Red Lobster Has Changed
We haven’t been to Red Lobster in a few years. But I have many memories associated with the restaurant. Some of my fondest memories include a Red Lobster in Orlando with my mom and sister on one of our first trips to Disney World. But we haven’t been in a while because we had been eating at a local competitor more often.
Grambo and I were excited to head out to Red Lobster and check out all of the changes going on. It was time for us to make a new memory together to celebrate the our old memory together. And Red Lobster restaurants across the country are making huge changes to their menus!
It’s the perfect reason to get out and check it out. So we did! Here are the great changes we found while enjoying a delicious dinner!
1. Everyday Affordability
60% of the new menu at Red Lobster is under $15. And there are 15 new dishes under $15 called “Maine Stays”. They are available every single day of the week. The 4-Course Feast for $15.99 has been added to the menu permanently. And Grambo I couldn’t resist giving the feast a try!
For $15.99 each, we got to choose a soup, enjoy a salad, choose and entree, and a dessert. Oh and Cheddar Bay Biscuits, of course! Now that’s a lot of food for one low price! We were excited and I’ll have to admit that our eyes might have been a bit bigger than our stomachs!
We started out with our first basket of Cheddar Bay Biscuits and fell in love with them all over again. They were as good as I remembered them! Nothing can compare to these biscuits. I would pay just to eat these! I know I’m not alone in my love for the biscuits. But… so good!
2. More Than Just Seafood
Red Lobster is not only about seafood although Grambo and I both enjoyed the Clam Chowder as part of our 4-Course Feast. Following it up with a fresh garden salad was a great combination. We probably could have stopped there because of the generous size of the the bowls of soup. But they also have 14 great-tasting, non-seafood dishes available such as Wood-Grilled Chicken with Portobello Wine Sauce and Wood-Grilled Pork Chops.
After our soup choice, we had to choose entrees as well. I was definitely tempted by some of the non-seafood options. But in the end, I couldn’t resist shrimp. My sister loved shrimp and I can remember sharing many a shrimp cocktail with her. So it was only fitting!
Yes, those are coconut shrimp you see. My favorite way to eat shrimp. I have never met a coconut shrimp I didn’t like! So the Jumbo Coconut Shrimp and Pineapple-Grilled Shrimp was a perfect entree for me! Grambo tried the Wood-Grilled Tilapia and enjoyed it. But we both agreed that the shrimp were fabulous!
3. Choice and Variety
Along with all of the guest favorites that you’ll still find on the menu at Red Lobster are some new options. There are new lighter-style choice and fish and shrimp entrees. There are also some delicious desserts. As the last step of our 4-Course Feast, Grambo and I both selected a dessert. She chose Key Lime Pie and I opted for the Apple Crostada with Caramel Drizzle.
Oops! It looked so tasty that I took a bite before taking a photo! And it was worth. I absolutely love apple desserts (like apple dump cake) but don’t always think about them. Often when I think of dessert I think chocolate even though I’m not the biggest chocolate fan (until I start eating it).
But I was so happy to have chosen the Apple Crostada! Grambo and I shared it because we were already stuffed. J was lucky and got a treat of his favorite key lime pie when we got home. So he was a happy camper too!
You can learn more about all of the great changes going on at Red Lobster by visiting the website.
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Formula Mom Disclosure: This post was compensated by Red Lobster and I received a gift card to facilitate my review. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own.