Sometimes, the only thing that will truly satisfy you is some deep-fried potato perfection. Thankfully, Ohio is home to several restaurants, bars and cafes that serve up some of the best french fries you’ll ever have the pleasure of consuming. The following are 15 of what we consider to be the best places to get french fries in the Buckeye State.
1. Melt Bar and Grilled (Various locations)
Paired with this iconic restaurant's sandwiches, these fries are simply irresistible. (Also, be sure to try Matt Fish's Hangover Fries for some deliciously loaded fries.) This popular sandwich shop has locations in Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Mentor, Independence, The Short North and Easton.
2. The Greenhouse Tavern (Cleveland)
The Greenhouse Tavern is a local favorite located at 2038 E. 4th St. in Cleveland. (Order the Gravy Frites "Animal Style." Trust me on this one.)
3. The Dublin Pub (Dayton)
The Dublin Pub defines its cheese fries as: “Thick cut wedge fries smothered with white wine sauce, crispy bacon, topped with a blend of cheeses and baked to perfection.” Head on over to 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton for this french fry dish of absolute perfection.
4. Easy Street Cafe (Columbus)
Located at 197 Thurman Ave.; where home fries never tasted so good.
5. Heggy's Nut Shop (Canton)
Two words: Butter fries. Yes; butter, on fries. Try this iconic side at 3200 Tuscarawas St. in Canton.
6. SENATE Restaurant (Cincinnati)
Exceptional fries deserve an exceptional presentation. SENATE Restaurant is located at 1212 Vine St. in Cincinnati.
7. Berardi’s Family Kitchen (Sandusky)
These unbelievably delicious family-made french fries have been around since 1939, when they were first served at Cedar Point Amusement Park. Make a trip to 1019 W. Perkins Ave. to try out these iconic fries.
8. Tommy's (Cleveland Heights)
At Tommy's, "it's all about the fries." These award-winning homemade fries are the epitome of the perfect french fries. Tommy's is located at1824 Coventry Rd. in Cleveland Heights.
9. Tony Packo's (Toledo)
In addition to out-of-this-world hotdogs, this iconic joint serves up some of the state's best chili cheese fries. Head over to 1902 Front St. in Toledo to experience these mouthwatering french fries.
10. Wheat Penny Oven and Bar (Dayton)
If you're in the mood for something different, try Wheat Penny's eggplant fries with yogurt sauce. Wheat Penny Oven and Bar is located at 515 Wayne Ave. in Dayton.
11. O'Betty's Red Hot! (Athens)
In addition to exceptional hotdogs, you'll also be writing home about O'Betty's exceptional french fries.
12. Flip Side (Various locations)
While you can't go wrong with any kind of fries here, I recommend the sweet potato fries.
13. Kewpee Hamburgers (Lima)
This signature fast food joint in Lima has three locations that serve up the city's best french fries (in addition to the best burgers and milkshakes.)
14. Pleasant Ridge Chili & Restaurant (Cincinnati)
What's better than famous chili cheese fries in Cincinnati? (Trick question: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.) Pleasant Ridge Chili & Restaurant is located at 6032 Montgomery Rd.
15. The Spot To Eat (Sidney)
The Spot To Eat is quite literally the spot to eat in Sidney. Head over to 201 S Ohio Ave. for the area's best home fries.
Have you ever had fries from any of these establishments? Where is your favorite place in Ohio to get french fries?