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Austin’s Best French Fries!

Fries. They are a way of life. They’re addictive. Fries: when they’re good, they’re beyond delicious. When they’re bad… you’re still eating them anyway. But when they’re good, you’ll do anything to eat every last one. These aren’t Mcdonald’s fries, they’re fresh and delicious potatoes covered in some top notch ingredients! These are Austin’s highest level of achievement in the art of fried potatoes!

JACK ALLEN’S KITCHEN SOUTHWEST

Jack Allen’s is known for their Idaho-potato french fries with red chile, scallions, lime juice, cotija cheese, cilantro, and garlic aioli. You may have trouble with the “shareable” aspect of this appetizer.

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SALTY SOW ON MANOR ROAD

Salty Sow has a killer Happy Hour and if you look around at the other tables,  you’ll notice a common thread. Their triple-fried duck fat fries come served with a 110-minute egg and a side of Béarnaise.

CHI’ LANTRO

The Original Kimchi Fries are probably Chi’Lantro’s most popular menu item, and if you’ve had them, you know how good they are. Their golden fries are topped with your choice of ribeye bulgogi, spicy pork, spicy chicken, soy-glazed chicken, or marinated tofu — plus caramelized kimchi, cheddar & monterrey jack, onions, cilantro, magic sauce, sesame seeds, and Sriracha. Now that’s a full meal!

HOPFIELDS

Hopfields is home to some killer pomme frites — made from Kennebec potatoes, tossed with salt & fines herbs, and served with a little jar of house-made aioli. During brunch you should try the Maya: poached eggs, jambon de Paris (aka ham!), and hollandaise served on a huge bed of frites!

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HOPDODDY BURGER BAR

Their Parmesan Truffle Fries are beyond amazing. In addition to being served in a super-fun cone, and being a huge portion you won’t mind splitting, the truffle sauce that accompanies them is highly recommended. Don’t forget to order the Stout Chocolate milkshake so you can occasionally dip your fries in there as well. Yum!