After years of seeing commercials for this US fast food chain and hearing from others about how great their burgers were, I finally gave in to see if there was one en route or near to where we were headed on vacation.  I finally talked my family into stopping at one for lunch just so I could check them out.

I was told to try their strawberry lemonade as it was THE BESTEST EVER.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a connoisseur of lemonade but their strawberry lemonade being ‘the bestest’?  After I ordered it, I saw that you could get a light version of it (sugar free). Do you know how sad I was about that?


Strawberry Lemonade
(full sugared lemonade with strawberry jam…and syrup?)

After perusing the menu for what seemed like eons, I decided on a regular bacon cheeseburger with onion rings instead of the bottomless fries.   The presentation was ‘pretty’ but its just a burger with 5 onion rings or 5 beefsteak fries.

Bacon Cheeseburger w/onion rings

Overall, I wasn’t impressed. It was average. Edible. It was only a bacon cheeseburger with onion rings.  I did try a few of the hubster’s fries and he did order another round since they were bottomless. When it arrived, it was another wax paper lined plastic basket with 5 beefsteak fries arrived. Seriously?

Have the hubster and I become burger snobs?  He confessed that it wasn’t as good as he recalled was when he was younger, having frequented the chain.  The decor is still the same but the food has definitely gone downhill. Their slogan is catchy but now I’ll know better.   In a roundabout way, I felt like we ate at a sit down version of McDonald’s but with sub par food. Is that even possible?  Would I eat there again? Probably but it won’t be my first choice.

Red Robin!! Yum!!! – NOT!

Have you been to Red Robin? Did you enjoy it?