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Best Fries on Westside?

Tried the ones at wurstkuche, not crunchy enuff! anybody?

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  1. They have great fries at Wurstuche, but you need to order them well done and hot.

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    1. Havn't been in years but the best fries i've had was at the Apple Pan.

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        1. re: malibumike

          i think the pan has terrible fries, but i am probably in the minority on that one.

          yet i like their burgers a whole lot and love their pies (now their pies are some of the best anywhere in LA, yes and better than pie n burger and better than bake n broil);

          1. re: kevin

            have to agree with Kevin on this one..i think the APs fries are like frozen fries...awful...

            1. re: kevin

              I'm in your minority Kevin - Apple Pan's fries SUCK.

                1. re: maudies5

                  You need to try other places. You haven't lived. There's a whole world out there to be discovered.

            1. re: yogachik

              Reddi chick Barney's or Farmshop?

              1. re: foodiemahoodie

                was scrolling down to see if Hal's was yet mentioned... not sure if they're "the best," but they're solid!

              2. The Belgian pommes frites at the Liege Waffle stand, available Sundays only at the Farmers Market on Corinth & Santa Monica.

                Have Patrick the proprietor serve it with the Belgian mayo. Phenomenal... 99% as good as the best fries I've had in Belgium, at Chez Leon.

                Get yourself some Belgian waffles, too, while you're there. No need for any waffle toppings (just confectioner's sugar is fine, merci...)

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                1. re: J.L.

                  Bingo! It's not a close contest. Patrick makes the best fries I've had in the US. So good they taste good cold.

                  1. re: J.L.

                    I wouldn't definitely have never known about this one.

                    Does he serve the fries in a paper cone,

                    Hmm, corinth and santa monica, never even visited that fm.

                    1. re: kevin

                      Go, and report back! See if you enjoy it as much as I did.

                      1. re: kevin

                        Yep, paper cone. C'est tres tres bon.

                    2. Agree with you on the Wurstkuche fries. They look good, but I prefer a slightly smaller fries - the crisp to potatoe ratio is unbalanced on a frie this thick. And the crunch is...well...not a disaster, but could be better.

                      1. Not totally Westside, but Bouchon Bistro has nice fries. Crispy, thin.

                        Tavern - herbed but if you don't mind that, they're good :)

                        Reddi Chick in Brentwood

                        ETA: IIRC and dementia isn't setting in already, I believe I liked the fries I tasted at Rustic Canyon prolly a year ago or more...

                        i have friends that like Father's Office, but they're not my fave. dunno why.

                        and i will admit in my younger younger years... sometimes you just couldn't beat Jack-in-the-Box's curly fries... with an oreo shake of course.

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                        1. re: Emme

                          Agree with all of the above. Thanks, Emme.

                        2. For "thin" style fries the Hillstone Group restaurants have always delivered for me (Houston's, Bandera and R+D Kitchen). Too salty at times so I order them without salt and add my own.

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                          1. re: Servorg

                            ... And Gulfstream, while we're at it.

                            1. re: Servorg

                              I'm definitely not a fan of their fries. Too skinny and too salty.

                              But I just remembered that I really enjoyed the steak fries at Musso and Frank, especially when dipped in their tremendous bernaise sauce.

                              1. re: kevin

                                I remember them too. Without the bernaise but with the open face hot turkey sand. Its been years.

                              2. re: Servorg

                                I agree. The best fries I've had amongst all the Hillstone Group places I've tried (Houstons, Bandera, Gulfstream, R+D Kitchen, South Beverly Grill, etc.) is at the small Honor Bar in Beverly Hills. Hold the salt

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    It is the small bar attached to South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills

                              3. Big Jo's in Santa Monica serves great crinkle-cut fries. When they're perfect, they have crispy edges and fluffy centers and are terrific. Even when they're not perfect, they're still fresh and good. Throw some seasoned salt on it and dip in some ketchup! Classic.

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                                1. re: PeterCC

                                  Stop! I'm craving fries now and its midnight and too tired to go out and get any! Grrr... :)

                                2. I don't know if they're the best fries per se, but to me the best fries experience is the Ooey Gooey Fries at Chego. I LOVE that dish. I could eat them everyday, except then I would die before I hit 40.

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                                  1. re: aching

                                    As could I. And I would never make it to 40; I might last 6 months.

                                  2. The sweet potato fries at Father's Office.

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                                    1. re: JAB

                                      I give very high marks to the sweet potato frieds at F.O. - that really should be in it's own category. Their regular fries are very good, but I think there are better around town.

                                      I'm not sure who has the better sweet potato frieds - F.O. or Josie's. But last time I was at Josie's they just so nailed it I might - just might have to give them the nod.

                                    2. The Pastrami Poutine at Plan Check is the bomb. (both in taste and in your tummy)

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                                      1. re: wienermobile

                                        That's interesting, because I thought the regular fries were only so-so. But it's hard to go wrong with poutine!

                                        1. re: aching

                                          The regular fries at Plan Check were just so-so but add chunks of pastrami, pastrami gravy, swiss cheese + dill pickles and something truly magical happens.

                                          1. re: wienermobile

                                            If I can get that without the Swiss cheese, I'm so down.

                                            Sounds like a new menu item?

                                            1. re: kevin

                                              It's been on their specials board the past few weeks. I'm sure you can get it without the swiss.

                                      2. Just tried the fries at Blue Marlin on Sawtelle. Definitely in the running.

                                        1. By The Way, My fave fries in LA region are at Standing Room in Redondo....

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                                          1. re: echoparkdirt

                                            On a side note, so far I haven't been too impressed with their burgers.

                                          2. Just had some pretty good fries at Lazy Ox.