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Best Fries in the U.S.

Hi, I'm a journalist working on a round-up of the best french fries in the U.S. and would love to hear your suggestions! What I'm looking for is the type of fries (steak fries, curly fries, thinly cut etc), how they're served (i.e. with dipping sauces like mayo or ranch, or covered in fresh mozzarella cheese and house made gravy), where they're served (name/location of restaurant), and why they get your vote for the best fries in the U.S. Are they best extra crispy? Sprinkled with sea salt? Served in a seemingly bottomless basket for the entire table to share? Additional specifics are welcome. Can't wait to hear what you come up with -- thanks!

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  1. So many fries, so little time!!! The first to pop into my mind would be Nathan's Coney Island thick crinkle cut with ketchup.

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      1. I wouldn't be so bold as to claim they're the GREATEST, but there's a chain sandwich shop called The Steak Escape that makes killer--literally--fries. Skin on, greezy, salty and cut a bit on the thick side. No need to add a condiment.

        1. The fries @ Peter Luger's that are fried in beef tallow -- like the old Mc Donald's but much better. Seriously, the best fries ever.

          1. The Original, aka The Dirty "O" in Pittsburgh, PA. The portions are ridiculous and fun to take a first timer and have them order small fries only to see them dump the entire basket over a small fry tray. They're fresh cut of course and cooked to order. I like them crispy with malt vinegar.

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            1. re: Rick

              That was going to be my answer. I typically order a small and share it with everyone, even those who aren't in my party because there is no way that 2 people are going to finish them while they are still warm.

              A Dirty O all beef dog with mustard and kraut sounds kind of good for lunch, but I'm 100 miles from Bridge-burgh.