The Best French Fries in Austin

In a town where chips and salsa are king (and served at every meal time) sometimes you just want something else to snack on. You're in luck 'cause it turns out that this Tex-Mex loving town can actually cook up, or should I say fry up, some pretty good french fries.

Updated: September 23, 2010

Austin's Best French Fries

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

4206 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751

For years you could find this place by the larger-than-life display of French Fries that doubled as the sign for Hyde Park Bar & Grill. If you have yet to try these uniquely battered-dipped and served with a special sauce fries you're surely missing out.


2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

Shop 'til you drop and then head upstairs to this little cafe for a recharge. At lunchtime the line forms out the door with reason, the food here is excellent, and the fries are heavenly. They are golden and crisp and served with an aioli dipping sauce that will make you forget about the credit card damage you just did.

Bess Bistro

500 W Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701

Southern comfort food with a French bistro twist is what they serve up at this Sandra Bullock-owned culinary gem. Here the fries don't disappoint. Order them classic French-style with a side of Dijon mustard and a generous bowl of their savory mussels, oh la la!

Shady Grove

1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Get comfy in their outdoor area under a sprawling oak, order a Shady Thang and a serving of the Green Chile Cheese Fries and you'll have it made in the shade. They are piled high a plate, smothered in a green chile cheese sauce and are large enough to share.

Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Sister location to Vespaio, whose dishes have been wowing for years, Enoteca follows suit. Just as the name implies bistro-inspired dishes rule the menu and it's no wonder the french fries do not disappoint. They are served in a spiral cone and are seasoned with an ample sprinkling of herbs and grano padano cheese with a side of lemon aioli. Pair them with a Peroni, delizioso!