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Red Lobster to open Monday in Spokane

Pictured is Red Lobster’s Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops dish. Courtesy of Red Lobster (Courtesy of Red Lobster / The Spokesman-Review)
Pictured is Red Lobster’s Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops dish. Courtesy of Red Lobster (Courtesy of Red Lobster / The Spokesman-Review)

Wood-fire grilled seafood will be on the menu at the new Spokane Red Lobster, 4703 N. Division St., when it opens Monday.

The national chain is introducing its new “Bar Harbor” design in its 7,000-square-foot restaurant in the Northtown Plaza. The décor was inspired by Bar Harbor, Maine, a lobster fishing village that is a popular destination for tourists, according to a news release from Red Lobster.

The Red Lobster will open at 4 p.m. for dinner Monday, and begins serving lunch at 11 a.m. on June 1.

There is seating for 244 people; hosts will be able to seat the large parties that frequent Red Lobster for celebrations, while still offering smaller tables. More than 100 people were hired for the restaurant.

The new Wood-Fire Grill menu, introduced nationwide, includes 14 items. Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops; Steak Lobster and Shrimp Oscar; and Jumbo Shrimp with Lobster Butter are a few of the featured entrees. Also, diners can choose from a half-dozen fresh fish every day for grilling. Entrée prices range from about $11.50 to $25.50.

When the Spokane Red Lobster opens for lunch, eight “Quick Catch” lunches will be featured. The lunch entrees, including Wood-Grilled Salmon BLT, Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Grilled Shrimp Salad, start at $6.99.

The Wood-Fire Grill and Quick Catch Lunches menus are available at the Red Lobster in Coeur d’Alene, 212 Neider Ave.

Red Lobster has more than 680 restaurants across North America and serves 2.7 million guests each week. More information can be found online at

Reach the Spokane Red Lobster at (509) 489-2777.

Got Dinner?

If you’re tired of the 5 o’clock scramble but determined not to hit the drive-through, Alice Dewey knows your pain.

The cook and former restaurant owner moved to Spokane two years ago and is starting a personal chef service called Got Dinner? She has more than 30 years experience in the kitchen, including stints cooking for fraternities at the University of Washington, making meals at adult care facilities and throwing pies at her pizza restaurant in Eureka, Calif.

In three hours, Dewey will use your kitchen to prepare enough meals to get a family of two or three people through the week … no fast food necessary. She charges $25 to $30 per hour for her service.

Dewey says her specialty is “what people might call good old-fashioned comfort food,” but she’s also very flexible. Her experience cooking at care facilities means she can adapt menus for those who have special dietary needs or food allergies.

She can also make favorite family recipes, help a cook prepare for a party or pack up a moveable feast for a picnic or weekend getaway.

For more information, references or a consultation contact Dewey at (509) 995-3387.

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