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Crabfest® Is Back At Red Lobster®


Limited-time Event Features the Largest Selection of Crab Options

Orlando, Fla. (July 11, 2016) – Red Lobster’s Crabfest is back! For a limited time, guests can enjoy the largest variety of crab dishes ever offered on the menu, including four types of wild-caught crab, new crab preparations and new seafood combinations. With more crab choices than ever before, there’s a perfect option for everyone.

 NEW! Alaska Bairdi Crab Legs Dinner
Red Lobster’s NEW! Alaska Bairdi Crab Legs Dinner features a generous portion of wild-caught Alaska Bairdi crab legs served with Chesapeake-grilled corn on the cob.

Guests who love crab legs can enjoy the NEW! Alaska Bairdi Crab Legs Dinner – a generous portion of premium, wild-caught Alaska Bairdi crab legs, served with a full ear of Chesapeake-grilled corn on the cob. For those that like a variety of preparations and different types of crab on the plate, the NEW! Crab Lover’s Dream™ is the perfect choice, featuring wild-caught North American snow crab legs and king crab legs, paired with Red Lobster’s signature crab linguini Alfredo. Or, crab cake lovers can dive in to the NEW! Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Dinner – three premium lump crab cakes featuring blue crab, paired with Meyer lemon aioli.

 NEW! Crab Lover’s Dream™
Red Lobster’s NEW! Crab Lover’s Dream™ features wild-caught North American snow crab and king crab legs alongside creamy crab linguini Alfredo.

Alaska Sockeye and Coho salmon, fresh from the waters of Bristol Bay, Sandy Point and Prince William Sound in Alaska, complement the Crabfest menu. These species can be paired with the NEW! Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes & Crab-Topped Salmon dish or simply grilled on Red Lobster’s wood-fire grill.

Guests will see the Alaska Seafood logo on Red Lobster’s menus next to the wild-caught Alaska crab and salmon options. This logo affirms Red Lobster’s long-standing support of sustainable fisheries and its commitment to protecting Alaska’s superior seafood for future generations. This is an extension of Red Lobster’s tradition of providing quality seafood to guests while maintaining sustainable fishing practices and seafood quality assurance.

This year, Red Lobster is also celebrating the fishing boats and crews that help supply crab to its restaurants, including the Deadliest Catch™ fleet. Guests can toast the fleet with the NEW! Rogue Wave drink, featuring Sauza Gold tequila, blue curacao and house margarita mix topped with a splash of ginger ale and served on the rocks in a commemorative Red Lobster mason jar with the Deadliest Catch™ logo. Produced by Original Productions, Deadliest Catch can be seen on Discovery Channel. 

Guests are invited to visit to learn more about the event, including new menu items, interactive games and weekly contest challenges. Guests can also share their Crabfest experiences on Red Lobster’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. To view the complete Red Lobster menu, find a restaurant location or to join the Fresh Catch Club, visit Red Lobster’s website.

About Red Lobster Seafood Co.

Red Lobster is the world's largest seafood restaurant company, headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with an impressive heritage and an even brighter future. As a private company owned by Golden Gate Capital, Red Lobster is focused on delivering freshly prepared seafood at reasonable prices - served in a lively, contemporary seaside atmosphere. With 58,000 employees in over 700 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, and a growing international footprint, Red Lobster is more committed than ever to be not just the biggest seafood restaurant, but the best. To learn more, visit or find us on Facebook at or Twitter at

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