They are just fried potatoes. But sometimes its how they’re cut, what they’re fried
in, or what you pile on top of them that makes them extra special.
Here are some places in South Carolina that really know how to make great fries.
1. DUCK FAT FRIES - The Tattooed Moose - Charleston, SC
Nothing beats the Duck Fat Fries at The Tattooed Moose in Charleston. Get them served with a side of garlic aioli or try the Duck Fries with Duck Gravy. Ever have potatoes cooked in duck fat??
Location: 1137 Morrison Drive - Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Location: 3328 Maybank Highway - Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
2. BEER BATTER FRIES - The Seacow Eatery - Edisto Beach, SC
The Beer Batter Fries at The Seacow on Edisto Beach are out of this world. But then, the rest of the menu is also extraordinary. A warning though, people go for breakfast and then come back the next day for lunch and the next for dinner. But that's a good warning.
Location: 145 Jungle Road - Edisto Beach, SC 29438
3. SWEET POTATO FRIES - The Smokin' Pig BBQ - Pendleton, SC
Try The Smokin' Pig's Sweet Potato Fries with their raved-about rack of ribs and you'll be coming back for more (like everyone else). But make a personal note, they're only open Thurs - Sat, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: 6630 US 76N - Pendleton, SC 29670
4. FRESH HANDCUT PEANUT OIL FRIES - Five Guys - 29 locations in SC
Yes, I am aware this is a franchise. But...they're just so gooooooood! There are no freezers in any Five Guys location. Everything is fresh, including the fries. But that's immediately evident as you enter some of the smaller locations and find the path to the ordering counter is lined with huge bags of just-delivered potatoes. They're cut fresh daily and cooked in 100% peanut oil. It's all I can do to keep from
leaving now to go get some!
5. TRUFFLE FRIES - The Green Room - Greenville, SC
Truffle Fries paired with The Green Room's French Dip Sandwich are perfect for a chilly day!
Location: 116 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
6. SWEET POTATO FRIES - Pawleys Front Porch - Columbia, SC
Touted by some as also the "best burger in Columbia," Pawleys serves up sweet potato fries that'll make your mouth water.
Location: 827 Harden Street - Columbia, SC 29205
7. BIG BANG HANDCUT FRIES - Jack's Cosmic Dogs - Mount Pleasant, SC
Homemade chili, cheddar cheese, spicy ranch, crispy bacon and jalapenos round out Jack's signature Big Bang Fries. All of Jack's fries are handcut, fresh and made in 100% peanut oil.
Location: 2805 N Hwy 17 - Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
8. ICONIC FRIES, SUNNY SIDE UP - Ruth's Drive In - Hartsville, SC
Ruth's has been in business in Hartsville for more than 70 years. If you're looking for authentic drive-in food, Ruth's has it. Try the Half Hot with a side of handcut fries...a great combination that shows up a winner time and again in online reviews.
Location: 659 W Carolina Ave - Hartsville, SC 29550
9. CRINKLE CUT FRIES - Dixie Drive In - Greenwood, SC
Get those authentic crinkle cut fries like your mom used to make at this landmark drive in located in Greenwood. Someone paired them with a grilled cheese sandwich is this photo.
Location: 600 Montague Ave - Greenwood, SC 29649
10. FRIES SERVED IN A DOG BOWL - Joey Doggs - Surfside Beach, SC
Users of both Yelp and TripAdvisor agree that the fries at Joey Doggs are fantastic, and we think the presentation here is certainly a novel idea!
Location: 1818C US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Where have you had delicious fries in the Palmetto State? Share your favorite spots with us below!