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lone369 Jan 9, 2009 02:33 PM

Where can I find the best onion rings in Philadelphia. This is hardly a gourmet favorite, but I love them. I can't seem any that are better then what you can find inthe frozen isle at Sam's Club.

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    DobieGillis© RE: lone369 Jan 9, 2009 02:41 PM

    to buy at a store or eat in a restaurant? If in a restaurant, I love the ones at the Country Club Diner in NE Philly, Cottman and Summerdale. They are huge and delicious.

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      the dog ate my homework RE: lone369 Jan 9, 2009 02:53 PM

      The Great American Pub in Wayne has stellar onion rings. Almost makes me forgive them for permanently 86-ing their rotisserie chicken.

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        givemecarbs RE: lone369 Jan 10, 2009 01:07 PM

        My friend John likes the ones at Pudge's a lot in bluebell.

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          Chefpaulo RE: lone369 Jan 10, 2009 01:57 PM

          I haven't been there in over 20 years but Jack's Deli at 8500 Bustleton Ave. had the best fresh-battered and sizzling crisp o-rings ever. And the portion was humongous - a small turkey platter full. We'd always offer a few to folks at surrounding tables rather than take them home and have them go flacid.

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            givemecarbs RE: Chefpaulo Jan 10, 2009 04:34 PM

            They really don't reheat well do they Chefpaulo. Guess it's just as well we didn't try to go to Assi tonite. So..you are taking over the reins of organizing things this time right? :) Third time is da charm.

          2. cheesewit RE: lone369 Jan 10, 2009 04:47 PM

            I know it's a chain and not exclusive to the Philly area, but I really like the Tower of Onion Rings at Red Robin.

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              Hendi RE: lone369 Jan 14, 2009 08:52 AM

              For Onion rings at a bar I've had some great ones at Pub and Kitchen and some almost great ones at Taproom on 19th down in South Philly.

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                Boognish RE: Hendi Jan 14, 2009 11:26 AM

                FYI, Pub & Kitchen only serves them at brunch now from what I understand.

                I have no idea why.

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                Elaine RE: lone369 Jan 14, 2009 09:57 AM

                I've never had better than the ones at Nifty Fifties, in the Northeast.

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                  DobieGillis© RE: Elaine Jan 14, 2009 10:32 AM

                  Nifty Fifties, noice! Grew up about two blocks away, love the sodas!

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                  givemecarbs RE: lone369 Jan 14, 2009 10:21 AM

                  Thanks for posting this lone. I'm enjoying the replies plus my favorite things to eat are simple ingredients cooked or combined perfectly. To me, that is the soul of gourmet or any food. /climbs down off soapbox. :)

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                    Chefpaulo RE: givemecarbs Jan 14, 2009 11:12 AM

                    *applause* So true. Fresh and cooked to perfection is it for me.

                  2. saturninus RE: lone369 Jan 16, 2009 05:13 AM

                    Try the ones at Memphis Taproom - flavorful, inventive and delicious.

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                      isadorasmama RE: lone369 Jan 16, 2009 08:01 AM

                      Sonic.
                      They have a vanilla-like taste. Really different and yummy.

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                        bigdog2084 RE: lone369 Jan 29, 2009 07:16 PM

                        Del Frisco's steakhouse in Philly at 15 and chestnut has the absolute best onion rings. you get a huge mountain of them as well!

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