Dietitian Picks for Your Family at Red Robin

When a family-friendly meal out is just what you and the kiddos need, Red Robin has the casually fun atmosphere and tasty food you’re looking for. There are only a few restaurants that my kids request by name (the rest of the time, requests are usually just for a specific food or cuisine), and Red Robin is just one of those restaurants.

We always have fun when we head to our local Red Robin, checking out the pictures and memorabilia on the walls, chatting with the hosts, servers, and often the manager, and the kids even get a couple quarters to use in the toy machines by the door. Those toy machines may be part of why this restaurant tops my kids’ list of favorite restaurants, but great food is the biggest reason we keep going back again and again.

Find your nearest Red Robin, pull up a chair, and enjoy a dietitian-recommended menu choice like these with family and friends:

Keep It Simple Burger-Special Request (440 calories, 20 g fat, 750 mg sodium)
Red Robin is certainly known for its wide variety of burgers! When a classic is what you’re craving, try this Sodium Savvy choice with fire-grilled petite beef patty and lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions served on the side. Order the freckled Fruit Salad as your side to keep calories and fat down and servings of fiber-rich fruits and veggies up.

Grilled Turkey Burger Special Request (620 calories, 27 g fat)
Add a little spice to your meal with this seasoned turkey patty, fire-grilled and layered with lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and zesty chipotle aioli on a whole grain bun. Skip the steak fries, which are not friends with your diet, and opt for a salad (dressing on the side) instead. Be sure to request no butter on the burger bun and less chipotle aioli (1/2 fl. oz.) to keep this a Healthy Dining choice. You’ll get all the flavor with fewer calories.

Ensenada Chicken Platter (1 Chicken Breast) (270 calories, 11 g fat)
For those days when you’re looking for flavor without the bun, try this menu choice. It’s a tender, grilled chicken breast with Baja-style flavor, thanks to being basted with a zesty Mexican blend of seasonings and topped with freshly prepared salsa and a creamy salsa-ranch drizzle. The platter is served with a side salad, dressing on the side, making it a great choice for muscle-building lean protein, weight-friendly veggies, and good overall health.