Red Robin’s burgers a hit

The cheery red exterior of the Red Robin draws you in, but it isn’t until you actually enter this eatery that you experience the playful and upbeat personality of the restaurant.

The walls are covered from top to bottom with pictures and memorabilia that make you want to get up and take a closer look. The huge, open kitchen, topped by a bright red tile wall motif, is another nice feature of Red Robin. Even the oversized menus seem made for fun.

The menu harkens back to the old 1950s diners with many of its standards. Burgers are big and juicy, milkshakes and malts are “monster” sized, and you’ll even find a rootbeer float on the menu.

Although there is a bar on one side of the restaurant, Red Robin prides itself on the family dining experience it offers for lunch and dinner. You can start with a towering portion of onion rings ($7.29) if you have a gang to share it with you. Red Robin’s crispy and thick onion rings are a meal in themselves. You get five colossal rings in a tower, and they’re served with tangy campfire sauce and ranch dressing for dipping.

The house specialties are indicated by a red “RR” next to the item, and two of those are included on the starter menu. Buzzard wings with chilled celery and blue cheese dressing to cool the fiery taste are a hot item ($7.99) as are the clucks and fries ($8.79). This appetizer is fresh-fried chicken breast tenders. Red Robin’s special, thick-cut fries are also popular as a main dish.

The Robin’s signature gourmet burgers are the biggest sellers on the menu, and if you taste one of these classics you’ll know the reason. The original cheeseburger ($7.99) is the one that made Red Robin famous, and you can top it with your favorite cheese, including provolone, pepper-jack, and blue, not just the usual cheddar and Swiss. We’re hooked on the blue cheese burger, which comes packed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, mayonnaise and the restaurant’s own pickle relish.you taste one of these classics you’ll know the reason. The original cheeseburger ($7.99) is the one that made Red Robin famous, and you can top it with your favorite cheese, including provolone, pepper-jack, and blue, not just the usual cheddar and Swiss. We’re hooked on the blue cheese burger, which comes packed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, mayonnaise and the restaurant’s own pickle relish.

There are four chicken burgers, including a barbecued chicken burger topped with melted cheddar, crispy onion straws, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The chicken burgers are priced at $8.79. Red Ro

There are four chicken burgers, including a barbecued chicken burger topped with melted cheddar, crispy onion straws, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The chicken burgers are priced at $8.79. Red Robin even features grilled salmon burger ($8.99). For carb-watchers, there’s a lettuce-wrapped protein burger or a garden burger for $7.99.

Don’t be afraid to venture into the entree section of the menu for some great platters. The Arctic cod fish and chips ($9.99) is another “RR” item, but you can also get opt for the Nantucket seafood scatter ($11.49), which gives you a sampling of cod, crunchy Cajun spiced shrimp, clam strips and of course the steak fries.
Red Robin is at 4373 La Jolla Village Dr. Call (858) 450-0343.

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