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Best Fries in and around Hollywood

I was reading the Apple Pan post about their fries and it got me thinking. I'm obsessed with french fries and they are usually the only things I will not give up even when I feel the pants getting tight. I love the fries at the Farm in the Grove the most and I hate the fries at In-and-Out Burgers the most. Let me know where you can get the best fries in and around Hollywood and also the worst. Thanks!

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  1. The Oinkster has really good Belgium Fries. They are located in Eagle Rock on Colorado near Eagle Rock Blvd.

    1. I finally happened by Skooby's one night last week and they were open. Amongst the items I ordered were the fries and they were pretty good. It was regular fries with the potato skin and some potato chip cut fries. Fresh made and quite nice with the aioli that comes with it.
      I'd been by Skooby's before at night and they were closed, but the guy there told me I probably came on a night when they had nobody to work the place. They are open fairly late daily and up until 3am on Fridays/Saturday according to the sign.

      1. Jar

        www.thejar.com

        1. the standard hotel bar has awesome fries

          1. Fries are serious food and when they are topped with chili, cheese and onion they become a meal. Carney's does it best! Get a large order but leave room for the best chili dog in LA. (best dog, best chili and best fresh bun). I eat this meal twice a month just to stay healthy. Don't want my pants falling down -- No? Oh, that chocolate covered banana is double dipped and is probably the best priced desert Hollywood.

            http://www.carneytrain.com/

            1. Big fan of the fries at both Hungry Cat and 25 Degrees.

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              1. re: SauceSupreme

                Second both Hungry Cat and 25 Degrees - yum!

                1. re: SauceSupreme

                  Third the The Hungry Cat. Was there a month or two ago - snapped a picture of the fantastic $5 plate of fries. Don't have the file on the computer I am working on, but it is on my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangesa...

                2. The fries at the Islands chain are almost (if not quite) up to the Oinkster's exalted standards ... unfortunately they're far and away the best thing on the menu. There's one on Broadway in Glendale and another at Beverly and Olympic, also Burbank and Pasadena

                  Linking ...

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                  The Hungry Cat
                  1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                  25 Degrees Restaurant
                  7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                  Oinkster
                  2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

                  Jar Restaurant
                  8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

                  Standard Hotel
                  550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

                  Islands
                  117 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204

                  Islands
                  101 E Orange Grove Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

                  Skooby's
                  6654 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                  Islands Restaurant
                  350 S Beverly Dr Ste 150, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                  Carney's Restaurant
                  8351 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                  Islands
                  330 E Colorado Blvd Ste 240, Pasadena, CA 91101

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                  1. re: maxzook

                    Had the pug burger and fries for lunch yesterday. Yup, excellent fries. Excellent burger as well. Now I need to hit Carney's with my nephew.

                  2. The crinkle cut fries made extra crispy at Langer's are my favorite.

                    Bouchon will be opening up in the Fall of 2009 in Beverly Hills. Although it won't satisfy your immediate fix for fries, you'll find some of the best frites (if not THE best) there. You can also fly out to the Bouchon in Vegas to try but that may be a costly venture just for fries.

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                    1. re: mrshankly

                      Langer's. I just returned from NJ where I ate in a diner every day. None of the fries were as good as Langer's. 'Course I didn't have any disco fries.

                      I often think about Langer's fries. They must just be frozen or do they make them?

                      1. re: Hershey Bomar

                        They are Crinkle Cut, I'm sure they are frozen and processed... but Langers just KNOWS how to fry them... perfectly crisp on the outside, perfectly fluffy on the inside...

                        --Dommy!

                    2. Hot Wings Cafe on Brand Blvd.
                      greatest curly fries with ranch sauce!

                      and totally agree with you on the fries at the Farm!

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                      1. re: whatanappetite

                        Never had the fries at Hot Wings, but I'll vouch for their homemade potato chips. They are great.

                      2. The best I've had in and around Hollywood were at Skooby's.

                        1. I had an outstanding poutine at Animal tonight. Poutine traditionally consists of fries topped with beef gravy and cheese curds. In Animal's version, the gravy is a rich and buttery demiglace reduction spiked with braised short rib, and the cheese is a sharp white cheddar. The fries underneath would undoubtedly be delicious if you ordered them sans the poutine accoutrements, but I have to admit, I was a fan of the total package.

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                          1. re: Dylan

                            OMG, I can't stop my mouth from watering.

                          2. I'll second Comme Ca. Fantastic, and the homemade mayo with which they are served is also top notch.

                            Hungry Cat's are great, too.

                            1. The Kitchen in Siverlake on Fountain at Sunset has great fries. perfectly cooked and salted with flecks of herbs.

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                              1. re: rednyellow

                                Yes! I forget how good these are, even if they are shoestrings (and normally I HATE shoestrings).

                                Another place where the fries are much better than anyone would have reason to expect is Papoo's Hot Dog Show in Toluca Lake.

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                                The Kitchen
                                4348 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

                                Papoo's Hot Dog Show
                                4300 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

                              2. Another one here for Skooby's and Oinksters. I am also partial to sweet potato fries and, if that floats your boat, the Bowery does a good version of that.

                                ~H.C.
                                http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

                                1. Citrus at Social Hollywood.

                                  Bouchon has great fries? Beg to differ. And Carney's? If you're starving and you've blown enough pot to smoke a sow. Or have they changed? Don't make me try them! Someone else confirm I'm right or wrong. If they've changed from my memory, I'd be happy to return. But I just this Apple Pan experience with lousy fries, yah see...

                                  And The Oinkster is not in Hollywood. But, I'd rather make that drive (from Santa Monica) than eat Apple Pan's once frozen reconstituted spud links.

                                  1. Chataeu (SP?) Marmont, the Standard diner, and McDonalds.

                                    1. I haven't had too many in the area, but the ones at Lucky Devil's are quite good :)

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                                      1. re: 1newyorkguy

                                        Best kept secret - the fries are truly fabulous at JRs Barbecue on La Cienega between Washington and Adams -right where Fairfax meets La Cienega. Their BBQ is all very good, but their fries, made fresh, are the best I've had since Dive closed down in Century City.