Awards and Honors - Red Lobster - Our Wins, Achievements and Recognition

Awards & Honors

Recognizing Excellence

Red Lobster has been recognized for our excellence time and time again – and not just by our guests.

Restaurants & Institutions 2009 Consumers’ Choice in Chains Platinum Award Winner, August 2009
Red Lobster won “Best Seafood Chain” category in a poll of more than 3,000 consumers

Zagat’s 2009 Survey Seafood Category Winner, June 2009
Red Lobster topped the “Best Seafood” category in Zagat’s survey of 103 chains nationwide

Named “Best sit-down chain restaurant in America” in’s “Eat This, Not That,” 2009  
Red Lobster recognized for the nutritional value of its menu offerings

Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Award, May 2008
Red Lobster won a prestigious MenuMasters award for Best Menu/Line Extension in recognition of its Today’s Fresh Fish menu

Restaurant & Institutions magazine Consumers’ Choice in Chains, 2008
Gold Award winner in the best Seafood Restaurant category

Restaurants & Institutions magazine, July 2006
Red Lobster named the nation's "Best Seafood Chain" in a nationwide poll of more than 3,100 consumers.

American Association of People with Disabilities
On October 19, 2005 the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognized Red Lobster for our participation in Disability Mentoring Day. Red Lobster was the only restaurant company recognized.

Restaurant Hospitality magazine, 2004
"Best Kids Menu in America" contest winner in 2004 for the casual theme category from Restaurant Hospitality magazine.

Child Magazine
Red Lobster ranked 3rd out of 10 restaurants across the country for being the "Best Restaurant for Families" in 2004.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), 2004
Red Lobster named "industry leader in providing healthy options for kids" in 2004.