Prize French Fries

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  1. Marmot

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    In the foodservice industry it all comes down to $$. Per commercial foodservice supplier website, "When you add a coating or batter to a potato product you do two very important things; enhance crispiness and extend the length of time it stays hot and delicious. These are the ideal attributes if you want to reduce waste, increase profitability and satisfy your customers."
     
  2. steel1man

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    A restaurant can shave an ounce off a burger patty and simply use a four-inch bun in place of a five-inch bun so no one wonders where that ounce of meat went. The same goes for plates: when food prices rise, restaurants can switch from 12-inch plates to 11-inch plates without anyone noticing.
     
  3. James Bentwood

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    Yes I know the reason they serve them - they are fake crispy and tasteless. But some people claim to like them. I guess they want a tasteless "crispy" ketchup delivery vehicle. After all - ketchup is all American addictive red-colored, slightly-tangy corn syrup. Yummmmmm.
     
  4. seabythegrove

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    100% of $0 = $0
     
  5. tide12

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    I won't eat at any place that serves those damned abominable coated fries, period. Hear that, Whiskey Bravo? Grayton Seafood? Matter of fact, I'd like a list of every place in the area that shovels that garbage, so I can avoid them all.
     
  6. steel1man

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    Best fries on the 30A beach:
    Chiringo
     
  7. tide12

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    Agree! Those things rock, and are worth going for by themselves. The grouper sandwich is excellent too.
     
  8. Jerry Lewis

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    Much simpler to make a list of good fries. There's been a couple of threads on here before.
     
  9. steel1man

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    There is a best fry list on this thread.
    So far Chiringo leads
     
  10. seabythegrove

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    Red Bar - bad fries!
     
  11. Lake View Too

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    98 Barbeque good fries.
     
  12. tide12

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    Agree.
     
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    Local Catch is another that serves the coated garbage. I'll not eat there again unless/until that changes.
     
  14. Jerry Lewis

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    Pickles
    South of Philly
    Marie's
    McTighes
    98 BBQ
    McDonald's
    Chic fillet
    Shades
    Five Guys

    I think South of Philly are my favorite even though they are not hand cut, they are perfect "diner fries" and always right out of the fryer which is crucial for good ones. McTighes is best hand cut.

    Most Mexican restaurants have good fries - they know how to fry and don't use coated crap. Although I hate that most started using ketchup packets a few years ago.
     
  15. tide12

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    Gotta disagree on Chik fil-A, don't like waffle fries. McDonald's fries are good
    IF they're straight out of the grease and onto your tray. Five Guys, 98 Barbecue are fine. Chiringo rules, as stated earlier. A step up in budget from the others, but Fleming's Steakhouse has great hand cut fries. As does Ruth's Chris, which one would expect. Seagar's "fries" are very good, but they're really what I'd call potato wedges.
     
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    Ketchup packets should be banned, I tell you!! It's un-American to have to fight two or three aluminum packets to get a good glob of ketchup!!
     
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    98 BBQ fries are just like homemade ones. Finally went to the new Seagrove Village Market and they still have those really nasty coated fries. George's fries were very good....thought they might make the switch after they sold George's and settled on the market location. Don't think we will be back.
     
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    Grayton Seafood now has good fries (I think they heard our plea), but even when they had coated fries I was ok because instead I got their delicious cheese grits, slaw, and FRIED OKRA!

    Also love: South of Philly, McTighes, Marie's, Stinky's, Pickle's, Steamboat Grill (Seagrove), The Bay and several local spots around town. The Red Bar has semi crappy/coated fries that are just barely coated enough to notice - don't like them but I eat them anyway OR order the onion rings instead which are awesome. Local Catch now has good fries but when I go there (and other places) I usually like their cheese grits and other sides instead. Just depends.

    I'm thinking Great Southern has crappy fries but I don't care because their cheese grits are everything.
     
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    We love Grayton Seafood. They are the best. Got their fries once and changed to the cheese grits....love them and always want extra to take home. Will now try their fries. Good news.
     
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    Local Catch changed to normal fries a while ago (not coated). However, I love their cheese grits too and other sides, so I didn't mind so much. Plenty of great sides.

    LOVE the burger with two thin patties, bacon, cheese and topped with a fried egg, with a wonderful bun. The fried chicken sandwich with their hot wing sauce? Outstanding! Just a few of my favorite things at the Catch. Their salads are beautiful but can rarely get past the sandwich or pork nachos.
     

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