The 13 Best French Fries Around Chicago

Photo Credit: Victoria Kent

Photo Credit: Victoria Kent

August 23rd, 2016 | Anthony Todd | Chicagoist

Let’s be honest: if you don’t appreciate a good old pile of fried spuds alongside your Chicago-style hot dog, you’re dead inside. Fries, in all their forms, capture our hearts—and that’s true across generations, regardless of political preference and no matter where you reside. After all, they’re classic. Well, sometimes. And even when they’re not, fries have an undeniable draw.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best, from condiment-laden fries to straightforward diner-style mainstays. So put your carb-counting on hiatus and dive right in. And remember, this is a list of our favorites—if we forgot one of your favorites on this list, let us know by commenting, please!
By Jennifer Olvera


Beef & Barley

Double-cooked in vegetable oil, the fries at Beef & Barley are not to be missed. They’re nothing crazy, mind you — just a mound of skin-on potato sticks, albeit perfectly, fresh-fried ones with garlicky yogurt dipping sauce on the side.

Beef & Barley is at 3001 N. Ashland Ave.