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Best Onion rings in Texas!

Jpaul Sep 21, 2008 04:30 PM

Let me be the first to say that the Ranch House Cafe in Rice on I-45 has the best hand made onion rings in Texas! In my opinion, portion, price and flavor can't be beat! are there any contenders out there?

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    lillidalla Sep 22, 2008 07:20 AM

    Clear Springs Cafe is about 3 miles south of New Braunfels on Hwy. 46 enroute to Seguin. Their Onion Rings are wonderful. A small order delivers a mountain of crisply fried (but delicate), flavorful rings at a bargain of a price.

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    1. re: lillidalla
      donnaaries Sep 23, 2008 04:51 AM

      Does Clear Springs also have a Tyler location? I remember some good onion rings from a Tyler restaurant of a similar name...

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        lillidalla Sep 23, 2008 08:20 AM

        Yes, I believe they do. They have satellites in San Antonio, Nacogdoches, and Midland as well.

    2. irodguy Sep 22, 2008 01:11 PM

      The best around DFW is probably at the Big Easy in Plano. They are "Cajun" style with some cayenne sprinkled on after frying. They are just the right size, crispness etc. It's an unlikely place to have such a good ring.

      1. jinet12 Sep 26, 2008 05:58 PM

        Scotty P's are the best that I have had...

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          Jpaul Oct 5, 2008 06:04 PM

          You are so right! I enjoyed the rings and the menu. I will return

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            irodguy Oct 5, 2008 07:16 PM

            Try Big Easy in Plano much better than Scotty Ps

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          falcon75 Sep 27, 2008 10:59 AM

          I live throughout the year in different parts of our country and for some reason I am drawn to all that is fried... especially the onion. Hands down the best fried onion ring is at El Dorado Jacks right on Lake Conroe in Montgomery, TX. Hand-cut rings, battered in a "made from scratch" batter that is perfectly seasoned with milled pepper and (from what chef tells me) a proprietary blend of seasonings. I've tried to recreate in my own fryer with no success. They have 50# bags of onions stacked up... They have re-opened since Hurricane IKE and were busy last night.

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