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East Bay (Oakland & north) -- BEST French fries?

ptrichmondmike Sep 11, 2008 10:18 AM

I searched, and there's no recent thread on this topic.

I really, really love good French fries, which are not easy to find. I had lunch this week at Luka's, and was wowed by their outstanding fries with the various dips. Where else in Oakland, Berkeley or north can I find superior French fries -- crisp and golden on the outside, moist and fluffy within?

As far as I'm concerned, a huge plate of great fries is a meal in itself.

  1. Robert Lauriston Sep 11, 2008 10:22 AM

    Luka's are by far the best I've had in that style around here. Frjtz in SF is good too.

    1. Scott M Sep 11, 2008 10:52 AM

      I agree Luka's is good. You could also try A Cote, and Cafe Rouge.

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      1. re: Scott M
        Scott M Sep 11, 2008 10:55 AM


        Luka's Taproom
        2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

        A Cote
        5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

        Cafe Rouge
        1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

      2. c
        calalilly Sep 11, 2008 11:07 AM

        I really like the "fries" at Cesar's, the Berkeley location. (I don't think the one on Piedmont serves them). They're super thin, crispy, salty, and served with an aioli.

        1. JasmineG Sep 11, 2008 12:14 PM

          Wood Tavern has great fries. They're a little skinnier than the fries at Luka's, though. Agreed on the A Cote fries.

          A Cote
          5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

          Wood Tavern
          6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

          1. wolfe Sep 11, 2008 12:31 PM

            crisp and golden on the outside, moist and fluffy within
            That describes the fries I had at Rocky's on Shattuck, not quite in the league of the other places mentioned in this thread. They accompanied a humble but perfectly adequate burger as I noted in a previous post.

            1. j
              Janet Sep 11, 2008 01:37 PM

              Try B in Oakland. Truffle fries to die for. The aroma, the taste, perfection. I ordered them as an appetizers The other three grabby peopel at the table ate them and then ordered more.

              B Restaurant & Bar
              499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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              1. re: Janet
                ML8000 Sep 11, 2008 02:19 PM

                Thanks, great tip. Those sound great. I'll have to try them when I get a chance.

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