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Cheese Fries - Baltimore

MrIncognito1 Jul 24, 2008 08:42 AM

Way back when I was an undergrad at College Park I used to get the most incredible cheese fries from the Santa Fe Cafe. I was wondering first for recommendations of the best cheese fries in Baltimore and second if anyone knew of fries that were like the ones at the Fe. Thanks.

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    Hue Jul 24, 2008 12:11 PM

    Try Stewarts Root Beer Stand on Pulaski Highway near Rosedale

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      aburkavage Jul 24, 2008 01:24 PM

      I've had some dynamite gravy fries at Duda's in Fell's Point... I imagine their cheese fries would be similarly delicious. Have a crabcake and a few $1 Bohs while you're at it!

      1. monkeyrotica Jul 30, 2008 05:01 PM

        I used to frequent the Oy Vey Cafe back in the day, never even tried the cheese fries. We always got nachos. What made them distinctive?

        Dunno how their cheese fries are but I had some kickass gravy fries at Werner's on Redwood downtown. Old skool diner vibe. Hot crisp fries and gravy that definitely did not come out of a jar.

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          kelarry Jul 31, 2008 12:11 AM

          I guarantee that Werner's gravy comes from a jar.

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            monkeyrotica Aug 3, 2008 03:31 PM

            G&A Restaurant in Highlandtown for gravy fries. They were just on Guy Fieri's show pushing their Coney Island dogs.

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          vant27 Jul 31, 2008 06:23 AM

          I'm glad I saw this post. I'm from New Orleans and one late night bar F&M's has the best cheese fries of all time. Big waffle cut fries with lots of melted cheddar cheese (no whiz) and then can get any topping you would get on a loaded baked potato. Oooh just talking about them makes me crave them.

          Hopefully someone posts where to find cheese fries like those on this thread.

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            kelarry Aug 1, 2008 01:10 AM

            Hard to find waffle fries around these parts! Please update if you come across them!!

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              crosby_p Aug 1, 2008 03:39 AM

              I think Chik- Fil - A has em! and they're pretty good too...don't know if they come with cheese though.

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                Wangus Aug 1, 2008 05:23 AM

                I'm fairly certain they don't. If they did, and I've been missing out, I'd be really depressed.

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                  monkeyrotica Aug 1, 2008 05:29 AM

                  Chik-fil-a has had waffle fries for a very long time. Quite tasty and properly fried. I've never had a greasy one.


                  Didn't Arby's used to have waffle fries? And some nasty cheese sauce?

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                    charmedgirl Aug 1, 2008 06:26 AM

                    Arby's had these spicy curly fries that I used to LOVE when I was a kid. Don't remember waffle fries. kelarry is right that they are pretty scarce around here! I can't think off hand of one non-chain place that serves them. Then again, I don't know the last time I ate a french fry, so I'm hardly the most knowledgeable about the topic.

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                      monkeyrotica Aug 1, 2008 07:39 AM

                      Arbys sells cheddar curly fries, but there don't seem to be too many Arby's left. You can occasionally see their distinctive barn-style building repurposed as a chinese place or a dry cleaner.

                  2. re: Wangus
                    JonParker Aug 1, 2008 05:32 AM

                    Not to make you depressed, but yeah, they've had them for years.

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                      Wangus Aug 1, 2008 05:35 AM

                      Sorry guys. I meant cheese on their waffle fries.

                      -(Not depressed yet) Wangus

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                        crosby_p Aug 1, 2008 07:31 AM

                        The website doesn't mention cheese...but you could take a jar along with!

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                  MrIncognito1 Aug 1, 2008 07:52 AM

                  I had some pretty good waffle cheese fries at the Wharf Rat across from the convention center. They were a bit pricey but very good. I don't remember exactly what kind of cheese it was(I was taking advantage of their happy hour) but the fries were excellent.

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                igrowveggies Aug 1, 2008 07:42 AM

                i know it's not fries, per se, but how great is the recent return of the tater tot?! ale mary's does it best, they offer Cheesey Tots (3 cheeses), Sloppy Tots (3 cheeses & Sloppy Joe), and Loaded Tots (3 cheeses, bacon, ranch dressing). Crazy Lil's also does a good job, offering "Chesapeake Tots $10 golden barrels of deliciousness topped with house crab dip and cheddar jack cheese". Their menu also features cheese fries but i've never indulged. Hope this helps!


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