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11 Restaurants for Fantastic Fries Around Atlanta

From fries covered in melted cheese to those topped with brisket and gravy

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Fries appear on menus at restaurants serving everything from classic American fare to Indian street food. Whether in search of French fries as a sidekick to the main meal or variations like poutine as the meal itself, here are a few Atlanta restaurants to try serving up seriously good fries on their menus. Don’t forget those dipping sauces.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blue Moon Pizza

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4600 W Village Pl #4003
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 436-4446
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If a plate of fries covered in cheese is ideal, Blue Moon Pizza’s cheese fries are a great choice. These fries take on a pizza vibe with a house blend of cheddar cheese melted on top. Homemade cayenne-candied bacon adds a sweet touch. Round out these indulgent fries with ranch dressing, served on the side. Find the cheese fries at the pizza shop’s other locations in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and Marietta.

2. Masti - Indian Street Eats

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2945 N Druid Hills Rd NE c
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 949-9414
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For fried spuds with plenty of spice, head to Masti. The restaurant tosses its fries in a house made chili garlic sauce and tops them with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, crushed paneer — a fresh cheese from India — and cheddar cheese. There’s also a location in Duluth.

3. Yumbii

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1927 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 975-3444
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What began as a food truck, Yumbii now serves street eats with a blend of Asian and Mexican flavors at its taco shop in Buckhead. The sesame fries on the menu here lean more on Asian flavors. Offering optimal crispiness, these fries are tossed in sesame oil and special seasoning that hits the palate in waves — sweet, spicy, and salty. The secret weapon behind these fries: the chipotle ketchup, which is smoky and sweet with a spicy punch at the end.

4. Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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1842 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 254-2273
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The crinkle cut sweet potato fries at Grindhouse provide a satisfying crunch, while the seasoning offers up a subtle peppery flavor. Underscore that peppery flavor by asking for the burger joint’s smokey chipotle ranch on the side. Opt for the more dressed-up version of their classic French fries by ordering the Dirty South Fries, topped with chili, bacon, cheddar cheese sauce, jalapeños, pico de gallo, and chipotle ranch. Grindhouse has multiple locations throughout Atlanta.

5. The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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Herbs take center stage with these pommes frites from the Emory Point restaurant and deli. Topped with thyme, parsley, and shallots, the fries at the General Muir are solid all on their own. Add another layer of flavor by dunking them in the garlicky aioli that comes on the side. If looking for something more substantial at lunch or dinner, try the pastrami-topped poutine. Put an egg on it for brunch.

6. JCT. Kitchen & Bar

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1198 Howell Mill Rd #18
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-2252
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While this Westside Provisions District restaurant takes a more minimalist approach when it comes to topping its French fries, the truffle aioli that comes on the side is what makes them a stand-out. A thinner fry with a little bit of crunch, JCT tops these fried spuds with grated parmesan.

7. Arepa Mia

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10 N Clarendon Ave Suite A
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 600-3509
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Not all fries are made of potatoes. Yuca frita, a popular Latin street food, is made from the cassava root. The yuca is cut into spears, fried, and served with guasacaca, an herby Venezuelan sauce. These “fries” have a similar texture to their potato counterparts, but are thicker and less soft inside. Order them as a starter to share before digging into the restaurant’s hearty arepas.

8. Leon's Full Service

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131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500
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These perfectly crispy fries are addicting all on their own. However, they’re made even more irresistible when dipped in Leon’s unique sauces. There’s a choice of sauces, if ordering fries “in the bucket”. One sauce choice should always be the smoked tomato mayonnaise. This popular downtown Decatur restaurant also serves up a beef poutine made with brisket, peppercorn gravy, cheese curds, and a sunny side farm egg.

9. Tiny Lou's

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789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 485-0085
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For fries as an entree, head to Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Clermont for the poutine. The French restaurant braises short rib with red wine and mirepoix wine, then uses the braising liquid to create gravy. It’s thickened with French roux flour and butter. The gravy and short rib top the fries, before the dish is finished with cheese curds from Calyroad Creamery in Sandy Springs and fine herbs — parsley, chives, chervil, and tarragon.

10. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

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1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030
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Fries might be the perfect companion to barbecue, especially if they’re actually under the meat. At this Atlanta barbecue institution, fries are loaded with pork, brisket, or chicken — pork being the most popular choice — and topped with melted cheese, jalapeños, and barbecue sauce. A side of ranch comes with this fry dish. It’s layers of flavor.

11. Fred's Meat & Bread

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

It’s frustrating to order garlic fries only to scoop out chunks of garlic before even getting to the actual fries. Not at Fred’s. These garlic fries — one of the most popular fry options on their menu — are tossed in a parsley and garlic mixture that turns the fries green and evenly distributes the flavor without being over- or underwhelmed by garlic.

1. Blue Moon Pizza

4600 W Village Pl #4003, Smyrna, GA 30080

If a plate of fries covered in cheese is ideal, Blue Moon Pizza’s cheese fries are a great choice. These fries take on a pizza vibe with a house blend of cheddar cheese melted on top. Homemade cayenne-candied bacon adds a sweet touch. Round out these indulgent fries with ranch dressing, served on the side. Find the cheese fries at the pizza shop’s other locations in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and Marietta.

4600 W Village Pl #4003
Smyrna, GA 30080

2. Masti - Indian Street Eats

2945 N Druid Hills Rd NE c, Atlanta, GA 30329

For fried spuds with plenty of spice, head to Masti. The restaurant tosses its fries in a house made chili garlic sauce and tops them with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, crushed paneer — a fresh cheese from India — and cheddar cheese. There’s also a location in Duluth.

2945 N Druid Hills Rd NE c
Atlanta, GA 30329

3. Yumbii

1927 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309

What began as a food truck, Yumbii now serves street eats with a blend of Asian and Mexican flavors at its taco shop in Buckhead. The sesame fries on the menu here lean more on Asian flavors. Offering optimal crispiness, these fries are tossed in sesame oil and special seasoning that hits the palate in waves — sweet, spicy, and salty. The secret weapon behind these fries: the chipotle ketchup, which is smoky and sweet with a spicy punch at the end.

1927 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. Grindhouse Killer Burgers

1842 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

The crinkle cut sweet potato fries at Grindhouse provide a satisfying crunch, while the seasoning offers up a subtle peppery flavor. Underscore that peppery flavor by asking for the burger joint’s smokey chipotle ranch on the side. Opt for the more dressed-up version of their classic French fries by ordering the Dirty South Fries, topped with chili, bacon, cheddar cheese sauce, jalapeños, pico de gallo, and chipotle ranch. Grindhouse has multiple locations throughout Atlanta.

1842 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

5. The General Muir

1540 Avenue Pl B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329

Herbs take center stage with these pommes frites from the Emory Point restaurant and deli. Topped with thyme, parsley, and shallots, the fries at the General Muir are solid all on their own. Add another layer of flavor by dunking them in the garlicky aioli that comes on the side. If looking for something more substantial at lunch or dinner, try the pastrami-topped poutine. Put an egg on it for brunch.

1540 Avenue Pl B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

6. JCT. Kitchen & Bar

1198 Howell Mill Rd #18, Atlanta, GA 30318

While this Westside Provisions District restaurant takes a more minimalist approach when it comes to topping its French fries, the truffle aioli that comes on the side is what makes them a stand-out. A thinner fry with a little bit of crunch, JCT tops these fried spuds with grated parmesan.

1198 Howell Mill Rd #18
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Arepa Mia

10 N Clarendon Ave Suite A, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Not all fries are made of potatoes. Yuca frita, a popular Latin street food, is made from the cassava root. The yuca is cut into spears, fried, and served with guasacaca, an herby Venezuelan sauce. These “fries” have a similar texture to their potato counterparts, but are thicker and less soft inside. Order them as a starter to share before digging into the restaurant’s hearty arepas.

10 N Clarendon Ave Suite A
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

8. Leon's Full Service

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

These perfectly crispy fries are addicting all on their own. However, they’re made even more irresistible when dipped in Leon’s unique sauces. There’s a choice of sauces, if ordering fries “in the bucket”. One sauce choice should always be the smoked tomato mayonnaise. This popular downtown Decatur restaurant also serves up a beef poutine made with brisket, peppercorn gravy, cheese curds, and a sunny side farm egg.

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

9. Tiny Lou's

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

For fries as an entree, head to Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Clermont for the poutine. The French restaurant braises short rib with red wine and mirepoix wine, then uses the braising liquid to create gravy. It’s thickened with French roux flour and butter. The gravy and short rib top the fries, before the dish is finished with cheese curds from Calyroad Creamery in Sandy Springs and fine herbs — parsley, chives, chervil, and tarragon.

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

10. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Fries might be the perfect companion to barbecue, especially if they’re actually under the meat. At this Atlanta barbecue institution, fries are loaded with pork, brisket, or chicken — pork being the most popular choice — and topped with melted cheese, jalapeños, and barbecue sauce. A side of ranch comes with this fry dish. It’s layers of flavor.

1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

11. Fred's Meat & Bread

99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

It’s frustrating to order garlic fries only to scoop out chunks of garlic before even getting to the actual fries. Not at Fred’s. These garlic fries — one of the most popular fry options on their menu — are tossed in a parsley and garlic mixture that turns the fries green and evenly distributes the flavor without being over- or underwhelmed by garlic.

99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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