The 7 Best French Fries in St. Louis
Fries at The Kitchen Sink. | Nancy Stiles
Making claims on the best fries in St. Louis is sure to stir up controversy; much is at stake in this, what is surely one of the most consequential debates of our time. So consider the list below a humble suggestion, a conversation starter. We've scoured the region and assembled a collection of places whose unique style and spices make the fry far more than a side dish, but instead, a delicacy.
Polenta fries at Mangia. | Nancy Stiles
(3145 South Grand Boulevard; 314-664-8585)
The South Grand mainstay is known for live music, excellent entrees and a great local tap list. And then, of course, there's the late night menu that goes strong until 1:30 a.m. But what about those Polenta fries? Crispy and golden on the outside with a soft, rich texture inside -- more reminiscent of grits than potato. The perfect seasoning and accompanying chipotle aioli offer one of the more unique interpretations of french fries you're likely to find.
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Fries with Sriracha mayo at Three Kings. | Nancy Stiles
Three Kings Public House
(6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-3355)
The go-to bar on the Delmar Loop, Three Kings is so dedicated to maintaining a top-notch beer selection that they've rigged up a flat-screen to list and keep track of the rotating taps. And what goes better with a cold beer than salty french fries? But when it comes to fries, you've got a difficult choice to make: the natural cut or sweet potato. It all depends on your mood and your entrée. The fresh Prince Edward Island mussels are served up with the natural-cut fries with a side of curried caper mayo -- seems a perfect combo. But the sweet potato version belongs next to the "Flamethrower" burger. Really, you can't go wrong either way. Embrace the variety.
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6307 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO
255 Union Boulevard, St. Louis, MO
2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, MO
7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO
6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO
3106 Olive St., St. Louis, MO