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May 25, 2009 01:23 PM

Best Onion Rings

I would like to nominate Hank's Oyster Bar.

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  1. People will say I'm crazy, but have you ever tried them at Popeye's? Real onions, fresh-battered and fresh-fried (points off for atmosphere, I know).

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    1. re: wayne keyser

      These are my favorite too. I don't know why, but they're the only onion rings that don't leave me with a greasy sick feeling after eating more than a couple.

      1. re: wayne keyser

        Had them for the first time in a long time yesterday evening and they did not match my memory or your recommendation.

        1. re: wayne keyser

          I'm with Wayne! Popeye's onion rings will hold their own against anyone else!

          I would say that its because of one major factor: Volume. Popeye's makes so much deep-fried food that they change their oil quite frequently. Also, I've watched as they prepare those onion rings. They flour them (in the same dredge that is used for the mild chicken) and immediately toss them into the fryer. They are always made-to-order, so while you have to wait a bit, you get smokin' hot, crispy rings everytime.

          (Granted: They are not the traditional beer-battered rings that most people eat. Perhaps, this puts them in a different category.)

        2. I like the onion loaf at Red, Hot, and Blue.

          Whenever I eat/dine at a restaurant, I always ask if their onion rings are homemade or premade.

          1. Agreed. They are otherworldly.

            1. I suggest Burger Brothers in Towson. The onion rings are perfectly crisp and just right.

              1. We loved the onion rings at Ted's Montana Grill.

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                1. re: Lewes17266

                  Seconded...particularly with the horseradish sauce...