I know I have been singing Weight Watchers praises from the rooftops for a while now but seriously, you can eat anything you want and still lose weight with this program. Doesn't get much more exciting than that! By request… check out this Weight Watchers Red Robin Guide to prepare you for your next visit.
Weight Watchers Red Robin Survival Guide
Low Point Weight Watchers Options at Red Robin
Red Robin House Salad (3 FSP)
Red Robin Simply Grilled Chicken Salad (5 FSP)
Ensenada Chicken Platter (6 FSP)
Simply Grilled Chicken (7 FSP)
Red Robin Weight Watchers Soups
Chili (3 FSP for the cup) – Make your own at home
Chicken Tortilla Soup (7 FSP for the cup, 13 FSP for the bowl)
French Onion Soup (7 FSP for the cup, 14 FSP for the bowl) – Make your own at home
Baked Potato Soup (10 FSP for the cup)
Red Robin Weight Watchers Swaps
Save 7 points by swapping Red Robin Avo-Cobb-O-Salad (12 FSP) for Red Robin Simply Grilled Chicken Salad (5 FSP)
Save 5 points by swapping Red Robin Mac N Cheese (side – 11 FSP) for Red Robin Chili Bowl (6 FSP)
Save 27 points(!!) by swapping Red Robin Pig Out Tavern Burger (36 FSP) for Kid's Beef Burger (9 SP)
Use this post to come up with your own awesome swaps.
Weight Watchers Points for Red Robin Buns
If you get your burger (or chicken!) wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun, you will save 5-7 points. Watch the condiments like mayo and dressings, too.
Multi-Grain Bun (5 FSP)
Classic Sesame Bun (7 FSP)
Gluten-Free Bun (7 FSP)
For example, the Ghost Tavern Burger is 22 FSP. Assuming the points calculated are with a Classic Sesame Bun, you can subtract 7 points, making it 15 FSP.
Weight Watchers Red Robin Burgers
There are ways to make burgers less points! Get chicken instead of beef, and/or skip the cheese, mayo, and sauces.
Build your own low point meal at Red Robin:
Grilled Chicken (2 FSP) – This is a guess because the kid's grilled chicken is 0 FSP and the grilled chicken plain is not listed on the app. Estimating, I count it as 2 FSP because of the oil used to cook the chicken.
Add a fried egg for 1 FSP.
Pickles, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, etc are all zero points so stack them up!
Points for Cheeses:
Provolone Cheese (3 FSP)
Cheddar Cheese (4 FSP)
Swiss Cheese (4 FSP)
Pepper Jack Cheese (4 FSP)
American Cheese (5 FSP)
Bleu Cheese (6 FSP)
You could also eat a kid's burger instead of a regular one. The buns are smaller so don't subtract 7 points for them. I'd guess more like 2 or 3, but I couldn't find the info in the app.
Kid's Veggie Burger (9 FSP)
Kid's Beef Burger (9 FSP)
Kid's Chicken Burger (7 FSP)
Choose a bottomless side that is zero points. See more meal ideas below.
Remember: Buns are 5 points (or more), cheeses are 3 points (or more), so if you take both of these off you're going to save at least 8 points.
A Note About Red Robin Fries
For one serving of fries, it's 11 points. The problem is, sometimes they'll bring you a huge basket of fries and other times they'll bring a basket of like 7 fries. Sometimes you'll have small fries, and other times there will be one fry that is three times the size of the rest. Calculating exactly how many Freestyle SmartPoints are in an order of Red Robin french fries is pretty difficult. I saw a serving was 170 grams, but honestly are you going to bring a scale to Red Robin? I feel like that's a bit excessive. Your best bet is to save some weeklies and guesstimate if you're going to eat fries – or skip the fries and eat one of the other bottomless sides, like broccoli (ask for no oil/butter).
Zero Point Options at Red Robin
Kid's Grilled Chicken Dip'Ns – ask what they are cooked in. App says zero points.
Sautéed Onions (add to your burger for flavor without points – ask what they're cooked in, app says zero)
Bottomless Zero Point Options:
Freckled Fruit Salad — though the app says this is zero points, it tastes really sweet! So I would just do one serving if you go with the fruit salad.
Side Salad (no dressing – use lime juice or bring your own)
**Remember to eat everything in moderation. Fruit and corn are going to increase your carb count so don't go too crazy with them. ;)
Worst Weight Watchers Options at Red Robin
My absolute favorite thing to order at Red Robin is Clucks and Shrimp. It's chicken strips, shrimp, and fries. It's 33 points! Now if you have the weeklies, by all means go for it… but I would eat that as a lunch and not think twice about it before Weight Watchers. EEK!
Nothing is off limits with Weight Watchers but you want to make sure you aren't eating meals extra high in sodium right before a weigh in, and drink lots of water.
Other super high point options at Red Robin that you want to avoid (or make sure you have the points for before you go) include:
Whiskey River BBQ Chicken Wrap (31 FSP)
O-Ring Shorty (33 FSP)
Double Berry Cheesecake (33 FSP)
Red Robin Pig Out Tavern Burger (36 FSP)
Bone-In Wings with Buzz Sauce (36 FSP)
Shrimp & Cod Duo (36 FSP)
Fried Cheese Sticks (37 FSP)
Oreo Cookie Magic Malt (51 FSP)
Ideas for What to Eat at Red Robin on Weight Watchers
There are many low point options above that are awesome! Here are some meals that won't blow your points for the whole day. You can even eat a zero point breakfast or lunch to make sure you have enough points for your Red Robin meal.
6 Freestyle SmartPoints: Chili (3 FSP) + House Salad with lime juice (3 FSP) + Bottomless Broccoli, Apples, Oranges, or Freckled Fruit Salad (0 FSP)
7 Freestyle SmartPoints: Simply Grilled Chicken (7 FSP) + Bottomless Broccoli (0 FSP)
9 Freestyle SmartPoints: Kid's Veggie Burger (9 FSP) + Bottomless Broccoli, Apples, Oranges, or Freckled Fruit Salad (0 FSP)
16 Freestyle SmartPoints: Wedgie Burger + Bottomless Broccoli + Freckled Fruit Salad
19 Freestyle SmartPoints: Taco Tavern Double Burger, Lettuce Wrapped (19 FSP)+ Bottomless Broccoli, Apples, Oranges, or Freckled Fruit Salad (0 FSP)
21 Freestyle SmartPoints: Keep It Simple Burger, Lettuce Wrapped (10 FSP) + Fries (11 FSP)
Beware of dressings:
Bring your own dressing if you can! :) With dressing it's kind of the same as fries… everyone puts more/less in a “serving”. The amount on a side salad is different than the amount on an entree.
Get dressing on the side and use your fork to dip and get flavorful dressing in every bite without all the points. Plus, if you get the dressing on the side, you know you're truly getting a serving rather than a ton poured on all at once.
Thousand Island Dressing (7 FSP for side)
Ranch (9 FSP for side salad, 14 FSP for entree)
Italian Dressing (11 FSP for side)
Bleu Cheese Dressing (11 FSP for side salad, 13 FSP for entree)
Caesar Dressing (13 FSP for side)
Poppyseed Dressing (14 FSP for side salad, 21 FSP for entree)
All points have been calculated via the Weight Watchers app. If you notice a mistake, please let me know so I can fix it.
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