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May 28, 2010 07:11 AM

Best fries around???

OK, where can I find some of the best (in your opinion) fries in the Boston area? I like all kinds, not too picky. Shoestring, steak cut, spicy, crunchy, soggy and salty, it really doesn't matter. I just really love fries! Some of the best I have ever had were at Duckfat in Portland, ME...unfortunately, I can't just take a quick drive up there on a whim, since it is a tad too far...I had some surprisingly good fries at Estragon in the South End of all places...they sort of reminded me of Duckfat's...Sel de la Terre's are not too shabby, how about you? where do you get the best fries in the Boston area?

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  1. My favorites are the crisp garlic-y fries at River Gods in Cambridge, and I like the fries at 28 degrees.

    River Gods
    125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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    1. re: Prav

      Just had the River Gods fries last weekend. They were wonderful! Loved the roasted garlic aoli dipping sauce too!

      River Gods
      125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

      1. re: Science Chick

        Love everything about that place, especially the decor, and the occult-worship-bathrooms. :)

    2. I love the fries at Neptune Oyster. They are the perfect side to the lobster roll with butter. yum!

      Neptune Oyster
      63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

      1. The ones at Garden in the Cellar are pretty spectacular, though I'm not wild about truffle oil so the next time I'm there I'll ask them to leave it off... just about perfect besides that though.

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        1. re: celeriac

          As some who believes the thinner and crispier (of course without burning) the fry the better, I think the fries at UBurger of all places are the best I have had in Boston.

          1. re: Gordough

            second Uburger fries. Good stuff.

            636 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

          2. re: celeriac

            I think the Rosemary Truffle Fries at Garden at the Cellar are the best fries I've had in Boston. Sel de la Terre and Sorellina are also pretty good, but I still like the ones at Garden at the Cellar better. They have a great crunch and will keep their texture for quite a while, so it doesn't get soft or soggy at all. I personally love truffle oil, so I think that just adds to the perfection of these fries.

            Sel de la Terre
            774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

            1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

            1. re: jgleeche

              The truffle fries at L'Andana in Burlington are excellent.

              86 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803

              1. re: jgleeche

                Second that, Garden at the Cellar fries - booyah!

            2. Love love love Duckfat, so I know what you're talking about. Around here, for "everyday" fries, I think the ones at Flat Patties in Harvard Square are really good (In 'n Out style, thin, fresh cut), and the ones at Five Guys aren't too shabby (fresh cut, thicker, fried in peanut oil).

              Flat Patties
              81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

              1. I really like the fries at Zaftig. They have a light seasoned batter on the outside and are super crispy. I also like the waffle fries at Gargoyles-- again, I'm a seasoned batter type of fry-lover.

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                1. re: Parsnipity

                  washington square tavern has a great burger and fries. fireplace grill has a great burger and fries at lunch.

                  1. re: teezeetoo

                    I was recently at the Beacon Street Tavern, I believe owned by the same folks from Washington Sq. Tavern and when I asked about the fries (with the burger) whether fresh or frozen, the waitress said that they were frozen fries. I always prefer fresh over frozen (sorry McDonalds).

                    Beacon Street Tavern
                    1032 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

                    1. re: bakerboyz

                      Beacon Street Tavern and Washington Square Tavern used to share ownership, but separated over a year ago. BST's menu took a sharp turn for the worse afterward, I think.


                      Beacon Street Tavern
                      1032 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

                      Washington Square Tavern
                      714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446