Red Robin (Guildford Town Centre)
There used to be a time back in the 80’s when going out for gourmet burgers meant heading out to Red Robin. Many of the locations have closed over the years (probably due to the competition nowadays). We were starving and passing by the Guildford area so we stopped by for some grub. The decor in here looks exactly like how all of the other locations looked 25 years ago. Maybe it’s the sameness that some people like.
We started our meal with a Strawberry Milkshake and a Root Beer Float. I found that the root beer float left a lot to be desired. The Dad’s root beer seemed flat and the soft serve ice cream really isn’t a good substitute for regular ice cream.
If you like crunchy onion rings, the Towering Onion Rings will satisfy you and fill you up. After a few of these large rings, I was starting to get full.
Since I’ve tried most of their burgers over the years, I decided to try their new Smoke and Pepper Burger with black-pepper bacon, aged cheddar, house-made Smoke & Pepper ketchup, on a toasted ciabatta bun. It wasn’t bad but I found the bun would have held up better if it was toasted slightly.
The Steak Fajitas is really a sight to behold when it arrives (this is a dish that really made a big hit back in the 90’s). Served on a sizzling hot plate, you can see the steam still wafting in the air in the picture below. Of course, given all of the sauces and wrappers, etc… ordering this dish tends to take up a lot of room on the table. I find that they give you a lot of onions in this dish… not that I’m complaining as I love grilled onions… I wound up putting some of the onions on my burger and it really kicked it up a notch.
Given all of the gourmet burger places you can go to today, it’s a wonder if Red Robin will be able to stick around.
10237 – 10355 152nd Street