Whether you’re gluten-free or have a collection of food allergies, eating out can be a pain (literally). When I found out that I couldn’t have gluten/wheat or beef anymore, I thought my gourmet hamburger days were over. But, thanks to Red Robin, it appears I was wrong.
Red Robin has several allergen-specific menus that tell you exactly what you can and can’t eat. Just inform your waiter of your specific food foe and ask to see the appropriate menu. Don’t be embarrassed, lots of people have to ask for the special menus. And your dining experience will be much safer and less stressful if you’re not just guessing and hoping things are actually gluten-free, peanut-free, or whatever you need them to be.
I ordered a grilled turkey burger, without the chipotle mayo (it has gluten), and on a gluten-free bun (there was a $1 fee but it was definitely worth it). And, instead of fries, I ordered broccoli. The gluten-free menu says that the fries do not contain any gluten ingredients but that there might be cross contamination with the fryer at some of their restaurants. If you want to go with fries, just be sure to ask your server if they use a separate fryer for the fries and whether there could be cross contamination.
The gluten-free buns aren’t available at every Red Robin, so you might want to call ahead or you can always get a lettuce wrap. I couldn’t have been happier with my order. The bun was soft and the patty was well flavored. It was perfect.
Hamburger and chicken patties as well as salads are also available gluten-free with minor alterations. Check out Red Robin’s gluten-free menu online. Happy (and safe) dining!