We were surprised to know that Red Robin offers a gluten-free menu for people with celiac disease, wheat allergy and any food allergy intolerance. Today we took our kids to the Rockaway Mall, New Jersey. When it came time to have lunch, we were having difficulty deciding on where to go for lunch because of the diet restrictions of our children. They need to maintain a gluten-free diet. My son, Cesar Michael, has celiac disease and my daughter, Cecilia Marie, has a wheat allergy.
Luckily, we were passing by the Red Robin restaurant and my wife decided to inquire whether they had a gluten-free menu. To our surprise, they did have a gluten-free and Allergen Menu. I was also impressed that their staff was well aware of the customer’s allergy needs. When we had mentioned about our son having celiac disease, they knew exactly what we meant. Our server Leo and the manager Kathy went out of their way to make sure our children got taken care of. They went over the gluten-free menu and explained their options. The manager Kathy even brought their food out which we thought was nice.
My son loves burgers. He ordered the bacon cheeseburger with fries. My daughter ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with French fries.
“This cheeseburger is one of the best ones I have had so far,” Cesar Michael said. “I’m really happy we found this place, the food tastes really good,” Cecilia Marie said.
After they had taken our orders, the waiter explained to us that our children’s food might be brought out first before ours because their order was priority. I was thrilled to know that they have separate equipment to prepare the gluten-free dishes to avoid gluten-free cross-contamination. They also explained to us that they take strict precautions in handling special dietary dishes. Kathy also explained to us that they make the French fries in a separate fryer.
I hope that by sharing our opinion and experience, it will help you provide an option when choosing a place to dine with your family. Always remember to discuss your dietary needs with your server and or restaurant manager. Red Robin provides a recommended menu items information and disclaimer for guests with wheat/gluten allergies. I would recommend it to read it by clicking here.