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If you had to choose one burger from Red Robin, what would be your choice?

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  1. The Royal Red Robin burger. Classic bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg added. And I wouldn't be sad about it, either.

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    1. re: ccbweb


      I like the garlic mushroom and swiss too but the OP said to choose one.

      1. re: ccbweb

        I third this. I always order the Royal Red Robin when we go there. I've tried a few others but nothing beats this.

      2. The Bleu Ribbon burger with the onions on the side.

        1. Whiskey river burger and the Banzi burger are my two favorites.
          For an up charge of .49 cents you can add their garlic fries.

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          1. re: Kari

            I used to get the Whiskey River Burger, but I wasn't particularly fond of the sauce. So now I get the Stampede Burger (chipotle mayo instead of BBQ sauce). The Stampede burger was off their menu for awhile, so I had to order an altered Whiskey River. apparently I wasn't the only one, though; it's not back on their menu!

            Really, it's all about the crispy onions for me!

            1. re: miss_bennet

              I was just there. They changed the menu at ours recently, and they vary by locale more than you might think. (The menu on the web site appears to be correct if you plug in your own location.) Probably not more than a few months at any given time have gone by without us visiting since it opened a couple years ago, and I don't think we've ever had the Stampede burger. (We try to make the visits a few months between rather than a few days. ;-)

              We have the Jamaican Jerk Chicken burger now. Tried that, not bad, has a nice kick.

              If I had to pick one, though, I'd go with the Royal as well. Bacon, cheese, fried egg, crazy but good. Shake a bit of the Red Robin seasoning on it if you like.

              I tried the garlic fries exactly once and would not get them again. On our menu they are standard with certain burger choices, but I would make sure to get regular fries.

          2. Santa Fe Burger minus the crispy tortilla strips. I also love the Garlic Fries. They had a New Orleans (cannot remember the real name) special one (never made the menu - it was on a table tent) about a year ago that I really liked but it is gone now. It isn't the Blackened Bayou one on the menu currently.

            1. This is weird. Out of all of the responses I don't see one burger mentioned, other than the one I added, that is available here in Houston. And no garlic fries either!

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              1. re: danhole

                I think their menu is really varied from state to state. My first experience with RR was in Pennsylvania when I was visiting my mother in the hospital. They had Fried Zucchini Planks in a Tempura Batter that were really good. The texture was nice and they weren't too mushy I believe due to the way they were cut. They don't serve them in our local RR which is frustrating!

              2. Mushroom swiss burger, a little pink, with a side of salad instead of their fries, which I don't like at all. I've tried some of the other burgers but they don't seem to be as juicy as the mushroom swiss.

                1. Banzai burger, hands down favorite (or should I say 'hands full'?). (I order it with the Boca patty.)

                  1. Love the blue cheese burger or the stampede burger. The teriyaki chicken burger is also very good.

                    But I agree about the onion crisps - they are the reason I go to Red Robin.

                    1. Turkey burger no lettuce. Love that chipolte mayo. Pass the seasoned salt.

                      Great fries... ask for bbq mayo (aka campfire sauce) on the side for dipping nirvana.

                      1. I used to eat the Monster Burger when I was a teenager and could knock it out with a couple baskets of fries without feeling gigantic afterwards, but now I tend towards the 5 Alarm ("Crank up the heat with Pepper-Jack cheese,jalapeños, fresh tangy salsa, sliced tomato,crisp lettuce and Chipotle mayo") or the Guacamole Bacon ("Homemade, zesty guacamole and three stripsof hickory-smoked bacon with melted Swisscheese, onions, lettuce, tomatoes & mayo"). I try not to go too often because I'm trying to get into shape, but my sister loves the place so when she's home from DC, we end up there fairly often.

                        1. red robin is ok. my kids like it so we go there once a month or so (it helps when our elementary school doles out free kids meal certificates if they read every night and turn in a log at the end of the month - last year it was pizza hut). i usually try a new one each time we go. they are usually good but they are not great.

                          however, the single thing that i do not like is the bun that they use for the burgers and chicken sandwiches. they are too fragile for all of the stuff that they heap on the burgers and mine usually starts to disintigrate half way through. that is probably why it comes wrapped in a piece of paper. improve the bun and they whole place takes a step up for me.

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                          1. re: xman887

                            At any given time they should have at least 3 or 4 varieties of buns available because some of the burgers utilize different types. The grilled salmon has some kind of multigrain bun I think, and some of the others use a ciabatta bun. You should be able to mix and match however you like, I would think. I tend not to vary my orders from the menu much because I like tasting their combos, but you should be able to make your own concoction from the ingredients you see all over the menu.

                            Maybe none of the other buns are really what you want, but it is an option.

                          2. So is this place really good?? Is it a must try the next time I'm "Down yonder"??


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                            1. re: Davwud

                              No it's not a must try in my book. It's a perfectly fine "there's nowhere else that really stands out" option and for me and my wife, we go occasionally when we're feeling like we want something easy and fairly inexpensive, comparatively, because they have a variety of turkey burgers (she doesn't eat red meat) so we can both get what we like and can eat. I think most of what they have is pretty good, but I wouldn't urge someone to go if there's anything else they're intrigued by.

                              1. re: Davwud

                                I like it, but have to confess that my favorite thing there is the Cobb Salad. They have a wide variety of foods, and are a cut above a Bennigan's, Denny's, Chili's, etc. That's just my opinion, though.

                                1. re: Davwud

                                  Agree with both above. Not a must try, just a decent option at reasonable price. Also appealing with kids, I would think, as there are typically plenty of them in the place when we go. It's more kid-friendly than most casual chains, I'd say, almost as kid-friendly as McDonalds, but you can get a beer/adult drink too. ;-) Do not expect it to be quiet! Extremely loud, although in another newer location we went to once there was more carpet and therefore was somewhat quieter.

                                  1. re: Davwud

                                    It's THE location when you're in the mood to go deaf while eating a mediocre burger and unlimited greasy fries. Bonus: you don't have to move your head more than 10 degrees to look at a television.

                                  2. Well we had our first taste or Red Robin the other day.

                                    We each had the RR bacon cheese burgers. They of course came with fries and we split an order of rings.
                                    I was slightly disappointed about the rings. They were good but made from frozen.
                                    The fries were okay as well. Also from frozen I think.
                                    The burger its self was good. Nothing more, nothing less. A good solid burger offering. I don't see the need to pay $10 for it though. For four people, 2 burgers, 2 soup and salads, an order of rings and 2 drinks (The other two had water) the bill was over $55. Too much for my book. I'd go back but I think it's over priced and I wouldn't rush back either. We almost ate there a couple days earlier but it was a convenience thing.


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                                        1. re: callitasicit

                                          Never been.
                                          I'll try on my next trip. I'd also like to try 5 Guys.


                                      1. the Banzi Burger is my fav...and I have to have a side of ranch dressing to dip my fries in...RR is the only place I do that...

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                                          1. The Burnin' Love Burger

                                            ... "crisply fried jalapeño coins, tangy salsa and spicy Pepper-Jack cheese layered on top of our cayenne-seasoned burger. It’s topped with lettuce and fresh tomatoes to cool things off and served on a jalapeño-cornmeal kaiser roll with chipotle aioli."

                                              1. I get the low carb with blue cheese, no ketchup or mayo. RR makes a good burger.

                                                I like to eat a few of the sweet potato fries too.

                                                1. do they allow one to order a rare burger?

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                                                  1. re: cstumiller

                                                    No, the choices are "pink" and "cooked through".