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Jun 13, 2008 03:32 PM

Best Onion Rings in SD?

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

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      1. re: Fake Name

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

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        1. re: foodiechick

          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).

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


          1. 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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            1. re: beth1

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