If you are what you eat, then I would be a French fry. If only I could profess my love for fried potatoes, whether thinly sliced, wedges, crinkle-cut, curly, topped with garlic, smothered with cheese, or dipped in housemade aioli.
French fries are my weakness and if they’re on the menu, you betcha I’m ordering them. Here are my 9 favorite and the best French fries in Austin.
These pommes frites were the reason why this blog post received a 2017 refresh. Crispy, salty, and overall addicting when dipped in the garlic aïoli.
110 San Antonio St, lepolitiqueaustin.com
HAPPY LOBSTER TRUCK
There’s nothing angry about these fries but they’re called the angry fries at Happy Lobster Truck. Well, I guess I’ll be angry if you stole them from me. French fries, hot giardiniera, cheese sauce, angry sauce, and Maine lobster.
Check their website to see where they’re parked
If you haven’t had Chi’lantro’s famous kimchi fries, you haven’t lived. Choose from ribeye beef, spicy pork, spicy chicken, soy-glazed chicken, or tofu, caramelized kimchi, cheddar + monterey jack, onions, cilantro, sesame seeds, sriracha, and magic sauce.
Multiple locations, chilantrobbq.com
My favorite fries in Austin are hands down Hopdoddy’s truffle fries with extra truffle sauce and chipotle ketchup! Along with a side of Primetime burger and caramel and sea salt milkshake.
Multiple locations, hopdoddy.com
Even though the fries at Josephine House aren’t available à la carte, you sure won’t be complaining about the Josephine house burger with Grafton cheddar and harissa aïoli.
1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX, josephineofaustin.com
Sala & Betty
The crispiest fries award goes to Sala & Betty on Airport Blvd. The fries are so crispy that they are almost translucent. You can order the fries à la carte, or you can enjoy them in the Mister T sandwich. We’ve been obsessed with Sala & Betty lately, ordering the chicken dinner and French fries via Amazon Prime (free delivery!).
5201 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX, salaandbettyatx.com
Everyone loves P Terry’s skin-on, thin-cut French Fries, and for good reason. Grab a couple with your fingers, and dip into the sauce of your choice. Repeat.
Multiple locations, pterrys.com
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Coated in a buttermilk batter, black pepper, spices and served with Hyde Park sauce, Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s French fries have been included in People Magazine’s and Food Network’s best French fries lists.
4206 Duval St, Austin, TX, hpbng.com
DUCK FAT FRIES with 110-minute egg, cold béarnaise
1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX, saltysow.com
Second Bar + Kitchen
For those looking to indulge, order the black truffle pommes frites with grana padano and truffle aioli. You can even add seared foie gras for an extra $14.
200 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, secondbarkitchen.com
If you’re at Parkside, you have to order the Parkside fries. They’re fried to a crispy golden and topped with tons of garlic and shallot. Bonus, they’re half off during happy hour Monday through Friday from 5PM to 6:30PM.
301 E 6th St, Austin, TX, parkside-austin.com
This guide is part of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance 2016 City Guide. For more info about the Best Eats in Austin, check out our complete list of guides to delicious food in ATX!