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Old 02-26-2011, 07:18 AM   #11
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Thank's but we prefer Cleora Butlers crab cakes and biscuits to Red Lobster's factory food..
Red Lobster isn't factory food... far from it. Yes, it's a chain, but, in my opinion, it's also a quality restaurant with chefs who know how to handle seafood.

Dixie Cafe is an example of factory food, where all entrees come out of a central kitchen in Oklahoma and shipped frozen to it's stores for reheating. - THAT'S FACTORY.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:28 AM   #12
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Red Lobster isn't factory food... far from it. Yes, it's a chain, but, in my opinion, it's also a quality restaurant with chefs who know how to handle seafood.

Dixie Cafe is an example of factory food, where all entrees come out of a central kitchen in Oklahoma and shipped frozen to it's stores for reheating. - THAT'S FACTORY.
Thanks for the opinion. Perhaps the 'chefs' from Long Island's Freeport to Montauk aren't as accomplished as the one's in your area.
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I really don't care what most middle to low end seafood places do for crabmeat stuffing. The ratio of crab to bread crumb or other ingredients is generally low. I find that this recipe works very well when good, back fin, lump crab meat is subed for the lobster. Some adjustments in directions are needed and besides the lobster, the cheese is not used. Once the garlic step has been completed, remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Now you have a great crab stuffing, that actually has a lot of crab.

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Old 02-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #14
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Red Lobster isn't factory food... far from it. Yes, it's a chain, but, in my opinion, it's also a quality restaurant with chefs who know how to handle seafood.

Dixie Cafe is an example of factory food, where all entrees come out of a central kitchen in Oklahoma and shipped frozen to it's stores for reheating. - THAT'S FACTORY.
I used to love this restaurant. I never go now. The quality (at least in Michigan) is very low. Florida Red Lobsters were always higher quality and good service. The pies come from a food service company, here. And, chowder is not the same recipe as the Fla restaurants. I found that with Cracker Barrell as well. In the south, I will eat the vegetables and breads, and soups. In Michigan, they are terrible. I would rather not eat. The service in the north is not like it is in the south. That has been my experience. If you go to Red Lobster in Michigan and inquire the origin of the fish. They have no clue. Fla. served local fish a nd knew where it came from. I wont eat fish if I don't know where it came from.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:42 AM   #15
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I used to love this restaurant. I never go now. The quality (at least in Michigan) is very low. Florida Red Lobsters were always higher quality and good service. The pies come from a food service company, here. And, chowder is not the same recipe as the Fla restaurants. I found that with Cracker Barrell as well. In the south, I will eat the vegetables and breads, and soups. In Michigan, they are terrible. I would rather not eat. The service in the north is not like it is in the south. That has been my experience.
Must be a long time since you've been in Florida, the food at Red Lobsters is mediocre at best, the same can be said for Olive Gardens... But this is just my opinion...
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:50 AM   #16
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No Red Lobsters around here.

Sadly we just started getting Olive Gardens and they are gross.

Regarding the biscuits they are said to be very fattening but tasty. I know there are a lot of recipes for them on the Internet.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:54 AM   #17
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Must be a long time since you've been in Florida, the food at Red Lobsters is mediocre at best, the same can be said for Olive Gardens... But this is just my opinion...
Actually, I travel to Fla every month or so. The restaurants on Gulf side are still very good. (Red Lobster). But, I have found them to be quite mediocre on Atlantic side and south Fla. Clearwater, Sarasota, Tampa- they seem to be maintaining good quality. Olive Garden is pretty bad. Breadsticks are the only thing they have going for them. ha ha
It's not real Italian. Its worse than what Taco Bell is as Mexican food.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:05 AM   #18
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Actually, I travel to Fla every month or so. The restaurants on Gulf side are still very good. (Red Lobster). But, I have found them to be quite mediocre on Atlantic side and south Fla. Clearwater, Sarasota, Tampa- they seem to be maintaining good quality. Olive Garden is pretty bad. Breadsticks are the only thing they have going for them. ha ha
It's not real Italian. Its worse than what Taco Bell is as Mexican food.
LAJ you have your sides mixed up, Clearwater, Sarasota, and Tampa are on the Gulf side, and I live in Sarasota and can't vouch for any Red Lobsters here...
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:09 AM   #19
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LAJ you have your sides mixed up, Clearwater, Sarasota, and Tampa are on the Gulf side, and I live in Sarasota and can't vouch for any Red Lobsters here...
Not so. Maybe reread LAJ's post.
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Sadly we just started getting Olive Gardens and they are gross.
Right now, the only Italian style chain that we find half way decent in most of their menu items is Carrabba's. The only upscale regional (Abruzzo) Italian place is gone. Food was excellent, service top shelf, but you couldn't get out of there for less than $100.00 for 2, excluding wine. Average for us was around $200.00, although we had gone over $400.00 with daughter and boyfriend or guests a couple times.

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