Red Robin has been serving up some of America’s best burgers since the 60s, tantalizing tastebuds across the nation for decades. Remember when bottomless steak fries were introduced in ’94 and people couldn’t get enough? They still can’t.
The current menu boasts 25 burgers, but I’ve narrowed down this list to eight that are true fan favorites. Topped with everything from a fried egg to heaps of chili, whichever one you end up choosing is a solid choice, that I can promise you.
8. Sautéed ‘Shroom
Even if you find yourself miles away from Philadelphia, you can still get some of that cherished cheese steak flavor in this burger teeming with garlic mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese. It might lack the onions and provolone you’re used to on your Philly cheesesteaks, but this burger is still a serious comfort food.
The name itself sounds purely exotic—and rightly should with a patty marinated in teriyaki sauce—but the burger is one you can actually make for yourself.
Some people profess a strong love for pineapple on their pizza. If you’re one such pineapple diehard, you’ll love the grilled slice that tops the lettuce and tomato on this burger—this pineapple won’t burn your mouth.
6. Royal Red Robin
Any burger described as “royal” and has been around for over 40 years deserves some special attention, this one especially from egg-lovers.
There’s no better morning duo than eggs and bacon, and after you’ve fueled up with a protein-packed breakfast you don’t want to have to slow down—luckily you can always count on the Royal Red Robin. The sunny-side up eggs that peak out from under their buns are serious #yolkporn.
5. Chili Chili™ Cheeseburger
Be warned that cheese, aioli and onions will probably spill out onto some of your fries, and you’re going to want to ask your server for some extra napkins.
4. Red Robin Gourmet Cheeseburger
Considering Red Robin’s website describes this burger as “the one that made us famous,” it would be a crime to not include it among the best. With all the works—tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pickles, mayo and whatever cheese your little heart desires including Red’s pickle relish—you can’t go wrong with this classic.
If you’re going to go for a side of fries too, you might as well make it an all-American meal and bring a milkshake into the mix.
3. Fiery Ghost Tavern Double
If you’re looking to crank up the heat while you’re out to eat, this burger is definitely for you. With oozing pepper jack, fried and fresh jalapeños, along with the infamous ghost pepper, you’ll have steam spewing from your ears even after you leave the restaurant.
2. Bleu Ribbon
This burger nearly takes home the blue ribbon with all of its combined flavors, but everyone either loves or hates bleu cheese. If you love it, the crumbles of cheese pair great with the fried onion straws, steak sauce and chipotle aioli, which all sit on a pillowy onion bun.
Red Robin’s menu suggests you order a Guinness to go along with the burger, which is grade-A advice considering the beer is amazing in as many ways as the burger is.
1. Guacamole Bacon
There is nothing that gets a crowd going more than guacamole or bacon, so Red Robin made the expert decision to marry the two on a burger. Simple classic burger toppings and Swiss cheese don’t overshadow the two stars of the sandwich, because nothing ever could.
No one will judge you for shedding some tears over this burger—yeah, it’s that good.