Miami's Ten Best French Fries

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Michael Schwartz's polenta fries were chosen as the favorite this year.
Such a simple little side dish, yet so revered in American culture. Some like their fries doused in ketchup, cheese, chili, or mayo, while others prefer the tang of malt vinegar. How glorious is the wide variety of interpretation on what exactly constitutes a fry.

This year, the title of "Best Fries" was won by Harry's Pizzeria; demonstrating an out of the fry box mentality with a plate of chunky sticks made from polenta, instead of potato.

Where else in town can you get the best deep fried frites? Here's our guide to the top spots for everything from sweet potato fries to traditional pommes!

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10. The papitas at El Mago de las Fritas ($2.50) are listed on the menu as "French Fries Mago Style," meaning that a heaping pile of skinny, flat sided potato strings pack a powerful crunch. They also top almost everything on bread that you order here, an extremely wise decision in the world of sandwiches. The papitas are sincerely too munchable; it's risky to order them without securing a french fry friend to share.

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Lesley Elliott
9. Shake Shack uses Yukon Golds for their fries ($2.70, add $1 more for the cheese sauce) giving these babies a golden coloring, and a creamier texture than fries made with other types of waxy potatoes. The crinkle cut texture holds on to both ketchup and cheese extremely well, and there are no artificial trans fats. Old school cafeteria style fries to make you reminisce and smile.

Location Info

Harry's Pizzeria

3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Mago De Las Fritas

5828 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Shake Shack

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

LoKal Burgers & Beer

3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Pascal's on Ponce

2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Music

Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries

3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina Restaurant

19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL

Category: Restaurant

Area 31

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

DB Bistro Moderne

255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Yahaira Cespedes
Yahaira Cespedes

Big Pink's polenta fries are pretty darn good, so I'm going to have to try the ones at Harry's for comparison now.

Jorge Vicéns
Jorge Vicéns

For next year's list, I strongly recommend checking out Melt on Washington in SoBe. Their truffle oil fries are outta hand!!  =)



Alex Muriel
Alex Muriel

B&Bs sweet potato fries are redicuoulsy good & Gordon Biersch's  garlic french fries. Also, salchipapas @ los perros.

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