Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 25, 2016
Feb. 20, 2017
Jul. 10, 2016
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001171759    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-25    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 25, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   12,857,564  
Entity Public Float     $ 641.6