Three Fascinating Facts About Red Lobster’s Crabfest

You’ll never guess where it sources its snow crab from!

Red Lobster’s Crabfest, an annual celebration of all things crabby, is back, for a limited time only. The yearly promotion comes with a handful of new menu items — including crab-stuffed shrimp and salmon and the Crabfest Combo with jumbo snow crab legs and wild-caught Dungeness crab — and it’s the most crab-full the menu is going to be all year. But we bet that there are some things you didn’t realize about this massive celebration of all things crab.

Most of What’s Caught on ‘Deadliest Catch’ Goes to Red Lobster
The majority of the snow crab that you see being caught by the team on Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch”? It’s bought by Red Lobster.

There’s a Reason Why It’s a Limited-Time Offer
All the crab served at Red Lobster is wild-caught, traceable, sustainable, and responsibly-sourced. The chain only works with suppliers who strictly adhere to crab harvesting seasons and follow catch quotas, which is why once it runs out, the promotion is over.

Jumbo Snow Crab Legs Are on the Menu for the First Time
Have you ever heard of jumbo snow crab legs? Probably not, because they’re not very common. But They are considerably bigger than traditional snow crab legs.

A post shared by Red Lobster (@redlobster) on


In honor of its partnership with “Deadliest Catch,” the chain is offering a special cocktail during the promotion: Called Rogue Wave, it’s similar to a blue margarita and is served in a “Deadliest Catch”-branded glass. If you check out the promotion, don’t forget to take a bag of Cheddar Bay Biscuits to go!

Related Stories
The Best Chain Restaurant Happy Hour DealsAmerica’s 25 Best Barbecue ChainsAmerica’s Best New Fast-Casual Chains