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Apr 30, 2007 02:41 PM

best fries in Dallas

any thoughts? Personally I like my fries crispy, slightly browned and salty. I'm not crazy about cheesy fries, but feel free to comment if you're passionate about some :)

My votes are:
Tio's Tortas

both are thin format... what's missing in Dallas is a good source of somewhat thicker fries with a good crispy exterior - similar to what I remember from a childhood trip to Brussels.

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  1. Houston's is the only place that I know that delivers those kind of fries...They are wonderful! Outside of that, you would almost have to make a trip to New York, where fries like that are plentiful...

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    1. re: jinet12

      Houston's? No, no, no! The best fries in Dallas (now that GEORGE closed) are the sea salt fries at Hibiscus.

      The best fries in the DFW area are the garlic fries at the Ballpark in Arlington.


      1. re: TexasToast

        Well I DO love the ones at Houston's, but yes the fries at Hibiscus are well as everything else on their menu....

    2. Have you tried the fries from Wingstop? They are some of the best. I hear they put some kind of sugar/salt mix on them. I wish I knew for sure....if anyone knows pass the info along.

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      1. re: ibobi

        I have not - but some friends recommended that I try them. They corroborate the sugar/salt coating. Sounds kind of strange to me, but I'll give it a try. Thanks!

        1. re: ibobi

          I have nailed that recipe down like cedar shake on a roof top. It took me a few times, and had to eat a few paper boats of tasty Wingstop fries, but it this is what I came up with. I used a four to one mixture of a white seasoning salt to sugar. I forget the specific brand of seasoning salt I used, but they carry it at United Market Street. It is similar to Lawry's, but not quite as salty. I think it uses more of the powders (garlic, onion, etc.) than the salts for those flavors. The name has Texas in it. I hand cut some spuds leaving about four good sized strips of skin on them, soaked them, then deep fried, seasoning immediately after removing them from the fryer. Doing this while the fries are hot lets the sugar sort of glaze on there. They were a huge hit at my last Monday Night Football Party. I served them with a Homemade Jalapeno Ranch Dip.

        2. I was going to recommend Tio's Tortas as well. Not only are the tortas incredibly good but the fries are also great.

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          1. re: Shalley

            I just wish that their fries were more reliable. Today, for instance, they were a bit undercooked. When done right, though, they're incredible.

          2. The fries at Top Cat on Lemmon are the thicker style and very good. If you wanted them extra crispy, I'm sure they could accommodate you.

            Some of the best fries I've ever had were at Chuy's during their green chili festival some years back. Subsequent visits were a disappointment though.

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            1. re: Maynerd

              I like the jerk frites that Cuba Libre serves. Although not as good as classic Belgian fries, they are crisp and have good seasoning

              1. re: Bhutani

                I love the fries at The Old Monk..yum

                1. re: stephtx

                  I'll second the Old Monk and Houstons and would also add Balls Hamburgers. I don't like the burgers, but the fries are right up there IMO.

            2. i like the salt & vinegar fries at Oceannaire. Excellent.