Top 5 Onion Rings in Mississauga


Published December 2, 2014 at 11:33 pm


The top five onion rings in Mississauga won’t be found at big box restaurants, but rather truck stops and greasy spoons. These places will take the time to make them from scratch, batter and slather the hell out of them and throw them right into a fryer until they puff out to perfection and leave grease on your fingers.

Here are the top five places to get onion rings in Mississauga:

5) Kantene

Just east of Hurontario, Dundas is all mature buildings and long-standing plazas housing everything from jewellery stores to spartan ethnic restos with, believe it or not, functioning and occupied apartments on top (a rare throwback to a bygone era). For that reason, it’s striking to see a decidedly modern restaurant—one that’s all pristine white wood and chic aquamarine accents—in an aging white plaza that shows the city’s age. Kantene, a brand new comfort food restaurant that combines counter and table service, is breathing culinary life into Cooksville—and it’s doing so with classic dishes. Specializing in fusion cuisine, the restaurant excels with its absolutely delicious vegetarian pizza (topped with eggplant and zucchini), flavourful feta-covered lamb burger (complete with a fresh bun from the Rose Bakery next door) and indulgent hand cut fries. Another bonus are the mild and unique rosemary-infused onion rings. You don’t want to miss this spot.

4)  Fisherman’s Place

Unless you live in the area, it’s unlikely you’ve visited this charming old English-style fish and chips joint. Offering cozy booth and table seating and a fairly extensive menu with fried haddock, cod, halibut, shrimp and more (you can even order chicken fingers), this place boasts reliably tasty servings of fish on generous plates of fries. If it’s comfort food you’re after, you don’t want to miss the onion rings. Huge and flavourful (but not particularly salty), they’re perfect for sharing before digging into the fish. This place is ideal for a casual lunch or hearty dinner—and the dishes aren’t terribly greasy.

3) Master Steak

Master Steak is located just north of the 401 and is open 19 hours a day. I remember going there when I was younger and it looks almost identical today. This place is a meat lover’s dream, as there is a butcher shop attached. Not only does this place have fresh steaks, they serve great onion rings. As soon as I ordered them they started cooking them right there and then. The batter was delicious and the crispiness was perfect.

2) C & Dubbs

On the east side of Dundas past Dixie is an old-school burger joint that has been around for about 36 years (although it’s been occupying its current location for nine). C & Dubbs claim to fame was being in the Adam Sandler movie Billy Madison in the pickle-racing scene on the windowpanes. Their onion rings are made fresh every morning and are milk-battered to give them that extra taste and stick to the onion. Look at the size of these babies!

1) Fire Pit

These are the best tasting onion rings after a late night dance session spent pumping your fists in the air while listening to EDM at Central Nightclub (or anytime actually). Fire Pit is located in the hardest plaza to get into at HWY 10 and Britannia. When you walk in, two signs catch your eye. One says something like, “We don’t own a microwave” and the second says, “Fries and onion rings are fresh made daily” — and yes they are. The onion rings were absolutely delicious. The batter was thick and stuck to the onion like glue.  It was very flavourful without being overpowering to the point that you can’t taste the onion and the rings were HUGE!


  1. Fire Pit
  2. C & Dubbs Hamburgers – permanently closed
  3. Master Steaks
  4. Fisherman’s Plaice Fish & Chips
  5. Kantene
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