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*Chains – Red Robin

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Suggested Restaurants, U.S. Restaurants with 2 Comments

Rave #1 – Thanks to Go Dairy Free viewer Dana for sending us this recommendation, "I wanted to recommend the restaurant Red Robin, I dined there and they have a menu all done up for allergies, it was just wonderful to have that tool to use.  All you have to do is ask for it.  They have a page done up for different allergies, all you have to do is flip to the page matching your allergies."

Rave #2 – And a second enthusiastic Red Robin fan, Julie, "Red Robin is known for their burgers and has many locations throughout the U.S.  I received [allergen] information from them as my son like to go there."

Rave #3 – They just keep on coming; thanks to Stacey for sending in her experience with Red Robin, "We eat dairy free due to my son's milk protein allergy.  We discovered Red Robin has a complete list of items you can eat depending on your allergy/aversion.  A manager comes out to give you the special menu and see if you have any questions.  Very friendly and great food too!"

I followed up with the company, and you can also email them ahead of time through their website to get a copy of their allergen menus. Their allergen menus address milk allergies, egg allergies, fish allergies, peanut allergies, tree nut allergies, shellfish allergies, soy allergies, and wheat/gluten allergies. They have an interesting format, telling you what you can order rather than what you can't (most items must be ordered with modifications). I was elated to find that the Grilled Salmon Burger could actually be ordered as is, and it would arrive dairy-free!

I was unable to copy the list in, so I do recommend emailing them for your own copy. Some highlights of dairy-free (talking milk-free here) yumminess include the Salmon Burger mentioned above, the Honky Tonk BBQ Pork Burger (no banana peppers), the Bonzai Burger (sans cheese), and the Hot Apple Crisp if ordered without caramel and ice cream (but hey, it's still dessert!).

 To locate a Red Robin, see their website: www.redrobin.com

 

About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living

2 Comments

  1. Katie FennelSeptember 12, 2014 at 10:33 amReply

    Red Robin has changed the way the handle their allergy menu. It is all online now. It takes a little but to find the menu, but it is worth it. They have you select all of the allergens you are avoiding and give you a menu tailored to you. The menu tells you how you can order a menu item to fit your specific needs. For example you can order a Blue Ribbon Burger with no cheese and no onion straws and it is now dairy free. I was impressed once I was able to actually find it.

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