Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


COVER PAGE - shares
9 Months Ended
Oct. 01, 2023
Oct. 30, 2023
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Oct. 01, 2023  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-34851  
Entity Registrant Name RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 84-1573084  
Entity Address, Address Line One 10000 E. Geddes Avenue  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 500  
Entity Address, City or Town Englewood  
Entity Address, State or Province CO  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80112  
City Area Code (303)  
Local Phone Number 846-6000  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.001 par value  
Trading Symbol RRGB  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   15,480,000
Entity Central Index Key 0001171759  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2023  
Document Fiscal Period Focus (Q1,Q2,Q3,FY) Q3  
Amendment Flag false