French fries are one of America’s favorite side dishes. This tasty snack is perfect for sharing and a great comfort food any time of the year. Boston serves up quite a few fantastic versions. French fry lovers can get a range of experiences in their quest for the best fried potato in Boston. Order the typical basket of steaming hot salted fries or see what this truffle fry fad is all about.

(Photo Credit: Tasty Burger)

(Photo Credit: Tasty Burger)


Tasty Burger
1301 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 425-4444
www.tastyburger.com

Tasty Burger is a small, local chain of burger joints serving classic burgers, chicken sandwiches and french fries. This place is a favorite among college students, and not just because of its unpretentious menu. It really caters to the demographic with sacks of burgers and the “starvin’ student” meal. However, anyone can enjoy an affordable side of delicious, hot fries from Tasty Burger. Have them topped with sausage gravy or paired with a pile of onion rings.

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(Photo Credit: Kelly's Roast Beef)

(Photo Credit: Kelly’s Roast Beef)


Kelly’s Roast Beef
410 Revere Beach Blvd.
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 284-9129
www.kellysroastbeef.com

Kelly’s Roast Beef is another small local chain with a big following. The Revere Beach Boulevard location has a drive thru and a scenic view. Locals love their french fries. There are two options that come in small, medium and large–the traditional fries and cheese fries topped with real bacon. Enjoy them with other sides like chicken fingers and mac and cheese, or try one of Kelly’s delicious sandwiches. They serve up a popular lobster roll among other local favorites.

(Photo Credit: Deep Ellum)

(Photo Credit: Deep Ellum)


Deep Ellum
477 Cambridge St.
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
www.deep-ellum-boston.com

Deep Ellum is a trendy gastropub that serves up craft beers and does not take reservations. The menu is packed with creative comfort foods that are reasonably priced, including delicious french fries. A number of the pub’s main dishes come with fries, but the biggest attraction is on the starters list. Deep Ellum has a serving of truffled french fries topped with Gorgonzola. These fries have people talking—they are a definite must-try for fried potato fans in the Boston area.

(Photo Credit: Saus)

(Photo Credit: Saus)


Saus
33 Union St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 248-8835
www.sausboston.com

Saus is an interesting establishment in that it has delicious sandwiches, sausages and more, but the fries are the main attraction. Get a regular order of delicious potatoes or opt for one of Saus’ creative poutine options featuring toppings like egg, pork belly and braised beef. On top of all that, Saus makes a number of delicious sauces to dip the fries in, for which the restaurant is named. Flavors include truffle ketchup, cheddar duvel, bacon parm and Colonel Mustard with the wrench. Diners who love toppings and dipping sauces will find no better selection in all of Boston.

(Photo Credit: Shojo)

(Photo Credit: Shojo)


Shojo
9 Tyler St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 423-7888
www.shojoboston.com

Shojo is a popular Asian-fusion pub with a couple of creative takes on french fries. Firstly, the potatoes are fried in duck fat. This in itself is enough to create a rich and flavorful fried potato. Every order is cooked this way, but diners can also add a twist that they will not find anywhere else. Order the fries “shadowless” and get a bizarre mixture of kimchi and cheese sauce with spicy tofu. The whole mess looks deceptively like a standard chili cheese fry, but don’t be fooled.

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Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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