Red Robin, Bellingham

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Over the weekend we planned to do some shopping just over the border and have some delicious cilantro pesto pizza at Soy House in Bellingham. We got some shopping done, but ended up at Red Robin by Bellis Fair all because Soy House has temporarily moved to another location. 

To start our super late lunch, we ordered 2 appetizers to share: Brew Battered-Brats & The O-ring shorty for $5 each.  The brew battered-brats were beef, cheddar, and jalapeño hot dogs. They were quite juicy but also salty at the same time. The O-ring shorty came with 6 large onion rings. Comes to think of it, $5 for 6 rings, that’s quite expensive! They were pretty good onion rings though, crispy batter and tender onions.

I ordered the classic cheeseburger with cheddar cheese & steak fries (bottomless!), and I was quite disappointed with the burger. It was a big burger, but the patty was really dry. No juicy burgers here.

I traded half of my burger for half of a beef dip that my friend ordered, and I was so glad I made the trade because the beef dip sandwich was so much better. It was mainly because of the au jus, making the sandwich not dry. The beef in the sandwich was tender too.

Dee ordered this month’s special, the Oktoberfest burger. The burger was topped with black forest ham, swiss cheese, sauteed onions, all in a pretzel bun. I didn’t think it was very good, because he only managed to eat half of it too.

Even though the food wasn’t very good, we were all very stuffed after our lunch. It could be the portion size, or it could be all the deep frying items we consumed. Honestly, I think getting orange chicken at Panda Express would have been a more satisfying meal. For a restaurant that markets gourmet burgers, they are not doing a very good job at it.

Red Robin
100 Telegraph Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

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