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18 Very Fine French Fries in Austin

Potato's best form

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Second Bar & Kitchen's fries
| Tiff T./Yelp

While burgers are great and all, french fries aren’t to be ignored. The greasy side comes in all forms: shoestring to wedges, long to short, crispy to soft, topped with spices and herbs and cheese, paired with all sorts of dips and sauces. The potato sticks can even work as main dishes, too.

In Austin, the very best french fries can be found throughout the city. There are iconic ones from Hyde Park Bar & Grill, spicy ones from Jack Allen’s Kitchen, sugary sweet fried potatoes at Workhorse Bar, shoestring fries from Justine’s Brasserie, duck fat-fries ones at Salty Sow, kimchi-topped baskets from Chi'lantro, and many more. This update includes fries from fast causal spot Sala & Betty.

Pair those fries with burgers, new, essential, and vegeterian, as well as sandwiches.

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Salty Sow

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Find a mega-calorie option over at Salty Sow, where the fries are fried in duck fat three times and come with a decadent 110-minute egg and Bearnaise sauce.

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

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The old school restaurant dips the iconic potato sticks first in buttermilk, then in flour, and then fries them for a delicious, artery-clogging tangy take on the side, served with secret sauce.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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The burger place with the long lines offers up thin, crispy fries made from Kennebec potatoes, with an optional truffle upgrade.

Workhorse Bar

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Go savory with the parmesan and garlic fries, or opt for sugary with the sweet potato fries with nutmeg and brown sugar.

Parkside

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In the heart of downtown Austin, Parkside tosses its fries with garlic and shallots.

Hopfields

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Hopfields offers up hand-cut fries sprinkled with herbs, served with aioli.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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What the pub refers to as seasoned chips are basically thick fried potato wedges loaded with garlic, pepper, and salt, available for lunch and dinner.

P. Terry's Burger Stand

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Super fresh thin-cut french fries can be found at all locations of the burger stand.

Black Sheep Lodge

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Order some of the spicier sauces, including chipotle mayonnaise and curry ketchup, for necessary dipping needs for those sweet potato or battered fries.

Dan's Hamburgers

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Curly fries are always better than regular fries, and the ones at Dan’s Hamburgers don’t disappoint with its cajun seasonings.

Justine's Brasserie

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The crispy shoestring fries at Justine’s works well with mussels, steaks, or on its own.

Jack Allen's Kitchen

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A solid bet are the red chile fries from any Jack Allen’s Kitchen locations.The spicy spuds are are sprinkled with red chile pepper, plus there’s cotija cheese and garlic aioli.

Enoteca Vespaio

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Order the patate fritte at the Italian restaurant, which are served with either with grana padano and parsley or garlic, plus lemon aioli.

Frank Restaurant

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The plain waffle fries at the sausage and hot dog eatery get kicked up a notch with vegan and gluten-free friendly chili cheese, or a not-so-vegan and gluten-friendly queso and pico de gallo. Look out for special toppings, too.

Second Bar + Kitchen

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For a fancy take on french fries, try the black truffle pomme frites, dusted with grana padano and served with truffle aioli. Go the extra mile by adding seared foie gras.

Chi'lantro

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The signature kimchi fries, with caramelized kimchi beef bulgogi, grilled onions, cilantro, and even more, can be found at the brick and mortars.

The Peached Tortilla

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Bacon jam fries? Yes, bacon jam fries: Belgian fries slathered with bacon jam, sriracha mayo, green onions, and even topped with a fried egg.

Sala and Betty

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Sala & Betty dishes out just-crisp fries. Even better: some of the sandwiches come layered with fries already.

Salty Sow

Find a mega-calorie option over at Salty Sow, where the fries are fried in duck fat three times and come with a decadent 110-minute egg and Bearnaise sauce.

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

The old school restaurant dips the iconic potato sticks first in buttermilk, then in flour, and then fries them for a delicious, artery-clogging tangy take on the side, served with secret sauce.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

The burger place with the long lines offers up thin, crispy fries made from Kennebec potatoes, with an optional truffle upgrade.

Workhorse Bar

Go savory with the parmesan and garlic fries, or opt for sugary with the sweet potato fries with nutmeg and brown sugar.

Parkside

In the heart of downtown Austin, Parkside tosses its fries with garlic and shallots.

Hopfields

Hopfields offers up hand-cut fries sprinkled with herbs, served with aioli.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

What the pub refers to as seasoned chips are basically thick fried potato wedges loaded with garlic, pepper, and salt, available for lunch and dinner.

P. Terry's Burger Stand

Super fresh thin-cut french fries can be found at all locations of the burger stand.

Black Sheep Lodge

Order some of the spicier sauces, including chipotle mayonnaise and curry ketchup, for necessary dipping needs for those sweet potato or battered fries.

Dan's Hamburgers

Curly fries are always better than regular fries, and the ones at Dan’s Hamburgers don’t disappoint with its cajun seasonings.

Justine's Brasserie

The crispy shoestring fries at Justine’s works well with mussels, steaks, or on its own.

Jack Allen's Kitchen

A solid bet are the red chile fries from any Jack Allen’s Kitchen locations.The spicy spuds are are sprinkled with red chile pepper, plus there’s cotija cheese and garlic aioli.