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Red Lobster

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1450 E 82nd Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
+1 219-769-0500
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hominy, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were looking for good, fresh food. We found it at Red Lobster. It is a nice, clean, classy dining establishment. It was close to our hotel and no waiting at 5:30 (not sure why). Great stop.

Thank Denise P
Gary, Indiana
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never disappointing for a seafood fan, but with something on the menu for all tastes including specials. The cheddar biscuits are always great.

Thank Gerald R
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best red lobster I've ever been to, everything was excellent, the waitress was awesome, great job Samantha, and the cook what can I say amazing food Miguel, keep up the great work...thanks for an excellent meal..

Thank Rodney B
Kouts, Indiana
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have learned that during endless shrimp, avoid this location a) on the weekends and b) during dinner. We arrived on a Wednesday around 8pm. The dinner rush was ending and there was no wait. We were sitting and after waiting 10 minutes our server finally greeted us with the following "if you are doing the endless shrimp, you can't... More 

Thank Meaganab
Merrillville, Indiana
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed about the visit here, I love coming when the all u eat shrimp special is on, however the minute we ordered the server instantly informed us that there we no take home, options. Total damper on the visit, I believe it was a pre judgement , SMH, and then when we were done she ask did... More 

Thank aundriana
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the coast for good seafood but in the Midwest Red Lobster will do. We both had the endless shrimp special. All the choices are very good. And who doesn't love the biscuits. Restaurant is clean, hostess and waiter were Pete and friendly.

Thank Richard B
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I must say the best part of our experience was the service and smile!! We had a exceptional waitress Katie. Wow! Fun, kind and entertaining she did a standup job! Food, way way too salty! My shrimp tasted odd. Asparagus was good. Brussel sprouts over salted and under cooked. Drinks excellent. The rolls were as always, very good. Years ago... More 

Thank cher h
Crown Point, Indiana
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It definitely seems the quality of the food served at our Red Lobster has declined particularly in regard to lobster. The service is still exemplary, and the cleanliness and appearance are still top notch. However the lobster is stated to be Maine lobster but surely tastes like warm water lobster. That is one of our favorite meals for a night... More 

Thank Sparkie0491
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This place was average when it comes to service. The thing to complain about most is the hair in the food. We sent back three things because they were undercooked or either had hair in it.

Thank Kiersten S
Kouts, Indiana
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Didn't expect much, as the last time I ate here several years ago, it was just OK. Wow! How things have changed! All 4 of us had really great food, perfect drinks from the bar & the server was terrific! If you haven't been here lately, give it another look, I'm glad I did & we will return!!

Thank Babes3020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Business meetings
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: 1450 E 82nd Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-769-0500

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