Sometimes the only thing that will do is a fresh, steaming hot plate of fries. When that hankering strikes, do you have a go-to spot? If you don’t, or if you want to try something new, here’s a list of the best fries in Salt Lake City.
East Liberty Tap House
If you’re looking for a fun atmosphere, try this family-owned tap house. Their mission is to bring us unique, high-quality food, and they buy most of their ingredients from local businesses and farms. The patio is open from the spring through the fall (note that all guests must be at least 21 years old).
Their hand-cut fries are doused in sea salt and served with ketchup and a peppercorn aioli. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the chorizo fries with queso, pickled jalapenos, lime crema, black bean puree, and cotija cheese.
Address: 850 E 900 S, SLC
Hours: Monday–Friday, noon to midnight; Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Oak Wood Fire Kitchen
This light and airy modern restaurant is perfect for a low-key meal. This is the place to go if you’re looking to unwind while eating some delicious fries.
The house fries come skin on, served with garlic aioli and sriracha ketchup, and they’re definitely good. But what you should really try are the junk fries, which come topped with bacon, blue cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, and so-called “awesome sauce.” If you order these, they can be an entire meal.
Address: 715 E 12300 S, Draper
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Apollo Burger has been around for years and is known for its quick service and affordable prices. This isn’t the place to go if you want ambiance, but it’s the perfect option if you want to grab your fries to go. You can also have them delivered to you.
The fries are cut thick and come out perfectly crispy and salty every time. If you’re not in the mood for conventional fries, check out the sweet potato fries or the onion rings, which have a following of their own.
This popular Salt Lake sports bar is home to some fine food. You’ll love the chill, laid-back atmosphere, too. It has a patio that’s great for just sitting and talking. (All guests must be at least 21 years old.)
You can get three varieties of fries here: regular, Cajun, and rosemary garlic. Most people prefer the rosemary garlic variety (there are some that don’t think the Cajun fries have enough spice.) If you’re in the mood for onion rings, their beer-battered rings are fantastic.
Address: 135 W 1300 S, SLC
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day
Bruges Waffles and Frites
This company started as a Belgian food cart in downtown SLC. Its Belgian-style waffles and fries were so popular that they now have three store locations and a food bus.
The old-world-style fries are super crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. They come with a selection of three homemade sauces (and you can purchase more if you’d like to try additional varieties).
Address: 336 W 300 S or 2314 S Highland Drive, SLC
Mazza has been making authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in Salt Lake for more than 10 years. They use high-quality, fresh ingredients and don’t cut any corners when preparing their food from scratch. Mazza has a classy, upscale feel if you feel like enjoying your fries in style.
Their fries are fresh cut and twice fried and are served with Mazza’s house aioli sauce. If you’re in the mood for more than just fries, they pair really well with nearly all of the dishes on the menu.
Address: 912 E 900 S, SLC
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Black Sheep Bar and Grill
The Black Sheep Bar and Grill is a casual sports bar that serves up large portions of homemade comfort food. It also has a full bar and large big screen TVs for watching your favorite games.
Both the home-cut fries with house sauce and the sweet potato fries with house sauce get rave reviews for their perfect seasoning.
Address: 1520 W 9000 S, West Jordan
Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily
Hoppers Grill & Brewing Co.
Want to try unique pub food in a comfortable, homey atmosphere? Try Hoppers Grill & Brewing Co. (And enjoy their selection of fresh beers on tap while you’re at it.) You can either sit at the bar or a comfortable booth.
The garlic parmesan fries are bursting with flavor. They’re double-battered and oven baked. Then they’re topped with parmesan, mozzarella, pesto basil ranch, and roasted garlic salsa. Yum! If you’re in the mood for regular fries, they’re beer-battered and also delicious.
Address: 890 Fort Union Blvd, Midvale
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 pm.; Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bohemian Brewery and Grill
This cozy, old-world brewery is full of genuine hospitality and rich, ancient traditions. They’ve been serving old-school food since 2001, offering the best old-world dishes combined with modern pub classics. They truly have something for everyone, and everything pairs excellently with their Bohemian Lagers. All food is made from scratch daily with high-quality, local ingredients.
The fries are Idaho spuds topped with a delicious blend of garlic. They’re served with a delicious house aioli.
Address: 94 E 7200 S, Midvale
Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Beer Bar has been around since 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed. It was purchased and refurbished by new owners in 2010.
Some people care about the fry sauce as much as they care about the fry. Beer Bar’s hand-cut fries come with just about every variety of sauce you might want for your fries, including cumin aioli, garlic aioli, roasted jalapeno aioli, curry aioli, and curry ketchup, amongst others. If you’re not sure what to try, try the garlic aioli.
Address: 161 E 200 S, SLC
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily
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