We had a busy weekend with soccer and found ourselves at dinner time and HUNGRY! I had been telling my husband I was hearing good things about Red Robin and gluten free buns and french fries. I can tell you now I will be verifying one claim and debunking the other — at least with my experience.
Gluten Free Bun at Red Robin
As I mentioned, I was telling my husband on Sunday that word on the street is that Red Robin now had gluten free buns and we should try it some time. So he took the next exit and suddenly we were there! Emma ordered a bacon cheeseburger off the gluten free menu. They asked if she wanted the gluten free bun and she said yes.
When she bit into it, she was in heaven. She literally was doing a happy dance in her seat while she was eating. “This bun is REALLY good,” she said. I think it was even made better by the fact that she, for the first time, had bacon on her cheeseburger. Doesn’t everything taste better with bacon?
I can report to you the bun was from French Meadow Bakery in Eagan, MN. Just look at the photo. It looks like the perfect burger doesn’t it? You wouldn’t have a clue this is gluten free. Good job guys!
Red Robin French Fries
The next item I had heard was the fries were gluten free! I am here to debunk that claim — at least at my Red Robin location. Actually the way it was explained on the menu– the fries technically are gluten free, but they go in a fryer that may contaminate them. I double checked with the server and she confirmed that location did not have a dedicated fryer. Emma had a caesar salad (no croutons) as her side and was happy with that.
But back to the fries. My friend who lives in the Virginia/DC area says the Red Robin near her actually has a dedicated gluten free fryer for the french fries and was able to have them with her gluten free bunned burger.
I am saying– don’t plan on the fries when you go gluten free at Red Robin…just be pleasantly surprised if they are a safe option. But based on our experience there, fries or no fries, Emma wants to go back.