Lobster to always have tasty food and friendly service. You can also count on having to wait for a table, but it is worth it. I am impressed with their bar, which has many selections for a restaurant in this range. The Merchant Drive location is better for service and friendliness than the one in... More 

Thank heyjudithz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
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: 305 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912-3504
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-689-2410

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