Who doesn’t love a pile of hot, salty fries? Monsters, that’s who. Everyone else knows that there’s nothing like a heaping side of delicious fries to take a meal from meh to mouthwatering. Luckily, Massachusetts has some french fry heavyweights that are serving up some life-changing fried potatoes. Take a look at some of our favorites.
Note: the list is not in order of fry awesomeness.
1. Filos Greek Taverna, Northampton
Have you ever had traditional Greek french fries? If not, you need to head to Filos right now. Crispy, perfectly golden and deliciously seasoned with herbs, spices and even cheese, these fries are worthy of main course status. (279 Main Street
2. Saus, Boston
This place has a cone of fries right on the sign, so you know they're not messing around. In fact, Business Insider named Saus fries as the best in the state. There are 13 dipping sauces to try, as well as plenty of delicious add-ons like bacon bits and truffled mushrooms. (33 Union Street, Boston)
3. Mission Bar & Tapas, Pittsfield
Mission Bar & Tapas is obviously great at presenting amazing small plates (you know, because they specialize in tapas), but their fries are the unsung hero of the menu. Stop in for brunch and try their delicious, fully-loaded poutine or the decadent truffle fries for a savory treat you won't soon forget. (438 North Street,
4. Local Burger, Northampton
Local Burger specializes in good, old-fashioned diner fare. Their fries come out on top due to the crunchy, crispy coating that makes each one a treat. Plus, they're served in baskets lined with paper that matches the floor tiling. That's sort of adorable. Try the buffalo fries for a spicy kick. (16 Main Street,
5. The Deerfield Inn, Deerfield
Suprise! One of the most historic inns in Massachusetts also has some fries that are fit for the history books. The Deerfield Inn's truffle fries are a great size (not too stringy, not too hefty) and seasoned with heavenly truffles and cheese. Order some alongside a sandwich for a meal that is almost as classically American as the inn itself. (81 Old Main Street, Deerfield)
6. The Fix, Worcester
If you're headed to The Fix for lunch, you and your waistband need to be prepared. This burger joint serves absolutely impeccable fries that will make you want to upgrade them from side dish to entree. You can get an order of sweet potatoes or hand-cut veggie fries, but we recommend going with the chili cheese fries. (108 Grove Street, Worcester)
7. The Halfway Café, Multiple Locations
There's nothing halfway about the fries at this place. The Halfway Cafe has four locations in Dedham, Watertown, Marlborough and Canton, but each one still feels like a neighborhood pub. Try the fully-loaded waffle fries, or the classic handcut fries with a deliciously dressed hot dog or burger. Plus, you get free popcorn while you wait. Everyone loves free popcorn.
8. Rivershed, Scituate
Formerly known as JW's Burger Bar, this casual eatery serves epic fries that compete with the burgers for flavor and craveability. Each order of fries comes with their unique truffle ketchup (you can also get plain old ketchup if you prefer) and are cut fresh every day. Try the beer cheese fries (pictured) for a decadent way to get your french fry fix. (17 New Driftway, Scituate)
9. Highland Kitchen, Somerville
Highland Kitchen is one of the most popular spots in Somerville for everything from a killer brunch to beautifully crafted after-dinner drinks. Their french fry game is equally strong. The menu is crammed with affordable comfort food, which means you can get their crispy french fries for just $3. If you're feeling more ambitious, add chili and cheese for another $2. (150 Highland Avenue, Somerville)
10. Great Road Kitchen, Littleton
You can't beat the atmosphere at this charming restaurant, but the fries just might. Try the steak frites for a scrumptious, french fry laden main course. You can also order their sandwiches with a side of truffle fries, which is definitely an offer you can't refuse. (613 Constitution Ave.,
11. Skip's Snack Bar, Merrimac
Skip's is the best kind of greasy spoon. Specializing in classic American road food like piping-hot cheeseburgers and mountains of curly fries, Skip's delivers a kingly amount of amazing food for a pauper's price. Don't expect gourmet here, but do expect to leave with a full belly and wallet. (92 E Main Street, Merrimac)