Red Lobster is such a great restaurant that we can’t help but fall in love with it, and it happens every time we have lunch or dinner here. This is the go-to place for family and friends – or for everybody, for that matter – who loves delicious seafood dishes, especially shrimp. Let’s take a look at the other things that we love about it, too.
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
When Red Lobster comes in conversations, the Cheddar Bay Biscuits are always the central topic, and we can attest by it, too. These Southern-style biscuits are so popular that they have their own dedicated Facebook page, and nothing says “popular” in the age of social media than more than 1 million likes – and counting – on it.
Indeed, no Red Lobster visit is complete without getting your fair share of the Cheddar Bat biscuits! You and your tablemates will be given a basket of the delicious biscuits, too, nearly as soon as you sit on your chairs so there’s no missing it.
What makes these biscuits so addictive that you can eat your way through nearly an entire basket? These are the perfect balance between cheesy and buttery, garlicky and herby, and fluffy yet firm! Every delicious bite just leads to one more bite and then another until the last biscuit’s on the basket.
Here’s a funny thing about that last biscuit. Everybody will eye it and watch for the person who will want to take it, and it’s a game that’s funny because everybody’s watching everybody else until the waiter places another basket of biscuits on the table. Then, that last biscuit goes to the person who wanted it most in the first place.
Do you want your Cheddar Bay biscuits fix at home without driving to your neighborhood Red Lobster? Well, now you can! The Cheddar Bay biscuits mix is already available nationwide in groceries and supermarkets.
And it’s so easy to make, too, even when you have little to no baking skills. You just need grated cheese for the biscuits and butter for the herbs, as well as to follow the easy step-by-step instructions. You can then enjoy hot-from-the-oven Cheddar Bay biscuits anytime the craving hits, perhaps even impress your family and friends during a seafood-themed party!
Red Lobster is known for its fat shrimp served in a wide range of ways, from grilled shrimp to shrimp tacos and everything else in between. When we say “fat shrimp” we mean that the shrimp here are among the fattest and juiciest we have ever tucked into, and that’s saying something in a society where “bigger is better” is the motto of the food industry.
We observed, too, that since November 2015, Red Lobster has served its shrimp dishes with better presentation and in larger servings. The shrimp plates are nearly 50% larger today than it was a few years ago, and it’s something that makes for a great dining experience.
Trivia: Red Lobster serves more than 80 million servings of shrimp annually. Now, that’s what we call a shrimp feast!
Do you have the appetite of Incredible Hulk for everything seafood? Then, you will love the Ultimate Feast of Red Lobster, a truly hulking entrée with plenty of every seafood you love – Maine lobster tail, steamed North American snow crab legs, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, and garlic shrimp scampi, as well as your choice of side and rice.
The butter dip seems unnecessary considering that every seafood on the plate is delicious as is. But hey, if it amps up the delicious flavors of the seafood, then we’re all for it!
But don’t limit yourself to the Ultimate Feast either. You should ask the waiter about the Catch of the Day menu, which is updated on a daily basis. You can choose from 5-8 fresh fish options that the chefs specifically made for the day, and it’s proof that Red Lobster still knows how to surprise and impress its customers.
While these three items on the Red Lobster menu are closest to our hearts and stomachs, there are many more dishes that appeal to fans. Here are a few more that we think you should try.
- Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms may have lower levels of calories, sodium and fat but these are high in flavor and quality.
- The Peppercorn Panko Calamari is such a great dish, too, thanks to its combo of crispy skin and chewy squid.
- Manhattan Clam Chowder is slightly salty but it’s comfort food in a restaurant, and that’s the best thing we can say about it.
- Tuna Poke highlights the meatiness of the tuna.
Whenever you’re at Red Lobster, you should still read through the menu even when you’ve been here several times before. You will find that there’s something old that still surprises your palate and, perhaps, become your new favorite.