Dare to think beyond the potato status quo. While French fries are undeniably delicious alongside a burger and paired with ketchup, why not enjoy them Mediterranean-style or sprinkled with Japanese furikake seasoning? Start with these specialty options in the Seattle area.
Blue Moon Burgers | Multiple locations
Head to any of Blue Moon’s four Seattle joints for all things specialty -- from unique burger options to amped-up sides and monthly shake specials. All fries are cut by hand in-house every day and served in generous ½-pound portions. Potato purists can dip a classic order into a variety of sauces, or you can get adventurous with curry-seasoned, garlic parmesan, or hearty chili-cheese fries.
Petra Mediterranean Bistro | 2501 4th Ave | 206-728-5389
You may not think to order fries as an appetizer at a Mediterranean restaurant, but these aren’t just any plain old fries. Petra Fries are topped with garlicky ketchup and plenty of feta cheese, and they’re a worthy addition to your pre-lunch or pre-dinner spread (why not order a side of housemade hummus while you’re at it)?
Shingletown | 2016 NW Market St | 206-782-5182
A pub classic gets an elevated twist at Ballard’s Shingletown. These house cheese fries receive a healthy slathering of ooey-gooey sauce, savory spring onion, and house-smoked pork belly. Especially perfect when paired with a handcrafted cocktail to tide you over until the Butter Bistro Burger arrives tableside.
Teddy's Bigger Burgers | 17705 140th Ave NE | 425-408-1604
No one does toppings quite like Teddy’s. If you can add everything from hashbrowns and hot pastrami to your burger, imagine what you can add to your side of fries. Try yours Umami-style (with garlic, furikake seasoning, and sriracha aioli), garlic butter, bacon and cheese, teriyaki, or seasoned with garlic, ranch, or a spicy-hot blend. All are served with skins on and extra crispy.
Von's 1000 Spirits | 1225 1st Ave | 206-621-8667
Von’s Pork Confit fries are a guest favorite for many good reasons, but here are the only two reasons you need to order a batch: fresh ‘n hot hand-cut fries and creamy scratch-made cheddar sauce. Share with a friend at daily happy hour (4-6 p.m. and 10-midnight) or snack solo before dinnertime.