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Best Onion Rings in SD?

lilinjun Jun 13, 2008 03:32 PM

I love onion rings, especially when they're not cut too thick, and not too thickly battered. They should be thin enough that you can bite into them without having the entire onion come sliding out. I've been on a quest to satisfy my craving recently...

Any suggestions?

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    sandshark RE: lilinjun Jun 13, 2008 04:40 PM

    Hodads has great rings - sort of on he wider side. I've heard good things about rings at Neighborhood in the East Village but haven't tried them yet.

    1. Fake Name RE: lilinjun Jun 13, 2008 05:19 PM

      Had some GREAT ones at Burger Lounge in La Jolla this weekend.

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        Josh RE: Fake Name Jun 14, 2008 08:17 AM

        I think Burger Lounge is the best example of what the OP is asking for that I can think of. I like Ritual Tavern's too, but they are thick.

      2. foodiechick RE: lilinjun Jun 13, 2008 10:39 PM

        Ritual Tavern. Thick cut but very light coating...best item on the menu besides the beer.

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          honkman RE: foodiechick Jun 14, 2008 01:42 PM

          Ritual Tavern ? Really ? We had a few things at Ritual Tavern most of them very disappointing but the worst were their fried stuff (we didn't have the onion rings). From our experience I would recommend to stay away from everything deep fried at Ritual Tavern (though other things are not that much better).

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          rtrt RE: lilinjun Jun 14, 2008 01:27 PM

          I don't know about them being the best in SD, but the onion rings at Cheeburger Cheeburger (Carmel Mountain) are great.


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            beth1 RE: lilinjun Jun 14, 2008 09:45 PM

            Second that on Burger Lounge's onion rings. They've got a panko crust, rather than traditional batter. However, if you get up to Escondido, Stone World Bistro and Gardens has the best onion rings ever. They're thick, with a beer-tempura batter. They look like giant onion doughnuts. My husband HATES onion rings, and he loved them. They're served with a porter barbeque sauce. Since the restaurant's inside the brewery, all the beer used in the meal is made in-house. So while you're there try one of their many varieties of beer.

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              foodiechick RE: beth1 Jun 14, 2008 11:18 PM

              That is the thing with Burger Lounge...they are VERY thick rings IMO. the ones at ritual are wide cut but ethreal light.

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              PGB RE: lilinjun Jun 14, 2008 11:32 PM

              I like the onion rings at Roppongi's. While the batter is more like tempura and somewhat thick, they are delicious, particularly with the dipping sauce.

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