The Oktoberfest Burger at Red Robin

A seasonal burger?  For a limited time, the Oktoberfest Burger is available at Red Robin.  The Oktoberfest Burger features Swiss cheese, beer mustard onions and black forest ham on a toasted pretzel bun.  Interested?

Priced at $6.99 with bottomless steak fries.  The Oktoberfest Burger will be available until November 6th.

49 comments on “The Oktoberfest Burger at Red Robin

  1. daisy says:

    I think this would appeal more to me as a sandwich not a burger, I think that’s just too much!

  2. Adam says:

    This looks damn good

  3. Matt says:

    This burger is PHENOMENAL. Had it yesterday. Pretzel buns & bread is my new favorite thing. The combination of the swiss, ham, onions, and beer mustard is perfect. I absolutely hate mustard, but this is a winner here. It’s a sweet honey dijon mustard with a hint of beer flavor. It goes perfect with a Sam Adams Octoberfest, which Red Robin is also conveniently promoting alongside this burger. They also have a Nestle Toll House ice cream cookie sundae for dessert.

    • Ryan says:

      Ice cream cookie sundaes should have a permanent spot on every dessert menu :D

    • Tristan says:

      I had this burger last night. While it looks incredibly tasty, I definitely did NOT like it. It’s hard to describe the flavor, but I was pretty disgusted by the mustard.

      I initially thought I could just get past the taste and power my way through it, but I couldn’t even get 4 bites into…had to stop eating because it started making me gag (no joke).

      If you don’t like spicy brown mustard, this burger is not for you.

      • Rick B says:

        What burger were you eating?? And where were you?? Couldn’t have been Red Robin. Spicy mustard? Get real. Wasn’t spicy at all – just tasty..

  4. larry says:

    Looks pretty good! RR is a decent place when traveling if you don’t know of a good mom and pop restaurant. The burgers are pretty consistent and tasty..plus, you can’t go wrong with an egg on any of their burgers.

    • larry says:

      Forgot to mention – RR gets two thumbs up for their practice of providing a free burger on your birthday. Grimaldis in Dallas does the same…love a good free meal on my birthday.

  5. SPM says:

    I’d rather go spend $10 on a burger and fries at Red Robin or Fuddruckers than drop almost as much at a Five Guys, Elevation Burger or Cheeburger Cheeburger.

  6. Ike says:

    Ill take one, hold the ham. I agree with Ryan, cookie sundae should be on every menu.

  7. Adam says:

    That a a “cup of dirt” Crushed Oreos and gummy worms get me every time!

  8. going to a bday party at Red Robin Thurs. Gonna get this for sure.

  9. Adam Bomb says:

    I love Red Robin! This burger might be worth the 1 hour trip to the nearest RR.

  10. Matt says:

    PS: The burger is $9.99 right now. The $6.99 price hasn’t started yet.

  11. kikurage says:

    Perfectly, i am fascinated with this burger.
    This looks delicious,colorful and juicy.

  12. somesteve says:

    I like the concept as its very unique. they get points for that but I wouldn’t want to eat one.

  13. Keith says:

    You had me at “pretzel bun.”

    Why isn’t this glorious sandwich medium utilized more often!?

  14. Keith says:

    Also, extra points for both umlaut usage and clever slogan.

  15. Nick says:

    more places need to use pretzel buns

  16. Justin ST says:

    Red Robin is great, but I’ve noticed that some locations have extremely terrible service, while others are perfect. At least I got some gift cards out of the ordeal.

  17. Doug says:

    I had it last night and it was wonderful. I recommend it.

    Now I’m trying to find the Weight Watcher’s point value for it.

  18. onedog24 says:

    I just had this burger today for lunch and it was AWESOME!!! Delicious! I loved it! Almost anything on a Pretzel bun is great, but mix in the Black Forest ham and Beer Mustard onions! YUM! Great burger!

  19. Sandy says:

    Looks like it would fall apart upon the first bite. I hate when places go overboard with the toppings. Bottomless steak fries though = bonus!

  20. Keith says:

    I have now tried this burger – a few comments…

    First, it’s not as big as it looks, the burger actually holds together quite well compared to other places, like Ruby Tuesday, that overdo it with the lettuce, tomato and onion.

    The mustard is stone-ground style that isn’t sweet or particularly spicy (in a mustard sort of way). I thought it was kind of boring, and there was quite a bit of it. I would have enjoyed a little more ‘bite’ to the mustard, but it definitely worked well with the bun which…

    Was AWESOME. I love pretzel buns, and living in PA, I’m annoyed they’re not more common. This one was one of the best I’ve tried. The pretzel texture lends itself well to burgers.

    The ham was good too, it wasn’t sliced too thin and there wasn’t too much of it. It was typical Black Forest style – a note on Black Forest ham – in Europe it is closely regulated that any ham labeled as Black Forest should be a smoked ham from the Black Forest region of Germany. In the US of course, it’s a bit of a free-for-all. I do think it worked on this burger.

    The grilled onions were not great and it might have been better off with the (less-than-German style) fried onion straws.

    I also asked for mine pink, and mine was a little more done than I wanted – but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the burger.

  21. Had it the other day, underwhelmed. The pretzel roll was “their variation” not true to form, and the onions sauteed in beer and mustard? A sickly sweet addition to a mostly a savory burger. I scraped the onions off, and the balance of the sandwich became “above average.” Server didn’t ask for my doneness preference, so it was medium, but fairly nice flavor for the patty. The ham was generous for a topping, very mild flavor with that pork product. Would I recommend? At nearly $10, you can do better.

  22. FooDude says:

    Looking forward to trying it – RR is one of my personal faves for an upscale burger. It *is* on sale for the $6.99 price, at least in my area, through November. For a little more you can double the meat and make it a ‘monster’ burger, and it’ll still be less than 10 bucks. If you hate dijon, just ask them not to put it on! One corporate screwup.. this promotion is NOT listed on their website. WAKE UP ad /promotions dept – lol!

  23. Gramsof5 says:

    I first tasted pretzel buns on vacation in Chicago this summer. Fabulous! I hope this goes over so well RR keeps them at least as a choice on their menu. FooDude, you are correct, their website has a picture of the Oktoberfest Burger but nothing else. Just an example of the left hand not communicating with the right!

  24. Gobsmacked says:

    just had this bürger last night, and I’ve got to say I’ll be say to see it go. Pretzel bread needs to be used more often. the beer mustard, the onions, the ham, all worked well in this bürger.

    as it was my birthday recently, I had a coupon for a free burger, and got this as a “Monster” I couldn’t of asked for a better bürger. I really suggest you get in and try one yourself.

  25. Petra says:

    Can you tell me what a Oktoberfest-Bürger is please?

    Because Bürger = Citizen!
    So, what you are eating is a Oktoberfest-Citizen.

    The advertising agency should have paid attention. If it’s done on purpose…well, “genius” marketing strategy…NOT!

  26. Kelly says:

    Had this burger 2 days ago and LOVED it! The pretzel roll is great and reminded me of pretzel rolls I’ve had in Germany. I asked for medium and it was a bit too done for me… but still really good. The mustard was good, but a bit overwhelming by the end that it was slatethered on the roll and the onions had been cooked in it. Do NOT order this burger if you don’t like spicy brown mustard. LOVE this burger, especially for $6.99!

  27. GIGI says:

    OMG…….. I COULDNT WAIT TO TRY IT. WE WENT TODAY AND I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. SOOOOO DELISH!! FULL, BIG AND FRESH! GOING BACK FOR ANOTHER NEXT WEEK.

  28. Doug says:

    Just had this burger today without onions (not a fan of onions on anything) and it was sincerely the best burger I’ve had in a month. The mustard and pretzel bread really made this burger good to the last bite. Loved everything about it and was craving another all day since lunch! Maybe I’ll go in and get another tomorrow. :D

  29. Ali D says:

    My husband & I both ordered this burger tonight and we were both blown away! So much flavor — but definitely not TOO overpowering. It was the PERFECT combination! The ham and mustard was so delicious… goodness gracious… I need to stop talking about it because I am hungry again! :)

  30. BobbityBets says:

    The word ‘Bürger’ means “town citizen.” Are we encouraging cannibalism?

    Consequently, it was delicious. But really? An umlaut doesn’t make something German.

  31. Murphy1166 says:

    I had this burger today….It was scrumpdelious! Terribly big and calorie laden, I am sure. But loved it anyway. Will have it again.

  32. Dethrual says:

    ill try it, gonna go there today, pretzle bun? i had the pretzle hot dog at der wener, didnt care much for it. hope the burger is as good as the comments. ill reply on the experience later.

  33. Brad says:

    Just got an email from being a Loyalty card holder to get $3 off this burger. If that means getting this for $3.99, that’s a major deal. I’d probably skip the mustard and try to get different cheese on it, though.

  34. GatorHal says:

    I had one on November 4 but I don’t know how much longer I’ll get to have pretzel-bun burgers. Are there any other pretzel-bun burgers anywhere? I do like the steak bagel and egg breakfast sandwich at McD’s.

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  37. William Hanson says:

    Is this regional pricing; had one in Raleigh, NC and was charged $9.99 and $2.49 for tea?

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  39. max says:

    Best seasonal burger around

  40. Betsy says:

    This burger is phenomenally good. It tastes like you bought it in Bavaria. Just visited there and your burger evoked the bratwurst and mustard and hot soft pretzel bread just like in Munich.
    I also had the beer milkshake and LOVED it. Just back from Europe? Try it; you’ll love it, too!

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