Long review ahead. It will be worth to read how gluten-UNfriendly this place is, but for those who don’t want to read, I’ll tell you this: find another place to eat or eat at home. This place does not take allergy protocol seriously and does not know what gluten free truly is. This place is completely unsafe for celiacs. I have celiac disease and have been to this restaurant 3 times. All 3 times were not a pleasant experience. You’d think I would learn the first time, but seeing so many raves on Facebook about RRs amazing gluten free menu and how safe everyone was, I kept deciding to give it a try. The first time, a few months ago, I ask for the gluten free menu (they have tablets they bring to the table for allergy selection) and she told me to look it up on my phone. Not sure why it’s assumed I have a smart phone or the ability to look the menu up myself, but okay. I look it up and it’s not easy to access from my phone. It’s glitchy, it’s slow, and it’s all in all hard to navigate. I wished they had given me a tablet but I thought maybe this location didn’t have them. I ordered a gluten free burger off of the menu and said “so of course the gluten free bun and none of the sauces that come on the original burger, I’ll need gluten free sauces on the side”. The waitress then proceeds to ask me what else on the burger has gluten, which I find astonishing as I believe all waitresses should come equipped with that knowledge or should be able to ask the kitchen staff. I told her I don’t know, but according to this menu I believe it’s just the original bun and original sauces. So please a gluten free bun, no sauces on burger, and I asked for a special gluten free sauce on the side. I told her I have severe celiac disease so will get really sick if my burger is not prepared properly. I can’t have any gluten at all touch my burger, so I’ll need the staff to change gloves and use clean utensils. She acted confused and mad that I was asking for such allergy protocol to take place. I get my burger back and the burger has the original gluten sauce on the burger, which I told her a couple different times I could NOT have on my burger. I asked her to remake my burger because if they just replace the bun, but not the whole patty, I will get sick. It comes back out and it’s fine. The second time I went, my husband ordered it over the phone for me and we went to pick it up for carry out. He stressed over the phone that they HAVE to change gloves before handling my food and make sure nothing with gluten touches my food as I can get extremely sick and last time it wasn’t made correctly. I get it out to the car, and lo and behold, it isn’t gluten free (has the original BBQ sauce that contains gluten) again. I sent it back in with my husband and asked for a refund. The last, and it WILL be my last, time of going in and ordering food was yesterday afternoon. I asked for the gluten free menu (thinking surely they have tablets as I saw another table with a tablet) and she told me look it up on my phone. 🙄 so I did. It, again, wasn’t working the way it should. She then comes over and tells me “she can bring me a tablet over if the phone isn’t working”—something she should have offered in the beginning. I order my food and stress the important allergy protocol I need the kitchen staff to take. I get my food out and there is no purple toothpick indicative of a gluten-free burger. I pointed that out to her and the waitress says “oh I can get that for you if you want”—I said no, that not what I mean. I want to know my burger is safe. That it is COMPLETELY gluten free. She tells me yes it is. I check it over and it SEEMS okay (gluten free bun, no sauces on burger). Okay, then. I eat, and about 15 minutes into eating I start getting my celiac symptoms. By a few hours later, I was puking out of the car door by the side of the road and sick all night long. Point of this long review: celiacs, find a different place to eat, or at least at a different location. I’ve spoken to the manager about this, and he doesn’t seem knowledgeable about gluten free procedures. This Red Robin is not celiac safe and quite frankly I wouldn’t trust any RR at this point. They don’t have a dedicated kitchen space and they do not produce gluten free burgers even when stressed as much as you can for it to be gluten free. This place may make you sick if you’re sensitive like me. Next time I go to Red Robin with family, especially to this location, I’ll stick with a pop.
always safe to eat here for me
I think our visit to this Red Robin was doomed from the start. We asked for a gluten free menu (we have gotten them from other locations) and they told us they no longer carry them to look it up on our phone. Gf menu was difficult to find from a phone. When ordering we talked to the server told him the order was gluten free he seemed knowledgable giving recommendations on which burgers would be gluten free and ordered a gf bun. Also questioned about the fries being prepared gf as each location is different and the server indicated yes but with no seasoning. Fast forward to the meal coming out and the burger came on a regular bun. Talked to the server and sent it back to be made again (not just switch out the bun). Meal came out a second time and appeared to be gf. Well apparently either the fries were not gf as suggested or they cross contaminated the burger because ended up sick.
Amazing GF burgers and fries I will definitely be going back.
We've been here many times and have never had an issue with the unseasoned fries or the GF buns. The food is great and the service is awesome at this Red Robin. I've been to many in the chain without issue and I have an extreme sensitivity so this is important to me. This has to be my favorite location though.
Burgers are great - I order them lettuce wrapped (I haven't tried the gluten free bun). Steak fries are gf just ask for no seasoning.
Since going gf free, we have been thrilled to find many places offering gf buns for hamburgers, That being said, most are clearly not as good as regular. Only 2 have stood out: Cooper's Hawk in Annapolis (they bake their own) and nor, Red Robin. It was so delicious I had to check to make sure it was not gluten. (like Glory Days, the food is served with a colored marker to assure that it is gf) Our waitress was informative, the food was terrific, and we are 2 days out with no issues. We loved the burger, the plank style fries were crispy outside, creamy inside and the cole slaw fresh and yummy. We will be back and next time we will try a milk shake!!!
I had a wonderful experience! I had a GF bun with my burger. Very fresh and tasty! Endless fries in a GF fryer. Our waiter was super sweet too.
This is my first time actually reviewing and not just reading other reviews. This place is so great I have to add my two cents. Super knowledgeable, super understanding, and super, super safe!!! EDIT: This has been our go to place for two years. The last time we went we ordered the same thing we always order and both my celiac twins got violently ill. I called and the manager confirmed everything we ordered should have been safe. The unknown is the worst part because now we can’t go back since we don’t know what happened. It’s so sad.
As one of the first restaurants to offer GF bread, we’ve found Red Robin increasingly difficult - or maybe just this location? No help with what is GF; my WiFi has issues in the restaurant making it hard to look up the options; even if it will connect, the seasonal burgers are never updated to the app that we’ve been able to tell. Tonight I ordered the Grand Brie for $14.99 plus an extra $2 for a GF bun. I was so disappointed. The burger was brought to me, and I had to check to see why there was a pat of butter on my burger. It wasn’t butter. THAT was the Brie! The server came to ask if everything was delicious. I avoided eye contact, so she sent a manager. I opened the burger, and the manager proceeded to look and ask what specifically I was disappointed with. The amount of cheese? The burger? She offered a new one, but the appropriate response would be, “Oh, wow. We really feel short of the mark on that one. Let me get you another!” To their credit, the server was super sweet, and they comped my meal. Still, the food here continues to struggle on the GF spectrum compared to other places in terms of menu option being accessible, taste and quality of the GF buns, and price.
They have dedicated frier for fries and gluten free buns The seasoning for the fries says gluten free on the container It was wonderful I have celiac and its been a long time since I have been able to have a fun and fries at the same restraunt!! wooo hoo
Red Robin is one of two restaurants that we seek out in cities we are visiting. All of the wait staff have been very knowledgeable and we have never been glutened. They have a very limited selection of burgers that can be prepared gluten-free so hope over time they add to their repertoire of burgers.
Horrible!!! Not celiac friendly at all!!! The waitress assured me everything was gluten free, the manager came out and made sure of my order. They still sent out a wheat bun!!!!!!! Terrible- don’t trust them. The only reason they got one star is because I couldn’t post it without putting one star.
I always get a burger on a GF bun and GF sweet potato fries! It’s delicious and I never get sick!
We usually have a great time at Red Robin - not at this one on the corner of Robson and Thurlow Streets in Vancouver, BC. Our gluten free orders came on gluten free buns, but had other gluten containing ingredients on the sandwiches, despite the emphasis we put on the importance of keeping the food safe. If it wasn’t for a vigilant eye, two of our party would have been incredibly sick. The service otherwise was not great either. Drinks left empty for long periods. Other inaccuracies in the order. A horrible experience.
Great food. Knowledgeable waitress. GF menu with many options. Designated cooking station. One cook to handle all allergen foods and another cook to handle all other foods. Well worth the visit. I eat at a R.R. In Augusta and was very impressed. Came here, same dedication. Thank you Red Robin.
Never had any issues here and we go a lot. Love the dedicated fries fryer, don’t forget the fries seasoning, delicious!
Staff helpful and knowledgeable of Celiacs. Food good. Price good. GF menu. The menu says grilled burgers my have cross-contamination. When I asked the waitress about it she reassured me they are not cross-contaminated as they have changed the way the burgers are grilled. It was nice to eat a familiar meal with no worries.
So delicious! Server was very knowledgeable and reinsured me she would let the kitchen know it was an allergy. The bun was good too!
I have Celiac and two of my children do as well. It was my son’s birthday yesterday so we went as a family to this Red Robin location for dinner to celebrate. My husband spoke to the manager when we arrived about our needs. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. They have GF options available to peruse on a ipad (we had already looked online at home), a separate fryer for GF French fries, and a good list of options. Our waitress was also great, making sure that the GF food was clearly marked when it arrived at the table and double checking on items when I asked (tortilla chips on the top of the chili). They took good care of us and made me feel at ease, which is not easy!
Best Red Robin location we have been to so far that’s celiac friendly—my daughter didn’t get cross contamination AND we accidentally left/lost her Nima gluten sensor while dining—1 week later we called/they had found it and put in safe in case we came back looking for it! Very impressed w/this location/team!!
Had Danielle as a waitress who was very understanding and helpful even though it was a Friday night and they were very busy. The hamburger was fantastic and the bun was so good I had to make sure it was gluten free. I even bought some to take home. I waited to post to make sure I did not ha e any reactions and none whatsoever!
Told the server our needs and had no problems. Food was tasty. Had the bacon cheeseburger with pepper jack, gf bun, and fries. Burger came out with a pick in it to denote gf.
This location I would not consider safe at all. We are there after asking all our usual questions and making sure they understood we have celiacs and aren’t just sensitive. We all had reactions from the food for the next 3 days. Really sad because usually Red Robin is awesome
Great overall experience. Requested allergen menu and was given tablet to search for options. Hostess and Server were kind, friendly and concerned for our safety. We enjoyed the vegan veggie burger on gluten free bun (gf/df) and freckled lemonade. Most importantly, we did not experience any symptoms.
Went there last night and was served a burger on a regular bun, but told everyone else order was gluten free (a lettuce wrapped hamburger and a grilled chicken patty) They fixed it, but something went wrong. My husband and I both started to bloat to the point, I looked 9 months pregnant and my skin started feeling like it was tearing. We don’t know what exactly happened because there has only been one other time that I had gotten that sick and it was when I first got diagnosed and didn’t check the label on a glutenous candy.
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