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Jan 24, 2010 03:31 PM

Where to find good Cheese Fries?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant, and am having a hankering for cheese fries. Any suggestions? For those of you who have ties to Texas, I'm looking for something along the lines of Snuffers cheese fries!! Does that exist in DC??

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  1. Ben's Chili Bowl has pretty good cheese fries. I also hear that they have good chili.

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    1. re: ohbilly

      Ben's has good cheese fries. Chili, not so much.

    2. Harry's (part of the Hotel Harrington) on 11th and E has some decent ones. Pretty much everything else on the menu is inedible, but the chili cheese fries hit the spot. Half soggy, half crispy...yum.

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      1. re: mcmullek

        My favorites are from Silver Dinner and Ruby Tuesday's. Both have multiple locations in the DC area. They both have bacon on them too. It's the ultimate guilty pleasure. Also, on weekends Silver Dinner is open until 1:30AM.

      2. Ben's has the kind that are fries with cheese sauce. If you want the melted cheese sort, there are any number of Irish pubs around here that do them with bacon, chives, and sour cream.

        1. Looking at the pics on Snuffers site made your question clearer. Check out the Greene Turtle's "cheesy pub fries"

          1. Tune Inn

            cheese fries, chili cheese fries, gravy fries. I'm sure if asked nicely any combination of those is available.
            fine dining? not a chance.

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              1. re: EJA86

                Agree with both. Momentarily forgot about Tune Inn and thought VI was outside of desired OP range, but agree with both.

                1. re: Dennis S

                  Vienna Inn. Great (if highly seasoned) shoestring fries. I do not enjoy the cheese fries (Cheez Whiz style), but the chili cheese fries (still with the Cheez Whiz) are pretty darn good. The chili seems to offset the blandness of the Cheez Whiz.

                  Churchkey (downtown 1300 something 14th street) has "Disco Fries" on the menu. They used to have it listed as "poutine", which is a Canadian dish of fries with cheese curds and gravy. Not sure why the name was changed, but it is a tasty dish of fries with chunks of (I think) cheddar cheese, with a pale brown sausage gravy. The only enhancement I can think of would be some red pepper flakes, or even just a shake of black pepper, as the sausage is not terribly spicy.

              2. re: hill food

                Second Tune Inn for any combination of fries, cheese, gravy, burgers. You will never regret the angioplasty.