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AmyMarie1 Jan 24, 2010 03:31 PM

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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    ohbilly Jan 24, 2010 06:09 PM

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

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      monkeyrotica Jan 25, 2010 08:49 AM

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

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      mcmullek Jan 25, 2010 08:02 AM

      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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        virginia4856 Jan 25, 2010 09:32 PM

        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.

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        Raids Jan 26, 2010 06:18 AM

        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.

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          nickdanger Jan 26, 2010 12:03 PM

          Looking at the pics on Snuffers site made your question clearer. Check out the Greene Turtle's "cheesy pub fries"
          http://www.greeneturtle.com/menu_appe...

          1. hill food Jan 26, 2010 12:59 PM

            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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              EJA86 Jan 26, 2010 03:42 PM

              Vienna Inn.

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                Dennis S Jan 26, 2010 03:48 PM

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

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                  SoxFan1 Jan 28, 2010 06:36 PM

                  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.

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                monkeyrotica Jan 29, 2010 02:55 AM

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

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                CDouglas Jan 28, 2010 04:26 PM

                Just outside of DC in Chevy Chase, Potomac Pizza has great cheese fries - colby jack and ranch on the side.

                1. hill food Jan 28, 2010 07:45 PM

                  googled Snuffer's

                  dang that looks like good craptastic food.

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                    Dennis S Jan 29, 2010 03:55 AM

                    Complete with a cheddar fries burger! And I just got put on a low cholesterol diet : (

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                      SoxFan1 Jan 29, 2010 04:37 AM

                      Those cheese fries (Snuffer's web site) look a lot like the ones at Fuddrucker's.

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                        flavrmeistr Jan 29, 2010 05:01 AM

                        The Hard Times chain has some fierce cheese fries. Even chili-cheese fries.

                  2. Melanie Jan 31, 2010 04:09 PM

                    Buffalo Billiards actually has some pretty good cheese fries. Waffle-style with real melted cheese.

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