Red Lobster (SMH)

What’s up fellow foodies! How’s everyone been? I know I’ve been M.I.A. for a good minute, but I had some things I had to take care of before the end of the year. Now that I got that out of the way, let’s get to it.

My family and I decided to go to Red Lobster because we haven’t eaten there in a while. To say that I was excited would be an understatement. As I poured over their menu, I decided to try their Ultimate Feast. It looked absolutely delicious by the looks of it so I had to try it. Here’s a picture of it from their menu and website:

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As I waited with anticipation, I just knew this was going to be a delectable dish. After all, I’ve eaten at Red Lobster before and what I had was absolutely delicious! This time around, not so much. My dish was ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous.

The shrimp scampi was too greasy, the crab legs were a little bland and over cooked, the fried shrimp had no flavor to it whatsoever, the lobster tail was also bland and the rice was chewy.

This is a picture of my Ultimate Feast:

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Since I didn’t want my money to go to waste, I forced this subpar meal down. Disappointed is not the word for this feast. SMH. I hate to say it, but it’ll be a while before I eat at Red Lobster again. This Ultimate Feast was a total bust.

My rating: 🍴

Best,
The Foodie Hunter

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Pappadeaux

What’s up fellow foodies! I’m coming at you tonight with another foodie review. After hearing so many people brag about how good Pappadeaux is, I decided to give them a try. I ordered the seafood platter which includes: a stuffed crab, fried shrimp, two pieces of fried tilapia, a blue crab cake and one stuffed shrimp. All of it was piled on a plate of dirty rice which was my choice. I opted for dirty rice instead of a plate of fries because I figured that would be better. I snapped a quick pic before I dived into it.

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Lord have mercy. This dish has to be one of my biggest letdowns this year in terms of “fine” dining. There was nothing fine about what I ordered. The blue crab cake had little to no crab meat in it, the stuffed crab was stuffed with nothing but batter-no meat whatsoever, the fried shrimp and tilapia was bland and my stuffed shrimp was a total embarrassment. There was nothing stuffed about it. Don’t get me started on the dirty rice because the dirty rice tasted atrocious. I was sitting there trying to figure out for the longest what all the bragging was about. What I got didn’t look or taste like what was on their menu.

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Considering the the money I spent, my wait time to get it and how disappointing my dish was, I feel my rating below is absolutely appropriate for Pappadeaux.

My rating: 🍴

Do better Pappadeaux.

Best,
The Foodie Hunter