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Red Lobster

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian
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311 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2J8, Canada
+1 905-434-1143
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I prefer this location over the one at Warden in Scarborough because the staff is always friendly and it's never too busy. Longest wait was 15 minutes on a busy night. The Warden location can take an hour! The decor is simple and classic with dim lighting. My family and I will go here as a treat when we need... More 

Thank Jasmin L
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered the maple glazed chicken which isn't the typical food that everyone goes to red lobster for however, the maple glazed chicken is definitely a must try for anyone going to red lobster. My boyfriend had the lobster which he was very satisfied with. The service could be improved on. Our server didn't come by our table until the... More 

Thank Andreia C
Oshawa, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Blackened Tilapia is always a favorite but it was so overseasoned even the waitress commented that she should take it back for a new serving. The service and food is usually very good.

Thank patrickandj0an
Cobourg, Canada
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We came in for lunch to celebrate a birthday. The servers were great, very attentive and friendly. The food was very good. The reason for the 3 star rating is the down sizing of portions and dinnerware. The fresh fish meals came on very thin, but long plates, with choice of side, no veggies. they used to serve veggies with... More 

Thank TravellingFamily2941
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The greeting staff were ok and the waitress was competent. However the staff really needs to learn to go the extra mile. Put a genuine smile on and try to make s Personal connection with their customers. The food itself was great and the reason why I have given the visit a 4 and not a 3.

Thank Theresa C
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

You dont forget you are in shwa here even though its red lobster. The oshawa staff are loud and vulgar verbally abusive and disrespectfull. We had all you can eat shrimp. When we were finished the drunk waitress yelled stuffed enough in you two eh ?? You can build a red lobster in shwa but you cant take the shwa... More 

Thank Andrew F
Oshawa, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Service is great and fast. Food is good and you can order fresh fish. It does have the feel of fast food, possibly leaning towards microwave for some dishes. Best time to go is when they have special features. The buns are excellent. The menu is a tad pricey. Noise is a problem. So forget about the romantic meal. Generally... More 

Thank Paul L
Oshawa, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very pricy for salty blah meal. Nothing like the pictures on TV or on the menu. Takes a long time for food to come to your table, wait staff are a long time in getting you something extra, i.e. butter for bun, coffee, another water.

Thank Freida782
Oshawa, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

It's a pity they don't take reservations in the true sense. One of the few restaurants I am prepared to wait 20mins. That said,we were fortunate enough to be seated immediately this time. The hostess was friendly and our waitress was soon over with our menu. The menu is impressive with items other than seafood. Chicken, Steak and lite meals.We... More 

Thank mikejan2016
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I love Red Lobster . I have never had issues with any food. I have been served my many unfriendly staff though. So I always hesitate going back.

Thank sunneeme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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: 311 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Vanier
  • Neighbourhood: Vanier
  • Phone Number: +1 905-434-1143

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