Food & Drink

The 13 Best Plates of Fries in Miami

Javier Ramirez

We've already told you about Miami's best burgers, and the best burger in every Miami 'hood, and even Miami's most underrated burgers, but you know what a burger can't do without? Post-it notes he can use to break up with Carrie, obviously. Just kidding (!), it's French fries, so we rounded up the 13 best examples in Miami...

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Harry’s Pizzeria

Design District
What you’re getting: Polenta fries
Polenta is updated for the much fatter 21st century: a Jenga tower of block-shaped fries -- crispy and golden on the outside, creamy polenta on the inside -- is served with homemade spicy ketchup.

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Pincho Factory

Westchester & Coral Gables
What you’re getting: Cajun fries
You'll need a knife and fork to eat this gloriously messy serving of fries topped with grilled onions, Cajun seasoning, and secret pink sauce. Plus, you can use said knife and fork on anyone who tries to steal a fry from your plate.

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LoKal Burgers & Beer

Coconut Grove
What you’re getting: 50/50 Fries
When it comes time to order your side, go 50/50, a mix of sweet potato fries and regular French fries that comes with barbecue sauce AND honey mustard. Directions: Take one of each fry into your hand, dip into the BBQ and then immediately into the HM, eat, repeat.

The Seven Dials

The Seven Dials

Coral Gables
What you’re getting: A side of French fries
Chef Andrew is so passionate about his waffle-cut fries...err, chips, that he’s started a crusade against fake fries. For real.

Taurus in the Grove

Taurus in the Grove

Coconut Grove
What you’re getting: French fries
There's a whole section of the menu dedicated to fries, the best being the not-so-regular seasoned with truffle oil, but if you want to go extra heavy on the carbs, you can't go wrong with the sweet potato fries with honey, or the avocado fries with spicy sour cream.

Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak

Aventura
What you’re getting: Trio of fries
You won’t find these on the menu, but the good thing is that they are given complimentary to every table during dinner. Cooked in duck fat, the fries are extra crispy and served three ways: tossed in rosemary with spicy ketchup, dusted in onion with sour cream sauce, and with a smoked paprika & smoked barbecue sauce.

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db Bistro Moderne

Downtown
What you’re getting: Pommes Frites
Everything in France is better in threes (hence, ménage à trois)... Here, frites come skinny, piled high with a hint of garlic, Parm cheese, and rosemary, plus a trio of sauces: horseradish mayo, Dijon mustard, and ketchup. They are also $7 during happy hour.

Toro Toro

Toro Toro

Downtown
What you’re getting: Yuca fries
In Miami, we get to play with ingredients that most other cities are not privy to. Yuca fries are a standard, as the starchy root is the perfect ingredient for light fries. Toro Toro takes them up a notch by seasoning them with olive oil, lemon, garlic, herbs, and vinegar.

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Josh’s Deli

Surfside
What you’re getting: Fries with truffles & Parmesan, poutine fries, or fries with corned beef
Josh’s menus change frequently, but if you ever spot the crinkle-cut smush fries with sweet toppings, order them.

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Edge, Steak & Bar

Brickell
What you’re getting: House-cut fries
Served in metal baskets and covered in truffle, these hand-cut, skin-on fries come with a truffle aioli that'll have you shuffling back for more... and looking a little Chunk-y..

Keg South

Pinecrest
What you’re getting: Basket of French fries
These free-form fries are fried in Crisco oil (making them extra greasy) and pair perfectly with the award-winning wings, and a pitcher or two of beer. Fry thickness varies between restaurant locations, but they are always crunchy.

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El Mago de las Fritas

West Miami
What you’re getting: A side of extra papitas
The papitas are the little crispy fries (never frozen) stuffed into a frita, the famous Cuban hamburger. Fans are encouraged to order the papitas on the side to eat by themselves. We say dale, bro.
 

Big Pink

South Beach
What you’re getting: A bucket of hand-cut fries
We already told you all about Big Pink’s newest burgers, but the fries aren’t ones to be overshadowed, and because you are in a diner, fries are mandatory. Pile them on top of anything you order.

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