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Red Robin burgers

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    In the last few months, I've seen ads on TV for a chain restaraunt called Red Robin.
    I've always enjoyed a good hamburger, especially on my cheat day (from the other 6 days of healthy eating) and was wondering if anybody has eaten at one of these places and how good it is and what you might recommend.
    There are two Red Robins in my state, each about an hour from me. I wouldn't drive that far just for a burger, but if I'm ever in the area on a Saturday, if it's any good, I might want to check it out.
    How does it compare to say, Fudrucker's or someplace like that?
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    On par with Fuddrucker's, but a bit more expensive.
  3. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I let a woman I was dating convince me to try the fried zuccini the only time I've been there... absolutely disgusting, to the point I can't even remember what else I had...
  4. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll Well-Known Member

    I haven't been to a Fuddrucker's in years, but I suspect Red Robin's better than that. It's an actual sit-down restaurant, where Fuddrucker's always seemed to be entirely too expensive, not fast enough food.

    That said, the "bottomless" basket of fries is the best thing about Red Robin.

    If you're going to cheat, why not go crazy at Cheesecake Factory instead?
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    We just had a burger debate. And it remains the same, despite this stupid-ass survey:


  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Love that place! much better than Fuddruckers! Nice atmosphere.
  7. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    People who didn't like it the first time tend not to try it again, so we can't really claim any expertise. I'm aware that I might have caught them on a bad day.
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Agreed on the bottomless fries. Gourmet cheeseburger is solid.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Love the place, but I like the fixins bar at Fuddruckers better...
  10. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    The one near me is always a circus. It's a family restaurant, understood, but it seems to go the extra mile to accomodate a three-year-old's birthday part on the days that I've been there.

    I'd say I've visited three or four times. I found the burgers to be nothing special and, thus, haven't really gone back. I'll prefer Chili's or Friday's for a chain burger any day of the week.
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Red Robin's burgers are awesome and the fries seasoning is amazing.

    The Whiskey River BBQ burger is my favorite, though there gourmet cheeseburger is legit as well. The closest one to me right now is 2.5 hours away and that sucks. I grew up eating at Red Robin and miss it badly.

    Did they start in the Northwest?
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    From http://www.redrobin.com/redrobin/home/about-us/history.aspx:
    "Red Robin started as a tavern near the University of Washington in the 1940’s. It was called Sam’s Tavern. Sam sang in a barber shop quartet and loved to sing the song “When the red robin goes bob bob bobbin along…” Sam eventually changed the name of his tavern to Sam’s Red Robin."
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