Fast Food Review: Homemade Onion Rings from Fatburger

I love it when I get some really good onion rings.  9 times out of 10, I will go for onion rings over fries.  When it comes to fast food, fries are kings and rings are paupers.  It’s actually a rare item, but I’m lucky that a few places do carry them.  Let me think…Burger King, Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr., Jack in the Box and White Castle all carry them…but last time I checked 3 out of 5 of those choices are no where near me.  Well, earlier this year, West coast restaurant Fatburger made it’s way to the Mid-Atlantic and brought with it some delicious Homemade Onion Rings worth a GrubGrade review.

Onion Rings from FatburgerHand dipped fresh everyday, I guess that’s what makes them “homemade”.  I love these rings.  A crisp crunch and really fresh tasting.  I’ve never had an experience where I had that old grease taste.  I like onion rings that retain the taste of an actual onion.  When it’s breaded to the point where it no longer tastes like anything other than a deep fried ring of I-don’t-know.  These onion rings are also a very decent size.  I think a good test of a great onion ring is whether or not it can stand alone without dipping sauce.  The case with these rings is just that…no dipping required.  Of course this is up to you, but I never bother.  Sometimes I’ll slip a couple rings into my Kingburger and make it just a tad happier.  My only major gripe with this item is the same that can be said for my local Fatburger as a whole…prices are a little steep.  I love places with value menus and Fatburger just isn’t that kind of place.  You’ll be dropping $3.19 for a side of about 8-10 rings.  The quality is a tad higher so I’ll forgive them.  It’s not an all-the-time thing anways.

Onion Rings from Fatburger (close)

In closing, just gaze upon the picture above.  It’s not an overly thick onion ring.  A decent cut, a decent size and a light and crisp crunch make this a favorite of mine at Fatburger.  No offense to the Fat Fries or Skinny Fries served at Fatburger but how can I pass up those glorious golden rings?

Pros: Light, crisp crunch. Tastes like an onion.

Cons: Fatburger is a little pricier than most quick-serve places, $3.19 may be a lot for an order of onion rings.

Taste: 9.25/10
Value: 5.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $3.19

Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10

Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 540
Fat - 29 grams
Saturated Fat - 6 grams
Cholesterol - 5 milligrams
Sodium - 490 milligrams
Carbs - 64 grams
Sugars - 10 grams
Dietary Fiber - 4 grams
Protein - 7 grams

9 comments on “Fast Food Review: Homemade Onion Rings from Fatburger

  1. rob says:

    I’ll gladly pay something extra for some good rings, life’s too short to eat lousy food.

  2. Yum Yucky says:

    Ooo. Those look beautiful. It’s a crispy golden brown sensation. (I love food)

  3. Natalie says:

    I’m pretty jealous of those onion rings. I also prefer onion rings over fries, but it’s hard to find good ones and impossible to find good ones at a fast food place here. Of that list we only have BK and Carl’s Jr…the BK ones are terrible in my opinion, but I’ve never tried Carl’s Jr (I’ve also only been there once.) Fatburger’s look amazing.

  4. ChrisSh says:

    I haven’t had fast food rings in so long… is BK still making theirs with chopped up onions? Because that is just not a true onion ring.

  5. Palooka says:

    Fatburger has a store in MD owned by a former Baltimore Raven. It off the MD route 175 exit on I-95 in Columbia MD. Directions
    Get off I 95 towards Columbia. Turn right at MD route 108. Second light turn right. Next light turn right into shopping center. It’s four doors down from Trader Joe’s Eat some for me!

    • Ryan says:

      Yup that’s the only Fatburger I go to. I think it’s the first and only currently in Maryland. And yeah I always stop by the running store and the Trader Joe’s there too. 🙂

  6. Cale Eakins says:

    I like my rings with cheese sauce. Have you tried Sonic O rings?

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