Updated Feb 2019
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.
Photo by The Dani Creative
French fries are my weakness and if they’re on the menu, you betcha I’m ordering them. I love fries so much that I even made my own fries tee!
Here are my favorite and the best French fries in Austin.
A restaurant after my heart. Darcy’s Donkey has 12 DIFFERENT KINDS OF FRIES – cheese fries, garlic parmesan truffle fries, loaded fries, buffalo chicken fries, bbq fries, curry chips, fine Irishman fries, the Reuben fries, the Yuppie fries (sweet potato fries), chili cheese tots, Korean fries, and vegetarian fries.
1608 Barton Springs Rd, darcysdonkey.com
I have a weakness for chili cheese fries and that weakness is now filled by Kerbey Lane.
Multiple locations, kerbeylanecafe.com
Le Politique’s 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
LOVE the fries at Hank’s Austin and they’re even better during happy hour from 3 – 6:30pm every day with $5 frosé. Hank’s also has sweet potato fries.
5811 Berkman Dr, hanksaustin.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
If you love chowder soup and fries, you’ll love the chowda fries at Salt Traders. It’s filled with clams, leeks, and bacon!
2850 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock, TX, salttraderscc.com
JUNE’S ALL DAY
On some days I’ll order a meal at June’s and on most days, I’ll just order a cocktail and the fries at June’s.
1722 S Congress Ave, junesallday.com
JACK ALLEN’S KITCHEN
The red chile fries with Cotija cheese and garlic aioli at Jack Allen’s Kitchen are seriously addicting.
Multiple locations, jackallenskitchen.com
CAFE NO SE
Business meetings at Cafe No Se call for an iced latte with a bowl of fries with ketchup and garlic aioli.
1603 S Congress Ave, cafenoseaustin.com
Black Sheep Lodge
I met up with a friend for drinks at Black Sheep Lodge and we randomly ordered the French fries from the trailer parked in the back and the crinkle fries were surprisingly the best I’ve had.
2108 S Lamar Blvd, blacksheeplodge.com
What’s better than a glass of wine and a bowl of fries. Fries are half off at Vino Vino from 5:30 – 7 pm weekday.
4119 Guadalupe St, vinotx.com
If you’re on West 6th after a night of drinking the trash fries at Holy Roller will be your savior. French fries smothered with green chili, sunny side up egg, sour cream, corn, lime, Cotija cheese, jalapeno, and cilantro.
509 Rio Grande St, holyrolleraustin.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
Photo by @shelbysorrel
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
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