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Chili Fries in SD

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holybull Jun 1, 2011 10:54 AM

You can get Carne Asada Fries everywhere, but i'm looking for Chili Fries. Who has the best chili fries in San Diego?

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    beth1 RE: holybull Jun 1, 2011 09:14 PM

    Got some at Studio Diner once. They were pretty good, not too greasy.

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      wanker RE: holybull Jun 2, 2011 08:03 AM

      I may get flamed for this, but Carl's Jr. actually has some pretty solid chili fries.

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        sdnosh RE: holybull Jun 2, 2011 08:17 AM

        Not my cup of tea, but I have a friend who gets wild cravings for Chili Fries. He swears by his home town favorite, Tommy's in Mira Mesa. It originated in the Long Beach area. The Waterfront also does a pretty good version.

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          RB Hound RE: sdnosh Jun 2, 2011 09:19 AM

          I think you meant "Kearny Mesa" for Tommy's (it is on Clairemont Mesa Blvd near Ruffner St). Definitely a step or two up from Wienerschnitzel's chili fries.

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            ikeg RE: sdnosh Jun 2, 2011 12:23 PM

            And I assume you meant "Los Angeles" when you said "Long Beach area". The Original Tommy's Shack is on the corner of Beverly and Rampart just west of downtown LA.

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              sdnosh RE: ikeg Jun 2, 2011 05:27 PM

              Forgive my geographic faux pas, I will whip myself with an appropriately soggy chili fry.

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              mikec RE: sdnosh Jun 2, 2011 05:59 PM

              Tommy's has the oddest Chili I've ever tasted (well, except for those that are like vegetable ragu's, like Bangin' Burgers). It's like ketsup with chili powder and ground beef. No garlic or other spices. I find it weirdly bland. When I go to Tommy's, I actually prefer their burgers without chili (and I absolutely love chili burgers).

              Islands and Carl's Jr are marginally OK, with sufficiently low expectations. At least neither uses SER or Sysco chili AFAICT. Chicago on a Bun (or whatever it's called now) had decent chili, but it's been quite awhile since I've been there, and not since they changed their name, so caveat emptor.

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              Encinitan RE: holybull Jun 2, 2011 06:48 PM

              I used to order chili fries from Fatburger's when I was living in LA. I thought they were pretty good, though that was over 15 years ago. There is a Fatburger's in Pacific Beach.

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                Katherine H RE: holybull Jun 12, 2011 05:36 PM

                I noticed chili cheese fries on the menu at the Counter last night. I haven't tried them, but I like their plain and parmesan fries.

                1. alyd RE: holybull Jun 13, 2011 02:02 PM

                  Saw them on the menu at the Huddle in Mission Hills. Since it was only 10am I didn't try, but they do greasy spoon diner food pretty well so I would think they might be able to handle some chili fries.

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