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The Gravy Fries at Nick's are the real deal.
The Gravy Fries at Nick's are the real deal.
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Fry Day: Where To Eat French Fries in Philly RIGHT NOW

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The Gravy Fries at Nick's are the real deal.
| Photo: Beef & Buns

Note: This map is from 2013. A more current and bigger-than-ever guide to Philly's best fries can be found here.

Burger Week was a lot of fun, but we didn't get the chance to sing the praises of the burger's best friend: the french fry. Philly has more than a few places that do french fries really well, some of which are better than the headlining burger. Sweet potato fries from the Good Dog, Varga Bar's crinkle cuts covered in crabmeat, and the classic Spanish Fries from the Copabanana are among the best in town.

So, if you find yourself in need of a bite, but don't want to commit to a whole meal, take these tasty spuds out for a spin.

· All Burger Week 2013 Coverage [~EPHI~]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Varga Bar

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941 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-5200
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Varga Bar has some of the best bar snacks in town, but the headliner is most-definitely the crinkle-cut fries topped with jumbo lump crab meat and lots of cheese.

2. O'Neals Irish Pub

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611 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 574-9495
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The Chip Butty at O'Neal's is a pile of fries, smothered in cheese on a hoagie roll. It's a heart attack in a sandwich and so delicious.

3. Cosmi's Deli

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1501 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 468-6093
Sure, theyre a take-out joint, but the plate of Cheesesteak Fries is delicious and greasy enough to stain the bag. Get 'em well done.

4. Good Dog

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224 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 985-9600
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Even though people are divided on the merits of the sweet potato, there's no denying how fantastic the Good Dog's sweet potato fries are, especially with that dipping sauce.

5. Copabanana

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344 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 923-6180
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The Spanish Fries at Copa are nothing to mess with, and are hot as hell. Topped with jalapenos and onions, these greasy goodies come with Belgian mayo dip to help them slide down your gullet.

6. Nick's Old Original Roast Beef

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2149 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 463-4114
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The Gravy Fries at Nick's in South Philly are worth the trip with or without a sloppy and delicious roast beef sandwich. And, the little bits luscious beef swimming in the gravy add another layer of deliciousness.

7. Sketch Burger

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413 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-3466
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While they always get love for their burgers, Phyllis Farquhar's Sketch Burger is no slouch in the fry department either. We suggest the green chili cheese fries for an extra special treat.

8. Hot Diggity

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630 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 886-9253
The hot dogs are the main attra, but the Belgian-style fries are just as good. Served in the traditional paper cone with one of many dipping sauces, they're some of the best in town.

9. Chickie and Pete's

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8500 Essington Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 492-0569
Whether you like them or not, Chickie's & Pete's Crab Fries are a staple of the Philly experience. And, the real star of the show is the white cheese sauce, of course.

10. Shake Shack

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2000 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 809-1742
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Sure, they're frozen, but they're also some of the crispiest golden beauties in the city. Crinkle cut and piping hot, don't get a Shack

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1. Varga Bar

941 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Varga Bar has some of the best bar snacks in town, but the headliner is most-definitely the crinkle-cut fries topped with jumbo lump crab meat and lots of cheese.
941 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

2. O'Neals Irish Pub

611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Chip Butty at O'Neal's is a pile of fries, smothered in cheese on a hoagie roll. It's a heart attack in a sandwich and so delicious.
611 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

3. Cosmi's Deli

1501 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sure, theyre a take-out joint, but the plate of Cheesesteak Fries is delicious and greasy enough to stain the bag. Get 'em well done.
1501 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

4. Good Dog

224 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Even though people are divided on the merits of the sweet potato, there's no denying how fantastic the Good Dog's sweet potato fries are, especially with that dipping sauce.
224 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

5. Copabanana

344 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Spanish Fries at Copa are nothing to mess with, and are hot as hell. Topped with jalapenos and onions, these greasy goodies come with Belgian mayo dip to help them slide down your gullet.
344 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

6. Nick's Old Original Roast Beef

2149 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
The Gravy Fries at Nick's in South Philly are worth the trip with or without a sloppy and delicious roast beef sandwich. And, the little bits luscious beef swimming in the gravy add another layer of deliciousness.
2149 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19145

7. Sketch Burger

413 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
While they always get love for their burgers, Phyllis Farquhar's Sketch Burger is no slouch in the fry department either. We suggest the green chili cheese fries for an extra special treat.
413 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

8. Hot Diggity

630 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
The hot dogs are the main attra, but the Belgian-style fries are just as good. Served in the traditional paper cone with one of many dipping sauces, they're some of the best in town.
630 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

9. Chickie and Pete's

8500 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Whether you like them or not, Chickie's & Pete's Crab Fries are a staple of the Philly experience. And, the real star of the show is the white cheese sauce, of course.
8500 Essington Ave
Philadelphia, PA

10. Shake Shack

2000 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Sure, they're frozen, but they're also some of the crispiest golden beauties in the city. Crinkle cut and piping hot, don't get a Shack
2000 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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