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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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460 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Speedwell, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Lobster Fest; game time deadline. Group of four. Excellent wait staff. Food was very good. We were accommodated and sat at bar due to a 30 minute wait.

Thank fiddlestixsfarm
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We enjoy seafood. Red Lobster has the best in our locality and is somewhat pricey but competitive considering the way restaurants are raising their prices. They have a four-course dinner special on weekdays that is quite good. I had the coconut shrimp that was very good and the brownie w/ice cream was excellent. The garden salad was mediocre - primarily... More 

1 Thank Cliff R
West Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Most selections seem to be heated from a frozen bag and plated. Not very fresh or flavorful. Crab Alfredo consistently had bit of shell, not fun.

1 Thank ThatSeventiesGuy

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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?