Great little diner- SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!!!.
The Original Red Onion is the only Red Onion worth visiting. There may be a little wait to sit down, but that just tells you that a lot of people want to eat there. It's great to be able to support a business in Pinole that is owned by an independent, rather than a fast food chain. The burgers taste fresh, and are big enough to share. I also like that they fry all of there onion rings and french fries in a special oil that doesn't have trans fats. You can also get breakfast, and many nights they are open until 10pm....very conveinient!
Bad service, Worse food.
I ordered a Burger and Onion Rings and they couldn't get it right! The burger had mayo all over it when I asked for it without and the rings never even made it to the table - I was done with my burger and they hadn't even started the rings yet. The waitress didn't care that I was unhappy and she didn't care that they botched the order. The food was no better than McDonalds on a bad day. These people don't deserve to be in business.
Great Food and place.
The owner is very friendly and a great guy to talk to! I loved going there as a student at Pinole Valley High and still enjoy going back for the great food and service. This is everything you want in an "All American Meal" of burgers, fries and a milkshake. They also have a good breakfast menu! Great place all around and I hope it stays in business for years to come!