Very few things bring as much joy as a fresh batch of piping hot, expertly seasoned French fries. I know there are many different kinds of fries, cuts, seasonings, dipping options, and toppings, and I am here to share eight of my favorite places to get French fries - of all kinds - throughout Dallas on National French Fry Day, Monday, July 13.
Katy Trail Ice House
Located in Uptown off one of Dallas' favorite running trails, the Katy Trail Ice House is one of the best casual seats in town. All of the food is really good, but the fries are the true crown jewel. If you like loaded fries, this is your place. You will not regret it.
Note: The Ice House is currently closed for dine in, but fries and all their other menu favorites are available via phone-in orders!
Village Burger Bar
Located in West Village, Village Burger Bar is serving up some of the best parmesan truffle fries that you can find. It is the perfect snack after a day out in the fresh air. Also worth noting, they have some really incredible sweet potato fries. Fry not order both?
This funky little sandwich shop in Deep Ellum is the perfect place for an after-dinner French fry craving. And who doesn't have those? They have nailed the crispy fry, the cut, the seasonings; there's really not one thing to complain about.
Located in Dallas in the Plaza at Preston Center, Hillstone has been serving up great food for its entire existence, but the French fries are my personal favorite to accompany one of their burgers or even a salad. It is all about balance, y'all.
This Dallas staple began on Lower Greenville, right by the Granada Theater, and they have been churning out some of Dallas' finest bar food ever since. Ask any local about Snuffer's and one of the first things they are bound to say is, "Do not miss out on the loaded cheese fries!"
Maple & Motor
This non-presumptuous diner serves up delicious no-bells-and-whistles food for all to enjoy. Things like their fried baloney sandwich is what originally put them on the map, but what keeps people really coming back are the French fries accompanying the many mains.
This fry is a bit more unique. Las Palmas, a delicious Tex-Mex restaurant in Uptown, is making Nacho Fries. Instead of traditional tortilla chips, these inventive chefs are making nachos with a fried potato base, instead of fried corn. The result is delicious!
When a restaurant has been open for more than 60 years, you know they are doing something right. That is the case with Norma's. This Dallas institution made famous for its mile-high pies and chicken fried steak, is another place where you just shouldn't skip French fries on the side. Crispy goodness and the perfect pairing for chicken fried steak or… pies and fries!
Header photo credit: Snuffer's