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ISO First-rate Onion Rings and/or Fries in Durham/Chapel Hill

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mclaugh Aug 5, 2006 10:02 PM

So where do Chowhounds go for top-notch rings and fries?

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    detlefchef Aug 5, 2006 10:58 PM

    Town Hall Grill has the best I've had around here.

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      Sinophile Aug 6, 2006 01:14 PM

      I recommend the fries at Tyler's.

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        statolith Aug 6, 2006 01:33 PM

        I second the recommendation for Tyler's fries.

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        HeelsSoxHound Aug 6, 2006 05:02 PM

        i second detlef's THG rec... their garlic fries are killer, and the rings, while not awesome, are of the shoestring variety, and he uses vidalias, which give a nice sweet finish to the dish.

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          Chapel Will Aug 7, 2006 01:27 PM

          Milltown in Carrboro can do some great fries, but others have posted to the contrary on this board.

          Although not your typical french fry/ring joint, the truffle oil pommes frites at Riviera are to die for.

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            steveindurham Aug 7, 2006 02:42 PM

            I second the onion rings at Town Hall Grill ( had them yesterday). I like the fries at Federal and the homemade potato chips at Satisfaction.

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              bbqme Aug 7, 2006 03:15 PM

              I second Federal's fries, which are seasoned with salt, garlic and parsley.

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                HeelsSoxHound Aug 7, 2006 04:37 PM

                oooh... forgot about federal. they do a great job, although it's generally so smoky in there that i lose my appetite despite the high quality of the food.

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                  brentk Aug 7, 2006 04:50 PM

                  Sit outside.

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                    HeelsSoxHound Aug 7, 2006 07:13 PM

                    i will when it's not 143 degrees outside... probably more pleasant that way.
                    milltown was a scorcher the other night, too, although i'm really looking forward to that patio in the fall, since the new hotel blocked the sun at the mule. *grrr*

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                  Sinophile Aug 7, 2006 06:41 PM

                  Since the subject of chips came up...I recommend the chips at Sandwich on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Made fresh, best I've ever had, I think.

                  1. BrightTraveler Aug 7, 2006 08:39 PM

                    Had Beerbattered Onion Rings at the Nickel in Hillsbough last week. Not bad! Crunchy. Not too much breading. Thumbs up.

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                      Chapel Will Aug 9, 2006 06:01 PM

                      I always forget about the Nickel. Their fries are also quite good.

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