If you ask me what my ideal meal is, I’ll tell you it’s piping hot, crispy fries with a cold cocktail.
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I’ve taken it upon myself to try all the best French fries and cocktail combinations in Austin. You’re welcome.
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Eastside Tavern’s loaded fries might send you into a food coma – they’re topped with pulled pork, cheddar, pickled onions and house BBQ. Wash it down with a couple of glasses of frosé!
1510 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, eastsidetavernaustin.com
BONHOMIE The restaurant that inspired me to create this cocktails and fries list was Bonhomie. $30 for an entire bottle of champagne and a bowl of fries during happy hour from 3pm-6pm every day! 5350 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX, bonhomieaustin.com
The trash fries at Holy Roller are practically a meal in itself – sunny egg, gravy, sour cream, corn, lime, and cotija. Pair that with the heretic (Jagermeister, I know sounds gross but it’s soo smooth).
509 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX, holyrolleraustin.com
Why have fries when you can have chowda fries with clams, leeks, and bacon at Salt Trader’s. That’s the Pepe’s hibiscus paloma in the background if you’re wondering.
2850 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock, TX, salttraderscc.com
JUNE’S ALL DAY
End a long day with a bowl of fries and refreshing cocktail on South Congress at June’s.
1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, junesallday.com
Social hour at Peached Tortilla means $5 crispy fries with a 45-minute egg and $5 cocktails like the margarita de peached. I didn’t make it to happy hour for this photo so pictured above is the bacon jam fries.
5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX, thepeachedtortilla.com
Native takes it up a notch with their waffle fry nachos – queso, tomato, red onion, serranos, cilantro, sour cream, and your choice of brisket or seitan chorizo. Add the mez-can martini and you’ll be good to go. You might as well book an overnight stay while you’re there. It’s only $49 a night right now at Native.
807 E 4th St, Austin, TX, nativehostels.com
CLARK’S OYSTER BAR
Clark’s shoestring fries ($8) are easily my favorite fries in Austin. Add their pan roasted black angus hamburger to that for $9 during happy hour ((Monday – Friday from 3 – 6pm) makes it the best deal in town.
1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX, clarksoysterbar.com
And we can’t forget about Parkside’s highly addictive parkside fries with garlic and shallot. Happy hour is every Monday through Friday from 5 – 6:30pm with 1/2 off all cocktails, beer and bar food!
301 E 6th St, Austin, TX, parkside-austin.com
Did I miss a spot? Comment below!