That’s the good news. The bad news is that no prices for Red Lobster Crabfest are published anywhere, including on the company’s own dedicated Crabfest website page, so you’ll just have to wait to find out until you are seated at your table, and trust them that it’s a meal deal worth the money.
Also, there’s no word on how long this limited promotion will last. An executive with the company told me they don’t announce that ‘for competitive reasons’.
This year, the Red Lobster Crabfest menu features Alaska Bairdi crab, as well as the Wild-Caught Crab Legs Dinner with a choice of North American snow crab, king crab or Alaska Bairdi crab.
If you can’t decide which, the new Crab Lover’s Dream offers wild-caught North American snow crab legs, split king crab legs and Red Lobster’s signature crab linguini Alfredo, all on one plate.
For those who prefer shellfish, the new Wild-Caught Snow Crab & Seafood Bake combines snow crab legs with shrimp, sea scallops, mussels and tomatoes in a garlic and white wine broth.
In addition, wild-caught Sockeye and Coho salmon, fresh from the waters of Bristol Bay, Sandy Point and Prince William Sound in Alaska, have been added to the Crabfest menu. These types of salmon are available for a limited time to correspond with their respective seasons.
They can be paired with the chain’s new Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes & Crab-Topped Salmon dish or simply grilled on Red Lobster’s wood-fire grill.
There’s a Red Lobster in Times Square. Or, you could avoid national chain restaurants and head for one of the local and family-owned restaurants in Times Square which offer great food at prices at least as reasonable as the chains.