Get ready to indulge in crispy, flavorful goodness as we take you on a crispy French fry-filled adventure through Austin! Whether you’re a local looking for a new spot to satisfy your fry cravings or a visitor eager to experience Austin’s culinary delights, this dining guide is here to help. We’ve scoured the city to bring you our 10 favorite spots for fries in Austin, each offering a unique twist on this beloved classic snack.
While burgers usually steal the spotlight, no one should ever overlook the importance of the humble yet glorious fries. With their versatile forms and irresistible appeal, fries come in various styles, from thin shoestring cuts to thick wedges, and offer a range of textures, from crispy to soft. Whether you like them seasoned with spices, herbs, and cheese, or accompanied by an array of dips and sauces, fries are one of the most versatile snacks in history.
Whether you’re in the mood for classic favorites or innovative creations, Austin has you covered. Join us as we delve into the top 10 spots to discover the absolute best fries in the city. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey filled with delectable fries that will undoubtedly leave you craving more.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar has been frying up some of the most irresistible fries since the original burger bar opened on South Congress. They offer hand-cut Kennebec fries that are perfectly seasoned and served with their signature green chili queso for dipping.
Tumble 22’s hot chicken is easily the fried attention grabber, but they also happen to serve some of the best fries in town. Their fries are crispy and seasoned with a special blend of spices that add a kick of flavor. Pair them with their spicy hot chicken for a mouthwatering combination.
Clark’s Oyster Bar
Clark’s “pommes frites,” are thin and crispy, with a touch of sea salt and they perfectly addicting. They complement their infamous burger and lobster rolls. Or you can just be like us and order them for a delicious snack on their own.
South Austin at Armadillo Den – For those seeking an elevated fries experience, Mama Fried’s loaded New School BBQ fries will not disappoint. Indulge in an order of Whole Hog Fries (crinkle cut or curly) with pulled whole hog, pork hash, mustard BBQ sauce, and coleslaw. For a Tex-Mex twist, the Barbacoa Nacho Fries will tantalize your palate with waffle fries topped with queso, barbacoa, pico de gallo, and pickled jalapenos.
Black Star Co-op Pub
7020 Easy Wind Dr – Black Star Co-op Pub‘s hand cut English-style chips are incredibly addictive. Do yourself a favor and order the Fish and Chips, or get them as a side with a burger or sandwich and you’ll find yourself returning for more very soon
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
4206 Duval St – These extraordinary french fries are a labor of love, meticulously hand-cut, and coated in a velvety buttermilk batter before being lightly dusted with flour and fried to crispy perfection. The true magic happens when you pair them with their secret sauce.
Manor Rd – Salty Sow has been one of Austin’s best destinations for happy hour, but the star of the entire menu without exception, is the savory the triple-fried duck fat fries. These golden wonders are accompanied by a luscious 110-minute egg and a side of exquisite Béarnaise sauce, an irresistible combination that will leave you longing for the same treatment for all fries.
Campus Area – Hopfield’s fries are made from Kennebec potatoes, perfectly tossed with salt and fines herbs, and served alongside a delightful jar of house-made aioli. Go for the Maya Froes at brunch which includes poached eggs, jambon de Paris, and hollandaise sauce served atop a generous bed of those mouthwatering frites!
Chi’lantro established their entire business on their famous kimchi fries. They’re topped with caramelized kimchi beef bulgogi, grilled onions, cilantro, and a medley of other flavorful ingredients of your choice. With ten locations scattered across the Austin area, you can get your fix of kimchi fries easily.
5520 Burnet Rd – Picture this: perfectly cooked Belgian fries generously slathered with delectable bacon jam, drizzled with zesty sriracha mayonnaise, sprinkled with fresh green onions, and crowned with a perfectly fried egg. It’s a flavor explosion you won’t want to miss.
2315 Lake Austin Blvd. – Whether you’re going for a refreshing swim in Deep Eddy Pool or cocktails and dancing at Deep Eddy Cabaret, treat yourself to a delightful pairing of crinkle-cut fries perfectly complemented by the tropical flavors of any of their cocktails.