Outrageous Fries
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26 Outrageous French Fries You Need to Try

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Outrageous Fries
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French fries are the perfect food in so many ways: deep-fried, salty, and full of carbs. They're great on their own, but just like burgers they also serve as a blank canvas for creative toppings. Here are 26 outrageous french fry toppings we found by scouring reviews and rankings by expert food writers and countless hungry customers that go way beyond a squirt of ketchup.

Related: Why McDonald's Fries Used to Taste Better

Ludlow Fries
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Ludlow Fries | New York

The guys at 375 Fries cook their spuds three times to get them fluffy on the inside and extra crispy. There are three types of loaded fries on the menu, including a Ludlow version. It's cheddar sauce, bacon, Sriracha mayo, chipotle mayo, jalepenos, and fried onions. 

Vladimir Poutine at HopCat in Indianapolis
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Vladimir Poutine | Indianapolis

The small Midwestern chain of HopCat offers a dish called Vladimir poutine. Beer battered, black pepper-seasoned fries called crack fries are loaded with potato and cheese pierogi, Wisconsin cheese curds, caramelized onions, bacon, and sausage gravy. Somehow, pierogi on fries just makes sense.

Bacon Cheeseburger Fries at Fat Sal's in Los Angeles
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Bacon Cheeseburger Fries | Los Angeles

Fat Sal's, a deli known for its giant sandwiches and over-the-top milkshakes, also offers some crazy french fry creations. Bacon cheeseburger fries are topped with chopped bacon and hamburger patties, two kinds of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and creamy fat sauce.

Ice Cream Frys at Dogs 'n Frys in Florissant, Missouri
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Ice Cream Frys | Florissant, Missouri

You've heard of — or do it yourself — dipping your fries in ice cream of milkshakes, so why not just combine them to begin with? Dogs 'n Frys does just that. Their sweet and spicy seasoned fries come topped with a scoop of vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream. Eat it fast before it melts.

Vietnamese Fries at Boheme in Houston
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Vietnamese Fries | Houston

The Vietnamese fries at Boheme come with hoisin, sriracha, garlic mayo, cilantro, and peanuts on top. For a few bucks more, you can upgrade them to Bangkok style, which adds smoked pork shoulder, yellow curry mayo, and crushed sesame sticks.

Dirty Dirty Fries at Pickled Fish in Long Beach, Washington
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Dirty Dirty Fries | Long Beach, Washington

Pickled Fish serves up an appetizer called dirty dirty fries, because one "dirty" just wasn't enough. Fried pork belly lies atop these fries, along with garlic, pepperoncini peppers, goat cheese, and truffled ketchup.

Au Cheval
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Au Cheval | Chicago

Au Cheval has become famous for its burgers (it has also opened a restaurant in New York City), but it also has other classics on its menu like a prime rib sandwich and fried chicken. Its crispy fries with mornay sauce, garlic aioli, and a fried farm egg are a reason to stop in, too.

Surf 'n Turf Fries at La Puerta in San Diego
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Surf ’n Turf Fries | San Diego

Carne asada fries are a delicious West Coast specialty, but La Puerta in San Diego goes one step further and adds seafood to the mix. Surf 'n turf fries come with the standard carne asada fries toppings of steak, cheese, grilled onions and peppers, guacamole, and pico de gallo, plus the additions of shrimp and spicy chipotle crema.

Boudreaux Fries
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Boudreaux Fries | New Orleans

You may have heard of debris fries, which come with the roast beef and gravy used in po' boy sandwiches. Bruno's Tavern has those, but they also have an amped-up version called Boudreaux fries. It's made with sweet potato fries, roast beef debris, blue cheese, sugar and spice pecans, and golden raisins for a sweet and salty combo.

Short Rib Poutine at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant in Boston
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Short Rib Poutine | Boston

Brunch poutine goes upscale at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant in Boston. The dish starts out with rosemary truffle fries, then coats them in rich bone marrow gravy, smoked short ribs, mozzarella cheese, a sunny-side-up egg, crumbled bacon, and shaved truffle to gild the lily. It's a real treat for Sunday (or weekday) brunch.

Olde Bar Fries at Olde Bar fries in Philadelphia
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Olde Bar Fries | Philadelphia

Seafood fans will love the Olde Bar fries at their namesake oyster bar. A plate of fries is topped with lump crab meat, decadent lobster butter, and a cheddar fondue made with stout.

Vanguard
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Belgian Beef Poutine | Milwaukee

A bar and restaurant that specializes in homemade sausages of all kinds loads fries with an equally ambitious list of ingredients. At Vanguard, you can get poutine with beer-braised beef, smoked gouda, grimbergen gravy and apples. 

Kimchi Fries at Del Seoul in Chicago
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Kimchi Fries | Chicago

Korean restaurant Del Seoul has a fusion menu of Korean barbecue tacos, sandwiches, and bento boxes, so french fries fit right in. Big enough for sharing, the kimchi fries come with sauteed onions, pork belly, and kimchi, along with melted cheddar and jack cheese, scallions, and sour cream.

Chino Chinatown
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Duck Fat Yucca Fries | Dallas

Want an Asian-Latin fusion spin on your basic fries? At Chino Chinatown, the chef dusts yucca fries with duck fat powder, cotija cheese, togarashi spices, and cilantro. Sriracha ketchup is served on the side for dipping. 

Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries at Legends Burgers in Upland, California
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Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries | Upland, California

There's a '50s diner style joint in Southern California serving up french fries by the plateful. Legends Burgers takes classic chili cheese fries and goes one step further: They add handfuls of thinly sliced pastrami. Order the large and it's enough for four people to share.

S'mores Fries at Sticky's Finger Joint in New York
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S’more Fries | New York

If you're one of the very few people in the world who has wondered what s'mores and french fries taste like together, then head to Sticky's Finger Joint in the Big Apple. They're made exactly how you'd expect: topped with chocolate sauce, marshmallow sauce, and graham cracker crumbs. They're just as sticky as you can imagine.

Al's Beef
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Gypsy Fries | Chicago

Chicago Italian beef sandwiches are a Midwest classic dripping with beef au jus. At local chain Al's, there's a secret menu that includes something called gypsy fries. Order it and you'll get all the components of an Italian beef, just on fries instead of bread, as the potatoes really soak up that beef gravy.

Loco Moco Poutine at The Kroft in Anaheim, California
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Loco Moco Poutine | Anaheim, California

Get a little taste of Hawaii on french fries at The Kroft. The traditional Hawaiian plate of loco moco is transported on top of fries, including a beef and pork blend meatloaf, fried egg, brown gravy, fried onions, cheese curds, and a ketchup glaze.

Chowder Fries at Darling Oyster Bar in Charleston, South Carolina
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Chowder Fries | Charleston, South Carolina

The Darling Oyster Bar is combining two American favorites into one big plate of creamy goodness. Stop in for brunch and you can order french fries that come swimming in a pool of clam chowder. There's also crispy bacon, because it makes everything better.

Sunset Loaded Spuds at French Fry Heaven in Tempe, Arizona
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Sunset Loaded Spuds | Tempe, Arizona

The aptly named French Fry Heaven has numerous options to satisfy your loaded potato cravings. One of the more unique combinations is called sunset, which has fried egg, bacon, pancakes, and maple syrup for that irresistible sweet and salty flavor.

PB&J Fries at Potato Champion in Portland, Oregon
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PBJ Fries | Portland, Oregon

French fry spot Potato Champion serves up a number of unique fry creations. The PB&J variety comes covered with peanut-based satay sauce and chipotle raspberry jam for a sweet, salty, and spicy combination. They serve until early in the morning, when this dish is probably pretty popular.

Duck Fat Fries at Tag Burger Bar in Denver
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Duck Fat Fries | Denver

Named for owner-chef Troy Guard’s pet bulldog, Tag Burger Bar puts an emphasis on local ingredients. Along with over-the-top bison burgers, diners can enjoy such unique fry combos as the sugar-dusted Duck Fat and Tag Spice Fries, as well as Truffle Aioli and Parmesan Fries.

Gamja Fries at Namu Gaji in San Francisco
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Gamja Fries | San Francisco

Pan-Asian restaurant Namu Gaji (temporarily closed for a seismic retrofit but due to re-open this summer) offers a version of loaded fries on their happy hour menu at the bar. The gamja fries take their flavors from Korea with bulgogi beef, Kewpie mayo, teriyaki, gochujang chile paste, and kimchi relish.

Lifted Fries
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Lifted Fries | Santa Ana, California

A Latin Asian fusion restaurant called Dos Chinos has a massive dish of fries that's custom-made for filling up anyone who's super hungry. The Lifted Fries are garlic shoestring fries covered with asada, bolsa-roasted pork, chorizo-fried rice, fried egg, cheddar cheese, avo cream, southeast Asian salsa verde, onions, and cilantro. 

Short Rib Frites at Ten Bells Tavern in Dallas
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Short Rib Frites | Dallas

On the late night menu at Ten Bells Tavern, thick-cut fries are served in a cast-iron skillet. They come complete with shredded braised beef short ribs, a rich cheesy mornay sauce, spicy beef gravy, and scallions.

Chicken Tikka Poutine at Basmaash in Los Angeles
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Chicken Tikka Poutine | Los Angeles

An Indian-inspired poutine has been gaining attention in L.A. At Badmaash, grab a chicken tikka poutine made with masala-spiced fries topped with cheese curds, beef gravy, tandoori chicken tikka, and cilantro. It's the Indian french fry mashup you never knew you needed.