Call it “potato,” “taters” or “spuds.” Whatever you call them, make sure they’re sliced and deep fried with some delicious toppings on the side. As you likely know, we here at StyleBlueprint love any potato side dish so, of course, we had to round up some of our favorite Atlanta French fries. Take a look, order a plate and get ready for one heck of a meal … with or without the ketchup.
Buckhead: 3655 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342 • (404) 549-3298
West Midtown: 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 • (404) 343-1609
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fries: Beef fat fries
The West Midtown location that started a phenomenon, FLIP has so much more than just gourmet burgers. The sweet potato tots are great and you can’t go wrong with the vodka-battered onion rings — but we came for the fries. You can take your beef fat French fries in a simpler set up, served with smoked mayo (so good!) and ketchup; or do like Chef Emeril and kick it up a notch by ordering Poutine: taking the basic beef fat fries and topping them with cheese curds, chorizo gravy and a fried egg. Whichever way you choose, you’ll be good to go!
1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 • (404) 665-4555
Hours: Lunch — Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner — Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Late night — Friday and Saturday, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Fries: Frites canard
With versions of the popular fry dish served throughout the day at the Ford Fry hot spot, we think the late night version takes the cake with chicken gravy, duck confit and a fried egg to finish it off. At only $10, this late-night treat (served only after 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday) is the perfect end to a long night on the town.
3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 • (404) 963-9611
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fries: Spicy green chili fries
Start with a swanky atmosphere, great service and perfectly cooked hand-cut fries, then add a gooey cheese sauce with a hint of heat, roasted jalapeños, chipotle sauce and a generous dusting of Cotija cheese. Voila! You have a pile of yummy fries that very well may require a fork to eat. The fries are served a la carte and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or the ideal accompaniment for the El Diablo burger. The menu says it serves two and is great to share but don’t be surprised if you want to keep this decadence all to yourself! Also try: zucchini fries topped with Parmesan and ranch.
887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 • (404) 815-1399
Hours: Lunch — Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner — Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Closed Sunday)
Fries: Herb fries
Although Bocado’s menu changes quite regularly, the herb fries are always around due to their popularity and insane flavor. This ever-busy restaurant makes classic French fries if you’d like it paired with your massively juicy Bocado burger … or you can tweak your taters and order them with a zhoosh of herbs and garlicky goodness to take these side items to front and center of your plate.
Sweet Auburn Curb Market: 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 • (404) 522-3444
Piedmont: 1842 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 • (404) 254-2273
Decatur: 433 North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030 • (404) 400-0509
Hours vary depending on location
Fries: Crinkle-cut French fries
Crinkle cut fries are a bit of an endangered species but, thankfully, Grindhouse Killer Burgers keeps these awesome potatoes on the menu. Nothing accompanies a fresh cooked-to-order burger and frosty milkshake better than fat crinkle-cut fries. Skip the ketchup on these seasoned taters and ask for the chipotle ranch dressing, instead; or pay a little extra to top it with their chili and cheddar cheese or bacon and blue cheese sauce. If plain ol’ potatoes are a bit boring, even their sweet potato fries are crinkle cut!
Virginia-Highland: 1017 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 • (404) 437-7845
West Midtown: 1168 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 • (404) 496-4393
Hours depend on each location
Fries: Sweet potato fries
Known for its focus on organic, gluten-free and vegan options in trendy Westside, it’s no surprise that YEAH! Burger’s sweet potato fries made the list. Gluten-free and organic, these fries are a tasty choice when forgoing less healthy options. Not a sweet potato fan? No worries! Also offered are regular fries and truffle fries to satisfy your cravings.
Midtown: 878 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 • (404) 875-1667
Little Five Points: 438 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 • (404) 688-1828
Check The Vortex’s website for individual location hours
Fries: Dixie Wrecked Taters
The Vortex is a twisted restaurant that has become an Atlanta institution for its mature décor, unapologetic attitude and an insane menu that will get you salivating at its very opening. Everything on the menu is pretty freaking perfect but The Vortex has definitely mastered the beauty that is the potato. Obviously, we love a good tater tot and the fries are excellent as well. Any burger has the option of this side item but we recommend the Dixie Wrecked Taters. We could describe these delectable morsels, although we think The Vortex does the best job themselves: “A big ol’ plate of fries (or tots) topped with our homemade white sausage gravy, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. We wrecked the Canadians’ ‘poutine’ by turning it into a big plate of kick-ass! Stuff this damn tasty could only come from Dixie.”
1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 • (404) 968-2033
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Fries: Hand-cut fries
Ormsby’s is serious about its French fry game! With nine different sauces to accompany the hand-cut fries, who really needs ketchup? The $5 dish comes with the choice of two from their eccentric sauce list, making it less about the potato and more about what you’re dipping it into. Options include: Buttermilk Ranch, Pot Roast Gravy, Sriracha Mayo, Stout Mustard, Housemade Cheese Whiz, Lemon Aioli, Chipotle Cheddar Fondue, Peppercorn Steak Sauce and Pimento Cheese Fondue. (Whew!) Pick your favorites (or try something new)!
1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 • (404) 355-2252
Hours: Lunch — Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner — Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; JCT Bar — Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. until Close
Fries: Parmesan truffle fries
JCT Kitchen & Bar is not one to be shy about what it’s good at doing and making Parmesan truffle fries is definitely one of their talents! Served all day, every day (except Sundays), these shoestring fries drizzled with truffle oil and topped with Parmesan make us drool whatever day it is. The portion size is huge and enough to share (or not) with friends at the upstairs bar or as a snack before dinner downstairs.
Multiple locations and varying hours
Fries: Waffle fries
Not just a chain restaurant, but a Georgia-born and -bred fast-food staple, Chick-fil-A is an icon of Southern hospitality and good eats. While they are credited with inventing the boneless breast of chicken sandwich, we can’t ignore that those piping hot waffle fries are as delicious as they are unique. And for extra goodness, dip those tasty potatoes in the Polynesian sauce. Oh yeah! If you get a chance, be sure to visit their original location, the Dwarf House in Hapeville, Georgia — a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
There are lots of other delicious spots to devour Atlanta French fries and when you do, make sure to share your photos with us on our Instagram! Happy eating!