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Jan 29, 2007 07:34 AM

looking for the best fries...

i'm a french-fry lover and looking for the best ones out there. will travel near and far to try them.

i like 'em hot, crispy and flavorful. nothing's worse than a limp and soggy (and cold) french fry.

any recs?

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  1. Had some winning fries at 900 Grayson this weekend: crackly enough that they shattered when I tried to fork them.

    1. Florio on Fillmore St. in SF.

      1. Frjtz is dedicated to their fries and accompanying dips:
        Their site doesn't list it, but there's also a location at Ghirardelli square.

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        1. re: orezscu

          They also have one coming in the Mission soon, I hear...

        2. I love the fries at Murphy's Pub on Kearny and Sutter. They're the rectangular steak fries that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

          1. Eccolo in Berkeley. So thin and crispy, almost like a potato chip. Very addictive. Served with fried herbs and house made aioli.

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            1. re: Morton the Mousse

              Morton !!!

              The answer is Gregoire ... Berkeley & Oakland

              To the OP ... what type of fry are you looking for? Thin McDonald-style or thick steakhouse type?

              1. re: rworange

                i'm more of a thin french-fry eater but i do like the steakhouse fries as long as they still have that crispy element on the outside.

                1. re: katg

                  For thin fries, they are wonderful at both Absinthe and Alembic. Yum.

              2. re: Morton the Mousse

                See, I don't like the Eccolo fries at all -- they're exactly like a potato chip, and that's not what I'm looking for when I want fries.

                My favorite in the East Bay are the fries at A Cote on College in Oakland.

                1. re: Morton the Mousse

                  Another vote for Eccolo. I had them for the first time a few weeks ago while lunching there with my Mom. We split the burger, a salad, and the fries. We were in heaven...