Red Lobster is giving crab lovers a reason to celebrate with the return of Crabfest—the largest variety of wild-caught crab offered all year. Starting July 1 and for a limited time, guests can crack into Bairdi crab—a guest favorite—as well as Southern or Golden King , Dungeness and Snow crab options. Red Lobster also announced a special, limited-edition Crabfest entrée, the new Captains’ Trio, inspired by Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch Captains, which will only be available the first two weeks (through July 14) of the promotion while supplies last.
The new Captains’ Trio includes fire-grilled sirloin topped with a creamy Crab Imperial seafood blend, paired with crab-and-mushroom au gratin and crab-and-seafood linguini Alfredo. For crab lovers who like to get cracking, the new Ultimate Crabfest Trio is the perfect choice, featuring premium King, sweet Bairdi and meaty Dungeness crab legs together on one plate.
Those who crave crab paired with other seafood or steak can choose from dishes like new Crabfest Surf & Turf, new Crab Imperial and Crab-Topped Salmon or Crab-Topped Shrimp and new Crabfest Mixed Grill.
Guest favorites like Crab Lover’s Dream and Crab Linguini Alfredo are also available to satisfy any crab lover’s craving.
“This year’s Crabfest lineup features six new craveable combinations that allow our guests to explore crab in a variety of ways, from crab legs to crab topped salmon and shrimp, there’s something for everyone,” says Chef Dustin Hilinski, executive chef and director of culinary at Red Lobster. “What makes this year even more special is we get to welcome back guests- favourite Bairdi crab to the menu and offer guests a special dish inspired by the Deadliest Catch Captains—it’s truly the celebration of everything crab.”
Guests can complement their meal with an appetizer like the new Creamy Garlic- Crab Dip and choose from two refreshing, limited-time cocktails served in a collectible Lighthouse glass:
- New Crabfest Strawberry Lemonade—Smirnoff vodka mixed with Red Lobster’s hand-crafted strawberry lemonade.
- Long Island Iced Tea—A refreshing blend of spirits with a splash of Coke.
All of the crab served at Red Lobster is traceable, sustainable and responsibly-sourced by suppliers who understand the importance of maintaining healthy crab populations so there’s crab to enjoy for generations to come.