Ten of Dallas' Best French Fries

Categories: Best Of Dallas

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Catherine Downes
Those fries tho.
French fries can make or break a meal, especially when they're served alongside a burger. Soggy, flavorless industrial fries are an abomination to both potatoes and your palate, so you should seek out a place that pays as much respect to the potato as they do their beef. Whatever your preferences when it comes to deep fried potatoes, you're sure to find something on this list to love.

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Scotch & Sausage (above)
These guys are relatively new to the scene, but they've already established a pretty solid cooking method for their fries. These thick-cut beauties undergo a three-step cooking process that involves blanching the potatoes quickly, freezing them to help maintain texture, and the classic double-frying method that produces a fry that Chef Trevor Bell describes as "the best chip you've ever had on the outside, the best mashed potatoes you've ever had on the inside."

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Amy McCarthy
These fries need R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Off Site Kitchen
Off Site Kitchen has already established itself as one of the city's best burger joints, but the fries deserve their own heaps of praise. Served in a twist of brown paper that soaks up all that delicious grease, you'll find a perfectly crisp pile of skinny fries that have been dusted with a healthy sprinkle of garlic salt after being hand-cut and double fried. The portions are generous, but don't even think about trying to share with your lunch date. It won't end well.

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Catherine Downes
These fries are good enough on their own, promise.
Blind Butcher
If poutine isn't really your thing, the fries underneath are a thing of beauty on their own. In the plain iteration, Chef Oliver Sitrin fries hand-cut russet potatoes in duck fat, which adds a ton of rich flavor. Maybe if you're nice, one of the waitresses will bring you out a ramekin of their housemade duck gravy or some dill pickle ranch, both of which are better dipping choices than boring old ketchup.


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Amy McCarthy
Does anything really sound better than fried avocado?

Knife
Whether you go to Knife to see the infamous John Tesar working the line or to chow down on some dry-aged beef, you shouldn't skimp on the sides. Steak and fries (or frites, as fancy people call them) is a classic combination, but you can shake that up and get at least one serving of vegetables with Tesar's creamy and crispy avocado fries. If you're not feeling adventurous, stick with the regular hand-cut fries. Either way, you won't be disappointed.


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Catherine Downes
Best burger, better fries. Pinky swear.
CBD Provisions
When everyone says that CBD Provisions is putting out some of the best food in town, they're not joking. There's a science that goes into making the perfect french fry, and the cooks at CBD have got it down. They're served in a fancy-pants cup that holds a deceptively large serving, but you'll have no problem scarfing the whole thing down. And then thinking about an order to go for the ride home.


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14 comments
JohnQDallas
JohnQDallas

Katy Trail Ice House has really fresh, non-greasy old timey, skin on fries.  Hopdotty's, at least at Preston Center, have crispy low grease ones with a tasty chili con queso dipping sauce.

ellenbrown0906
ellenbrown0906

I'm with @p_mallett, Scotch and Sausage's fries were horrible.  Our first order was basically fried bits from the bottom of the fryer.  I had read their fries were to die for so went to the manager and asked him to do better.  He agreed and happily replaced our fried bits with larger over-fried french fries.  Not sure they will get a 3rd chance.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

I like the English style fish & chips at Aw Shucks. Great dipped in their excellent tarter sauce.

glenn03a
glenn03a

20 ft. Seafood Joint are great too !

J_A_
J_A_

Blind butchers are good. In fact forget the poutine and just get the duck fat fries

p_mallett
p_mallett

Maybe I was there on an off day but I was excited to try Scotch and Sausage's fries, and I found them to be pretty terrible.  Not crispy, not fluffy inside, I didn't finish them.  Not to mention they only give you a few fries in a regular order. 

jerry_leeper
jerry_leeper

Off Site Kitchen, you gotta be kidding!  They'd have better fries if they went over to Restaurant Depot and got a case frozen fries.

crb819
crb819

Free Man cant hold Uncle Ubers jock when it comes to fries. smh and Goodfriends waffle fries? serviceable at best!

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Nordstroms and Toulouse have nice fries.

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Free Man does several things well....including their crab stuffed jalapeno poppers.



TexMarine
TexMarine

@p_mallett you got screwed. try again, my experiences have all been excellent.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

That's the problem. You were too excited over a potato.

jerry_leeper
jerry_leeper

@p_mallett I'm becoming convinced the DO isn't really doing much more than going through a list of 'cool' places without any actual factual or qualitative basis to make pronouncements on which places to put on these 'best whatever' lists.  


MikeD
MikeD

@jerry_leeper @p_mallett 

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