Red Lobster Cheddar Bay waffles and lobster

Do you love chicken and waffles but wish it was swankier? Do you desire lobster at every meal, including breakfast? If you answered yes to either, Red Lobster’s newest announcement should intrigue you: lobster and waffles!

The curious combo you never knew you craved (and maybe still aren’t sure of) features “a delicious Cheddar Bay Biscuit Waffle topped with a crispy, buttermilk-battered and fried Maine lobster tail, finished off with a drizzle of maple syrup for the perfect mix of sweet and savory in every bite.”

Maybe you’re a purist who thinks the meat of the most refined sea-bug is best enjoyed straight-up, simply steamed, perhaps with a bit of melted butter. Maybe you believe putting that sweet meat into other, homier things (like lobster mac and cheese) is heresy, or at least pointless. Or maybe this very specific preparation puts you off. If so, take the opposite tack than David Foster Wallace and consider the waffle instead of the lobster.

That’s clearly the real story: the Cheddar. Bay. Waffle. Red Lobster’s manna-like Cheddar Bay Biscuits are already amazing, and the top-selling item at the chain for a reason. Transformed into light and fluffy yet crunchy waffles (i.e. the superior breakfast carb that’s also welcome at any other meal), they promise to be even better. As for the lobster tail, it’s probably good too—it’s lobster, and it’s fried. Covered in syrup, it all starts to sound a bit more suspicious, but as fans of sweet-salty-savory things, we’re willing to give it a chance.

If you want to judge for yourself, scuttle over to your nearest Red Lobster soon, as this fancypants take on a Southern classic will only be available for a limited time during Lobsterfest.

Depending on where you are, the price will vary, but a plate of these will set you back at least $19.99, probably the most you’ll ever pay for anything on a waffle—and if you care to know the calorie count of your food, these contain 1,080 (and up, if you really like to pour on the syrup). They’re not calling it one of their “most exciting and indulgent creations of all time” for nothing. But will it be worth it? Only one way to find out! And if you’re not willing to take the plunge, maybe you can convince them to sell you the Cheddar Bay waffles à la carte?

If you get addicted, you can always buy the biscuit mix to make at home, and try cooking it in your waffle iron…fried lobster tail totally optional.

Header image courtesy of Red Lobster.

Jen is an associate content producer at Chowhound. Raised on scrapple and blue crabs, she hails from Baltimore, Maryland, but has lived in Portland (Oregon) for so long it feels like home. She enjoys the rain, reads, writes, eats, and cooks voraciously, and stops to pet every stray cat she sees. Continually working on building her Gourmet magazine collection, she will never get over its cancellation. Read more of her work.
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