The best thing to order at Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp isn't on the menu

Red Lobster Endless Shrimp 16Hollis JohnsonCoconut shrimp is a standout on Red Lobster’s secret menu.

There’s one breakout star of Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp promotion.

But, you won’t find it on the menu.

Truly thriving at Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp takes strategy. And, if you really want to get your money’s worth, you need to know about the secret menu.

If you know to ask, you can order Cape Cod Kettle Chip-Crusted shrimp, panko-crusted red shrimp, coconut shrimp, popcorn shrimp, or garlic-grilled shrimp in addition to the five shrimp dishes on the actual menu.

Prime among these shrimp — elevated even above the official menu items — is the coconut shrimp bites.

These sweet nuggets of shrimpy goodness are everything you want during a shrimp eating marathon. They’re small, so you feel like you’re getting a nice bang for your buck on a shrimp-by-shrimp basis. More than that, they’re just straight up delicious.

“The little coconut-breaded gems are sweet without being cloying, and come with a piña colada sauce that brings one instantly to the sandy shores of Puerto Rico,” we wrote in our Endless Shrimp recap.

Other top shrimp options: the classic scampi, as well as the new Mediterranean shrimp. Make sure to work these three into your shrimp rotation, and you’ll finish Endless Shrimp happy and completely stuffed.

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