Red Lobster - Reviews & $25 Giveaway!

A few weeks ago - the folks at Red Lobster invited a group of bloggers to taste some of their new items and I am SO glad I went! 

I got to meet Adventure Mom, Family Friendly, Gravy Train and Entertaining Views - all these bloggers and all this food!! It's gonna be a good night! 

First up was a bevvy of appetizers! The Seaside Sampler has lobster & crab stuffed mushrooms, coconut fried shrimp and shrimp cocktail. Shrimp cocktail is always good but for sure the coconut shrimp was my favorite. I love fried butterfly shrimp and you could definitely taste the coconut. 

Do you have anybody in your family that doesn't like seafood? Well - now you can bring them! They have a few new options - one is the Southwest Chicken Pizza. There was bbq chicken, corn, peppers and jalapeno ranch. The crust was really thin and crispy and for a non-seafood person - it's a great option!

Another non-seafood option is their new Buffalo Chicken Bites. Little strips of chicken breaded, fried and dipped in buffalo sauce. This was a favorite across the entire table - who doesn't love buffalo sauce?

My personal favorite was tucked away between two boys but I managed to wrangle some away from them. It was the sweet chili shrimp - this was big butterflied shrimp that is breaded, fried and then dipped in the sweet chili sauce. It had a kick to it but was still light and tasty!

Beyond the apps - we also had the classic cheddar bay biscuits and salads - the Caesar at Red Lobster is one of my favorites! But I'd had both of those before - so I was trying to save room for more new goodies!

I decided to try lobster - it was LobsterFest so what better time to have some! I have tried it before but usually Larry and I get King Crab so we decided to try something different this time.

My special had two kinds of lobster as well as crab alfredo. I have to say their crab alfredo is one of my favorite of entrees. It's one of those things I crave and out of nowhere I'll just have to go get it - right now! So I was really excited to have it - plus with all the apps - LEFTOVERS! Needless to say - I had a great lunch the next day.

First up - the Rock Lobster. These type of lobsters actually don't have claws! Instead of claws they have antennae to protect themselves. Rock lobster almost has a chicken texture to it - you definitely need a steak knife to cut it. It's not near as sweet as Maine lobster. It's good but...

...the Maine lobster was my favorite! It's much sweeter and more crab-like in it's sweetness. Plus - as Larry mentioned - it's far less work than crab! It's got a light texture and when you dip it in the drawn butter - it's delicious!

After this - they even gave us dessert! Oye - we were so full - I took mine home. So yeah - the next day my lunch was lobster, crab alfredo and cheesecake. Not too shabby!

We love Red Lobster - it's good affordable seafood! And now - even more affordable - in addition to the chicken dishes - they've added 15 entrees under $15! Right now they also have a dinner for two special for just $25! It includes salad, biscuits, two entrees and an appetizer or dessert! One of which is Pineapple Upside Down Cake - um - I might have to check that out.

And now I've got $25 for one of you! You can check out that dinner for two special for yourself! Enter below to win that for yourself!

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  1. I would like to try the Chesapeake Shrimp with Crab
    Sadie B.

  2. I love pasta, so pasta and shrimp would be my choice!

  3. I would get the bacon wrapped shrimp! Yummy!

  4. coconut shrimp all the way!!

  5. Chesapeake Shrimp with Crab sounds pretty good!

  6. Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Alfredo

  7. Sign me up for Chesapeake Shrimp with Crab or Bar Harbor Salad with Shrimp or Salmon

  8. The Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa sounds great!

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  9. good lord.... bacon wrapped shrimp?!yes please :)

  10. Parm chicken for me... my favorite

  11. I would love the Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Alfredo.

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  12. Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables..YUM!

  13. I would get the Wood-Grilled Pork Chops

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  15. i want the coconut shrimp

  16. Oh I would love to try the Chesapeake Shrimp with Crab! That sounds really good! I love shrimp and crab!

  17. Wood-Grilled Southwest Chicken Sandwich - thank you.

  18. I would like to try Blue Cheese Sirloin

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  19. The entree I would like to try the most is the Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp. SOunds yummy!
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  20. Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp is what I would like to try!