Dinner for two doesn’t have to break the bank even when it includes delicious seafood. From now until May 26th Red Lobster has a special Seafood Dinner for Two menu that includes 2 dinners for only $25. Last night my hubby and I went to Red Lobster to check it out. We had hoped to make it a (rare) romantic, child-free meal but with no available sitter, we took our girls and we all had a great time. On a side note~ The waitress must have thought I was a food nut or some kind of crazy for taking pictures of everything. Oh the things I do for you, my readers! 😉Our meal began with unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits……YUM! Hubby and I were then given a choice of a garden or Caesar side salad. I splurged on a Caesar salad and hubby had the garden salad. Both salads were fresh, crisp, and delicious. We also chose to add a bowl of Lobster Bisque to our share for an additional fee. It was so creamy and delicious that my daughter ended up having most of it!
We then had the choice of one of 4 appetizers to share or one of 3 desserts to finish our meal. It was hard to choose between Mozzarella Cheesesticks, Golden Onion Rings, Spicy Buffalo Chicken Bites, and Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms but we chose the mushrooms. They were covered in golden, bubbly cheese and were the perfect starter for us. If you like desserts you can choose between Chocolate Wave Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or Key Lime Pie. Or for only $4.99 extra, get both an appetizer and a dessert to share.
For our main course we each had the choice of Honey-Garlic Crispy Shrimp, Seafood Lover’s Linguini, Wood-Grilled Chicken with Portobello Wine Sauce, Wood-Grilled Pork Chop, Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Salsa, or Bar Harbor Salad with Chicken or Shrimp. I chose the Honey-Garlic Crispy Shrimp (Hand-battered shrimp fried to a golden brown, drizzled with a honey-garlic glaze and topped with green onions. Served over cilantro rice tossed with broccoli) and my hubby chose the Seafood Lover’s Linguini (Tender shrimp, bay scallops, mussels, roasted tomatoes and green onions in a white wine and lemon-garlic sauce over linguini). Hubby’s only recommendation is that he would have preferred a cream sauce with his linguini. I absolutely LOVED my Honey-Garlic Crispy Shrimp. The shrimp were golden and crispy with a wonderful honey-garlic sauce that I could have drank, it was so delish! It was served with perfectly seasoned cilantro rice, red peppers, and broccoli. It is the type of meal that I will be craving again in the future so I am sure we’ll be making another trip to Red Lobster soon. We opted not to get dessert because it was getting late for our girls on a school night. Next time I’m sure we’ll try one of the desserts on the Dinner for 2 or one of their other yummy offerings. The Warm Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie is on my radar for sure!
As I mentioned, we brought our girls with us. They loved the Cheddar Bay Biscuits. There are plenty of choices for children on the children’s menu but my girls like to be different.
My older daughter choose the chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks appetizer for her dinner and my younger daughter chose the half portion of broiled salmon from the adult menu. She LOVES salmon so she was happy that it was on the menu. Her dinner came with a salad so she shared a Caesar salad with her sister. My girls love croutons so they were in heaven. When the salmon came out I was a little nervous that my daughter wouldn’t like it because it had seasoning on it but after one bite my fears were alleviated. She gave her salmon an immediate thumbs up and proceeded to finish it all!
Of course a trip to Red Lobster isn’t complete until my girls check out the lobster tank!
Make sure to check out Red Lobster’s lunch specials for only $7.99 as well as their other specials.
Disclosure- I received a gift card to purchase our meals to facilitate my review but I received no other compensation and all opinions are 100% my own.