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Red Robin- First Visit Reviews

Went to Red Robin today in SOuth Plainfield, NJ for my first time. I really like Red Robin a lot. I ordered the Royal Red Robin Burger medium rare with Onion Rings. The burger came out overcooked so I sent it back, but they were very apologetic and brought me out a whole new burger with new onion rings and fries cooked to medium rare perfection! They also didn't charge us for the drinks which they didnt have to do. I also had a strawberry shake which was absolutely delicious. Everyone liked what they ordered so we will definitely be back. Definitely one of the better burgers I have had in some time. The fried egg adds a little something extra. The steak fries were piping hot and seasoned perfectly! Some of the better fries you'll find in a chain in my opinion and they are bottomless nonetheless. Definitely a really good place for some burgers, fries, rings, and shakes. Two thumbs up for Red Robin everyone!!!!

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  1. When they first opened up in CA, they use to serve Whiskey River BBQ Ribs. My friend and I liked them so much that we asked to buy some sauce, they manager told us that it wasn't available, but he gave each of us a container full. That was nearly 20 years ago and they no longer have the ribs, but that experience made me a loyal customer. When I worked in the mall, that was one of our lunch places. I love the One Great Chicken Burger with BBQ sauce on the side. Agree with you on the fries, and I like them a bit soggy with thier seasoning sauce.

    1. I'm a fan of the Pot Roast burger, but could care less about the endless fries. I like mine really crisp and those big steakhouse style planks just don't work. Good drinks too!

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      1. re: GroovinGourmet

        Have you tried ordering your fries extra crispy? They make a heck of a lot of difference. I also don't like their regular steak fries, but their extra crispy ones are yummy.

      2. I've never ventured away from the burgers and fries, but I've always been pleased by them. I like the bacon cheeseburger and the guacamole burger.

        1. I love Red Robin because they offer turkey, veggie, chicken and salmon "burgers" in addition to the regular burgers. I'm excited because RR is opening soon near me; I've missed the place.

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          1. re: swissgirl

            Ditto on the veggie burger choices -- they offer a Boca patty that seems thicker than the ones you can buy in the store, so it actually stands up to the bun and all the toppings (although it does irk me that they charge extra for it). I love the Banzai burger -- great combo of pineapple and cheddar cheese. And I think they put crack in the seasoning that's on the table for the fries... I'm drooling right now just thinking about it.

            1. re: spyturtle008

              Yep, my SO doesn't eat red meat, so having a place where I can get a burger and she has lots and lots of options is good. Red Robin has one of the more expansive non-red meat menus of large chains.

              Granted, she's a gem and endulges my In n Out love as well (happily, she likes fries a lot).

              1. re: ccbweb

                she can do a grilled cheese there

                1. re: justagthing

                  I keep telling her that...she has an irrational fear of american cheese slices.

          2. Has anyone tried a peach or banana shake from there? I had the strawberry and it was awesome. Next time I am gunna have the Cookie Magic but I was wondeirng about the others too.