Missouri November 08, 2015
These 15 Restaurants in Missouri Have Fries So Good You Can’t Handle It
I don’t know very many people who don’t love french fries. I mean, it’s a fried potato!!! Even “bad” fries sometimes really hit the spot, but you don’t have to worry about that at any of these places, where you can get everything from your typical french fries to sweet potato fries or other fancy alternative versions. No one could deny these fries are just delicious.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Shaved Duck, Tower Grove, St. Louis
The Fries: Smothered Pulled Pork Fries - Pulled rib and pork meat over hand cut fries topped with cheese sauce and freshly grated sharp cheddar.
Location: 2900 Virginia Avenue
Hours of Operation: Monday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., closed Sunday
2. The Brick, Kansas City
The Fries: You will want to try the Sweet Potato fries, but if that’s not your thing, they also offer regular fries and “The Hot Mess.” (Tater Tots topped with cheese sauce, spicy beans, sour cream, jalapenos, tomatoes, salsa, green onions and black olives)
Location: 1727 McGee Street
Hours of Operation: Monday & Friday 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM, Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 AM, closed on Sunday.
3. Aviary Cafe, Springfield
The Fries: Pommes Frites: fresh cut and crispy double fried potatoes with truffle oil and sea salt. Serviced with garlic aioli.
Location: 400 E Walnut Street (downtown), also 2144 E. Republic Rd, Ste E120 (Farmer’s Park)
Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday -Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
4. Mangia Italiano, St. Louis
The Fries: Polenta Fries - Crispy and golden on the outside with a soft, rich texture inside and perfect seasoning. Served with chipotle aioli.
Location: 3145 S Grand Boulevard
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 3pm - 3am
Weekends 10am - 3am
5. Beer Kitchen #1, Kansas City
The Fries: Large variety of hand-cut fries served with choice of aioli dipping sauce (Roasted Garlic, Smoked Chipotle, Malt Vinegar, Horseradish, Basil Vegenaise, Sweet Thai Chili, Smoked Bacon). You can choose Belgian-style, truffle-parmesan, or sweet potato. They also serve three different kinds of cheese fries: The Gorgonzola Fries (blue cheese fondue, smoked bacon, roma tomatoes), The Stockyard Fries (bbq burnt ends, smoked gouda fondue, caramelized onion, pickle relish) and the Disco Fries (melted provolone, vegetarian shitake mushroom gravy).
Location: 435 Westport Road
Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Wednesday & Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Kitchen open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
6. Galloway Grill, Springfield
The Fries: House Fries, Beer Batter, Sweet Potato, and the amazing Monster Chili Cheese Fries - house fries under Mom’s Chili and Spicy Queso.
Location: 4211 S Lone Pine Ave
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 AM. Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. T-F.
7. Three Kings Public House, St. Louis
The Fries: Natural cut fries and sweet potato fries, as well as the appetizer Mussels & Fries (Fresh Prince Edward Island mussels simmered in a garlic-herb broth & natural cut fries with curried caper mayo).
Location: 6307 Delmar Blvd (Loop) and 11925 Manchester Rd,
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 11:00am - 1:30am, Sunday
11:00am - 12:00am. After 10 p.m. 21 and over only.
8. The Kitchen Sink, St. Louis
The Fries: Bistro Fries, Dirty Fries and Sweet Fries. The sweet fries in particular are sweet and buttery with brown sugar and covered in marshmallow, definitely a must-try.
Location: 275 Union Boulevard
Hours of Operation: Sunday–Saturday: 11am–10pm
9. Billiard’s on Broadway, Columbia
The Fries: ‘Bout Died Fries - fresh cut fries smothered with chili, chopped onions, diced jalapeños, and cheddar cheese. You can also get their fresh cut fries with any combination of nacho cheese, chili and bacon bits. They also have dessert fries!
Location: 514 East Broadway
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
10. Jax Café, Benton Park, St. Louis
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Butler
The Fries: Truffle Fries - roasted garlic aioli, rosemary sea salt, parmigiano reggiano. Delicious!!!
Location: 2901 Salena Street
Hours of Operation: Wednesday-Friday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday
11. Dogs ‘n Frys, Florissant
The Fries: Named Best Fries in Missouri by Yahoo Travel. They have 15 different varieties of fries including the pizza fries and the taco fries (pictured).
Location: 503 Paul Avenue
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Dogs ‘n Frys
12. Grad School, Springfield
The Fries: Basic and nothing fancy, but fresh made and hand cut.
Location: 434 S Jefferson Ave
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Saturday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
13. Cookin’ From Scratch, Newburg
The Fries: Choose from pepper fries, wedge fries, American fries, basket of fries, or the amazing Loaded Fries Basket featuring bacon and cheese
Location: 90 Truman Street
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday-Saturday7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
14. Dexter BBQ, Cape Girardeau
The Fries: Cajun fries and regular fries.
Location: 236 South Broadview, Cape Girardeau but also with locations in Dexter, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, Farmington, and Jackson
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Fri & Sat 11am-9pm, closed on Sunday
15. ECCO Lounge, Jefferson City
The Fries: waffle fries and regular French fries.
Location: 703 Jefferson Street
Hours of Operation (kitchen): Monday-Thursday 11:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Have you had any of these fries? Where is your favorite French fry spot? Share in the comments below.