Red Robin (Downtown Bellevue) 2.5 Stars
Address: 11021 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-453-9522
Directions: See a Map
Cuisine: American
Price Range: $7-$12 entrees
Best Bets: Big greasy burgers and fries
Worst Bets: The "ligher fare"


Red Robin is now a big chain, but this Bellevue location has been here as long as I have (over 10 years). It's one of the few places downtown open late, which makes it a big teen hangout on the weekends. Come here if you're looking for hearty greasy burgers, but not if you're looking for something light. They have a few token "light" items, but I've never had good experiences with them.

This visit, we tried the Royal Red Robin burger (with cheese, bacon and a fried egg!) and a soup/salad combo. The Royal is an artery clogger, but definitely tasty. The soup and salad was disappointing... heavy soup, mediocre salad, and some butter-soaked toast on the side. At least the burger come with Red Robin's signature bottomless steak fries.

While every Red Robin is a little different, Redmondites now have one right in Redmond Town Center, so the trip to Bellevue is unnecessary. However, if you happen to be in Bellevue after a late movie, Red Robin is a great option for a late-night bite.

Bottom Line: Good, heavy burgers. Not for vegetarians or dieters.

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