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Florida Guide > Dining

The Red Lobster Restaurant

On a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve, we were looking for somewhere for our final evening meal before returning home. We looked on line and found the Red Lobster Restaurant which is located just off the 192 pas Four Corners, travelling towards Disney. We hadn’t made a reservation but were able to be seated immediately, even though there were seven in our party.

We ordered drinks while we were looking at the menu. I decided on a cocktail to celebrate a wonderful holiday and ordered the Grand Patron Margarita – wow! A terrific margarita served with a sidecar of Grand Marnier – I hasten to add I was not drinking cocktails alone and they were all delicious.

Our waitress took the orders for appetizers fist, saying she would place the order with the kitchen, returning for our mains order after that, to prevent all the food coming at once. The menu is quite extensive and we ordered one appetizer each ranging from soup ( we had lobster bisque and clam chowder both were hot, creamy and delicious) mozzarella sticks (ten for a starter portion with salad and dip – yes really! ) breaded prawns and prawn and lettuce wrap, which consisted of a pile of prawns with half an iceberg lettuce! All the portions were huge – after so many years in Florida you would think we would have got the hang of things; we would have had plenty with just four or even three starters between us.

Even half way through the starters we realised we wouldn’t be able to eat all our main courses if we carried on so asked for boxes to take some home. We had barely had time to box up tomorrow’s lunch when the waitress arrived back with the main courses. Luckily some of us had had the foresight to order another appetizer rather than a full portion and it’s a good job.

My sister and I shared an Ultimate Combo with snow crab legs, lobster and prawns and a starter portion of Lobster and Crab stuffed mushrooms. Delicious but again, just way too much. My niece ordered a lobster pizza for her main course (it should have been a starter) and to our amusement the waitress asked her if “just one” would be enough? ! It was a twelve inch pizza! It really does make you wonder what amounts people can eat! !

The quality of the food was very good and the presentation was excellent; we had just ordered far too much and asked again for boxes to take our left overs home for lunch. We were so full we didn’t even finish the bottle of wine and ended up taking that home too! !

We’ll definitely return again as it was very good value – I just hope we remember to order half the amount.

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