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Bigley9 May 28, 2008 08:16 PM

I considered a diversion of the fish and chips post, but thought better of it. Where do you get good frites/chips/french fries? I loved the frites place on South street that closed about 8 years ago - all frites and about 30 dips. Other people crave chocolate, I crave fries. Where have you found the best?

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    Buckethead May 28, 2008 08:33 PM

    I haven't found a place that measures up to the old belgian fry place you mention, I still remember the guy who worked there and his glasses, which were caked with grease at all hours of the day. Delicious! The Black Door used to have great fries, but they closed a while ago, since then I haven't had any as good. I've had good fries at the Ugly American, and the Good Dog's sweet potato and regular fries are good too.

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      JCap May 30, 2008 07:05 PM

      Haven't been in awhile, but I've always loved the Monk's frites.

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        Adamlick May 31, 2008 01:36 PM

        Eulogy has really good twice cooked fries. I am also partial to Copabana's spanish fries ... Anytime you mix french fries with jalapenos and cheese is a good time to me.

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          Bigley9 May 31, 2008 02:46 PM

          I do love Copabana's spanish fries. I'll have to try Eulogy's it's the crispy fry that is hard to find

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            saturninus Jun 2, 2008 09:26 AM

            I love Eulogy's fries. My number one.

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              rabidog Jun 2, 2008 11:19 AM

              eulogy's got some great fries.

              also love me some north third fries. natural cut potatoes with a spicy dipping sauce.

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          lawgirl3278 Jun 3, 2008 10:46 AM

          I'll have to agree about Eulogy. I also love the Royal Tavern's b/c they serve them with malt vinegar mayo and homemade ketchup. The P.O.P.E. (Pub on Passyunk East) also has decent fries.

          Ishkabibble's fries are more McDonald's-esque, but I adore them. Cooked perfectly every time, and with a Gremlin it's a great snack.

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            brightman Jun 3, 2008 05:21 PM

            Gremlin?

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              kiwijen Jun 4, 2008 12:29 PM

              Y'know those little fuzzy critters from that movie. Just don't give them fries after midnight...

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            SpdRcr069 Jun 3, 2008 11:01 AM

            I really like Eulogy's Frites
            Standard Tap's basket of fries are very ggod.
            Monk's
            Johnny Brenda's serves a basket of the really thin shoestring fries.

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              rachelef Jun 3, 2008 01:21 PM

              I really enjoy Monk's and the Abbaye's fries (they're very similar, both being Belgian places).
              I also enjoy the fries at the New Deck in University City--its a certain brand and I just adore them.
              I'm glad to meet a fellow fry craver :)

              1. OlderPhiladelphian Jun 3, 2008 05:30 PM

                I never understood the big deal about the fries at Monks. They never seemed crispy enough to me. You have to eat them really fast! Crispy fries are hard to find. I like seasoned fries and the fries at 5 Guys are not bad.

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                  saturninus Jun 4, 2008 06:14 AM

                  It's true! The same for Nodding Head.

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                    Mr_Pickles Jun 4, 2008 06:55 PM

                    Le Bar Lyonnais has excellent fries as well. They come with 4 dipping sauces: mustard, lemon grass, truffle, and one other I can't recall at the moment.

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