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Readers Vote: 12 Best Spots for Fries in Mpls/St. Paul

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Earlier this week, we asked which spot serves Minneapolis's best french fries. Today, in honor of Friday Fry-Day, here are your answers, mapped: the 12 best spots for fries in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Did we miss your favorite fries? Let us know in the comments.


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1. Sun Street Breads

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4600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-3414
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This Kingfield bakery handcuts its fries from Idaho potatoes to serve alongside its lunch sandwiches.

2. Tilia

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2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806
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This Linden Hills spot serves its fries alongside an addictive housemade "fry sauce."

3. Nightingale

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2551 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
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"Hand cut, extra crispy, with a creamy malt vinegar aioli." Particularly good along a late-night cocktail.

4. Devil's Advocate

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89 10th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 843-2260
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"Hand cut and fried in peanut oil." The menu calls them "Boardwalk" style fries - home cut and sprinkled with salt.

5. Lyon's Pub

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16 6th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-6612
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Order a basket of hand-cut fries at this downtown pub and choose your spice: traditional, Cajun, garlic, or ranch. (Commenter says these are the best, "no lie.")

6. New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus

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233 E Hennepin
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 331-4929
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"It's not even close," says the commenter who suggested New Bohemia. The Belgian style fries are handcut Idaho Russets, served with your choice of 11 dipping sauces (including bacon blue cheese walnut and wildflower honey mustard).

7. Victory 44

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2203 44th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412
(612) 588-2228
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The menu at North Minneapolis restaurant Victory 44 changes every day, but the bacon fries are a constant. The skin-on fries come topped with bacon powder.

8. Salut Bar Americain

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917 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 917-2345
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Salut got more than one vote for its hand-cut pommes frites, served with Béarnaise sauce. "The right length, the right texture; not too crisp but there's something there when you bite down."

9. Meritage, a Brasserie

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410 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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The house-cut pommes frites at this St. Paul brasserie come served with Béarnaise sauce.

10. Amsterdam Bar & Hall

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6 W. 6th St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(612) 285-3112
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Amsterdam got more than one vote for best fries in the Twin Cities. These skin-on, Belgian-style frites come topped with raw onions and are served with your choice of seven dipping sauces (including curry ketchup and herb garlic mayo). Also try the Oolog, a boat of fries smothered with onion, peanut satay, mayo, and honey sambaal.

11. Ward 6 Food & Drink

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858 Payne Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55130
(651) 348-8181
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"Hand cut and fried in beef fat." (Pictured here as poutine.) They come with your choice of eight sauces, including beer cheese, spicy harissa, or lemon gastrique.

12. The Strip Club

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378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-6247
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"Crispy, perfectly seasoned, non-greasy goodness."

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1. Sun Street Breads

4600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
This Kingfield bakery handcuts its fries from Idaho potatoes to serve alongside its lunch sandwiches.
4600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

2. Tilia

2726 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
This Linden Hills spot serves its fries alongside an addictive housemade "fry sauce."
2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

3. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
"Hand cut, extra crispy, with a creamy malt vinegar aioli." Particularly good along a late-night cocktail.
2551 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. Devil's Advocate

89 10th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
"Hand cut and fried in peanut oil." The menu calls them "Boardwalk" style fries - home cut and sprinkled with salt.
89 10th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55402

5. Lyon's Pub

16 6th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Order a basket of hand-cut fries at this downtown pub and choose your spice: traditional, Cajun, garlic, or ranch. (Commenter says these are the best, "no lie.")
16 6th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55402

6. New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus

233 E Hennepin, Minneapolis, MN 55413
"It's not even close," says the commenter who suggested New Bohemia. The Belgian style fries are handcut Idaho Russets, served with your choice of 11 dipping sauces (including bacon blue cheese walnut and wildflower honey mustard).
233 E Hennepin
Minneapolis, MN 55413

7. Victory 44

2203 44th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412
The menu at North Minneapolis restaurant Victory 44 changes every day, but the bacon fries are a constant. The skin-on fries come topped with bacon powder.
2203 44th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412

8. Salut Bar Americain

917 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Salut got more than one vote for its hand-cut pommes frites, served with Béarnaise sauce. "The right length, the right texture; not too crisp but there's something there when you bite down."
917 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

9. Meritage, a Brasserie

410 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
The house-cut pommes frites at this St. Paul brasserie come served with Béarnaise sauce.
410 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102

10. Amsterdam Bar & Hall

6 W. 6th St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Amsterdam got more than one vote for best fries in the Twin Cities. These skin-on, Belgian-style frites come topped with raw onions and are served with your choice of seven dipping sauces (including curry ketchup and herb garlic mayo). Also try the Oolog, a boat of fries smothered with onion, peanut satay, mayo, and honey sambaal.
6 W. 6th St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

11. Ward 6 Food & Drink

858 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55130
"Hand cut and fried in beef fat." (Pictured here as poutine.) They come with your choice of eight sauces, including beer cheese, spicy harissa, or lemon gastrique.
858 Payne Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55130

12. The Strip Club

378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106
"Crispy, perfectly seasoned, non-greasy goodness."
378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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