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Sep 24, 2007 09:38 AM

Best Onion Rings?

Hi All, just wondering where one can find the best onion rings in DC/NOVA? It doesn't have to be beer battered, or thick, or thin, as long as they are hand coated, well seasoned, and very crispy. Doesn't have to be high end, fast food places will do.

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  1. I love the rings at Cheeburger Cheeburger, but they aren't that oniony just hand cut batter delivery systems.

    1. I'll give you low end...Johnny Rockets ;-) They were cheap, hot, crisp and stayed intact when eating ( I don't like when you bite in and pull the whole onion out from the crust).

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      1. re: monavano

        Johnny Rockets is on my list this weekend...forgot about that place, it's been a long time, thanks!
        PS...that's a peeve of mine too!

      2. Whitlow's on Wilson. (Arlington. on WIlson Blvd. in Clarendon area). Burgers were really tasty too, seemed wood-grilled (NOT burnt, but a nice little char, and cooked to order (medium).)

        1. I'm not even a huge onion ring fan but I remember having good ones as part of a platter at Biddy Mulligans.

          1. it's been a while but Mrs D and I were impressed by the "Onion Tangle" at Matchbox, you get it with the mini-burger app. I see they're calling it "Onion Straws" now, anyway it's a pile of lightly-breaded onion strips, not rings, very well seasoned with a light sprinkle of parmesan. dee-lish