Best Onion Rings in LA
- Jonathan Jan 27, 2002 01:09 PM
We're trying to research the best Onion Rings in LA. We prefer flakey batter over crusty but all types are game just so long as they're home-made and not made out of dehydrated onion mush. We've been to Fatburger and Oki-Dog already. Who else does well at this almost lost art?
The rings at Frisco's 50's Diner are very good. Real thick sliced onions in a good batter. These rings do not come out of a freezer. Frisco's is on Gale Avenue (parallel to the 60) in City of Industry, and in Downey.
All kinds of burgers and other good things. Unlimited refills on sodas, including choclate cokes.
Frisco's is also AWSOME for breakfast. All the usual eggs dishes done really good, with generous portions. The ham and eggs come with a nice sized slab of ham. The omelete that comes with about everything in it and has avocado slaces across it is wonderful. The pancakes with a big dollop of butter on them are enought to cause a certain diabetic to ignore his diet.
There is all the standard diner fare here, and middle eastern dishes also.
The waitresses are all on roller skates, and will do a an impromptu "floor show" to the tunes on the juke box in the afternoons and evenings.
There is an electric train running around the ceiling of the dining car section of this diner.
A great place for kids, but lots of adults go there for breakfast and lunch.
re: Chino Wayne
As an vegitarian, I was enticed by my kids to try a Frisco Burger recently, (after seeing a video on the hamburger in Los Angeles), and I must say as it was the only burger I have had in 3+ years it was amazing!
The Onion rings my kids ordered were good, but I ordered fried zucchini that was the bomb!!! Cripsy whole strips, very light, not oily at all!
Wish Frisco's was somewhere in the west valley...
This might not be exactly what you are looking for but a few favs for me are:
The Shack - on Wilshire in Santa Monica
Crocodile Cafe - I know it's a chain but that have some GIANT onion rings that are pretty tasty.
There are a few others but I'll have to keep thinking. :)