The 7 Best French Fries in St. Louis

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       Sweet potato fries at The Kitchen Sink. | Nancy Stiles

The Kitchen Sink
(275 Union Boulevard; 314-261-4455)

The Kitchen Sink is preparing to move to a new location this fall, boasting big expansion plans and likewise an expanded menu with appetizers, more entrees and sandwiches. But let's take moment to focus on those fries -- Creole sweet potato might be the best way to describe them, though delicious works well also. Sweet and buttery with brown sugar and covered in marshmallow, it feels like you've started desert...and it feels good.

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       Smothered fries at The Shaved Duck

The Shaved Duck
(2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407)

This Tower Grove East gastropub features rustic American cuisine, including several types of chili, tender and tasty smoked meats like the baby-back ribs and St. Louis-cut spare ribs, pulled pork and chicken. That's a lot of meat -- why not add a side dish? How about one that includes more meat? Like pulled rib meat layered over hand-cut fries that just so happen to be smothered in cheese sauce made in-house. You might want to skip the entree and just go with the fries.

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       Gravy and fries at The Crow's Nest. | Tara Mahadevan

The Crow's Nest
(7336 Manchester Road; 314-781-0989)

Here's what you get when you order the Truffle Frites: thick waffle fries, dill truffle gravy, garnished with bacon and green onion. Pretty much sells itself, what with the truffle gravy and bacon. Add to that the 1980s punk décor and let the sublime decadence wash over you.

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Location Info

Venue

Map

Mangia Italiano

3145 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Three Kings Public House

6307 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Music

The Kitchen Sink

255 Union Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Shaved Duck

2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Crow's Nest

7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO

Category: Restaurant

Blueberry Hill

6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Music

Pappy's Smokehouse

3106 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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22 comments
mozzy636
mozzy636

I'm just glad no one said White castles

Ryan Sherman
Ryan Sherman

the dam,the range,the block in that order!!

Person
Person

It is a travesty -- TRAVESTY! -- that the wonderful fries at both the Schlafly Tap Room and Sandrina's weren't mentioned.

Pappy's fries are limp and mediocre, which is sad because everything else there is incredible.

Jay M. Perry
Jay M. Perry

Trainwreck's seasoned fries are pretty good.

EmpressBren
EmpressBren

Including loaded fries might be tipping the hand a bit, but Pappy's fries are solid without any additions.  

Mantelli
Mantelli

"Desert" at the Three Kings? You've lost an S somewhere.

mozzy636
mozzy636

@Mike Hoffner you can avoid Rally's completely, while I like the fries ... I find the locations unkept and gross ... I've found SAL sells Rally's brand fries and they actually bake better than fry ... don't get me wrong I am far from a health food nut.

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