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Sweet potato fries and onion rings

Which spots in the boston area serves exceptional sweet potato fries and onion rings?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. I like the SPFs at Cambridge Common, and their fried pickles.

    1. No recommendation on onion rings, but I really like the sweet potato tempura fries at Beni Cafe in Quincy. Just a short hop away on the red line, and very T accessible.

        1. re: maillard

          I love Bartley's rings, prefer the light style batter. Also like the rings at Sonsie but they've got this smokiness that can get overpowering. I think Smith & Wollensky have great ones too.

        2. I like the sweet potato fries at Bartley's, but not their rings. I like the beer battered rings at O'Sullivan's, but not their fries. The sweet potato fries at CC are great and they have tater tots. The sweet potato strings at Magnolia's are almost impossible to eat.

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          1. re: gini

            I third Cambridge Common's sweet potato fries. I haven't been there in years, but they were delicious back then and apparently they still are.

            1. re: gini

              I haven't had the SPF at Bartley's, but I love their rings. I much prefer their breaded variety to the thick battered style. Try them doused in Tabasco!

            2. Definitely Bukowskis for the sweet potato fries, and I love their dipping sauce. For O-rings that's a little more difficult. It depends, do you like them beer battered or that lightly floured flaky coating? I happen to like the ones at the Clam Box in Quincy and Sonny's in Adams Village. More so at Sonny's thought because they use thick cut onions.

              1. The sweet potato fries at Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown are good. Not the greatest thing on the menu, but I like them as a side. They also sometimes make them with "white" sweet potatoes. I bit into one thinking it was a mistake (regular fried potato) but it was definitely a sweet one, only with white flesh.

                1. Kelly's Roast Beef has good rings. Need a little salt for some peopl's taste.

                  1. Betty's Wok and Diner on Huntington Ave., across from Symphony Hall and on the same block as the Huntington Theater, has excellent onion rings as an appetizer.

                    The rest of the food gets mixed reviews, nothing bad but nothing great either. Service issues before performances have left some vowing to never return.

                    If you go early before a performance, or at another time, I think it deserves a spot on an onion ring crawl.

                    1. I really like the onion strings at Redbones.
                      Gotta try the sweet potato fries at Bartley's.

                      1. The sweet potato fries at Harry's Bar and Grill in Brighton are pretty damn good.