If you are anything like us, sometimes you get a craving for fries that you just can’t shake. Whether you want your fries as a side dish or simply for dinner (we’ve all done it!), we’ve got you covered with the best fries in Salt Lake City. This guide features a broad variety of fries and sauces that will satisfy all of your salty cravings.
7. Hires Big H
Chances are if you’ve lived in Utah for even a little while, you’ve heard of Hires Big H. Hires has been around since 1959 and there is no place more All-American than this. This is the type of place you spent late nights at as a teenager eating fries and milkshakes with friends, and then grew up and took your kids after a little league game. Featuring hand cut and fresh fries and your classic tangy fry sauce, Hires Big H is ideal for when you need that reliable fry and accompanying fry sauce that is always good. Whether you are in the mood for some ice cream and fries, or want to make a meal out of it, chances are their fries will be one of the highlights of your experience.
Spitz is a local chain specializing in Mediterranean salads, wraps, and bowls. With many healthy and flavorful options, it’s definitely a local favorite. We are especially passionate about their street cart fries– smothered in a homemade garlic aioli, kalamata olives, red onions, bell peppers, feta cheese, chopped tomatoes, and pepperoncinis. The beautiful thing about Spitz’s street cart fries is that you can add protein such as beef doner, chicken shwarma, or falafel and make it a complete meal, or simply order them as a side dish to share with your table. The fries at Spitz can be ordered as any combination of regular fries, sweet potato fries, or a mix of both. With many locations throughout Salt Lake County, you won’t regret finding the closest location to you and stopping in for these fries that burst with flavor.
5. Pretty Bird Chicken
Pretty Bird is a locally-run, chef-crafted Nashville hot chicken restaurant. Run by Chef Viet Pham, who left his career in finance to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a restaurant in Salt Lake City, we couldn’t leave his crinkle-cut fries off our guide to the best fries in Salt Lake City. Pretty Bird’s fries have everything you want in a crinkle-cut fry: crisp on the outside, pillowy on the inside, and perfectly salty making them good on their own. Pretty Bird’s fries don’t need sauce, but we highly recommend trying their specialty Pretty Bird Sauce, a unique take on fries sauce with a lemon-y pepper-y twist. It is tangy, with a kick of citrus and a great new sauce unlike anything out there. Grab yourself a chicken sandwich, a side of fries, and some Pretty Bird sauce on those nights where you just need some good comfort food.
4. Bumblebees BBQ & Grill
There is nothing more exciting than a good fusion restaurant. At Bumblebee’s you’ll find Korean meats and toppings in American BBQ forms, and their Kpop fries are a stand out among Utah fries. Freshly cut fries are smothered in shredded cheese, the Korean BBQ meat of your choice (with a tofu option for our vegetarian friends), spicy mayo, sriracha, and green onion. We love their fries with spicy chicken– you’ll never witness another order of fries deliver so many amazing flavors that go perfectly together. If you are looking for fries that aren’t your typical option, you’ll want to give these a try.
3. Beaumont Bakery
Located in Millcreek, a bakery isn’t the typical spot you’d imagine having amazing fries, but Beaumont Bakery’s fries are here to prove you wrong. Besides having extra crispy hand cut fries, Beaumont has the most unique fry sauce we’ve had in the entire valley, made with a top secret recipe and is wildly popular among locals. The fries at Beaumont are usually served with their burger and sandwiches, but you can order a side of their fries if that’s what you fancy. Beaumont Bakery has many good options for brunch and lunch, but failing to order their fries and sauce is a missed opportunity.
When it comes to fries, there are two camps: team squishy fries and team crispy fries. We believe there is a time and place for both. Cubby’s is a local staple in Utah because they have something for everyone from salad to a tri-tip sandwich to burgers. Cubby’s Rosemary Fries are a love letter to squishy fry lovers everywhere. Covered in salt, pepper, and just the right amount of rosemary to add a little something special, these are some of the best fries around. And fry sauce lovers rejoice– Cubby’s has two different kinds of fry sauce, original and chipotle, which are both excellent. Whether you’re in the mood for a salad or a burger, your meal won’t be complete without a side of these fries.
1. Bruges Belgian Bistro
The very best fries in Salt Lake City are freshly cut from Bruges Belgian Bistro. Bruges has two locations in the Salt Lake valley along with their two food trucks, so odds are you’ve seen them around. Bruges is special in that they offer authentic waffles, burgers, sandwiches, and fries. No matter what kind of cravings you are having, Bruges has something for you. Whether you order at one of their food trucks or at one of their restaurant locations, you can be satisfied knowing that your order of hand cut fries fries will come out fresh and hot. Bruges fries their french fries twice, so you get that wonderfully crisp outside that Belgium fries are famous for. We love a good condiment, and Bruges offers a wide selection of homemade dipping sauces that are unique and delicious.