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America's 15 Best French Fries

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Even though their name sounds very international, french fries are about as American as any food can be — they're deep-fried, they're the quintessential vehicle for ketchup (America's favorite condiment, hands down), and they're made from one of the country's most bountiful crops, potatoes. However, while french fries are so popular in the U.S. that they can be found on most menus, those who know fries know that the standard, mediocre orders stand worlds apart from the outstanding examples.

So what makes a perfect fry? There's the crunchiness element for sure — that crisp exterior texture that holds up against the impending threat of sogginess. Then, the soft, fluffy interior, filled with potato that's cooked through but not dried out or raw-tasting. The color also comes into play — the best fries have that undeniable golden-brown hue. When all of these elements come together, they create the perfect fry that needs no condiments.

Creating this list was no easy feat, as fries are so prevalent in the U.S. and there are so many varieties to consider. To start things off, we compiled the "best of" fries lists from publications across the country and noted fries that have won awards for their excellence in the past two years. Then, we consulted The Daily Meal’s knowledgeable editorial staff and network of acclaimed experts and contributors to get their take on the nominations and help to narrow down the choices. From there, the 15 best fries in America emerged.

For the purposes of this list, only standard potato fries are being considered, not including sweet potato fries. While yucca, avocado, and other alterna-fries are certainly delectable, this list accounts only for the classic spud-derived variety. By the same token, some fries on this list may come doused in white truffle oil and accompanied by the likes of smoky tomato ketchup, but they made the list because the fries are outstanding on their own.

Take a look through the collection and feel free to comment below if your favorite fries didn’t make the cut.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.


A controversial new ranking of America's best french fries is causing mass hysteria

If food writers ever want to spark a bit of viral warfare, all they need to do is publish a ranking of the best (and worst) french fries from America's top fast-food restaurants.

The Los Angeles Times just released a thorough chart classifying fry favorites from the nation's biggest chain's like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, Arby's and more. The fries, whether curly, wedged or shoestring, were judged by their taste and texture. And with two cult favorites (Chick-fil-A, which found that its customers' favorite item was fries, and In-N-Out) sinking to the lower end of the chart in both categories, many fast-food lovers are now rebelling via social media.

Even the paper's social media intern who tweeted out the final chart questioned the accuracy of the graphic's rankings.

hello I am the social media intern and have to share this but I totally dont agree with it. here are @lucaspeterson’s fast food french fry power rankings https://t.co/ZeX79RNH15

— L.A. Times Food (@latimesfood) February 12, 2019

Then again, everyone loves a good food fight.

There's a ranking of the the best fast food french fries going around, giving @FiveGuys the top rank and second place going to @McDonalds.

The chart was artfully crafted by LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson, who presented it as being "the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct" ranking on the topic. Peterson includes 19 fast-food establishments, but for time's sake, here are the top five:

  1. Five Guys: These guys are fried in peanut oil, which allows the potato's true flavor to shine.
  2. McDonald's: A very close call, but Peterson lamented that McDonald's fries lose their texture too quickly.
  3. Del Taco: Peterson loved the taco chain's crinkle fries, which are crispy on the outside with a "nice, fluffy center."
  4. Steak 'n Shake: These long and skinny fries were celebrated for their crunch factor.
  5. Arby's: Not many chains have curly fries, so Arby's may have had an advantage here, but the chain's seasoning blend was favorably noted.

Of course, not all restaurants fared so well. In-N-Out, which came dead last, was dinged for its "bland, crumbly little matchsticks." The nation's two largest chicken chains (KFC and Popeyes) were also ranked on the lower end of the chart for their lackluster fried spuds.