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Red Lobster

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Riverside, CA
+1 951-687-2500
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Banning, California
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96 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Ruined a wonderful lobster dinner when the server suggested the wood fired preparation. All I could taste was an awful resin flavor and burnt lemon. I was astonished since the server said this was how most of the lobster tails were prepared. Folks, do not ruin that sweet and succulent lobster with this treatment. It could have been a bad... More 

Thank Sunlaker
Riverside, California
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1,068 reviews
668 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

It has been a long time since I dined at the Red Lobster. I remembered liking the food, it was just the long wait for a table that kept me away. When I arrived I was told it was a 30 minute wait for a table. I asked and was allowed to dine at the bar. From my seat at... More 

Thank Chuck8700
Beijing, China
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1,354 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 737 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

While many people don’t like chain restaurants, I don’t mind them. As part of a franchise, they must adhere to the national guidelines. I’ve never had a bad experience at Red Lobster. The cheesy bread truly makes me want to come back every day. The crab is really their specialty though, haha! The lobster is so-so. Nonetheless, they have an... More 

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Moreno Valley, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Last couple of times my family and I had to return food to kitchen. Lobster tail dinners were ordered but way over cooked , dry and tough. They were replaced but new ones were nit much better..I'm sorry to say don't understand because every time before lobster was cooked to perfection......maybe new chef?

Thank Corinne N
Riverside, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

Always crowded and they don't take reservations but the food is delicious. The shrimp Linguine Alfredo is a personal favorite and the endless shrimp is a great value!

Thank Valerie L
Alta Loma, California
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232 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Loved the cheese muffins and they are a very filling treat that should be at the end of a meal since I fill upon them before I get to the entre' ! The food is always great but a bit heavy on the butter which I feel overpowers the seafood. The drinks are laden with ice and you get ab... More 

Thank ahdiii
Riverside, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

My son and I had lunch there and it was wonderful. Great service by the waiter, and he was clean, polite and effeciant in his service. The food was outstanding, a must for all to have lunch at.

Thank stevrkaiko
Los Angeles
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We tried shrimp scampi, Walt's shrimp, grilled salmon and shrimp pasta. All excellent. Love this place.

Thank OCGirl58
Indian Wells, California
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I have tried Red Lobster restaurants in three states. Each time I expect that perhaps it was just that particular restaurant. I think their commercials really make a point of what the serve - everything dripping with grease - in other words, fish flavor fat.

Thank 4njourneyer
Menifee, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

It had been many years since I visited mainly because of pricing and choice of menu. I was plesently surprise to find that my old favorites were still available as well as new creations. Nor everyone likes sea food and this provided us with a new location for celebrations such as my birthday dinner. Our host was gracious and responsive... More 

Thank prlabine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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: Riverside, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-687-2500

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