Cuisine: American, Bar & Grill, Burgers, Dessert
Restaurant Features: Bar, Kids Menu, On-Site Parking
Locations: Apple Valley, Plymouth and Shoreview, MN
Addresses & Maps:
Apple Valley– 15560 Cedar Ave. Apple Valley, MN 55124 (952)997-6250
Plymouth– 2669 Campus Drive Plymouth, MN 55441 (952)997-6250
Shoreview– 1090 Gramsie Road Shoreview, MN 55126 (651)766-8417
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm
Atmosphere: The Shoreview Red Robin is located just off 694 and Lexington Ave , in a large stand-alone building next to the Hampton Inn. The decor is contemporary and somewhat industrial, with exposed air ducts,etc up above and abstract-patterned booths and tables gracing the dining room floor. The walls are adorned with a variety of interesting memorabilia and framed posters.
The Expediting window is open to the dining room and is a very busy place as servers quickly grab hot fries and burgers to take to their customers. I happened to be sitting on the other side of a partition from it and had this lovely view. Our table had a lamp similar to the ones you see here, with the exception that it wasn’t a heat map, just a mini spot-light on our food!
The Shoreview location also has a nice bar area just inside the main entrance, with more booths as well as an extra-long pub table that can be used for big groups.
Menu: Appetizers at Red Robin include Towering Onion Rings, Riblets & Chips, Buzzard Wings, Chili Nachos, Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas, Creamy Artichoke and Spinach Dip, Chili Con Queso, and Guacamole & Salsa with Chips.
Soup options at Red Robin include French Onion Soup, Homemade Chili, Clam Chowder, and Chicken Tortilla Soup. Salad offerings include Mighty Caesar, Asian Chicken, Cobb, Apple Harvest Chicken, Crispy Chicken Tender, Grilled Chicken and Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad.
Premium Sandwiches offered at Red Robin are the Grilled Salmon, Grilled Chicken, Crispy Arctic Cod, Lettuce-Wrap Burger, Garden Burger, Boca Burger, California Chicen, Chicken Teriyaki, Crispy Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken, Blackened Chicken, Simply Grilled Chicken, Bruschetta Chicken, and Chicken Caprese Sandwich. Lighter sandwiches include BLT with Avocado Croissant, Chicken Cesar Wrap, BBQ Chicken Wrap. All sandwiches come with bottomless steak fries.
Gourmet Burger offerings at Red Robin are the Banzai Burger (marinated in teriyaki with pineapple), Bleu Ribbon, Guacamole Bacon, Royal Red Robin, Whiskey River BBQ, Shroom and Swiss, Bacon Cheeseburger, A-1 Peppercorn Burger, All-American Patty Melt, Red Robin Gourmet Cheeseburger, and Burnin Love Burger. All burgers come with bottomless steak fries.
Red Robin’s Entrees include Clucks & Fries (chicken tenders), Jumbo Shrimp & Slaw Platter, Creamy Mac N’ Cheese, Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta, Prime Rib Dip, Riblet Basket, Arctic Cod Fish & Chips, Red’s Rice Bowl with Chicken Teriyaki, Grilled Chicken Alla Caprese, and Ensenada Chicken Platter
Desserts at Red Robin include any of their Ice Cream Shakes and Malts, Hot Fudge Sundae, and Hot Apple Crisp.
Items on the Kids Menu include Burger, Corn Dog, Cheesy Mac N’ Cheese, Pizza, Grilled Chicken on a Stick, Spaghetti, Chicken Fingers, Grilled Cheese, and Chick-N-Cheese Quesadilla.
Price guide: Appetizers $5-10 *Soup $3/5 *Salads $6-10 *Sandwiches $9-10 *Gourmet Burgers $9-10 *Entrees $9-13 *Desserts $3-6 *Kids Menu $5
What we ordered: My companion and I shared a Strawberry Malt which was like Heaven in a glass. Ice cream is one of my most favorite of foods and if it is going to be mixed with fruit it also better be mixed with a lot of malt powder! It had a great amount of strawberries mixed in, making it perfectly fruity and creamy. It was topped with a good amount of whipped cream and sprinkles as well. Almost too thick to sip through a straw which is just how a malt should be.
Just about everything on the menu looked good but since this was my first-ever visit, a burger was the only choice I would be satisfied with. The Burnin Love Burger came highly recommended from our server and the spiciness sounded right up my alley. Every element to this burger was all about the spice, from the Jalapeno infused kaiser roll, the cayenne-seasoned beef patty, to the pepper jack cheese, the crispy fried jalapenos and the chipotle mayo. Oh, I can’t forget the salsa! It also had sliced tomato and shredded lettuce. This burger was awesome! It was spicy but not to the point where your face is going to burn off or anything. All the burgers at Red Robin come with bottomless steak fries, how great is that?
My companion ordered the Blue Ribbon Burger, which is one I would likely get on another visit. The 1/2 lb burger of juicy beef is basted with a steak sauce then placed upon a bed of crispy onion straws then topped with bleu cheese crumbles, shredded lettuce and tomato. It is all placed on a freshly baked onion bun. After having one bite of this burger, I think I could eat onion straws on every single burger I eat from now on. I love the sweet and crunchy texture. Yum! And meat with bleu cheese? Double Yum!
Service: We had an adorable, friendly server who was genuinely great at her job. She made good suggestions and stopped by frequently to refill sodas and water. and our food was served quickly.
Overall Impression: I know Red Robin is a big chain and I tend to avoid the Big Guys, but I won’t be able to stop myself from heading back to Red Robin for another delicious burger and malt very soon!