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A Guide to Atlanta's Most Unusual Fries

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No burger is complete without a side a fries. But why stick to the ordinary when there are so many unconventional options available? From eggplant and okra to tater tots, nachos, and yes, even Bloody Marys, we have your guide to the most bizarre "fries" in Atlanta. Got another favorite? Leave your recommendation in the comments.
Laura Scholz


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1. The Vortex Bar & Grill

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438 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 688-1828
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The Vortex has nachos. The Vortex has tots. And guess what else? It has nachos on TOP of tater tots. That's right— all the meaty, cheesy, spicy goodness of nachos with a tater tot chaser. Trust us. [Photo]

2. Park 75 Restaurant

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75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 253-3840
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It's no secret that chef Robert Gerstenecker of Park 75 at the Four Seasons offers a Wednesday lunchtime burger bar for 16 lucky diners every week. What you may not know is one of the burger sides is a pile of loaded tater tots. [Photo]

3. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

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1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030
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The Lopez at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q combines the best of both worlds: tots smothered in brisket chili and covered in melted cheese. Also don't miss the Tomminator, an order of tots with tons of cheese topped with Brunswick stew. [Photo]

4. The Nook

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1144 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-9222
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No trip to the Nook is complete without trying their signature "totchos," a combination of nachos and tater tots. Popular options include pulled pork with Coca-Cola barbecue sauce, spicy buffalo chicken with blue cheese, and the Mac Daddy with mac and cheese and house-made beef chili. Can't get enough of their tots? Try the Bloody Mary, which is garnished with a savory piece of bacon, pepperoncinis, blue cheese stuffed olives, steak, a slice of toast, a hard-boiled egg, and—wait for it—tots. [Photo]

5. Bone Lick BBQ

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1133 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 343-6574
Bone Lick's Big Tots combine tots, house smoked cheddar, house bacon, sausage and pulled pork, chipotle barbecue sauce, and jalapenos. [Photo]

6. Chai Pani

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406 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-5500
Vegetables never tasted better. Chai Pani Decatur's okra fries tossed with lime, salt, and seasoning are so good, you won't miss the potatoes.

7. The Pinewood Tippling Room

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254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-5507
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The Pinewood is known for its cocktails, but its Southern-inspired dinner menu is solid too. Want breakfast for dinner? Try the grit tots with sweet chili aioli.

8. The Iberian Pig

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121 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-8800
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While known for its charcuterie, the Iberian Pig also has some impressive vegetarian options. Try the eggplant fries with spicy aioli, which might just be even more addictive than their potato counterparts. [Photo]

9. Rathbun's

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112 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-8280
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A trip to Rathbun's isn't complete without YaYa's eggplant steak fries with confectioners sugar. Buttermilk and parmesan cheese provide a crispy, savory coating. [Photo]

10. Neighbor's Pub

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752 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-5440
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Drunk food doesn't get much better than the loaded tater tots at Neighbor's Pub. The loaded pub tots feature shredded cheddar and jack cheeses, creamy queso, chopped bacon, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and jalapeno. [Photo]

11. The Square Pub

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115 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 844-4010
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Order your beer with a side of Square Pub's green chile cheese tots— a plate of tots smothered in Hatch green chile sauce and cheddar jack cheese. [Photo]

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1. The Vortex Bar & Grill

438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The Vortex has nachos. The Vortex has tots. And guess what else? It has nachos on TOP of tater tots. That's right— all the meaty, cheesy, spicy goodness of nachos with a tater tot chaser. Trust us. [Photo]
438 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Park 75 Restaurant

75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
It's no secret that chef Robert Gerstenecker of Park 75 at the Four Seasons offers a Wednesday lunchtime burger bar for 16 lucky diners every week. What you may not know is one of the burger sides is a pile of loaded tater tots. [Photo]
75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

3. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The Lopez at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q combines the best of both worlds: tots smothered in brisket chili and covered in melted cheese. Also don't miss the Tomminator, an order of tots with tons of cheese topped with Brunswick stew. [Photo]
1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

4. The Nook

1144 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30309
No trip to the Nook is complete without trying their signature "totchos," a combination of nachos and tater tots. Popular options include pulled pork with Coca-Cola barbecue sauce, spicy buffalo chicken with blue cheese, and the Mac Daddy with mac and cheese and house-made beef chili. Can't get enough of their tots? Try the Bloody Mary, which is garnished with a savory piece of bacon, pepperoncinis, blue cheese stuffed olives, steak, a slice of toast, a hard-boiled egg, and—wait for it—tots. [Photo]
1144 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, GA 30309

5. Bone Lick BBQ

1133 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Bone Lick's Big Tots combine tots, house smoked cheddar, house bacon, sausage and pulled pork, chipotle barbecue sauce, and jalapenos. [Photo]
1133 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Chai Pani

406 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Vegetables never tasted better. Chai Pani Decatur's okra fries tossed with lime, salt, and seasoning are so good, you won't miss the potatoes.
406 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

7. The Pinewood Tippling Room

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
The Pinewood is known for its cocktails, but its Southern-inspired dinner menu is solid too. Want breakfast for dinner? Try the grit tots with sweet chili aioli.
254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

8. The Iberian Pig

121 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
While known for its charcuterie, the Iberian Pig also has some impressive vegetarian options. Try the eggplant fries with spicy aioli, which might just be even more addictive than their potato counterparts. [Photo]
121 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

9. Rathbun's

112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
A trip to Rathbun's isn't complete without YaYa's eggplant steak fries with confectioners sugar. Buttermilk and parmesan cheese provide a crispy, savory coating. [Photo]
112 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

10. Neighbor's Pub

752 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Drunk food doesn't get much better than the loaded tater tots at Neighbor's Pub. The loaded pub tots feature shredded cheddar and jack cheeses, creamy queso, chopped bacon, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and jalapeno. [Photo]
752 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

11. The Square Pub

115 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
Order your beer with a side of Square Pub's green chile cheese tots— a plate of tots smothered in Hatch green chile sauce and cheddar jack cheese. [Photo]
115 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

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