5 Favorite Onion Rings in Metro Phoenix

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Katie Johnson
Oh the onion ring, a staple side dish among burger joints and steak houses alike, but often overshadowed by its potato cousin. While you can get your fix of french fries nearly anywhere in this metropolis, the task of finding onion rings is a little more challenging, which is why we've put together a list of 5 places to fuel your fried onion craving.

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Katie Johnson

Original Hamburger Works

Some things never change. Take Hamburger Works, for example. Those who love it frequent it religiously- probably because what you ordered in 1974 is going to taste the same as what you order today. This no-frills neighborhood bar and burger stop features a condiment bar (Golden Corral style) and order-at-the-counter service. The Hamburger Works onion rings are more fry batter than onion, leaving plenty of empty space on the inside to either fill with more sauce or just slide that sliver of onion out when you know no one's looking.

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Katie Johnson
Zipps Sports Grill

This locally owned chain of sport bars has locations all over town. Each delivers just the kind of menu you'd expect from a sports bar but with a quality that's slightly better than you might think. Their onion rings for example have a lighter, flakier batter than most, making them easy to consume but by no means any healthier. On the Zipps menu, it says that that the onion rings are made fresh in-house. Batter up!

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Katie Johnson
Chicago Hamburger Company

Located in what may be the worst parking lot in town, the Chicago Hamburger Company fills up fast, and with good reason. They've kept a consistent crowd since 1981 by offering a predictable but palatable array of Chicago style foods such as burgers, sliders, and of course, onion rings. The rings are nothing fancy but they have the perfect ratio of onion to batter, fried whole in canola oil. If you're craving an old standby or you are tired of everyone putting their own progressive spin on things, these rings are just what you're looking for- simple, but oh so good.

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David James
David James

Hard to imagine that the 16th St 5 & Diner Phoenix was not included. For all their sometimes good, sometimes not-quite-what-they-should-be items, their onion rings are consistently fabulous. Srsly.

Marilyn Walsh
Marilyn Walsh

Jimmy's Burgers & Eggs has awesome non-greasy huge onion rings...so much of their stuff is made my hand, fresh...! Restaurant owners; Jimmy and Phyllis Bogianos with an outstanding crew...!!

pca2002002
pca2002002

Wow .... shocked when I got to the end and hadn't seen Ted's on McClintock and Broadway.  Better rings ever, damn good dogs, and they've been cranking it out for about 30 years now.

Mindy Haskins
Mindy Haskins

I can't believe Zipps made the list. Their onion rings are obnoxiously greasy, stringy and the batter is super hard and tough to eat. They fall apart in your hands. Props on adding the Vig's...they know what's up. What's missing: indulge burgers. They nailed the super stringy onion ring.

SeacatGardens
SeacatGardens

@ChowBellaPHX Try the onion rings @BLTSteakScott HH bar. Quite light, stacked beautifully and tasty...:)

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