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The Best Places for French Fries in the Chicago Loop

Posted  3 years ago  in  Eat & Drink

2 MIN READ - They don’t have to be just plate fillers that are served as a side. If done right, French fries are delightful in their own right. These restaurants in the Chicago Loop elevate the fries into a whole masterpiece in and of itself.


1 W. Wacker Dr.

With a variety of frites and dipping sauces, Raised | An Urban Rooftop Bar is the ultimate destination for the French fry connoisseur. On average, Raised hand-cuts 160 pounds of Idaho potatoes per day and uses an overnight brining process using vinegar, salt, and water. The frites are then double fried, resulting in a perfectly crispy outside and soft center. Choose from three unique flavors including salt & pepper, truffle, and parmesan rosemary frites, served with chili ketchup, fermented black garlic aioli, and mushroom aioli dipping sauces made in-house. Learn More

Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar

124 S. Wabash Ave.

Potter’s is a burger bar that takes crispy fried potato goodness seriously. Order a piping hot fry basket full of golden fries piled high and a five-flavor dip flight. Pick your favorite: black truffle aioli, sriracha ketchup, spicy beer mustard, bbq mayonnaise, or the secret sauce. Lolla goers can look forward to A. Grande amount of fries with three dipping sauces featured on their Lolla Lineup menu. Learn More

Nando’s Peri Peri

22 S. Wabash Ave.
117 E. Lake St.
953 W. Randolph St.
Roosevelt Collection

Don’t be confused. Nando’s may call them “chips,” but they are French fries to the rest of us. And wow, are they delicious! Come to Nando’s for some grilled PERi-PERi chicken with a side of PERi chips. But don’t stop there. Dip your chips in some PERinaise (PERi-PERi mayo) for an extra blast of flavor and spice. Nando’s locations are throughout Chicago, with multiple locations in the Loop and beyond. Learn More

Land & Lake Kitchen

81 E. W Wacker Dr.

The fresh cut fries from Land & Lake Kitchen are the perfect addition to any meal! The restaurant, which serves elevated takes on classic Midwestern dishes, offers fries three separate ways: plain for $4, garlic parmesan for $5, and cheesy for $6. All three versions are offered on the happy hour menu—Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m.—and are perfect for sharing. Learn More

The Berghoff Restaurant

17 W. Adams St.

Mix it up with a side of shoestring, sweet potato fries at The Berghoff. Have a side (or two) of the house-made honey mustard or lemon aioli to dip these house favorites into. They taste even better with the Grilled Lamb Burger, a culinary craft made with fresh ground lamb and infused with caramelized onions, garlic, fresh lemon zest, mint, and feta cheese. Learn More

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