The Fremont Diner in Sonoma is another classic wine country restaurant that we couldn’t not share. For both locals & tourists alike, the diner is a Sonoma staple. It can’t be missed as you drive into town, located right on Highway 12, just passed Burndale.
Kelly is great friends with the owners; however, visiting the diner was a ‘Sonoma first’ for me – and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Not the biggest fan of diner-food, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find anything on the menu that floated my boat. I was wrong. Oh, so wrong.
We met up with one of Kelly’s girlfriends for an impromptu lunch date, and while we waited for our indoor table to be prepped, I perused the local Edible magazine. Right before I started eating the pages of the magazine, our table was ready. The interior of the restaurant is upscale diner-esque, complete with a photo booth and Fremont swag, you’ll fall in love with the restaurant’s tile (and their pie safe). Since Kelly and I were on scooters I refrained from ordering one of the diner’s delicious cocktails, and opted for a well-deserved Arnold Palmer.
The first glance of the menu was a bit confusing, not sure what was meant to be an appetizer or an entrée, I took a few moments to study it, quickly realizing that rules knew no bounds at The Fremont Diner, everything was simply meant to be consumed.
I went back and forth, and finally settled on a chicken & biscuit as well as the farmer’s toast… I was hungry. As we waited, we devoured a serving of hushpuppies. They went to a good cause, may they rest in peace.
When our food arrived, I immediately thanked my inner self for ordering the farmer’s toast. An absolute work of art, I could have eaten an army’s worth of helpings. The chicken & biscuit was good, but nothing will ever beat that farmer’s toast. It’s one of those things that creeps into your pregnancy cravings / REM cycle dreams.
We skipped dessert, but I can only imagine the deliciousness that is packed into the ‘pie safe’. So fair warning: save room.
If you’re in the area, The Fremont Diner is a must. It’s no Denny’s, and caters to everyone in your group – yep, even the picky vegetarian. Oh, and if you’re a local, I hope I’ve reminded you that you’re overdue for your Fremont fix ;).