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! 

titled collage for Red Robin fries


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

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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


  • 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


  • 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!!



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.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Originally published September 2011, updated and republished May 2024

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  1. And this is why I love visiting your site- the most amazing and perfect recipes for my family. Those fries look to die for! Seriously, like I would eat the whole pan and say sorry to the rest of the family! Awesome

  2. Fries are one of my weaknesses, so yours would not last long around here. I have a recipe for the seasoning blend you used and it is pretty tasty-perfect for fries. Great post.

  3. WOO HOO! It's time for a week of Donna! Happy Happy Happy Birthday to YOU! The countdown is on now.

    And for the record, these fries were absurdly good. Pretty much the most addicting fries I've had in my life. Honestly, they were better than Red Robin's. Not sure how that's possible, since it's all of three ingredients and their own seasoning, but they were DEEEEEEEEElicious. Have I mentioned that often enough since I had them?

  4. After last night, I now understand why these are so much better! Good grief, there is no comparison. I can hardly wait to make these later this week, now that I have my own stash of the seasoning.

  5. Ok, I'm making a pest of myself on this post, but I keep forgetting to ask while we are on the phone. (Feel free to delete my ramblings here – ha ha) Did you skip the cornstarch with this batch? And they were still crispy like the others?

  6. I always try to find recipes that BAKE rather than fry to cut down on the fat. These looked so good I could not resist making them. I tried it out last night and my kids went crazy over them and I quite liked them as well and easy to make!

  7. Once you know what you need and how it goes together, head to the grocery store and pick up the ingredients. If you are concerned about calories, you can change things up. Use a veggie burger patty instead of a meat patty. Or use a low calorie option for sauces. Most importantly, when you cook it, you can cut out a lot of the grease and fat. Not only will you satisfy the Red Robin craving, you may have even shaved off a few calories.
    I found this on the internet, I have never had Red Robin so not sure what it tastes like but am going to try this.

    here is the recipe for Red Robin's famous seasoning.


    – 3 tablespoons salt
    – 1 tablespoon instant tomato soup mix
    – 2 teaspoons chili powder (don't over do it with this spice)
    – 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    – 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (try to use fresh pepper corns)

    Good luck copying your favorite Red Robin recipes!

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    1. Where do you find instant tomato soup mix, I couldn't find it here in any of the stores. 🙁 Is there a substitute?

  8. If the purpose of this recipe is to be able to make this at home, why did you not include a recipe for the seasoning? If I have to go to Red Robin to purchase their seasoning, I might as well just eat there. Otherwise, I love your site and most all of the recipes!

    1. A reader above listed the recipe:

      here is the recipe for Red Robin's famous seasoning.


      – 3 tablespoons salt
      – 1 tablespoon instant tomato soup mix
      – 2 teaspoons chili powder (don't over do it with this spice)
      – 1/4 teaspoon cumin
      – 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (try to use fresh pepper corns)

  9. Knorrs I think is carried in all the stores here anyway I have always seen it everywhere I have gone…But in the aisle where all the canned soups are usually…

  10. 5 stars
    this recipe is amazing! so easy to make and the Red Robin Fries turned out so delicious. Donna and Chad from The Slow Roasted Italian never disappoint!

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