Eat Out Review: Red Robin

Okay, I know I promised to share our Florida adventures with you…and those are coming (including my favorite Epcot Food & Wine Festival), but for now I wanted to squeeze in our experiences at Red Robin.  We took the fam out for a bite while we were at the Provo Towne Center mall.  For those familiar with the Provo mall, you know that dining options are slim; you’ve got Red Robin, Winger’s, or the food court.  I swear that originally they were going to put in a Cheesecake Factory where the Winger’s is.  I promise I even saw the sign, but then it never went up.  That was years ago when the mall first opened.  And I haven’t found anyone who will back me up on that, but I sure wish The Cheesecake Factory was there!!!

Red Robin

Anyway, back to Red Robin.  You know you’ve seen their commercials.  In fact, I can hardly read “Red Robin” without hearing in my mind the voices from the commercial, “….yummmmm.”  Mr. Diner and I used to frequent Red Robin back in our pre-little-diner days.  We’d get their movie deal (more on that later), having dinner and then swinging over to the Cinemark for a movie.  I would also sometimes go with a friend, who would order a salad.  I would order a burger, and then we’d split the two in half, getting the best of both worlds.

But in our recent history, Mr. Diner & I had not been to Red Robin in awhile.

Red Robin Speckled Lemonade

Mr. Diner started with a Freckled Lemonade (strawberry lemonade) in a cool, funky glass.  He said it was “super good”, but it was a fairly small portion…probably because of the cool glass.  No fret, it includes free refills.

Red Robin Burnin' Love Burger

He also got the Burnin’ Love Burger, a spicy selection featuring pepper-jack cheese, fried jalapenos, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, & chipotle mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cornmeal roll.  Sounds spicy?  Yep, it was.  But Mr. Diner likes it that way.

Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger

I ordered the Bleu Ribbon Burger, a Red Robin classic, and one that I’ve ordered several times.  It’s topped with steak sauce, crispy onion straws, bleu cheese crumbles, lettuce, tomato, & chipotle mayonnaise on an onion roll.  It wasn’t quite as good as I remembered.  The fluffy onion roll was good, but the wimpy lettuce and tasteless tomato were not.  I couldn’t taste either of the sauces, which this burger needs to add that zesty kick to it.  I also think a slice of bacon or two wouldn’t hurt, too.

Red Robin Side Salad

Burgers come with bottomless steak fries, which are good.  But you can substitute other sides for your fries if you wish.  I chose the garden side salad this time, and frankly, I enjoyed the salad more than my burger.

Red Robin Kids Pepperoni Pizza

Amazing Diner chose his kids meal favorite:  pepperoni pizza with broccoli.  He ate up the whole thing & proclaimed it good.

Red Robin Kids Corn Dog

The corn dog kids meal was a hit with the other two kids, who both chose mandarin oranges as their side.  The only issue was that it was served piping hot…much too hot for a kids entree, so they had to wait a bit to eat it.

Didn’t have dessert on this trip, but these yummy treats sure caught my eye for another time:

Red Robin Cookie Sundae Red Robin Mud Pie

Red Robin is a decent place to take the kids when you’re at the mall, but not worth a special trip, in my opinion.  They have a great movie deal at the Provo location (they also have this at The District & Layton Hills mall):  Pay $33.99 for a $20 Red Robin Gift Card, a FREE Cheese Stick Appetizer ($5.95 value) and 2 Movie Ticket vouchers. It’s like getting the 2 movie tickets for $4 each.

Entree Price:  $
Average Fork Rating:  3.8
Mr. Diner: 
Mrs. Diner:  3
Amazing Diner:  4
Sweet Diner: 4
Little Diner:  4

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