Red Robin Steak Fries Copycat Recipe + Video

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Red Robin Fries are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a flavor that will make your mouth water! Make homemade, fresh-cut Red Robin steak fries in under an hour. Now you can make your own bottomless steak fries right at home! 

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I’m obsessed with these famous steak fries!

It’s one of those menu items that I think about a lot, and I’m so pumped that the simple cooking directions on the recipe card below give me all the steps that I need to make these in our own kitchen. 

For those with fiery appetites, keep the fries coming!

It’s not unheard of for us to have a night of just fries for dinner, and this simple fries recipe takes a snacking dinner to a whole new level. 

plate of spices next to two Russet potatoes and measuring cup with oil

Red Robin Fries

Red Robin seasoning is popular for a reason — no wonder they have to offer bottomless baskets!

Most locations will sell bottles of Red Robin Fry Seasoning for you to take home, but you can also make a similar blend with ingredients from your pantry!

Looking for more restaurant copycat recipesChick Fil A Mac and Cheese is another side dish that’s easy to make.

Or, try these Firehouse Hook and Ladder Subs for a toasty lunch option!

small wooden spoon holding Red Robin seasoning blend

Ingredient Notes and Swaps

  • Potatoes – Russet potatoes are the best choice for making homemade Red Robin fries.
  • Oil – Vegetable oil has a neutral flavor and a high smoke point, making it perfect for homemade fries. Canola or avocado oil are great alternatives.
  • Seasoning – Grab a bottle from your nearest restaurant, or make a homemade version with the Red Robin seasoning recipe below!

To get potato wedges to be crispier, soak them in a bowl of hot water for about 10 minutes immediately after slicing. 

Be sure to drain and pat dry before coating with oil and spices.

This helps to remove excess starch while also allowing the vegetables to absorb extra moisture, giving you a crispier texture when baked.

tossing fresh cut potato wedges with Red Robin fry seasoning

Homemade Red Robin Fry Seasoning

If you don’t have a restaurant nearby, you can easily create something similar with a few pantry staples. A helpful reader shared this post, and I’ve also listed it below:

  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant tomato soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine everything in a bowl or mason jar.

Even though everyone loves the signature blend yumm red robin seasoning salt, this is a close recipe that can be made at home in the common kitchen. (You can also use this on sweet potato fries!) 

Double or triple the amounts of your homemade Red Robin seasoning to have some on hand and store in a cool, dry place for the best shelf life.

Note: Depending on your store, the tomato soup mix may be located with the canned soup or the Mexican spices.

seasoned potato wedges on a baking sheet

How To Make Red Robin Steak Fries

  1. Prep the potatoes. Give all of them a good scrub to remove any dirt, then slice into wedges.
  2. Add oil and seasoning. Place the wedges in a large bowl and toss with vegetable and Red Robin fry seasoning (bottled or homemade) until all of the pieces are evenly coated.
  3. Bake. Spread wedges out in a single layer on a baking sheet, then sprinkle a little more seasoning over the top. 

    Cook for about 40 minutes, flipping the fries halfway so they crisp evenly. Cooking times may vary so pay close attention to the texture.

    While you could make these in the air fryer, I find that baking them gives that golden color and texture that we all love. 

For the full cooking instructions and to take your next burger night to the next level, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for the recipe card. 

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy homemade Red Robin fries with a gourmet burger or any of your favorite main dishes. You can even make your own delicious gourmet burgers to pair with the fries. 

I think they are perfect just the way they are, but you can certainly add a dipping sauce like ketchup or buttermilk ranch.

Red Robin Seasoning FAQ

What is in the seasoning for Red Robin steak fries? 

According to the label, the ingredients include two types of salt, black pepper, celery seed, cumin, oregano, sage, paprika, and natural smoke flavor.

The original Red Robin seasoning recipe also lists garlic, onion, and tomato as dried vegetables, along with yeast extract and dried cane syrup to round out the flavor profiles.

Where can I buy it? 

If there’s a restaurant location near you, just ask your server or a host to ring you up for a bottle or two!

Otherwise, you will need to find it at an online retailer.

Should I use a dipping sauce? 

Don’t forget, this is your recipe that you’re making in your kitchen. You can add parmesan butter, BBQ sauce, garlic powder to make garlic fries, or add salt and let their natural flavor shine through – or use a dipping sauce and enjoy every bite. 

I love adding Parmesan cheese on top of mine! 

Can I create my own Red Robin meat at home?

Why not? Once you make these thick cut fries, you should also create their famous gourmet burgers to mimic the great taste of Red Robin restaurants! Don’t forget to pair with their signature sauces. 

Since you’re serving yourself at home, you can make your own bottomless beverages, root beer floats, towering onion rings, or anything other bottomless items that you want. 

If I’m feeling healthy, I’ll even whip up some garlic parmesan broccoli, sliced sweet potatoes, or a simple side salad as well. 

dipping seasoned potato wedges in ketchup

Enjoy!
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Red Robin Steak Fries Copycat Recipe + Video

Donna Elick
Red Robin Fries are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a flavor that will make your mouth water! Make them in under an hour.
5 stars from 4 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 4 – 6

Ingredients
 

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon Red Robin seasoning, divided

Homemade Red Robin Seasoning Recipe 

  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant tomato soup mix 
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Toss with vegetable oil. Sprinkle in 1/2 tablespoon seasoning, toss well to coat.
  • On 2 baking sheets, lay fries out in a single layer (not touching). Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tablespoon (more or less to taste) over fries.
  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes, flip fries half way through. I also rotated the baking sheets, top to bottom and bottom to top.
  • Serve and enjoy!!

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 303cal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5260mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published September 2011, updated and republished May 2024

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38 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    donna’s Red Robin Fries recipe is a game-changer! I added a pinch of paprika for a smoky twist, and it was fantastic.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these Red Robin Fries for dinner tonight, and they were a hit! The flavor is spot on, just like the restaurant version. Thanks, Donna and Chad!

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