Recently, mother and I drove from our homes in Kentucky to visit my son and daughter-in-law in Columbus, Ohio. My mother had never been to a Red Robin restaurant, so I suggested we go there for lunch. Mom can be a bit of a picky eater, but she was very pleasantly surprised!
Red Robin is known for its fabulous burgers, but it has a much more varied menu than simple hamburgers and cheeseburgers. You can find steak, salads, seafood, and vegan dishes, all at reasonable prices. The atmosphere at Red Robin is really fun and family-friendly, and the service is excellent, too. But it was the food that we really enjoyed.
Although I tend to go more for veggie burgers or a good salad, this time I ordered a real cheeseburger with steak fries. (It's okay to be bad once in a while, right?) Actually, each of us ordered a different type of burger, and they all came with "bottomless" steak fries. My daughter-in-law ordered garlic Parmesan steak fries (I tried one---absolutely yummy.), also "bottomless", meaning that if you ran low on fries during your meal, the server simply brought more. We also ordered a tower of Red Robin's tasty onion rings. Obviously, we weren't thinking of calories or fat grams at the time! (Well, we thought of them, but we actually just kind of decided to ignore them for the moment.) Luckily, we were able to box up what we couldn't eat (which was about half of our meal) and take it home, so I imagine the diet damage was minimized--for that meal anyway!
Price-wise, Red Robin is a good bargain. Each of us was able to eat for about $10, not including the tower of onion rings we shared as an appetizer. And, since the serving sizes were so generous and we had leftovers, you might say we got two meals for the price of one.
So, I suggest that, if you have a Red Robin near you but haven't tried it yet, maybe you should consider doing just that. You can eat sensibly there (although we didn't that time!) and enjoy yourself, too!