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Red Lobster

5343 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118-3603
+1 408-266-9275
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible2%
21 Jul 2017
“Popular Seafood Place”
6 days ago
“Gone Downhill”
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
5343 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118-3603
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On Dec. 4 we went to this Red Lobster, one that we have gone to for years and never had such a horrible experience. We arrived a little after 5:00 P.M. There were very few customers, but we had to wait several minutes for a...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

First and last time at a Red Lobster. We were curious about the negative stereotype. How bad could it be? Awful. It’s just really, really, really, bad food at high prices. The only fresh things on the menu were unavailable. The Lobster tank was “broken”...More

Thank RonaBu
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Service was extremely slow. We had to ask for a high chair 3 times. We had to ask for utensils because they brought none. The food took forever to arrive. The broccoly was under cooked, the kids fish was a mush rather than fish, the...More

Thank voldan
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went early at about 5:30 on a Friday to avoid the crowds, but we were already too late. We waited about 10 minutes before being seated. We had a pleasant waitress and a great meal. I had the Ultimate Feast with lobster tail, shrimp...More

Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had lunch on a recent Friday. The cheddar biscuits were very good. But it was down hill from there. Two orders got completely screwed up. The salad with shrimp didn't have any shrimp and when they were brought they were the size of a...More

Thank History_12
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...More

Thank David O
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
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...More

Thank joelsmith01
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...More

Thank Claire R
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...More

Thank NapiliR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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