After trying out 7 of the top-rated places for onion rings, I'm now able to give my take on the best onion rings in Houston. My experience with onion rings is extensive and I'm here to share my findings!

I'll explain which restaurants have the crunchiest and tastiest onion rings in town - think golden and delicious. Join me on this adventure as I share what I've learned about these finger-licking-good snacks.

Lankford's Grocery & Market

Lankford's Grocery & Market
🗺️ 88 Dennis St, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 713-522-9555
🌐 Website
Sunday: 9 AM–3 PM
Monday: 9 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 9 AM–8 PM
Friday: 9 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–8 PM

I have had numerous experiences with their famous onion rings and I always come away satisfied. The texture of the onion rings is consistently crunchy and flavorful, striking a perfect balance between the batter and the onions. The size of the onion ring is also generous compared to other places I've visited.

What really sets Lankford's apart from other places is that they offer a plethora of toppings for their onion rings such as melted cheese, jalapenos, chili pepper flakes, ranch dressing and more. This allows you to customize your order according to your taste.

These are hands-down the best onion rings in Houston! Whether you're taking them home as a snack or getting them with your meal, Lankford's Grocery & Market will not disappoint.

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Champ Burger

Champ Burger
🗺️ 304 Sampson St, Houston, TX 77003
☎️ 713-227-7737
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM–4:30 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–4:30 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–4:30 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–4:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM–4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed

The Onion Rings at Champ Burger are incredible. They are made to perfection! I'm talking crispy, crunchy, with a just the right amount of batter. They pair perfectly with any sandwich you can order.

Their onion rings stand out among the competition due to their exemplary flavoring. You can really taste its savory and sweet appeal when taking that first bite. In addition, the quality of service matches the deliciousness of their onion rings; always fast and friendly!

Without a doubt, Champ Burger has the best onion rings in Houston. If you're looking for something special and savory-sweet combo- then this is your place!

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Stanton's City Bites

Stanton's City Bites
🗺️ 1420 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007
☎️ 713-227-4893
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–4 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

I've been visiting Stanton's for years, hoping to find the perfect onion ring. Every time I visit, it never fails to impress me. The onion rings are always cooked perfectly and have a delightful crunchy texture without being too greasy or salty. The flavor of the onions also stands out in the mix, making for an overall fantastic experience.

Stanton's City Bites is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a classic take on onion rings. They don't skimp on quality ingredients and the team there knows exactly what they're doing when it comes to onion rings. I was particularly impressed by how well-seasoned these rings were!

In my opinion, Stanton's City Bites has some of the best onion rings in Houston - they are simply irresistible. If you haven't tried these beauties yet, be sure to make your way over soon!

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Miller's Cafe Downtown

Miller's Cafe Downtown
🗺️ 1001 McKinney St b4, Houston, TX 77002
☎️ 713-658-0400
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:30 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–2 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–2 PM
Saturday: Closed

The crispiness of the onion rings at Miller's Cafe Downtown is hard to beat. They're not greasy, either, which is an added bonus. Despite being cooked in oil, they're still light and airy.

The flavor of the onion itself is perfect -- it's sweet but not overly so, and the thickness of each ring ensures that you're getting a full bite every time.

And last but not least are their choice in accompaniments for their onion rings. From parmesan cheese to honey mustard aioli, you have plenty of options to choose from!

I'm proud to say that Miller's Cafe Downtown offers some of the best onion rings in Houston!

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Southwell's Hamburger Grill

Southwell's Hamburger Grill
🗺️ 2252 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
☎️ 713-664-4959
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

The texture of the onion rings at Southwell's Hamburger Grill is unparalleled - crispy outside, but still yielding and soft on the inside. With a crunchy coating from their secret batter recipe, each ring is just as good as the one before.

The flavor is also unbeatable - it's always been my go-to spot for flavored onion rings because they offer some of the most unique varieties in all of Houston. I've tried their garlic parmesan rings, spicy cajun rings and even their loaded bacon ranch rings! They're always cooked to perfection - not too crunchy, not too soggy.

Overall, Southwell's Hamburger Grill is hands down the best place in Houston for onion rings. If you're looking for an unforgettable onion ring experience unlike any other, this is definitely the place to go!

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The Burger Joint

The Burger Joint
🗺️ 2703 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 281-974-2889
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–12 AM
Monday: 11 AM–12 AM
Tuesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Wednesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Thursday: 11 AM–12 AM
Friday: 11 AM–4 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–4 AM

On my first visit to The Burger Joint, I was immediately impressed with their crispy and savory onion rings. Every order comes with a generous portion of the golden-brown treats. Not only are the onions coated in just the right amount of batter, but the oil used for frying them is always fresh.

The flavors from the onions truly stand out and provide that classic onion ring taste you expect from a top-notch joint. They also have just the right balance of seasoning and saltiness that pairs perfectly with their condiments.

Whether it's an afternoon snack or an appetizer before your main course, you can be sure these onion rings will hit the spot! In my opinion, The Burger Joint has some of the best onion rings in Houston and I highly recommend them to any fellow onion ring lover out there!

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Cliff's Hamburger Grill

Cliff's Hamburger Grill
🗺️ 1822 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057
☎️ 713-780-4010
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

The onion rings at Cliff's Hamburger Grill are the best in Houston in my opinion. The outside is crispy and golden brown, while the inside is soft, tender, and full of flavor. The quality of the onions used for these rings truly stands out compared to other places around town.

I especially love that you get generous portions of onion rings with most meals I believe- quite often times more than enough to feed a family. The price is also reasonable when it comes to their onion rings which makes them an even better choice!

Cliff's Burger Grill really sets the bar high when it comes to onion rings. Not only do they provide great food, but they make sure that the product they serve is high quality as well! It has been a long time favorite of mine for years and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a delicious meal- or the best onion rings in Houston!

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Jen Norman

Jen is a Houston born native with a knack for spotting the top restaurants and businesses in town. She loves to read and play with her 3 dogs - Charlie, Cheddar, and Cheezit