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Jun 4, 2007 03:19 PM

Best Onion Rings - Metro Phx

Ok, I am craving great Onion Rings/Strings/Ribbons....not the thick Beer Battered ones.....the thin, light and flaky ones.
Like the Onion Loaf you used to get @ Tony Romas or Oscar Taylor in the old days.....

The closest I have found are the Village Tavern and Don and Charlies in Scottsdale.....

Any other suggestions?

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  1. It's been a couple years since I ate there, but Claim Jumpers used to have an onion brick with those thin strips of onion. Pretty tasty. A word of warning, in traditional Claim Jumper fashion, even the half order is more than enough for two people.

    1. Ted's Hot Dog's in Tempe has what I would consider thin and flaky onion rings, and if they haven't been sitting around, light. No idea if they stack up to your RR ("reference rings"), but it's worth a shot. Besides, if the onion rings disappoint, you certainly can't go wrong with a white hot and a chocolate malt!

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      1. re: azhotdish

        Ted's is a cash-only place, just so you don't get surprised like we did when we went... :)

        1. re: azhotdish

          Is this the right place for Ted's?

          Is there another hot dog place in Tempe that is possibly closer to ASU and open late?

          Ted's Charcoal Broiled Hot Dogs
          1755 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

          1. re: johnseberg

            Yep, that's the right place. Another hot dog place in Tempe? Why bother when there's Ted's?

            1. re: azhotdish

              The answer I was looking for was Dave's Dog House.

              Why bother? Because it is open later than Ted's (so I've heard).

              Dave's Dog House
              130 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

              1. re: johnseberg

                That actually is about my only complaint about Ted's, that and the fact it's cash only. But I lived literally 500 yds from them for a couple yrs, and I knew if I was going to be craving a white hot in a few hrs after they closed (maybe after, say, one or two cocktails ;D), I'd run over there and make sure I had one on hand before they closed.

        2. Ted's was goign to be my suggestion...similar to the old Tony Roma's ones but not in a loaf. Must be HOT HOT HOT though...not good at all once they cool down.

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          1. re: ziggylu

            When you order them at Ted's, order them with no salt and they'll cook a fresh batch. salt them yourself. Delish!

          2. The Barbeque Company in Phoenix has the type of onion rings you're describing. If I remember correctly, I think they used red onions too, which I love. They are more stringy than ringy though, lol.

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            1. re: jasonaz

              I've never ordered them as a side, but if they're the same onion strings that're on the Texas Twister (open faced brisket sandwich with onion strings) then they're pretty good. Of course maybe I only think that because they're topped with brisket...

              The Barbecue Company
              4636 S 36th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040

            2. Ted's would be my first pick,Dillon's my second choice.