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Oct 7, 2010 03:47 PM

Cheese Fries Please!

Like many, I'm an LA transplant and while I'm doing ok finding most foods I miss, I have not yet done very well with one item:
cheese fries!

To be clear, I'm not talking about poutine and I'm not looking for chili cheese fries. What I want is just really good fries with some sort of cheese.
The two I miss most from my home in PA are: ones from a local cheesteak shop that did hand cut whole potato fries served with a side of cheese-whiz style dipping sauce, and one from a little Italian place that has slightly thicker, not quite steak fries, that they cover in mozzarella and then broil.

In LA, I have a hard time finding cheese fries anywhere and the few times I've come across them, the fries have been sub-par and the cheese is either too glooped on or just simply not yummy.

Can anyone help me with this quest?

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  1. hmmm..have you tried the cheese fries at Islands?
    i remember them being decent...but it was a few years ago and my palate has developed since then. haha

    1. I haven't been in a while, but Philly West had the fries you speak of with a side of cheez-whiz style dipping cheese.

      1. Cheddar Jack Fries at Skooby's.

        6654 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

        1. Go to Shakey's Pizza.

          Order up some of their mojo potatoes and ask for it to be topped with cheese and thrown in their pizza oven for a minute or two.

          Outrageously good.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            O...M...G... Every year our Parish school does a 'shakey's' fundraiser where we are compelled to make an 'appearance' at and we 'tough it out' by ordering a salad and a HUGE order of Mojos... Now with your suggestion, I'm looking forward to it this year... LOL!!


            1. re: Dommy

              Skakey's actually does a nachos version with their mojo potatoes instead of chips. Comes with all the fixins, e.g. cheese, sour cream, bacon, salsa, etc.

              It's ok, but a bit much for me. I prefer it stripped down with just some cheese. I gotta watch my figure, y'know?

            2. Pete's Cafe at 4th & Main has some good ones. I know they have some made with gorgonzola and they may have others.

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              1. re: mc michael

                I love the fries at Pete's. Although the blue cheese ones can be a little too much after awhile.

                1. re: mc michael

                  big fan of the blue cheese fries at petes. the bacon cheddar fries are pretty damn good as well.