Does Red Robin Take Reservations?

Last Updated on 09/16/2021 by GS Staff

Red Robin does not typically take reservations. However, you can always call the restaurant you wish to visit to see if they can accommodate your request. This is particularly true for larger parties where you may want to give the restaurant a heads up before you arrive.

You can see Red Robin’s Twitter response regarding reservations below:

Red Robin Waitlist

While Red Robin does not take reservations, some Red Robin restaurants offer the ability for guests to add their names to the waitlist prior to arrival. If you wish to potentially add your name to the waitlist, visit You will be taken to a webpage that looks like the image below or something similar on mobile.

Click the “Locate Me” button to bring up a list of Red Robin restaurants near your location. Instead of clicking the “Locate Me” button, you can click the “Enter Your Address” button to search for locations by City & State or ZIP/Postal Code.

You will then select the restaurant you desire to dine at from the list of restaurants that are displayed. Click the red “Select Location” button under your local restaurant (see below) to be taken to instructions on how to get on the waitlist.

The instructions to get on the waitlist are essentially to call the restaurant, as displayed below. Not all locations offer the ability to call ahead, which is why you need to go through the above steps. If a Red Robin location does not participate in the call-ahead waitlist, the webpage will indicate, “Your selected Red Robin does not participate in our Call-Ahead Waitlist”.

Final Thoughts

The trend of chain restaurants has been to offer the ability for guests to join the waitlist prior to arrival instead of offering reservations. Some restaurants like Outback Steakhouse and Texas Roadhouse even allow customers to join the waitlist through their websites. Before you go to any restaurant that is expected to be busy, it is a good idea to check their website to see if they have options to get a seat quicker.

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