|At the grill.|
After an epic, epic ten minute drive, we arrived at our destination in the very late afternoon. I think there's a parking lot at the back, but we left Freddie, our prius, out on the curb.
Walking into Red Onion the decor and the ambiance strikes you as very casual. Definitely a jeans and t-shirt burger place, although some executives in suits do show up for lunch. ;) Don't let them scare you! Red onion is very kid friendly, and their menu is simple and sweet. They stick to the things they do best: burgers, hot dogs and fries. Vegetarians! Don't fret, they do have veg options in the form of salads, veggie burgers, and veggie hot dogs. The waitress will be more than happy to recommend you one of their dishes or help you out if you're in a taste dilemma.
Our waitress was always attentive and very friendly. She really made us feel at home at the Red Onion. So sweet! After perusing the menu, dad ordered a Red Onion Hamburger without cheese, mom ordered a Red Onion All Beef Kosher Style Dog, and I ordered a Red Onion Hamburger with cheddar cheese. Then because we're crazy, we all shared a basket of fries. Although they offer chili as a dish and have cheese, they do not make Chili Cheese Fries. I was sad.
The burgers and hot dogs came fairly quickly, and I think we were pleased with the results of our quest. The burger was juicy, the vegetables were fresh, and the bun was not overly processed. The burger comes with a never frozen patty (according to the menu), sautéed red onion, lettuce, tomato, and their own special mustard sauce.
|Sloppy. Just how I like it!|
The fries were...unmemorable to me. I'm not a soggy fries sort of gal, and these fries were were not as crispy as I would have liked. However, I take my hat off to the Red Onion because they hand cut their French fries and make them fresh to order.
I still encourage you all to give Red Onion a try! It was enough to sate our burger craving, but we're still on a quest for a burger that knocks all the other burgers out of the park. However, for now, I think we're sated with the Red Onion.
Thanks for Coming!
Kid Friendly: Yes
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