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The 2017 Red Lobster Crabfest has begun! There is no better way to enjoy the event then on date night!
Growing up on the east coast, you are bound to know a thing or two about crabs. I’ve been crabbing with my family a few times when I was younger. My fiance even worked on a crab boat for a few months! We both agree, it’s much easier to let someone else do the hard part. So, when we found out that Red Lobster Crabfest 2017 was happening, we made plans to drop the kids off at grandma’s and make a rare date night out of it!
2017 Red Lobster Crabfest
The 2017 Red Lobster Crabfest will only be available for a limited time. This year, Red Lobster is offering 5 brand new crab entrees, and well as 4 classic crab entrees for guests to choose from. They are also 2 new types of wild-caught crab on the menu, Dungeness and Southern King, as well as North American Snow Crab, Alaska King Crab, and Blue Crab.
Crabfest 2017 Menu Items
Deciding what to order is always the hardest part! The menu for Red Lobster Crabfest 2017 includes:
- NEW! Dueling Crab Legs™
- NEW! Crab Cakes and Crab-Oscar Salmon
- NEW! Crabfest® Ultimate Surf & Turf
- NEW! Southern King Crab Leg Dinner
- NEW! Shrimp-Topped Crab Cake Dinner
- Crab Lover’s Dream®
- Crab Linguini Alfredo, Ultimate Feast®
- Wild-Caught Snow Crab Legs
There is also a new appetizer, Three-Cheese Crab Dip, and a new drink, the Crabfest® Cooler, which is a tropical blend of Malibu®, Midori, Sour Mix and pineapple with a Blue Curacao Float, served in collective Coastal Crab glassware.
Visit the Red Lobster website to see all the specials.
Our Crabfest Experience
We went to the Red Lobster location in Dover, Delaware. The staff was super friendly and even though it was pretty busy, we only had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Our servers name was Corrie and she did a great job at making sure everything came out as it should have.
Three-Cheese Crab Dip
We decided to share the Three-Cheese Crab Dip as an appetizer. Crab dip is my fiance’s favorite, and if you throw three different cheeses (cream cheese, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack) in the mix, you can count me in too!
The dip was delicious. This appetizer is served with toasted artisan bread for dipping. You can see in the picture just how cheesy it is!
Shrimp Topped Crab Cakes
When it came time to order, I decided on the Shrimp Topped Crab Cakes. You get two premium shrimp topped crab cakes with a white-wine and butter sauce that was so good I was soaking up every last drop! This meal comes served over rice and I decided on broccoli as my side. Everything was so good – not a single bite was leftover!
Crabfest Ultimate Surf & Turf
My fiance eats a lot, so naturally he chose to order the Crabfest Ultimate Surf and Turf meal. He also got two Shrimp Topped Crab Cakes, as well as a wood-grilled sirloin steak with a crab-hollandaise topping. It was served with mashed potatoes and a choice of side. He was a bit indecisive and ordered two sides – mixed vegetables and asparagus.
Red Lobster has partnered with Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch to show guests the whole sea-to-table journey. Captain Bill Wichrowski from the crab boat, Summer Bay, heads out to the Bering Sea and works with experts at the dock to inspect the crab. He even joins a chef from Red Lobster in the kitchen to see how the Crabfest dishes are made!
To learn more about the sea-to-table journey of Red Lobster’s Alaskan crab click HERE!
Remember, the 2017 Red Lobster Crabfest will only be around for a limited time so get there before it’s too late!