French fries with a burger, hot dog, or a great sandwich can really make the meal complete. Not all fries are created equal, however, as there are numerous restaurants throughout Metro Detroit that like to put their own fun twist on the classic side. Here are five restaurants that not only have some of the best fries in the area, but put a unique spin on everyone’s favorite side option.
Located in Berkley, Republica knows how to make great tasting pub food while making it healthy for you. Plato’s Potatoes features hand-cut fries tossed with lemon juice, feta, and oregano. The side dish is vegan and gluten-free, which is also the case with many of their entree items.
HopCat is known for two things: their insanely large craft beer selection and their Crack Fries. Voted by Food Network as one of the 10 best french fries in the country, Crack Fries are battered in light beer, sprinkled with black pepper seasoning, and go great with HopCat’s signature cheese dipping sauce. With two other Metro Detroit locations (Royal Oak and Ann Arbor), you’re never too far away from cheese sauce dippin’ goodness.
The Detroit 75 Kitchen prides itself on being “An Artisan Experience,” and with their wide-ranging menu, it’s easy to see why. Their hand-cut fries are offered in cajun, regular, or their fan favorite which features garlic cilantro fries served with roasted jalapeño ketchup. Be sure to follow them on Facebook so you know where the truck will be parked next!
With a wide range of burger options, and delicious fries to pair with, Mercury Burger & Bar in Detroit is a must-visit. You can get their hand-cut fries with the typical sea-salt, seasoned, or garlic, but it is their speciality fries featuring either poutine, chili cheese, sweet potato, or bacon that really makes our mouths water. All of their fries come as either a side option or big enough for your party to share.
If you want to pair your fries with something other than a burger, try Bucharest Grill to pair it with their famous shwarma. Their seasoned and salty fries pair perfectly with their flavorful shwarma options. Be sure to visit their website to see the full menu and even potential catering options.