The 10 Best Places for French Fries in New York!

Golden, crispy, fried-potato perfection can’t be achieved just anywhere—you need the right blend of frying technique and flavor innovation. Try the fries at one of these 10 celebrated spots around New York State! 

1. Fryguys, New York, NY

Fryguys focuses on customizable dishes primarily made of French fries. Choose from two bases—classic fry or spicy “fire fry”—and add a sauce of your choosing, from chipotle mayo to chocolate sea salt. They also have loaded fries with various meats, cheeses, and other toppings.

2. Elmwood Taco & Subs, Buffalo, NY

A Buffalo-area staple, Elmwood Taco & Subs focuses on owner Ron Lucchino’s fresh, original Mexican-food recipes. One of the restaurant’s standout features is its waffle-cut fries, which have had diners coming back since the 1970s.

3. Black Label Burgers, Westbury, NY

Fans are raving about the fries at Long Island’s popular burger joint Black Label Burgers, whether they’re regular, sweet potato, truffle, or cheese fries.

4. Shake Shack, Multiple locations

Shake Shack isn’t just known for its juicy burgers and creamy milkshakes—the French fries at this popular burger chain are a big, golden, and perfectly crispy hit with customers.

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5. Pommes Frites, New York, NY

This shop on MacDougal Street specializes in high-quality Belgian-style fries, or “pomme frites.” Served out of an adorable paper cup, these fries are perfect late-night bites when you’re on the go.

6. The Spotted Pig, New York, NY

Tiny, crispy, garlicky, and fun, the seasoned fries you get at this hip West Village gastropub have more than earned their delicious reputation.

7. Taffy’s, Orchard Park, NY

This seasonal roadside hot dog stand has been a local hot spot in Orchard Park for generations. Whether you sample the sweet potato fries or the extra-long curly fries, your taste buds are bound to be satisfied.

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8. Bridge View Tavern, Sleepy Hollow, NY

The “Disco Is Dead Fries” at Bridge View Tavern make the perfect appetizer, piled high with everything from wild boar chorizo to cheese sauce and Applewood-smoked bacon.

10. Crave Burgers & Frozen Yogurt, Albany, NY

The fries at this Albany burger establishment have earned a fan following of their own. Expect thick-cut potatoes and sweet potatoes and a perfect ratio of toppings like bacon, cheese, barbecue rub, truffle oil, and more.

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