courtesy of Red Lobster
It's the most wonderful time of the year: Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster. A lot of restaurants have "endless" meal deals, but will Red Lobster really let you sit there as long as you want and eat as much shrimp as is humanly possible?
What is Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp?
As the name implies, Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp promotion is endless shrimp for a set price. It's a once-a-year kind of thing, so now is the time for all you seafood lovers to stop by.
This year, Red Lobster is introducing two new shrimp dishes — Nashville Hot shrimp and Mediterranean shrimp — which are available in addition to the three classic shrimp options: shrimp linguine, hand-breaded shrimp, and garlic shrimp scampi.
And if that list didn't already have you drooling, there's a secret Red Lobster menu. Cape Cod kettle chip-crusted shrimp, panko-crusted red shrimp, coconut bites, popcorn shrimp, and garlic-grilled shrimp skewers are all available if you ask.
What is Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp price?
Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp prices vary depending on your location. According to Eatdrinkdeals.com, Red Lobster's all-you-can-eat shrimp is available — plus salad and cheddar bay biscuits — for about $18. And considering the shrimp is endless, that sounds like a pretty good deal to us.
When does Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp end?
Endless Shrimp has no end date, but it is limited to fall. Sounds like the perfect excuse to go this weekend, right? The earlier the better, they say.
So, is the Endless Shrimp really endless?
Business Insider sent two reporters to a Red Lobster in New York City's Times Square and the results were convincing: Endless Shrimp is indeed endless.
Their journey to chowing down on a combined 325 pieces of shrimp included such words of wisdom as: "Endless Shrimp is an incredibly popular promotion, but it's undeniable that casually eating a normal shrimp dinner is much more comfortable than gulping down over 300 shrimp in a sitting."
That said, it's nice to know that in an age when consumers are routinely nickel-and-dimed, you really can have as much shrimp as you want for as long as you want for one set price. Honest advertising is always a win in our book!
Craving shrimp? Check out this delicious garlic shrimp recipe.