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“So-So”

The Original Red Onion
Ranked #44 of 68 Restaurants in Pinole
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Fast food
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Hi gang,
Cruisin' around looking for some vittles, me 'n the Mrs.
stopped in for early dinner. First impression was dis-arrangement. Our table seemed sticky to the touch, so I used some of my water to re-wipe the table. No change. I witnessed the waitress wiping off adjacent tables and the wiping rag looked very unsuitable. It was just the paint job that made it that way. Server was super friendly and attentive. We ordered medium fries which was an entire basket filled with super hot crinkle-cut fries !! Ordered the pulled pork and she had a house burger. Good tasting and hot. The fries were brought out early and thruout the entire meal they didn't lose much temperature. You won't find that at the major fast food joints !! Prices were fair, food tasty and service excellent. The "ambiance" was disturbing to me, I felt the facility could use a good cleaning and some fresh paint. It basically looked tired and run down. The floor is a brown colored tile that wasn't that clean nor could it ever look clean.
I didn't get a real good "vibe" from my visit. I would think that getting food to go would be best. The selections range from pasta to pizza and back to burgers. Pizza?? Pasta ?? For a long established eating place I should think there'd be more charm than the nostalgic memorabilia on the walls, which was the saving grace to an otherwise drab dining area. They have many great hot sauces to choose from, I liked that effort.
The Original Red Onion is definitely worth a visit, a well-varied menu will suit the most undecided palates to a good meal.
Rich

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Red Onion is famous to old timers who grew up in the bay area in the 60s. For what they offer now it seems they haven't kept up. While I was not happy with the 5 Guys in Pinole, I'd rate it better than the Original Red Onion and it seems to me Red Onion has not carefully checked out the quality of their neighboring competition - Nations, In and Out Burger, and 5 Guys. Sorry, but there's too many great places for hamburgers in the bay area that leave this restaurant in the dust.

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Reviewed 5 October 2012

Love their burgers and fries. They offer a variety of sizes when ordering fries. I never tried their desserts but I always enjoy looking at them.

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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile
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