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Best french fries

AAnosh1221aThe fries and Five Guys Burgers and Fries were your pick for best french fries at a chain restaurant. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS (chain)
1. Five Guys Burgers and Fries
You say, “I don’t even like their burgers, but I go there for fries” and “Five Guys, with the malt vinegar…Yum!!!”

2. Checkers
3. Zaxby’s
4. Steak ‘n Shake
5. Chick-fil-A
6. Wendy’s

Wrecking Bar FriesWith a selection of dipping sauces — and, of course, a cold beer — the Wrecking Bar’s fries are the readers’ pick for the best at a homegrown Atlanta restaurant. Photo courtesy of the Wrecking Bar

YOUR PICKS (local)
1. The Wrecking Bar
You say, “Best overall is Wrecking Bar served with several dipping sauces and a great beer.”

2. Leon’s Full Service
3. The Varsity
4. Porter Beer Bar
5. Farm Burger
6. Muss & Turner’s

bctxdine1025cPhoto: Lou Freeman / loufreeman.com

OUR PICKS
1. JCT Kitchen
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “While truffle oil may be passé now, my favorite fries are the truffle- parmesan fries at JCT Kitchen. Great crispy fries with a soft interior dressed with true white truffle oil and parmesan shavings, it doesn’t get much better than that.”

2. Muss & Turner’s (tie)
2. Local Three (tie)
4. Leon’s Full Service
5. Oak Street Cafe

123 comments Add your comment

mugglemikki

January 28th, 2013
1:04 pm

Loki

January 28th, 2013
1:06 pm

Brooklyn

January 28th, 2013
1:18 pm

The Varsity!!!

Sweet-n-sour22

January 28th, 2013
1:19 pm

5 Guys handsdown!!!

Jason

January 28th, 2013
1:21 pm

Wendy’s or Ted’s Montana Grill

MTB

January 28th, 2013
1:24 pm

Leon’s Full Service

Ramsey

January 28th, 2013
1:25 pm

Ke

January 28th, 2013
1:28 pm

Yumbii’s seasame fries!

THE Truth

January 28th, 2013
1:39 pm

Chuckwagon

January 28th, 2013
1:42 pm

Keh-Bah in Athens (formerly Achim’s K-Bobs). Best fries anywhere. Leons and 5 guys with honorable mention.

Bubba

January 28th, 2013
1:43 pm

Sonny’s BBQ & 5-Guys has the best french fries.

Chick-Fil-A’s needs great improvement.

Big Jim

January 28th, 2013
1:43 pm

The Varsity, as long as they are fresh and hot.

older1

January 28th, 2013
1:45 pm

Checkers, by far the best.

Jen

January 28th, 2013
1:49 pm

Mark

January 28th, 2013
1:49 pm

Flip burger boutique! (Buckhead)

… and very close runner-up: Farmburger! (Decatur)

Dan

January 28th, 2013
1:49 pm

Boardwalk Burgers at Ansley Mall!

UncleToe

January 28th, 2013
2:03 pm

the sesame fries at Hankook Taqueria are incredible. Definitely in a run for the top of the list.

Bob

January 28th, 2013
2:03 pm

JB

January 28th, 2013
2:07 pm

Atlantacos

January 28th, 2013
2:07 pm

Nolegirl

January 28th, 2013
2:07 pm

Five Guys rock!!!! Good runner-up is Cheeseburger Bobby’s in Canton.

fry guy

January 28th, 2013
2:09 pm

Five Guys
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Dana

January 28th, 2013
2:12 pm

Jennifer

January 28th, 2013
2:12 pm

Taxi Smith

January 28th, 2013
2:15 pm

The Varsity, followed by 5 Guys. Any joint using frozen spuds is automatically disqualified(McD’s, Wendy’s,etc.)Yuck.

hammertime

January 28th, 2013
2:16 pm

The Wrecking Bar

Browneyes

January 28th, 2013
2:19 pm

yum

January 28th, 2013
2:23 pm

Sweet potato fries at Bab’s

CMT

January 28th, 2013
2:25 pm

The Fry Guy.

GaPeachy

January 28th, 2013
2:26 pm

For the real deal,The Varsity and Five Guys, but Checkers/McDonalds has the best frozen fries.

Rodney

January 28th, 2013
2:27 pm

Pig-n-Chik barbecue has the best french fries I have found in Atlanta. Large, crinkle-cut potatoes, perfectly fried. I’m not sure what type of oil they use, but the french fries taste like the lard-cooked french fries I remember from the 50’s and 60’s. Absolutely love ‘em.

Jim Brams

January 28th, 2013
2:30 pm

Checkers, by a country mile.

KJ

January 28th, 2013
2:39 pm

Um, you can get Sonny’s and Pig-n-chik fries in a bag out of the freezer at Publix.

jess

January 28th, 2013
2:41 pm

FarmBurger for sure!

Gabe

January 28th, 2013
2:46 pm

Gordon & Biersch hands DOWN!!! The garlic fries there are to die for.

Wendy

January 28th, 2013
2:47 pm

Five Guys, with the malt vinegar…Yum!!!

KW

January 28th, 2013
2:50 pm

Houston’s!!

BB

January 28th, 2013
2:55 pm

FM Fats

January 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

I haven’t been to Bantam & Biddy yet, but given the great fries Doty made at Shaun’s and the great fries Lance Gummere made at the Shed at Glenwood, I’d be willing to bet they are pretty damned fine. Todd Richards is making terrific fries at the Shed since taking Lance’s place. I love the fries at Leon’s Full Service too.

James

January 28th, 2013
3:03 pm

Fox Brothers BBQ

GX

January 28th, 2013
3:06 pm

Jack’s New Yorker Deli!

Leon's Wins

January 28th, 2013
3:10 pm

Leon’s wins. Not just for the fries – but for all the sauces that come along for the ride.

RexDogma

January 28th, 2013
3:21 pm

Terr

January 28th, 2013
3:31 pm

I’ll take an order of P’Cheen’s pomme frites over anything.

Bella

January 28th, 2013
3:39 pm

1. Houston’s
2. Sonny’s

Um, Chick-fil-a does not serve fries. Those things are a waste of a potato!

Russ

January 28th, 2013
3:39 pm

Muss & Turner’s in Smyrna!

JET

January 28th, 2013
3:39 pm

Why has nobody mentioned Steak ‘N Shake??? Always hot and always crispy and never greasy!!!

Rachel

January 28th, 2013
3:40 pm

Muss & Turners in Smynra

Bhorsoft

January 28th, 2013
3:40 pm

Cheeseburger Bobby’s. Hot, crisp, not so much oil retained so you don’t feel like you are getting an oil change (like at Varsity or Five Guys). Near perfect fries. The variety of fry salts (jalapeno, vinegar, cajun, etc) are a great an unique addition – sort of like the variety of popcorn salts at the movies.

Stacey

January 28th, 2013
3:42 pm