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crinkle fries

slippersong Nov 4, 2009 02:28 PM

My east coast friend lives in bay area now. She misses Friendly's crinkle fries. Any recs for something similar or better? Thanks!

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  1. wolfe RE: slippersong Nov 4, 2009 05:55 PM

    I found them on the menus of Tony's Cable Car and Del Taco.

    Tony's Cable Car Restaurant
    2500 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115

    Del Taco
    711 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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    1. re: wolfe
      slippersong RE: wolfe Nov 4, 2009 09:22 PM

      Thank you, I'll pass those along.

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      chrizbo RE: slippersong Nov 5, 2009 09:42 AM

      I would second Del Taco.

      If you like crisscut fries my favorites are Jake's Steaks in the Marina and Carl's Jr. on Market and 7th (I kid you not).

      Jake's Steaks
      3301 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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        ernie in berkeley RE: slippersong Nov 5, 2009 10:24 AM

        The crinkle fries at Al's Big Burgers in Albany are surprisingly good. It looks dive-y, but the burgers are thick and juicy and the fries are crisp and everything is made to order. Good shakes, too.

        Al's Big Burger
        437 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: slippersong Nov 5, 2009 10:49 AM

          Original Red Onion does them. They seemed typical for the genre to me, mealy, I never like them so can't judge. I didn't try Friendly's before they stopped serving them 20+ years ago, so can't compare, etiher.

          Original Red Onion
          2870 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole, CA 94564

          Original Red Onion
          4783 Appian Way, El Sobrante, CA 94803

          Original Red Onion
          1321 Springs Rd, Vallejo, CA 94591

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