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The Original Red Onion

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2870 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole, CA 94564-1427
+1 510-758-9462
07:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious as always. The Original Red Onion has been a family favorite restaurant for years and it lived up to its normal standards this trip. The menu has expanded significantly, Asian and Hispanic influences for new dishes. We came for burgers but we're curious about some of the new choices and the owner made us a complimentary plate of the... More 

Thank Almost M
Pinole, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We go to this place about every couple of months. The staff is great but the place could be a little tidier. Burgers and salads are great. This place offerBreakfast as well and a wide variety of menu choices. We don't like the new seating as they've taken out the booths and replaced with bench type seats which are too... More 

Thank sirlurat
Pinole, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

As we walk in the building, we are immediately greeted and told to sit anywhere. Menus are brought to the table almost before we get seated. The fries and onion rings are especially good. Hamburgers are cooked just right.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast here with BF on our way to San Francisco. I had a Denver omelet with hasbrowns and sourdough toast. Can't remember exactly what he had but it included eggs some spicy sausage hashbrowns and toast. Portions are HUGE and this little family run restaurant makes you feel at home. They aren't overly pushy but check on you to... More 

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El Sobrante
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We have never been there before, and I don't think we will go back either. My husband and I went there for an early dinner, And mostly because a friend told us to give it a try. I order a hamburger with chorizo--it was eatable, but not good enough for what they charge. My husband, first order a pork chop... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

While I was not blown away by the burger some of the other offerings were fantastic. The spiral cut deep fried to a marble coloring sweet potato was superb. deep fried peppers looked good. the portions were generous, and some of the other items on the menu may have gotten overlooked. the desserts were heavenly, and I wish low cal... More 

Thank hammerholt
Hercules, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

Thank Nothreeputts
Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

Thank scoutrader
Pinole, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Fast food
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2870 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole, CA 94564-1427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pinole
  • Phone Number: +1 510-758-9462

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?