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Apr 18, 2009 11:28 PM

Best onion rings in LA...who's got them?

I love nice crunchy onion rings. Not necessarily beer batter (unless someone convinces me otherwise with a good example), just the traditional (seemingly) bread-crumb-coated ones, like in the mold of Fatburger's or Bob's Big Boy, in the olden days of the 70s/80s.

Doing a search yielded nothing of any use for satifying my craving. I recall an old LA onion ring thread a couple of years back, but it's gone.

I prefer SFV (Sherman Oaks/Studio City area, if possible) but if they're out of this world (just like as for donuts), I'd drive over the hill somewhere.

Let me have them, from casual/fast foodish-type place on up. Thanks, hounds!

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  1. If you're willing to give the beer-battered version a try, I would recommend Bird's in Hollywood.

    And if by chance you go and don't like the rings, the sloppy joes are damn tasty as well.

    1. MIllies Kitchen. I know it's a chain but these onion rings are fabulous. 16840 Vanowen. (818) 785-3894. If by chance they have closed that location the one in Simi is open at Sycamore and the 118 freeway.

      1. Farmer Boy's....huge, battered, and freshly made not frozen. The fried zucchini is pretty darned good too.

        Farmer Boys
        726 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

        Farmer Boys
        11808 East Washington Boulevard, Santa Fe Springs, CA

        Farmer Boys Restaurant
        15662 Arrow Hwy, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

        Farmer Boys
        14430 Merced Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

        1. Heaven help me, but Jack In the Box has always had yummy onion rings - if you need a quick drive-thru fix!

          1. Billy's Grill on Van Nuys Boulevard has some stellar onion rings. Have them with with an ahi tuna, ostrich or a buffalo burger, a mango and banana smoothie and you'll find yourself smiling after having a really excellent meal. Their fries aren't shabby either.

            Billy's Grill
            5162 Van Nuys Blvd
            Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
            (818) 783-6317

            Closed on Sundays. Open until 7 pm (I think), Mondays to Saturdays.

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            1. re: sharkgirl88

              Their ostrich burger really is good. Can't believe I never ordered it with a side of onion rings!