Columbus has no shortage of comfort foods, and a big plate of French fries is one of the classics. They’re the perfect side to a burger, a sandwich, or even just a pint of beer. While you can find fries at every drive-through, we’ve discovered plenty of local restaurants serving up tasty takes on fried potatoes.
Kraft House No. 5 serves up baskets of crispy garlic fries, with big slices of garlic and a spicy tomato aioli. It’s a delicious take on the comfort food, and goes pairs perfectly with the KH5 Burger or in the Mussels & Fries.
Of course, you can expect that Tatoheads Public House and their food truck would do right by potatoes. Their signature spuds are made into fries, tater tots, or sweet potato fries, and you can choose seasonings like Cajun, onion dill ranch, hot curry, and parmesan peppercorn.
The house fries at The Whitney House in Worthington are sliced thick and cooked just right. They’re even better when dipped into their house-made aioli!
Arch City Tavern serves up a menu of comfort foods like wings, burgers, and fish and chips, and topping this list are big plates of their fresh cut parmesan truffle fries.
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails is a prime example of alternative versions of French fries. Their sweet potato fries with a side of spicy mayo are a treat all by themselves, although they’re even better as a side for their popular pot roast sandwich.
If crispy, salty, and just a little greasy fries are your ideal, you should track down That Food Truck. You can often find it at Seventh Son Brewing. Chef Dan Krauss offers big plates of his fries to go with sandwiches filled with his smoked meats.
There’s our starting point for finding fabulous fries around town! Where do you get your favorites?