Located off highway 121 in Sonoma, sits the rustic little Fremont Diner with a rusted old truck parked out front. The food is a great fusion of both Sonoma and the South. They have taken those great comfort foods we love and updated them using fresh local ingredients. I love that! As they state on their business card, “Farm Direct.”
I discovered this place in 2009 after they opened, when a dear local friend of mine brought me there for lunch. During that visit, we both feasted on their “whole hog” sandwich which is jam-packed with tender Sonoma county pork that’s been smoked to perfection over oak wood. I’m telling you, it’s one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I’ve ever eaten. Succulent! All on a nice homemade bun and served with this delicious pickled fennel. The perfect condiment that complements the richness of the pork. What a great idea! I think I’ll try making my own pickled fennel.
During another visit, I thought I’d belly up to the counter and indulge on one of their scrumptious salted caramel milkshakes. After one sip, I knew I was in trouble. Quickly, it became one of new favorites. Such naughty goodness, but who cares. It made me feel as though I had just gone to heaven. You’ll have to try one because it’s just that good. You know, sinfully good!
Sadly, the only bad thing I can say about the Fremont Diner is that you will have trouble deciding on what to order. Some of their other reasonable offerings include fried chicken, brisket, waffles and fried chicken, grilled cheese, reuben sandwich, pimento cheese plate, corn fritters, fried catfish, fluffy biscuits, and a burger made with Five Dot Ranch beef. Oh my!
When you arrive, you’ll see all their offerings listed on the chalk boards. Look at those amazing fluffy biscuits!
My husband had their spiced brisket smoked over oak on white bread, with BBQ sauce, picked red onions and potato salad. Yum!
Fun things hanging everywhere to look at while you’re in line waiting to order.
When you pull into the parking lot you’ll see the old truck that’s always parked there.
Ahhh, thank you Fremont Diner!