Best french fries near Harvard Square?
Can anyone hazard an opinion? Please describe your french fry aesthetic when offering a suggestion.
I don't eat them very often but I did have them at Lord Hobo, I really like them. Served in a paper cone inserted inside a metal holster type of thing. Sauces are a bit fancy.
Definitely the mussels and fries "appetizer" is one of the best value deals in Cambridge, lotta mussels and lotta fries for 10 bucks.
In this thread fries are mentioned 27 times and only one person did not like them and did not say why.
92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141
Thin, crispy and potatoey is my preference - Flat Patties was it until they closed down ( to move) - right now it most likely be McDonald's in Porter Square if it has to be close to Harvard Square - seriously - nothing beats theirs when they are right out of the oil.
81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
They plywood's off the storefront of the new Flat Patties space, and the owner's daughter (who runs Crema) told me they're working on final permitting issues, and hope to be open in a week or two, so you may be able to get their fries again soon.
27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
If Clover manages to open up a spot in Harvard Square, that promises to be the go-to place for relatively crispy thin fries with salt or rosemary (or maybe they'll diversify into a wider range of options? I think it serves them well to stick with just a very limited set of options, since I think it's rarely a good idea to spread yourself thin and try to appeal to too many different tastes). I have a feeling that you wanted something a bit more immediately gratifying, though!
I'm a fan of all off the offerings at Charlie's Kitchen--regular, beer, and waffle.
Plus they have a large, interesting beer selection with a fair amount of rotation.
Plus, in this weather, the Beer Garden is a nice touch.