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Hot and crispy, French fries are irresistible
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Where to Go When All You Really Want Is French Fries

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Hot and crispy, French fries are irresistible
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Something so simple as a fried potato can lead to a full-blown obsession when it comes to the humble French fry. Thin and crispy or fat-fingered, naked or heaped with kimchi, aioli or bernaíse these are the best French fries to be found around the Twin Cities.

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1. Bellecour

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739 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391
(952) 444-5200
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City-bound fry fiends will find a pilgrimage out to Wayzata completely worth it for these frites served with fried herbs and a judicious amount of salt. Try them on their own or with a steak. Pro tip: soak the fries in the steak jus for a few minutes before eating; nature’s ketchup.

A fine steak frites from Gavin Kaysen’s superlative Bellecour
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2. Tilia

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2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806
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Thin, long and super crispy, these fries are served in a foothill-sized pile alongside some eminently dippable secret fry sauce.

Tilia doesn’t skimp on the serving size
Hui C./Yelp

3. The Harriet Brasserie

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2724 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2197
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These fries are the perfect medium width between fat and skinny. A goldilocks selection served with a smattering of salt and the most heavenly of condiments: bernaise.

Over yonder: those fries
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4. Barbette

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1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
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For as long as this little French boho bistro in Uptown has been around, people have flocked for the French fries paired with a glass of something bubbly. Super thin, extra crispy, and salty, it’s impossible to eat just one.

The famous pommes frites and some other brunchy stuff.
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5. Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

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2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 872-2232
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These fat and crusty fries suit any time of day from a late night bar snack (Muddy’s is one of the best spots in town for after hours eating) or under gravy and an egg for brunch.

Breakfast poutine is just one way to eat Muddy Water’s fresh fries
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6. Nightingale

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2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
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Another entry with admirable girth, Nightingale’s French fries are satisfying in both crunch and creamy potato interior. They are served with a zipped up aioli with malt vinegar.

Fat and fluffy
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7. Sun Street Breads

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4600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-3414
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A little neighborhood bakery might not seem the obvious choice for great fries, but lunch at Sun Street is made for these crispy potatoes. This humble side dish gets every bit as much attention as the sourdough starter and toasty little macaroons: crispy on the outside and fluffy tender on the inside.

A porketta sandwich serves as a nice backdrop for fries
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8. Stewart's

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128 Cleveland Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-4128
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Stewart’s Korean chili dusted beauties are served with two dipping sauces, one rich and creamy, mixed with miso and bright and sweet-hot chile sauce. The fries alone are fat and perfectly crunchy, fluffy/creamy, but added all those extra flavors elevates this usually humble dish to superstar status.

All dressed up and waiting for you
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9. Meritage

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410 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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The French did perfect the fried potato, so it makes sense that Saint Paul’s finest French brasserie would serve an exemplary version of pommes frites. Find these thin fluffy/crunchy fries served in a metal cup alongside some lily-gilding bernaíse.

Oysters and frites at Meritage
Katie Barton/Meritage

10. Saint Dinette

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261 5th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 800-1415
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There are two things that absolutely must be ordered upon every visit to Saint Dinette. One, is the burger. It’s a whole thing. Two, are the nostalgia laden crinkle fries, served seriously salted with cold ketchup. One should not exist without the other.

Fries and a burger
Kat Peterson/Saint Dinette

11. COOK

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1124 Payne Ave
St Paul, MN 55130
(651) 756-1787
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This American diner with Korean flare makes all manner of breakfast classics better with a dash of Korean spice. Take the fries, fat fingers of fried potatoes which are excellent unadorned, but then get an upgrade with a whole mess of toppings into a decadent main dish.

Cook likes it spicy
Cook/Facebook

1. Bellecour

739 Lake St E, Wayzata, MN 55391
A fine steak frites from Gavin Kaysen’s superlative Bellecour
Bellecour/Facebook

City-bound fry fiends will find a pilgrimage out to Wayzata completely worth it for these frites served with fried herbs and a judicious amount of salt. Try them on their own or with a steak. Pro tip: soak the fries in the steak jus for a few minutes before eating; nature’s ketchup.

739 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391

2. Tilia

2726 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Tilia doesn’t skimp on the serving size
Hui C./Yelp

Thin, long and super crispy, these fries are served in a foothill-sized pile alongside some eminently dippable secret fry sauce.

2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

3. The Harriet Brasserie

2724 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Over yonder: those fries
Harriet Brasserie/Instagram

These fries are the perfect medium width between fat and skinny. A goldilocks selection served with a smattering of salt and the most heavenly of condiments: bernaise.

2724 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

4. Barbette

1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
The famous pommes frites and some other brunchy stuff.
Barbette/Facebook

For as long as this little French boho bistro in Uptown has been around, people have flocked for the French fries paired with a glass of something bubbly. Super thin, extra crispy, and salty, it’s impossible to eat just one.

1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

2933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Breakfast poutine is just one way to eat Muddy Water’s fresh fries
Muddy Waters/Facebook

These fat and crusty fries suit any time of day from a late night bar snack (Muddy’s is one of the best spots in town for after hours eating) or under gravy and an egg for brunch.

2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Fat and fluffy
Nightingale/Facebook

Another entry with admirable girth, Nightingale’s French fries are satisfying in both crunch and creamy potato interior. They are served with a zipped up aioli with malt vinegar.

2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

7. Sun Street Breads

4600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
A porketta sandwich serves as a nice backdrop for fries
Sun Street Breads/Website

A little neighborhood bakery might not seem the obvious choice for great fries, but lunch at Sun Street is made for these crispy potatoes. This humble side dish gets every bit as much attention as the sourdough starter and toasty little macaroons: crispy on the outside and fluffy tender on the inside.

4600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

8. Stewart's

128 Cleveland Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
All dressed up and waiting for you
Stewart’s/Facebook

Stewart’s Korean chili dusted beauties are served with two dipping sauces, one rich and creamy, mixed with miso and bright and sweet-hot chile sauce. The fries alone are fat and perfectly crunchy, fluffy/creamy, but added all those extra flavors elevates this usually humble dish to superstar status.

128 Cleveland Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104

9. Meritage

410 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
Oysters and frites at Meritage
Katie Barton/Meritage

The French did perfect the fried potato, so it makes sense that Saint Paul’s finest French brasserie would serve an exemplary version of pommes frites. Find these thin fluffy/crunchy fries served in a metal cup alongside some lily-gilding bernaíse.

410 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102

10. Saint Dinette

261 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Fries and a burger
Kat Peterson/Saint Dinette

There are two things that absolutely must be ordered upon every visit to Saint Dinette. One, is the burger. It’s a whole thing. Two, are the nostalgia laden crinkle fries, served seriously salted with cold ketchup. One should not exist without the other.

261 5th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

11. COOK

1124 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN 55130
Cook likes it spicy
Cook/Facebook

This American diner with Korean flare makes all manner of breakfast classics better with a dash of Korean spice. Take the fries, fat fingers of fried potatoes which are excellent unadorned, but then get an upgrade with a whole mess of toppings into a decadent main dish.

1124 Payne Ave
St Paul, MN 55130

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