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The Eatsie Boys hot blanch method results in great fry texture
The Eatsie Boys hot blanch method results in great fry texture
Gary R Wise

10 Houston Restaurants That Do Fries Right

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The Eatsie Boys hot blanch method results in great fry texture
| Gary R Wise

Building on last Friday's Open Thread, here are 10 Houston restaurant that serve great fries. While fresh-cut, twice-fried potatoes aren't a requirement to earn a place in the hearts of Eater Houston's readers, it certainly doesn't hurt. Looking for something completely different? Consider the Tex-Cajun fries at BB's Cafe; they're topped with roast beef, gravy and chile con queso. That's Houston-style fusion done right.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Eatsie Boys Cafe

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4100 Montrose
Houston, TX 77066
Chef Matt Marcus uses a hot blanch followed by a quick fry to produce fries with a soft interior and a crispy exterior. They're topped with sea salt and parsley.

2. Little Bigs

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2703 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 830-8970
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Bryan Caswell's slider shop produces perfectly seasoned, twice-fried French fries. An utterly massive serving is only about $2.

3. Koagie Hots

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Moving Target!
Houston, TX 77006
Koagie Hots is the exception to how tiresome food trucks serving meat on fries has become. The truck-made kimchi adds an addicitive, spicy kick that's balanced by the mayo served with each order.

4. Mockingbird Bistro

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1985 Welch St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 533-0200
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Mockingbird's Belgian-style truffled frites are the perfect companion to the restaurant's iconic burger.

5. Bernie's Burger Bus

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Houston, TX 77004
(281) 386-2447
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Hand-cut potatoes, fried twice and serve piping hot. Topping them with chili and cheese may decrease their crispiness, but they're a delicious meal by themselves.

6. Houston's Restaurant

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4848 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX
Thin, crispy and served piping hot, the fries at Houston's may not have the soft inner texture of thicker specimens, but the seasoning is just right.

7. Sammy's Wild Game Grill

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3715 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-1345
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Fresh cut fries topped with bacon, cheese, chives and a fried egg. Yes, please.

8. BB's Cajun Cafe

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2701 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007
BB's offers a Cajun riff on the classic Canadian dish poutine. The Tex-Cajun fries are topped with roast beef, gravy and chile con queso.

9. Hubcap Grill & Beer Yard

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1133 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 862-0555
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Hubcap's 19th Street location has a whole menu of fry options beyond regular potato and sweet potato. The stinky fries, topped with malt vinegar and sauteed garlic, are particularly delicious.

10. Little Bitty Burger Barn

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5503 Pinemont
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 683-6700
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Little Bitty's jalapeno cheese fries are basically potato nachos. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

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1. Eatsie Boys Cafe

4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77066
Chef Matt Marcus uses a hot blanch followed by a quick fry to produce fries with a soft interior and a crispy exterior. They're topped with sea salt and parsley.
4100 Montrose
Houston, TX 77066

2. Little Bigs

2703 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Bryan Caswell's slider shop produces perfectly seasoned, twice-fried French fries. An utterly massive serving is only about $2.
2703 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

3. Koagie Hots

Moving Target!, Houston, TX 77006
Koagie Hots is the exception to how tiresome food trucks serving meat on fries has become. The truck-made kimchi adds an addicitive, spicy kick that's balanced by the mayo served with each order.
Moving Target!
Houston, TX 77006

4. Mockingbird Bistro

1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019
Mockingbird's Belgian-style truffled frites are the perfect companion to the restaurant's iconic burger.
1985 Welch St
Houston, TX 77019

5. Bernie's Burger Bus

Moving Target!, Houston, TX 77004
Hand-cut potatoes, fried twice and serve piping hot. Topping them with chili and cheese may decrease their crispiness, but they're a delicious meal by themselves.
Moving Target!
Houston, TX 77004

6. Houston's Restaurant

4848 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX
Thin, crispy and served piping hot, the fries at Houston's may not have the soft inner texture of thicker specimens, but the seasoning is just right.
4848 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX

7. Sammy's Wild Game Grill

3715 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
Fresh cut fries topped with bacon, cheese, chives and a fried egg. Yes, please.
3715 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

8. BB's Cajun Cafe

2701 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
BB's offers a Cajun riff on the classic Canadian dish poutine. The Tex-Cajun fries are topped with roast beef, gravy and chile con queso.
2701 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007

9. Hubcap Grill & Beer Yard

1133 W. 19th St., Houston, TX 77008
Hubcap's 19th Street location has a whole menu of fry options beyond regular potato and sweet potato. The stinky fries, topped with malt vinegar and sauteed garlic, are particularly delicious.
1133 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008

10. Little Bitty Burger Barn

5503 Pinemont, Houston, TX 77092
Little Bitty's jalapeno cheese fries are basically potato nachos. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
5503 Pinemont
Houston, TX 77092

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