Vegan Guide to Red Robin: The Best Menu Options and Swaps

From plant-based burgers to bottomless vegan sides, Red Robin has plenty to offer.

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Food images courtesy of Shake Shack. Illustration by Catherine Song.

One of our favorite vegan-friendly casual dining spots, Red Robin has offered big portion burgers and brews since 1969. Red Robin earns extra credit for clearly defining their vegan options as having no meats or poultry, animal products, eggs, or milk. Not all sit-down restaurant chains offer such transparent nutrition information.

In addition to their house Vegan Veggie Patty, Red Robin now offers the Impossible Burger as a swap for any of their burgers. And in Canada, customers can order LightLife burger patties.

To make it even easier for you, we've assembled our favorites, including the best of Red Robin's signature bottomless drinks and sides. No matter what you order, you'll be saying, "Yummmm."

Order the Vegan Veggie Patty

Red Robin's custom patty was developed in partnership with Morningstar Farms. Made with millet, quinoa, rice, corn, carrots, beans, bell pepper, chickpeas, cauliflower, raisins, and cilantro, it comes in vegetarian- and vegan-friendly varieties. Be sure your server ensures your patty is indeed vegan.

Our Top Picks

You've got lots of vegan options to choose from at Red Robin, so we've picked our favorites to make your next order quick and delicious.

Southwest Chicken Salad

With black beans, avocado, tomatoes, onions, corn, lime, and tortilla strips over mixed greens, you can make your Southwest Chicken Salad vegan by swapping the chicken for an Impossible Burger or Vegan Veggie Patty, the fried jalapeño coins for jalapeños, and requesting no cheese or dressing. Add house-made salsa and a side of black beans or corn for a fiesta in your mouth.

The Madlove Burger

This twist on a classic includes citrus-marinated tomatoes, jalapeño relish, avocado, red onions, and lettuce. Order your Madlove Burger with an Impossible Burger or Vegan Veggie Patty. Swap the brioche, which contains both eggs and butter, for Wedgie Style (served on lettuce instead of bread), or choose a Classic Sesame or Tavern Bun. Hold the cheese crisp, cheese, and bacon. If your location carries it as a topping, we highly recommend adding pineapple slices.

Check Out the Allergen-Free Menu

If you have additional dietary restrictions or needs, Red Robin is committed to serving you with an allergen-friendly menu, which varies by location. To keep your meals safe from cross contact, add an allergy alert to your online order or alert your server to ensure your meal is allergen-free.

Vegan Gourmet Burgers

While you can swap any beef or chicken patty for a Vegan Veggie Patty or Impossible Burger, some of Red Robin's burgers aren't able to be made vegan. Here are our favorite ways to order yourself a burger using all the vegan toppings Red Robin has available. Make sure to order your burger Wedgie Style or a Classic Sesame Bun or Tavern Bun.

  • Burnin' Love Burger. (Swap the beef patty for a Vegan Patty or Impossible Burger, swap the fried jalapeño coins for jalapeños, and ask for no chipotle aioli, cheese, or fried whole jalapeño.)
  • Guacamole Bacon Burger. (Swap the beef patty for a Vegan Patty or Impossible Burger, swap the mayo for house-made salsa, and hold the cheese and bacon.)
  • Impossible Gourmet Cheeseburger. (Swap the mayo for house-made salsa or guacamole and hold the cheese.)
  • Keep It Simple - Beef. (Swap the beef patty for a Vegan Patty or Impossible Burger.)
  • Monster Cheeseburger. (Swap the two beef patties for Vegan Patties or Impossible Burgers, swap the mayo for house-made salsa or guacamole, and hold the cheese.)
  • Scorpion Burger. (Swap the beef patty for a Vegan Patty or Impossible Burger and swap the mayo for house-made salsa or guacamole.)
  • The Wedgie Burger. (Swap the beef patty for a Vegan Patty or Impossible Burger and hold the bacon. Comes with a bottomless side salad.)
  • Veggie Vegan Burger. (Comes with an unlimited side of steamed broccoli.)
  • The Madlove Burger. (Swap the brioche for Wedgie Style, Classic Sesame Bun, or Tavern Bun. Hold the cheese crisp, cheese, and bacon. Add pineapple slices, if available.)

Vegan Salads

Make a killer vegan salad by ordering the Bottomless House Salad without the croutons or cheese. Then pile on the add-ons (which vary by location): arugula, green leaf lettuce, iceberg, romaine, basil, cilantro, parsley, red and green cabbage, carrots, cucumber, jalapeño, red and yellow raw onion, red pepper, pineapple slices, and tortilla strips.

Dress your salad with their Oil & Vinegar Dressing, the only vegan dressing option, and a dash or two of Red Robin seasoning, which is also vegan.

Enjoy Bottomless Beverages and Sides

Red Robin's hallmark bottomless refills for drinks and sides come free with the purchase of any burger or entree. Wet your whistle with bottomless specialty lemonade, tea, or an array of fountain drinks. Unlimited vegan sides include steamed broccoli and a side salad. Come hungry!

Vegan Sides

You may have heard about Red Robin's all-you-can-eat steak fries. We regret to inform you they are not vegan, nor are any of the fried sides at Red Robin. But don't worry—you've still got a bottomless side salad or steamed broccoli, plus these other vegan Red Robin sides:

  • Apples
  • Black Beans
  • Carrots
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Corn

Vegan Sauces

Many of Red Robin's burgers distinguish themselves based on their sauces. Here are your vegan options:

  • Cocktail Sauce
  • Guacamole
  • House-Made Salsa
  • Island Heat Sauce
  • Scorpion Sauce

FAQ

Are Red Robin's fries vegan?

No, none of Red Robin's (bottomless) fried sides are vegan-friendly including the steak fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, Yukon chips, zucchini fries, and garlic fries. Red Robin's Allergen Menu flags all of these crispy bites as containing both egg and milk.

Does Red Robin have any vegan desserts?

No, none of Red Robin's desserts are vegan. All contain either eggs, milks, or both.