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Red Lobster

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5343 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118-3603
+1 408-266-9275
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went last second hoping for a delicious plentiful meal. The staff are quite nice and courteous. The daiquiri and colada menu is very enticing but the serving is way too small for the price. I ordered the bar harbor lobster bake that looked good on top but found very little fresh seafood underneath. It had way too much linguini to... More 

Thank David O
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My family and I go to this restaurant about twice a week, and The seafood is just amazing nicely and my favorite dish would be the grilled salmon! highly recommend!

Thank Yolanda L
San Jose, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I'm a big fan of the endless shrimp promotion and have always enjoyed going on my birthday but this year received poor service even on a Monday evening. The hostess tried to seat me right next to the kitchen, the waitress disappeared for a long time after the drink order and then came back with one glass of water for... More 

Thank joelsmith01
Elizabeth, Colorado, United States
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We expected on a slow Tuesday night that service would be pretty good but clearly the management wasn't staffing well enough. The meal was average, and the amount we paid for king crab was excessive for the amount it cost. We were given a free dessert for our inconvenience but they should have comped our meal, since we had two... More 

Thank Claire R
San Jose, California
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A friend and I come here specifically for the Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp. We've eaten coconut shrimp from Key West to Maui, and we still prefer Red Lobster's. Service seemed slow which is the only reason I didn't give it an Excellent rating. The restaurant wasn't crowded and several servers were working the room, so I don't know why service... More 

Thank NapiliR
Mountain View, California
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88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a very average place. The staff is fine but the food is not very good. Just a fried stuff that starts out pretty mediocre and it just gets worse from there.

Thank Patrick_J_Lane
san jose, Cailf
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went for a dinner date last night and we chose Red Lobster. The food we ordered was great as my wife is a seafood lover. Biscuits served were superb,very warm and yummy. However we were disappointed that we were charged for changing our salad for a cup of soup. Overall the food is good but it's... More 

Thank Randysanjose_Cailf
San Jose, California
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Conveniently located in the same shopping center as Costco and TJ Maxx, this is a great choice for lunch. The lunch special is great for 2 people to share with the addition of an appetizer. Coconut shrimp are the best I've had anywhere, and I've tasted more than my share of them! We usually get here at 11:30 AM and... More 

Thank NapiliR
San Jose, California
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We live in the and come here a few times a year. If you are in the mood for seafood this is the place to go. Lots of restaurants have some seafood, but if you are going to visit multiple times you end up eating the same thing. Red Lobster has a huge menu full of seafood, so you can... More 

Thank Mike B
Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We wanted to go Boiling Crab but heard about the 2-4 hour queue and decided to go Red Lobster instead. We were there before 7 so there isn't any queue. The food were generally ok. Love the Maine lobsters. Lots of options to choose we actually order a few and share. Service was a bit slow but since we came... More 

Thank sengkangboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
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: 5343 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118-3603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-266-9275

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