REVIEW: Red Robin offers welcoming atmosphere with delicious dining variety



Staff Writer Billy Smith writes that despite being slightly expensive, Red Robin provides a warm dining experience and many tasty options.

Billy Smith, Staff Writer

With February break coming up, more and more restaurants are opening to the public. One restaurant to go to with your friends or just to celebrate is Red Robin in Millbury, Massachusetts. 

Because of COVID, restaurants around the U.S. have had to put in procedures to allow indoor dining. There are currently seven Red Robin restaurants open to the public in Massachusetts (apart from the Braintree Red Robin, which is temporarily closed). 

Red Robin during COVID takes the safety of their guests seriously. They have plexiglass barriers between each booth, masks are mandatory while not eating, the staff thoroughly disinfects each booth after guests are done and they keep at least one empty booth between each party. 

The first official Red Robin restaurant was opened in Seattle in 1969 by Gerry Kingen. There are now 560 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada combined. Although a chain restaurant, the waitresses and staff make you feel otherwise with their kind and welcoming attitude.

Red Robin has a variety of food, ranging from burgers to salads and even grilled cheese, so you won’t go hungry. My personal favorite burger is the Guacamole Bacon burger ($12.69) topped with swiss or cheddar cheese, bacon and guacamole, but don’t just take my word for it. According to Spoon University, the Guacamole Bacon burger was ranked as the best burger Red Robin has to offer. 

The prices at red robin are not cheap. The appetizers alone range anywhere from $6 onion rings to $10 wings. If you decide to skip appetizers, the price range for your dinner or lunch will be anywhere from $4.99 for a salad to $14.99 for Tuscon Salmon. 

This restaurant is a great place for kids. The atmosphere is kind and relaxing with bright colors and large, padded booths. Also, everything on the kid’s menu (such as grilled cheese or chicken tenders) is under $6, which is great, especially for those friends that always order off the kid’s menu. 

Red Robin is a great place to hang out and eat despite it being a little on the pricey side. It is wonderful for any type of gathering, whether it be a graduation party or a birthday party or even just a fun night out. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is up to par. Overall this restaurant is an 8/10, and it is well worth the experience.