The best french fries in every state, according to Yelp

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Meráki Greek Grill in Las Vegas stays true to its Mediterranean roots with these loaded fries covered in delicious feta cheese. Meráki Greek Grill via Yelp
  • French fries can come in many shapes and sizes, from thick-cut steak fries to crispy shoestrings and waffle fries.
  • While some of the country’s best french fries come fully loaded with signature sauces, bacon, cheese, and more, others keep things simple with salt and a dash of seasoning.
  • From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the best french fry joints in every state, according to data from Yelp.
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From thick-cut steak fries to crispy shoestring fries and poutine doused in gravy and cheese, fries come in countless different mouthwatering varieties.

No longer just a side dish, great french fries deserve recognition in their own right, so we consulted the experts at Yelp to find the true standout fry places in every state.

Yelp identified businesses with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “fries,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “fries.” If a local chain appeared on the list more than once, they only included the highest-rated location.

Insider also confirmed that every restaurant was open for either takeout, delivery, or dine-in as of July 13, 2020, according to the restaurant’s Yelp page or website.

Emmie Martin contributed to a previous version of this article.


ALABAMA: Fry lovers and burger fans alike should add Baha Burger in Hoover to their list of must-visit Alabama food spots for fresh shoestring fries.

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Baha Burger. Natasha S. via Yelp

Learn more about Baha Burger here.


ALASKA: What’s the perfect complement for one of the International House of Hot Dogs in Anchorage’s gourmet dogs? Cilantro fries, of course.

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International House of Hot Dogs. Travis C. via Yelp

Learn more about International House of Hot Dogs here.


ARIZONA: Wild Dogs in Benson, Arizona, is known for its Vienna beef hot dogs covered in pastrami, bacon, and slaw, as well as its fries.

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Wild Dogs. Carolyn C. via Yelp

Learn more about Wild Dogs here.


ARKANSAS: The pork belly fries from Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food in Rogers, Arkansas, truly can’t be beaten: They’re crinkle-cut and covered in crispy pork belly, scallions, a fried egg, and mozzarella cheese.

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Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food. Kent A. via Yelp

Learn more about Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food here.


CALIFORNIA: Daddy O’s Rockin Cafe in Upland is known for its “big daddy” cheeseburger combo meal, which comes with a burger and the diner’s crinkle-cut fries.

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Daddy O’s Rockin Cafe. Brenda P. via Yelp

Learn more about Daddy O’s Rockin Cafe here.


COLORADO: Santana’s Vegan Grill in Colorado Springs serves Beyond Burgers and has a drive-thru as well as inside dining options.

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Santana’s Vegan Grill. Mikaila S. via Yelp

Learn more about Santana’s Vegan Grill here.


CONNECTICUT: At Riley’s Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet in New Britain, patrons can choose between the spot’s original lightly salted fries, Cajun fries, or get a double order covered smothered with toppings.

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Riley’s Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet. Sho R. via Yelp

Learn more about Riley’s Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet here.


DELAWARE: Matt’s Fish Camp Lewes in Lewes certainly knows how to do fries the Delaware way, including the restaurant’s crab fries, which are doused in crab and Old Bay.

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Matt’s Fish Camp Lewes. Sari Marissa G. via Yelp

Learn more about Matt’s Fish Camp Lewes here.


FLORIDA: Yelp reviewers claim Mr & Mrs. Bun in Miami has the best sweet potato fries in the state.

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Mr & Mrs. Bun. Aaron H. via Yelp

Learn more about Mr & Mrs. Bun here.


GEORGIA: Jackie M’s & Son, a cosy restaurant in Augusta, Georgia, is known for its cheesesteaks, fresh-cut fries, and gourmet desserts.

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Jackie M’s & Son. Jessica L. via Yelp

Learn more about Jackie M’s & Son here.


HAWAII: The Saddle Room in Waimea is bar food at its finest. If you stop by, make sure to order the Saddle Room burger and garlic fries.

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The Saddle Room. Dion D. via Yelp

Learn more about The Saddle Room here.


IDAHO: In Idaho, it’s all about potatoes, especially at Scooter’s Chillin’-N-Grillin’. Visitors can choose between regular french fries, garlic parmesan fries, or sweet potato waffle fries.

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Scooter’s Chillin’-N-Grillin’. Mandee R. via Yelp

Learn more about Scooter’s Chillin’-N-Grillin’ here.


ILLINOIS: Mr. D’s Shish-Kabobs in Chicago is doing fries like no one else by piling them on top of its sandwiches.

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Mr. D’s Shish-Kabobs. Torrie L. via Yelp

Learn more about Mr. D’s Shish-Kabobs here.


INDIANA: Livery in Indianapolis serves delicious Yuca fries covered in Spanish soubise and Chihuahua cheese.

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Livery. Lara P. via Yelp

Learn more about Livery here.


IOWA: Nodo in Iowa City is known for its Brew City fries, house-made soups, and hand-crafted sandwiches.

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Nodo. Kim J. via Yelp

Learn more about Nodo here.


KANSAS: You’ll find Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que at a gas station. Slow-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, and golden, seasoned fries turn this pit stop into a destination.

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Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Susan B. via Yelp

Learn more about Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que here.


KENTUCKY: Taco Luchador is famous for its french fries covered in fresh mole sauce and sweet potato fries served with caramelised pineapple salsa.

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Taco Luchador. Sara R. via Yelp

Learn more about Taco Luchador here.


LOUISIANA: Fry and Pie in New Orleans is a must-visit spot for its fresh-cut loaded fries. Plus, the restaurant also serves up individual pies ranging from pecan to peanut butter.

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Fry and Pie. Fry and Pie via Yelp

Learn more about Fry and Pie here.


MAINE: Pier French Fries in Old Orchard Beach is known for its classic crinkle-cut fries — which are best eaten right by the water.

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Pier French Fries. Sara K./Yelp

Learn more about Pier French Fries here.


MARYLAND: Customers can’t stop raving about Pioneer Pit Beef’s delicious and crispy hand-cut french fries.

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Pioneer Pit Beef. Kristi D. via Yelp

Learn more about Pioneer Pit Beef here.


MASSACHUSETTS: Marko’s Mediterranean Grill in Lowell, Massachusetts, is most well known for its loaded “monster fries” topped with grilled meat and sauce.

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Marko’s Mediterranean Grill. Steve G. via Yelp

Learn more about Marko’s Mediterranean Grill here.


MICHIGAN: Chadd’s Bistro makes all of its sauces in house, which perfectly complement the sandwich shop’s crispy fries.

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Chadd’s Bistro. Brian S. via Yelp

Learn more about Chadd’s Bistro here.


MINNESOTA: Red Cow Minneapolis’ smoked beef and beer cheese fries are decadence to a whole new level, and customers can’t get enough.

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Red Cow Minneapolis. Marie T. via Yelp

Learn more about Red Cow Minneapolis here.


MISSISSIPPI: Stamps Superburger serves up hand-cut fries doused in zesty lemon pepper.

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Stamps Superburger. Rebecca W. via Yelp

Learn more about Stamps Superburger here.


MISSOURI: Mac’s Local Eats in St. Louis serves up top-notch burgers and seasoned fries.

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Mac’s Local Eats. Derrick E. via Yelp

Learn more about Mac’s Local Eats here.


MONTANA: The Parmesan garlic fries at The Burger Dive in Billings turn a run-of-the-mill work lunch into an Instagram-worthy event.

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The Burger Dive. Brian M./Yelp

Learn more about The Burger Dive here.


NEBRASKA: Omaha’s Block 16 is known for its ultra-creative twists on the classic french fry. The “duck duck goose” fries, topped with duck confit, gooseberry gastrique, and mozzarella are a favourite.

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Block 16. Megan A./Yelp

Learn more about Block 16 here.


NEVADA: Meráki Greek Grill in Las Vegas stays true to its Mediterranean roots with these loaded fries covered in feta cheese.

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Meráki Greek Grill. Meráki Greek Grill via Yelp

Learn more about Meráki Greek Grill here.


NEW HAMPSHIRE: The fries at Lexie’s Joint in Portsmouth are hand-cut and fried to perfection every day. Try out the “hot fries” doused in Sriracha-infused ketchup and aioli, jalapeños, and scallions.

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Lexie’s Joint. Happy G. via Yelp

Learn more about Lexie’s Joint here.


NEW JERSEY: Diesel and Duke in Montclair, New Jersey, isn’t your average burger joint. Splurge on the poutine or “ranger fries” covered in barbecue sauce, cheese, and bacon bits for a seriously mouthwatering meal.

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Diesel and Duke. Cindy V. via Yelp

Learn more about Diesel and Duke here.


NEW MEXICO: Big D’s Downtown Dive serves “monster fries” smothered in green chile sauce, cheese, bacon, and sauce.

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Big D’s Downtown Dive. Robert E. via Yelp

Learn more about Big D’s Downtown Dive here.


NEW YORK: The Alcove in Sunnyside, Queens, not only serves up fries coated in herb truffle gruyere cheese and smoked chopped bacon, but they even add crunchy potato sticks to its signature Alcove burger.

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The Alcove. Patrick E. via Yelp

Learn more about The Alcove here.


NORTH CAROLINA: The barbecue “nachbros” at Bros Sandwich Shack in Avon, North Carolina, are crunchy waffle fries completely coated in slow-roasted pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and smoked gouda cheese sauce.

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Bros Sandwich Shack. Christiana R. via Yelp

Learn more about Bros Sandwich Shack here.


NORTH DAKOTA: Ebeneezer’s Eatery & Irish Pub in Minot has Irish fries that perfectly complement this traditional Irish pub’s signature burgers.

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Ebeneezer’s Eatery & Irish Pub. Audrey G. via Yelp

Learn more about Ebeneezer’s Eatery & Irish Pub here.


OHIO: Mediterranean food spot Brassica in Columbus douses its hand-cut french fries in seasoning and serves them with special sauce.

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Brassica. Rye W. via Yelp

Learn more about Brassica here.


OKLAHOMA: Lone Wolf Banh Mi is well known for its kimchi fries that customers can customise however they like.

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Lone Wolf Banh Mi. Ginger M. via Yelp

Learn more about Lone Wolf Banh Mi here.


OREGON: Bangers & Brews in Bend, Oregon, has shareable fry platters covered in chilli cheese and garlic aioli or bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, onions, and garlic aioli.

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Bangers & Brews. J N. via Yelp

Learn more about Bangers & Brews here.


PENNSYLVANIA: Goldie in Philadelphia specialises in 100% vegan fries, falafel, and shakes. The restaurant’s za’atar fries are served with tahini ketchup.

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Goldie. Rachel O. via Yelp

Learn more about Goldie here.


RHODE ISLAND: Friskie Fries in Providence specialises in interesting seasonings like mojito lime and fries topped with everything from pulled pork to poutine.

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Friskie Fries. Cathy Z./Yelp

Learn more about Friskie Fries here.


SOUTH CAROLINA: The Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake in Murrells Inlet famously douses its fries in Old Bay.

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The Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake. Daniel J. via Yelp

Learn more about The Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake here.


SOUTH DAKOTA: Fans of Custer burger spot Black Hills Burger and Bun Co can’t stop raving about the restaurant’s sweet potato fries and waffle fries.

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Black Hills Burger and Bun Co. Carla M. via Yelp

Learn more about Black Hills Burger and Bun Co here.


TENNESSEE: Farm-to-table restaurant Stock and Barrel might be known for its gourmet burgers, but the duck confit fries steal the show, winning local awards.

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Stock and Barrel. Jonathan G. via Yelp

Learn more about Stock and Barrel here.


TEXAS: Boteco in Austin stays true to its Brazilian roots with its crispy, crunchy Yuca fries served with chimichurri aioli.

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Boteco. Taylor C. via Yelp

Learn more about Boteco here.


UTAH: At Pie and Fry in Ogen, Utah patrons can choose to smother their fries in everything from gravy to alfredo sauce, bacon, veggies, and more.

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Pie and Fry. Tara C. via Yelp

Learn more about Pie and Fry here.


VERMONT: Worthy Burger’s hand-cut fries are cooked in savoury beef tallow, making them perfectly crispy yet soft on the inside.

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Worthy Burger. Webb P. via Yelp

Learn more about Worthy Burger here.


VIRGINIA: Teas’n You Fusion Tea House in Vienna, Virginia serves up garlic truffle fries and basil popcorn chicken, as well as creamy milk tea.

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Teas’n You Fusion Tea House. Jonathan L. via Yelp

Learn more about Teas’n You Fusion Tea House here.


WASHINGTON: Gyro Heroes in Seattle knows how to do fries. The joint’s Greek fries come topped with mixed spices, garlic sauce, and feta cheese.

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Gyro Heroes. Marlene N. via Yelp

Learn more about Gyro Heroes here.


WEST VIRGINIA: Visitors to Secret Sandwich Society in Fayetteville can order the restaurant’s fries covered in homemade, melted pimento cheese, loaded bacon, and jalapeños, or topped with two different homemade dipping sauces.

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Secret Sandwich Society. Anthony T. via Yelp

Learn more about Secret Sandwich Society here.


WISCONSIN: Crave Cafe in Shorewood has a full lineup of fries: Customers can choose between BBQ fries, ranch fries, cheddar cheese fries, Cajun fries, or stick with the joint’s standard french fries.

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Crave Cafe. Amber N. via Yelp

Learn more about Crave Cafe here.


WYOMING: Crowbar & Grill in Laramie totally changed the game with its delicious loaded pad thai fries covered in sweet and spicy pad thai sauce, chopped peanuts, green onion, and lime.

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Crowbar & Grill. Khaled A. via Yelp

Learn more about Crowbar & Grill here.