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18 Restaurants for Fantastic Fries Around Atlanta

From fries tossed with kimchi and bacon 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 an entire meal in itself, here are a few Atlanta restaurants to try serving up seriously good fries on the menu. Don’t forget those dipping sauces.

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Blue Moon Pizza

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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. Order online for takeout.

Taco Pete

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The original Taco Pete was founded in Los Angeles in 1966. This corner-situated taco stand in East Point is its second location. Walk up to order tacos here, but Taco Pete’s wings are easily some of the best in East Point. Make sure to order some of Taco Pete’s loaded chili cheese fries, too. The owners recently opened Taco Pete Bistro on Central Avenue in Hapeville.

JCT. Kitchen & Bar

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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 these a stand-out. A thinner fry with a little bit of crunch, JCT tops the fried spuds with grated parmesan. Order online for takeout.

Puncho's Late-Nite Fry Trap

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Fresh cut fries with toppings beyond the wildest imagination are found on Puncho’s menu. This French fry operation is more of a roving takeout joint. Order online, choose the cash payment method, wait until the order is confirmed, and then pay via CashApp. The pick-up location is sent upon payment. Upon arrival at the designated pick-up spot, Puncho’s will deliver those fries straight to the car. Try the Bluff with crispy hot honey lemon pepper chicken bites and ranch drizzles. Follow on Instagram for updates, specials, and weekly fry menus.

What began as a food truck, Yumbii now serves street eats with a blend of Asian and Mexican flavors at its taco shops in Buckhead and Toco Hills. 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. A Yumbii location is headed to the Moores Mill Shopping Plaza soon, too. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Mr Fries Man

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South Los Angeles-based restaurant Mr. Fries Man, specializing in loaded French fry platters, opened in downtown Atlanta on Decatur Street in 2021. Founded in 2016 by Craig and Dorothy Batiste in Gardena, California, Mr. Fries Man serves a menu of fries topped with everything from chicken and shrimp to crab, chili, and vegan meat options. Order online for takeout or delivery via DoorDash, Postmates, GrubHub, and UberEats.

Pat’s Poutine

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This pop-up run by Morehouse alum Anthony Jackson is all about poutine — fries topped with cheese curds and slathered in either beef or mushroom gravy. People can often find Jackson popping up with poutine at various breweries and markets around Atlanta, so it’s best to follow on Instagram for location and menu updates. People can order ahead via the Pat’s Poutine app found in the Apple or Google Play stores.

Smith’s Gourmet Creations

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For all things fried seafood, people should follow the food truck pop-ups hosted by Smith Gourmet Creations. This is comfort food at its very finest, including the packed-with-flavor garlic butter crab fries. Follow on Instagram for locations and menu.

Mukja Korean Fried Chicken

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The Korean loaded fries on the menu at Mukja are the move. These fries are mixed with kimchi and bacon pieces and then topped with comeback sauce and scallions, helping to curb the heat from some of the spicy fried chicken served on the menu here. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Tandoori Pizza & Wing Co.

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Owned by Bhojanic chef Archna Becker, Tandoori Pizza and Wing Co. now includes locations on Lambert Drive and at Politan Row food hall at Colony Square. Pair margherita and vegetarian naan pizzas and tandoori-marinated wings with a side of masala spiced fries chaat topped with mixed chutney, crispy sev, red onions, and cilantro. Order online for takeout from the Lambert Drive location.

Lucian Books and Wine

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Fries and champagne might be the most underrated (and best) combination, especially while sitting at a wine bar solo and reading a book. That’s where the newly opened book shop and wine bar Lucian comes in, offering a heaping side of perfectly crispy, seasoned fries with a side of sauce for dipping. Dipping these fries in said sauce is imperative. Sauces have included both sorrel and horseradish mayo.

Noni’s Deli is an Edgewood Avenue mainstay serving generous pasta portions like grandma used to make and hearty deli-style sandwiches paired with beer, wine, and strong cocktails. Whatever one orders here, do not skip the parmesan and garlic tossed fries. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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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 the 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. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Fred's Meat & Bread

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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 the 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. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

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Fries might be the perfect companion to barbecue, especially if the fries are 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. There’s now a location at the Works in Underwood Hills, too. Order online for takeout.

The General Muir

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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. There’s now a location in Sandy Springs, too. Order online for takeout.

Leon's Full Service

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These perfectly crispy fries are addicting. However, these fries are 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. Order online for takeout.

Arepa Mia

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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 the potato counterpart, but are thicker and less soft inside. Order yuca frita as a starter to share before digging into the restaurant’s hearty arepas. Order online for takeout.

Blue Moon Pizza

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. Order online for takeout.

Taco Pete

The original Taco Pete was founded in Los Angeles in 1966. This corner-situated taco stand in East Point is its second location. Walk up to order tacos here, but Taco Pete’s wings are easily some of the best in East Point. Make sure to order some of Taco Pete’s loaded chili cheese fries, too. The owners recently opened Taco Pete Bistro on Central Avenue in Hapeville.

JCT. Kitchen & Bar

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 these a stand-out. A thinner fry with a little bit of crunch, JCT tops the fried spuds with grated parmesan. Order online for takeout.

Puncho's Late-Nite Fry Trap

Fresh cut fries with toppings beyond the wildest imagination are found on Puncho’s menu. This French fry operation is more of a roving takeout joint. Order online, choose the cash payment method, wait until the order is confirmed, and then pay via CashApp. The pick-up location is sent upon payment. Upon arrival at the designated pick-up spot, Puncho’s will deliver those fries straight to the car. Try the Bluff with crispy hot honey lemon pepper chicken bites and ranch drizzles. Follow on Instagram for updates, specials, and weekly fry menus.

Yumbii

What began as a food truck, Yumbii now serves street eats with a blend of Asian and Mexican flavors at its taco shops in Buckhead and Toco Hills. 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. A Yumbii location is headed to the Moores Mill Shopping Plaza soon, too. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Mr Fries Man

South Los Angeles-based restaurant Mr. Fries Man, specializing in loaded French fry platters, opened in downtown Atlanta on Decatur Street in 2021. Founded in 2016 by Craig and Dorothy Batiste in Gardena, California, Mr. Fries Man serves a menu of fries topped with everything from chicken and shrimp to crab, chili, and vegan meat options. Order online for takeout or delivery via DoorDash, Postmates, GrubHub, and UberEats.

Pat’s Poutine

This pop-up run by Morehouse alum Anthony Jackson is all about poutine — fries topped with cheese curds and slathered in either beef or mushroom gravy. People can often find Jackson popping up with poutine at various breweries and markets around Atlanta, so it’s best to follow on Instagram for location and menu updates. People can order ahead via the Pat’s Poutine app found in the Apple or Google Play stores.

Smith’s Gourmet Creations

For all things fried seafood, people should follow the food truck pop-ups hosted by Smith Gourmet Creations. This is comfort food at its very finest, including the packed-with-flavor garlic butter crab fries. Follow on Instagram for locations and menu.

Mukja Korean Fried Chicken

The Korean loaded fries on the menu at Mukja are the move. These fries are mixed with kimchi and bacon pieces and then topped with comeback sauce and scallions, helping to curb the heat from some of the spicy fried chicken served on the menu here. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Tandoori Pizza & Wing Co.

Owned by Bhojanic chef Archna Becker, Tandoori Pizza and Wing Co. now includes locations on Lambert Drive and at Politan Row food hall at Colony Square. Pair margherita and vegetarian naan pizzas and tandoori-marinated wings with a side of masala spiced fries chaat topped with mixed chutney, crispy sev, red onions, and cilantro. Order online for takeout from the Lambert Drive location.

Lucian Books and Wine

Fries and champagne might be the most underrated (and best) combination, especially while sitting at a wine bar solo and reading a book. That’s where the newly opened book shop and wine bar Lucian comes in, offering a heaping side of perfectly crispy, seasoned fries with a side of sauce for dipping. Dipping these fries in said sauce is imperative. Sauces have included both sorrel and horseradish mayo.

Noni's

Noni’s Deli is an Edgewood Avenue mainstay serving generous pasta portions like grandma used to make and hearty deli-style sandwiches paired with beer, wine, and strong cocktails. Whatever one orders here, do not skip the parmesan and garlic tossed fries. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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 the 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. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Fred's Meat & Bread

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 the 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. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Fries might be the perfect companion to barbecue, especially if the fries are 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. There’s now a location at the Works in Underwood Hills, too. Order online for takeout.

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The General Muir

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. There’s now a location in Sandy Springs, too. Order online for takeout.

Leon's Full Service

These perfectly crispy fries are addicting. However, these fries are 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. Order online for takeout.

Arepa Mia

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 the potato counterpart, but are thicker and less soft inside. Order yuca frita as a starter to share before digging into the restaurant’s hearty arepas. Order online for takeout.

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