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The Best Onion Rings in Toronto

The best onion rings in Toronto are far more valued by some than actual jewellery. Meals at the places below just aren’t complete without this quintessential diner side of thick, juicy slices of onion encased in crispy, puffy, airy batter deep-fried to crunchy golden brown.

Here are the best onion rings in Toronto.


Fresh on Front
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Fresh on Front

The onion rings at this popular vegetarian chain with multiple Toronto locations come coated with a crispy quinoa batter. They’re thick and crunchy.

Burger Shack
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Burger Shack

Possibly the most densely battered onion in the city, these rings are created using a secret recipe, fried dozens at a time on long wire holder. Found at an old school burger joint near Yonge and Eglinton, they're spongy yet crunchy.


Apache Burgers
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Apache Burgers

Chow down on thick-battered onion rings of varying sizes, all hours of the night, at this old school burger joint right near Kipling station that’s open late.

Planta Burger
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Planta Burger

Don't miss out on the battered vegan onion rings drizzled with ranch at this sister spot to Planta that has a home on Temperance in the Financial District.


Harry's Drive-In
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Harry's Drive-In

Humongous, homemade, golden-battered onion rings are the perfect accompaniment to an old school diner-style meal at this Scarborough institution.


The Real McCoy
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The Real McCoy

There’s more batter than either onion or ring at this Scarborough comfort food spot that also does great pizza and burgers.

Sea Witch Fish and Chips
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Sea Witch Fish and Chips

This St. Clair West spot known for frying up delicious fish and chips is amazing at piling up towers of crispy onion rings with crackly bits of batter bubbling on the edges.


Off the Hook
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Off the Hook

Onion rings are symmetrically picture perfect and deep amber at this fish and chips joint near Broadview and Danforth.

Shamrock Burgers
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Shamrock Burgers

Orders of enormous, crispy onion rings spill out of the box at this burger chain that’s been around for 50 years in Scarborough.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Burger Shack. Additional images by @sabinasohail, Planta Burger. 

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