RED ROBIN

Address: 7111 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212

You’ve probably seen the advertisements. You’ve probably heard the jingle. If there is one thing that’s for sure, Red Robin’s PR department has done a great job of putting the brand into people’s minds (especially with the jingle). All you need to say is “Red Robin” and odds are people will know what you are talking about. This is my second time back to Red Robin (albeit a different location) but the quality between my two visits has remained the same. It was at my first visit to Red Robin when I tried a fried egg on my burger for the first time, ordering their Royal Red Robin burger. I have loved it since then, and when I’ve gone to other restaurants that also put a fried egg on the burger, I’ve also leaned towards trying it at those restaurants as well.

Red Robin’s unlimited steak fries is a certain plus, and they also serve it on the side with a nice thing of buttermilk ranch for dipping. This time around, I opted for the A.1. Peppercorn Burger, which featured a patty basted with A.1. Steak Sauce during cooking, melted Pepper Jack cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, and crispy onion straws on top. The second I took a bite out of it, I was immediately impressed. The burger was very moist and the A.1. sauce’s distinct flavor was definitely apparent. The bacon and onion straws gave the burger a great crunch and additional flavors. The added peppercorn spread and Pepper Jack cheese gave it that peppery hint of an aftertaste.  I love a variety in burger choices, especially when it comes to flavor profiles; Red Robin has impressed me with their diverse offerings of burgers.

The one thing that I will note is that the price is pretty steep for a burger. With most of the burgers on the menu tallying in over $9 each, it certainly runs more on the expensive side. The size of the burger also doesn’t justify that high of a price; I’ve gone to other restaurants that charge less and give you a larger burger. So while the quality of the burgers are fantastic, I would be more comfortable paying maybe closer to $8.00 / $8.50 for the burgers themselves.

Here are my rankings for Red Robin:

Food: 5 / 5
The number of burger choices, combined with how good they taste bite after bite, makes this rating a no-brainer for me.

Atmosphere: 4.5 / 5
The interior of the restaurant was done very nicely, with open dining areas and nice furniture. The lighting was also a little dimmer, but the larger windows allowed for more natural light to come inside.

Service: 4.5 / 5
Our waiter was really friendly and very attentive. He was always around to refill our drinks and make sure that we had everything that we needed for our meal.

Price: 3.5 / 5
The steeper price is the only thing that kind of detracts from things. I could see how the unlimited steak fries could factor in with a higher price, but I still feel that the burger should be larger for how much you’re paying.

Overall: 17.5 / 20 (88%)

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