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8040 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5524
+1 865-693-4651
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Thetford, Vermont
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152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Louisville, TN
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Another anniversary and the other half wanted lobster again. We headed to Red Lobster on Kingston Pike arriving about 4:30. If you can eat that early it is a good time, not busy. We were seated promptly and drinks and bread served quickly. He ordered lobster tail, crab cakes and salmon. I had the salmon. We each had a small... More 

Thank DiHink
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Stopped for lunch and ordered the Pick Two @ 11.29. Nice salad and the cheddar biscuits are always a treat. My plate included Fried Shrimp and Fried Fish. Shrimp were OK...but the Fish was outstanding. I really love that part. Next time I will order two portions of the fish and skip the rest of their offerings. Fries were hot... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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309 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I was warned not to eat here but thought I would give this place one try since I like eating at Red Lobster. When you enter the restaurant, there is a smelly seafood smell. My friend and I got there early and were seated in the bar area. I guess the wait staff had not arrived yet in the main... More 

Thank Candace71
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great meal at Red Lobster. I had fried shrimp and the grilled zucchini and squash, very good. The salad was very crisp and fresh. My husband had the sailors platter and he said the founder was delicious. It's been awhile since we've eaten here and we will be back.

Thank 2014tay
Crossville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Some one new to Red Lobster might be a little lost. We were treated as though we eat here every day which is a good feeling and we do know our way at Red Lobster, But we didn't recognize any one so ?. The food was good, the service was ok and the price is Red Lobster.

Thank asllc w
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The restaurant kind of smelled funky upon entering the front door . The food was pretty good I had shrimp Wife had crab legs . Two things that are pretty hard to mess up. The server was a bit unattentive though.

Thank RSBear1

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?