Crispy, curly, waffled, salty. We all have our own definition of what the “best” French fries are. They’re an irresistible side dish, and sometimes, they’re an entire course of their own. Philadelphia, PA is home to some amazing restaurants, and many have claimed that they have mastered frying a potato for your nibbling pleasure. Check out our list of where to get some of the best fries in Philly.
Oh Brother Philly
206 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Oh Brother claims to have the best burgers in Philadelphia. You’ll also find a long list of creative sides, which helps to turn your hot sandwich into a meal. The dining room is larger than you might think by looking at the outside. As soon as you go in, you’ll be welcomed by friendly staff. The menu offers a bit of everything, and burgers are stacked with everything from truffle mushrooms to mac and cheese. The fries are serious, allowing you to find basic ones as well as ones that are topped with cheese, truffle parmesan, chili lime, Old Bay, and much more.
Philly Fry Truck
You’ll notice that there’s no address for the Philly Fry Truck. They’re always on the move, finding the best place to serve up their delicious, drenched fries. Bubba fries, Southern Fries, and more will allow you to explore decadent flavors that are smothered on waffle fries and hand-cut fries. Ingredients vary by season, including goat cheese, crab, and more. You’ll want to check their schedule so that you can find out where they’ll be parked.
4213 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Foghorn & Fletcher offers Philly-style fried chicken and burgers. They’re located in the area of East Falls, ensuring that you have delicious food with a crunch. And for a sweeter side, they also offer handspun shakes. Whether you dine in or take out, you can find combos where you’ll enjoy a side of fries along with a specialty sauce. Eating in is a casual experience, but you also get some incredible views of the river. Just be prepared to wait for a seat as it gets busy at night.
Khyber Pass Pub
56 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
As you’re doing your sightseeing, you can pop into the Khyber Pass Pub. The no-frills bar has a lot of beers on tap and has a family-friendly dining room. You’ll find a Philly take on southern food, including hickory-smoked BBQ, po boys, and even vegan options, such as smoked mushroom dirty rice. The fries are phenomenal, and you’ll find sweet potato fries as a healthier option, too.
Chickie’s & Pete’s
11000 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19116
You can’t say that you’ve been to Philadelphia until you’ve been to a Chickie’s & Pete’s. Luckily for you, it’s a local chain, so you’ll never have to drive far to find one. You’ll be met with cheese sauce-loaded cheesesteaks, pizzas, and even crinkle-cut fries. If you really want to try a treat, there are Crabfries, which are a favorite of locals. The dining area is laidback with TVs playing the sports game of the day, so you can relax with good food for hours.
118 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Located in the heart of Philly is Village Whiskey, a refined bar and grill where you can enjoy elevated pub grub. The full bar is always serving up fresh and fun cocktails. As for the kitchen, they’re churning out burgers, deviled eggs, and even duck-fat French fries. Weekday lunch specials are always a great way to enjoy good food at a great price. The cozy dining room will also leave you feeling like a VIP.
Spot Gourmet Burgers
2821 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Spot Gourmet Burgers stand out for so much more than just their burgers. The laidback restaurant has a small dining room and a casual vibe. The list of specials greets you when you walk in the door. The list of “Best of Philly” awards also tells you that you’re in a special place. The fries are hand-cut and double-fried. You can get them plain, served in cheese, and next to virtually every menu item, from cheesesteaks to fried chicken sandwiches.
264 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Monk’s Café is in a brewpub setting with everything from mussels to sausage sandwiches on the menu. Fries are served alongside craft ales to ensure that you have a full meal. The shoestring-style fries are fried to perfection and served with their own special fry sauce that diners cannot get enough of. Open for lunch and dinner, it’s the casual kind of place where you can go for dependable food. Keep in mind that they are closed on Mondays.