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chewingthefat

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Red Robin in Frederick Sat, 04/9/11 5:21 PM (permalink)
Got one opening nearby Frederick is 24 miles south, I'm there alot, is the place worth a stop, if so, what's good, if anything?
 
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    mayor al

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    Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sat, 04/9/11 6:27 PM (permalink)
    Red Robin (been in 3 or 4) tends to be a squeezed together, eat and run kind of place. Loud fast moving music prevents  most normal conversations.. Burgers are ok and Onion Rings seemed to be very good, but I am not comfortable in a 'hustle in' kind of place where the tables and booths are really jammed together.  Try it and see if they have improved their seating arrangements and turned DOWN the music.
      Kind of reminds me of TGI Fridays some years back as a 'meat-market ' for xerox workers AFTER HOURS!!!
     
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      Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sat, 04/9/11 7:12 PM (permalink)
      They have great toppings on burgers that could be used as hockey pucks.
       
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        Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 7:35 AM (permalink)
        We ate at them in Calif. many years ago. Don't bother.
         
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          Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 10:14 AM (permalink)
          Chewy - Probably not a good place for a restaurant owner to eat. Your head might explode... "They serve this crap and are this busy?"  
          Oh yeah, unlimited fries are included with their sandwiches.  Try asking for a discount for the sandwich without fries.
          Jim
           
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            Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 10:54 AM (permalink)
            Tried one with my nephew and found it loud and full of10-12 yr old sports teams out for the unlimited fries. Much better burgers elsewhere in a less chaotic atmosphere.
             
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              Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 11:09 AM (permalink)
              It's been years, but when I'd take my grandson there it was loud enough to hurt the ears, filled with little kids running around, expensive drinks (meaning shakes and stuff -- the booze was about the same as anywhere), and overpriced burgers. As an aside, by the fourth time I was there they'd removed the only burger I'd order from their menu. Oh, I believe they offer lots of French fries.
               
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                chewingthefat

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                Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 12:12 PM (permalink)
                From the above opinions, it won't last in Frederick, IMHO, graveyard of many a franchise.
                 
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                  Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 3:29 PM (permalink)
                  we have one here in fayetteville, and i didnt think it would last very long..... 8 dollar crap meat on a bun, decent toppings, endless fries is the gimmick for the way over priced burgers....(hell yea i'll give you three taters worth of fries for paying 8 bucks for 3 dollar burger)
                  but i'll be damned if they aint still here ten years later, and busier then ever from the looks of the parking lot... i dont get it, people are stupid
                   
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                    Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 3:31 PM (permalink)
                    chewingthefat
                    From the above opinions, it won't last in Frederick, IMHO, graveyard of many a franchise.

                     
                    send 'em down here, these idiots would support a place selling **** on a stick if they packaged it nicely and had a cool building
                     
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                      Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 4:17 PM (permalink)
                      Lat evening, I had to take my youngest granddaughter to a lacrosse team event which was held at Red Robin.  I had been to one before so knew well enough not to order an overdone hamburger.    I decided on a Bruschetta chicken sandwich and a glass of house white wine.(which was a very small pour).  My grandchild ordered some chicken on a stick and a root beer float..Ny sandwich was ok  but not for $10.49.  The bill with tax and tip for the two of us was  $30.00.  A terrible price to pay for below average food.   I hope I never have to take a grandchild there again for any event!
                       
                      The highlight of the meal was when a toddler came over to our table and try to get on my granddaughter's lap.  (His parents thought it was cute!
                       
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                        chewingthefat

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                        Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 5:19 PM (permalink)
                        BackAlleyBurger


                        chewingthefat
                        From the above opinions, it won't last in Frederick, IMHO, graveyard of many a franchise.


                        send 'em down here, these idiots would support a place selling **** on a stick if they packaged it nicely and had a cool building

                        LOL! I had lunch today at a place in Emmitsburg that the food was so tasteless as to be non existant, it was crowded. Granted it wasn't expensive, we went there to play a few games of Keno, legal theft by the great state of Md., fun nonetheless, while having a few Yungling drafts, but I am truly in wonder how such a crapola place has been around for over 35 years. Nothing is homemade, everything bottom of the line quality, except the beer! I must admit, it ain't the first time there, the Keno is the draw for me. I'd have it here but it's a PITA from an owners standpoint.

                         
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                          Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 5:59 PM (permalink)
                          Ha ha, Yuengling! 
                           
                          You are kidding about that being that being something other than "bottom of the line quality,"right?  Bleh!
                           
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                            Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 9:24 PM (permalink)
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                            Ha ha, Yuengling! 

                            You are kidding about that being that being something other than "bottom of the line quality,"right?  Bleh!

                            Actually, it'smy most popular selling draft.

                             
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                              Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 04/10/11 9:57 PM (permalink)
                              Undestandable. It's an old line Pennstlvania beer and you're close to Pennsytvania. And it's a good beer. Outlanders have no idea how good.
                               
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                                Re:Red Robin in Frederick Fri, 04/15/11 5:21 PM (permalink)
                                I like RR.  I love their crispy chicken sandwich.  Love the fries with their signature Red Robin seasoning salt.  Weirdly, their clam chowder is quite good too; add to it their seasoning salt.  Not bad for a chain.  I think they are one of the better ones around these days. 
                                 
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                                  Re:Red Robin in Frederick Thu, 10/31/13 6:23 PM (permalink)
                                  We went 2 nights ago. They are busy with good service. The burger was good. The fries were unlimited, and I ate too many, but they are not very good. IMO, you pay for more than you get, even with the "free" fries.
                                   
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                                    Re:Red Robin in Frederick Thu, 10/31/13 6:41 PM (permalink)
                                    I've seen them attached to outlet malls where there isn't any other choice for eating.
                                     
                                    Ate at one once.
                                     
                                    Just love when all of the fried fish pieces are clones of one another.  (Didn't feel like a burger)
                                     
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                                      Re:Red Robin in Frederick Thu, 10/31/13 7:15 PM (permalink)
                                      There are some great places to eat along the Rt. 15 corridor, through to L'bg. 
                                       
                                      Trust me, Red Robin is not among them. 
                                       
                                      In that caregory I much prefer Fuddruckers.
                                       
                                      If you're hungry and near, go. 
                                       
                                      But, it is not a "destination".
                                       
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                                        Re:Red Robin in Frederick Fri, 11/1/13 10:13 AM (permalink)
                                        chewingthefat


                                        JRPfeff


                                        Ha ha, Yuengling! 

                                        You are kidding about that being that being something other than "bottom of the line quality,"right?  Bleh!

                                        Actually, it'smy most popular selling draft.

                                         
                                        Off-topic, but Yeungling is my everyday "go-to" beer!....
                                         
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                                          Re:Red Robin in Frederick Fri, 11/1/13 10:48 AM (permalink)
                                          mar52


                                          I've seen them attached to outlet malls where there isn't any other choice for eating.

                                          Ate at one once.

                                          Just love when all of the fried fish pieces are clones of one another.  (Didn't feel like a burger)

                                          RR burgers are HIGHLY overrated but their Fish and Chips cant be beat! 
                                          You get 4 HUGE fresh pieces of fish battered to perfection and bottomless fries!  
                                          The only better TASTING Fish and Chips I have had came from two places.........the Queen Mary (small but VERY, VERY tasty) and from restaurants in Washington State where I am originally from! 
                                           
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                                            Re:Red Robin in Frederick Fri, 11/1/13 11:30 AM (permalink)
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                                            mar52


                                            I've seen them attached to outlet malls where there isn't any other choice for eating.

                                            Ate at one once.

                                            Just love when all of the fried fish pieces are clones of one another.  (Didn't feel like a burger)

                                            RR burgers are HIGHLY overrated but their Fish and Chips cant be beat! 
                                            You get 4 HUGE fresh pieces of fish battered to perfection and bottomless fries!  
                                            The only better TASTING Fish and Chips I have had came from two places.........the Queen Mary (small but VERY, VERY tasty) and from restaurants in Washington State where I am originally from! 


                                            Please don't shoot, but - with few exceptions - I have always found restaurants in Cali "lacking".  One of the few exceptions is the one I assume you cite:  Sir Winston's on board the magnificent Queen Mary. 
                                             
                                            And, unlike Red Robin, it is quiet and not over-run by screeching crumb-crunchers!  
                                             
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                                              Re:Red Robin in Frederick Fri, 11/1/13 11:35 AM (permalink)
                                              chewingthefat


                                              From the above opinions, it won't last in Frederick, IMHO, graveyard of many a franchise.


                                              Frederick is a true jewel of a town. 
                                               
                                              After they and Western Maryland secede from the People's Republic of Maryland I'd definitely consider retiring there.
                                               
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                                                Re:Red Robin in Frederick Fri, 11/1/13 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                                MetroplexJim


                                                chewingthefat


                                                From the above opinions, it won't last in Frederick, IMHO, graveyard of many a franchise.


                                                Frederick is a true jewel of a town. 

                                                After they and Western Maryland secede from the People's Republic of Maryland I'd definitely consider retiring there.

                                                It really is Jim, lots to do, see, explore, decent restaurants, not expensive, friendly folks, low crime!

                                                 
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                                                  Re:Red Robin in Frederick Fri, 11/1/13 10:29 PM (permalink)
                                                  Chewy, I drive pass one all the time..............
                                                   
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                                                    Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 11/3/13 12:13 PM (permalink)
                                                    MetroplexJim


                                                    There are some great places to eat along the Rt. 15 corridor, through to L'bg. 

                                                    Trust me, Red Robin is not among them. 

                                                    In that caregory I much prefer Fuddruckers.

                                                    If you're hungry and near, go. 

                                                    But, it is not a "destination".

                                                    You are absolutely correct about Red Robins in as much as their Burgers are horrible but to re-iterate again........  Their Fish & Chips are VERY hard to beat!  BIG fresh pieces of fish with the bottomless fries are great! The Red salt they have is also great but we get the Buffalo Wing hot sauce and dip ours in it!
                                                    As to Fuddruckers............  sadly they are ALL gone in San Diego and who knows elsewhere!  Pricey but oh so good!    IMHO the best burger locally here is Smash burgers.
                                                     
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                                                      Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 11/3/13 12:33 PM (permalink)
                                                      I've only been to the one in Anchorage and the food was very good.  Burgers much better than Smashburger, good fries, good drinks.  Never had their fish & chips.....I save that for Wholey's in Pittsburgh!
                                                       
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                                                        Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 11/3/13 2:31 PM (permalink)
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                                                        MetroplexJim


                                                        There are some great places to eat along the Rt. 15 corridor, through to L'bg. 

                                                        Trust me, Red Robin is not among them. 

                                                        In that caregory I much prefer Fuddruckers.

                                                        If you're hungry and near, go. 

                                                        But, it is not a "destination".

                                                        You are absolutely correct about Red Robins in as much as their Burgers are horrible but to re-iterate again........  Their Fish & Chips are VERY hard to beat!  BIG fresh pieces of fish with the bottomless fries are great! The Red salt they have is also great but we get the Buffalo Wing hot sauce and dip ours in it!
                                                        As to Fuddruckers............  sadly they are ALL gone in San Diego and who knows elsewhere!  Pricey but oh so good!    IMHO the best burger locally here is Smash burgers.


                                                        You've convinced me with the Queen Mary comparison.  The Mrs. and I will go try their fish & chips.
                                                         
                                                        BTW: there are still some Fuddrucker's in San Diego.  Lord knows, they are still plentiful here in Texas.
                                                         
                                                        Fudd's founder, Phil Romano, lives in here Dallas and is still "incubating restaurant concepts".  Here's his house on Strait Lane where among his neighbors are H. Ross and Margot Perot.
                                                        <message edited by MetroplexJim on Sun, 11/3/13 2:33 PM>
                                                         
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                                                          Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 11/3/13 3:38 PM (permalink)
                                                          MetroplexJim


                                                          iluvcfood


                                                          MetroplexJim


                                                          There are some great places to eat along the Rt. 15 corridor, through to L'bg. 

                                                          Trust me, Red Robin is not among them. 

                                                          In that caregory I much prefer Fuddruckers.

                                                          If you're hungry and near, go. 

                                                          But, it is not a "destination".

                                                          You are absolutely correct about Red Robins in as much as their Burgers are horrible but to re-iterate again........  Their Fish & Chips are VERY hard to beat!  BIG fresh pieces of fish with the bottomless fries are great! The Red salt they have is also great but we get the Buffalo Wing hot sauce and dip ours in it!
                                                          As to Fuddruckers............  sadly they are ALL gone in San Diego and who knows elsewhere!  Pricey but oh so good!    IMHO the best burger locally here is Smash burgers.


                                                          You've convinced me with the Queen Mary comparison.  The Mrs. and I will go try their fish & chips.

                                                          BTW: there are still some Fuddrucker's in San Diego.  Lord knows, they are still plentiful here in Texas.

                                                          Fudd's founder, Phil Romano, lives in here Dallas and is still "incubating restaurant concepts".  Here's his house on Strait Lane where among his neighbors are H. Ross and Margot Perot.

                                                          How interesting about the Fudduckers in San Diego!  I thought they had all vanished!   The one we used to go to was about 2 miles if that from where we lived and was NEVER crowded!  Imagine our surprise one day when we went there for dinner and the place was boarded up!  No warning no nothing! 
                                                          The ones you listed in San Diego are well over 30 minute drive from us so that's out of the question for a Burger!  Smash Burgers is about 3 minutes from us so I'll do them from time to time!  
                                                          Mar I think can vouch for this but about 10 minutes from us is Ruby's where they serve some of the absolute best  burgers I have ever eaten!  Their specialty fries are to die for!  I especially like the Garlic or Blue Cheese fries! 
                                                          Besides their Burgers the other sandwiches are awesome! 
                                                           
                                                          http://www.rubys.com/1-menu/lunch.aspx
                                                           
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                                                            Re:Red Robin in Frederick Sun, 11/3/13 6:00 PM (permalink)
                                                            Woops, I'm confusing Red Robin with Ruby's Diner.
                                                             
                                                            I have eaten at Red Robin in Tustin and I did have the fish and chips that were great.
                                                             
                                                            It's Ruby's I didn't care for.
                                                             
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