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The Red Onion

166 West Lane St, Equality, IL 62934-1331
+1 618-276-4862
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (5 reviews)
“pork chop” (16 reviews)
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
166 West Lane St, Equality, IL 62934-1331
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had heard from friends and relatives about the Red Onion. We decided to give it a try. We were very impressed. A great place to eat. Nice small town place. Great helpful friendly staff. We were surprised at a waiting list and how busy...More

Thank Miles F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Based on the predominant trip adviser reviews we chose this small town jewel. We had the 2 inch pork chop and fried chicken. Helpings are generous and everything we had was delicious. Chicken and couplings can be had as a side , we potatoes au...More

Thank Craig W
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you, Craig for leaving such a nice review of your Sunday dining experience! We are pleased to know you had a great meal and want to come back to try our Prime Rib! We serve Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday's 3p - 10p....More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

They need more foods. Not just hamburgers, meats, etc. They need food that anyone would like. Note; Grilled Chicken Sandwich could have been way better also.More

Thank sngeedancer01
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to leave your opinion on Trip advisor however we are a bit confused.... Although our dinner menu offers more options, we have a large variety of sections for lunch as well. To name a few, we offer chicken, fish,...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Co-Workers bragged about how good the food and that I should try it. After reading the reviews and with Mother's Day Sunday no question that would be my restaurant choice for my family of four. It was around 3:30, Sat May 13th and surprisingly not...More

Thank qesghughes
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

I am so sorry to learn of your dining experience! This is not a typical experience of our customers nor acceptable under any circumstance. Even though, we do have a sign that says to seat yourself, you should have been greeted and received attentive service...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

If you make good food, people will come! A small "hole in the wall" type restaurant in a very small town. But newly rebuilt after a fire so very homey feel. Food is just good cooking, fresh ingredients with fast service. We drive 1 hr...More

1  Thank CuzICan
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We take great pride being located in the small town of Equality, IL and appreciate customers such as yourself taking the time to drive to dine at The Red Onion! Thank you again! Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

My family and I eat here frequently. It is a short drive from anywhere, but well worth the drive. They have one of the best ribeye steaks around, but they are probably more well known for their pork chops (they are huge).

Thank warrenglad
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We appreciate you taking the time to post your experience. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I was with two friends and taking their elderly mother to this restaurant who had heard that they had exceptional prime rib. They live in a small town of 4000, and there are not a lot of quality restaurants in the middle of Illinois farm...More

Thank Timothy F
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience with Trip Advisor! It makes us so happy to know that your group enjoyed your meal and chose The Red Onion as the place to celebrate a significant family member's Birthday. We are honored to have...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I had the prime rib and my wife had the pork chop. Both were excellent. They have vinegar slaw which I prefer. The only thing that holds back more praise is the fact that they do not serve wine.More

Thank rambler022
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for leaving a nice review regarding your meal and dining experience at The Red Onion. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your meal. Equality is currently a dry town where no alcohol is served or sold. We appreciate your business and...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Found this little place on Yelp and loved the name so why not. Went on Sunday around1130 and it was already busy but by 1230 it was packed. Cute restaurant with booths and tables, it was newer and fresh paint, etc. Floors haven't seen a...More

Thank GoGirlStL
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to leave your review regarding your dining experience at The Red Onion. Sundays are usually very busy due to the special Sunday menu. My apologies if the chicken and dumplin's and mac and cheese didn't meet your expectations. We...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We usually go to the Red Onion about once a month and we are never disappointed. My husband really enjoys the fried catfish and I usually get the huge pork chop.

Thank DeannaFrenchBryant
Lana R, Public Relations Manager at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We appreciate your dedication to the Red Onion and your great review! Thank you!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 West Lane St, Equality, IL 62934-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Equality
  • Phone Number: +1 618-276-4862
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Description
The Red Onion, located in the small town of Equality, Illinois, is best known for our delicious cooked to perfection steaks, prime rib (prime rib is served at 3pm on Fri. and Sat. only), our 2″ pork chops and our homestyle cooking.

Serving breakfast (on Saturdays), lunch & dinner, we’re like your second home! Stop in today to try any number of our delicious appetizers, entrees or desserts.

Have a big event coming up? Let us take the stress out of organizing the meal with our full service catering for groups large and small.

Call or email us today for more details. We look forward to serving you!
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