The 10 Best French Fries in New Hampshire!

Whether enjoyed in the finest steakhouse, or in bleacher seats at the baseball stadium, great French fries are a shared American experience. Even more so for New Hampshire, being the first state to farm the white potato, and claiming it as its state vegetable, it should come as no surprise we hold the fry as sacred. From regular to curly, and every type in between, the fries of New Hampshire are simply second to none. Grab the kids, the gang, or a date, and check out our picks for best French fries in the Granite State.

1. Fritz, Keene, NH

If you prefer your fries Belgian, look no further than Fritz. They take their potatoes seriously, reserving an entire menu section only for fries. Order from one of four sizes, regular or sweet, and a robust roster of dipping sauces, spanning peanut satay to curry pineapple. Still not mouth-watering enough? Upgrade your fries with a number of toppings, from ranch seasoning and a side of sour cream to hot roast beef, caramelized onions, and cheese sauce. If you’re still hungry for more, be prepared for an equally impressive main menu, featuring dishes from panini to burgers to salads. 

2. Chez Vachon, Manchester, NH

If you’re feeling the pull of our neighbors to the north, check out Chez Vachon. This Manchester location specializes in all things Canadian, from poutine to pork pie. Serving only breakfast and lunch, Chez Vachon is a hearty option on a cold New Hampshire afternoon. They do serve regular fries—both plain and seasoned- but the real star of the menu is the variety of poutine available. This classic Canadian favorite—French fries covered in cheese curds and gravy—is available by its glorious self, or accompanied by a number of intriguing toppings. 

3. The Local, Warner, NH

Known for hand crafted burgers, the Local doesn’t slack off when it comes to their traditional partners in crime: the French fry. Classic but never boring, these golden beauties are the perfect accompaniment to any of the Local’s equally magnificent menu. Not in a “regular” type of mood? Order them up sweet potato or garlic parmesan style.  

4. The Gyro Spot, Manchester, NH

The Gyro Spot does list three types of fries—regular, tzatziki, and feta—on the menu, but it’s a whole other section that makes the most impact, “Gyro Fries.” A layer of incredible fries, topped with traditional gyro fixings. From veggie to pork to lamb, this Manchester favorite elevates the classic side dish into a meal in and of itself, a winning move in our book. 

5. Best Subs Known To Mankind, Claremont, NH

All flavor and no frills, the moniker of Best Subs Known To Mankind could read as boastful, but one bite and it’ll seem like an undersell. Choose from a solid variety of subs, order up some stellar fries, and be sure to try one of the homemade soups, exceptional every time. 

6. Ceasario’s, Manchester, NH

The seasoned fries at Cesario's would be worth a visit, even without the rest of the incredible Italian and Mediterranean fare on the menu. One of the most comprehensive dining experiences in Manchester, these beauties pair perfectly with most anything, from calzones and pizza to wraps, pasta, and even falafel. 

7. Grampy’s Drive-In, Pittsburg, NH

Grampy’s is entirely devoted to flavorful food and a family feeling, starting with one of the best staffs in state. Choose from an all American lineup of dishes, including burgers and grinders, and don’t forget to try those famous fries! 

8. Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH

Puritan Backroom has become one of the top names in Manchester for great food, and their fries are no different. Available regular, spicy, sweet, or steak, these French fries grace the same plates as otherworldly entrees like lobster salad rolls and hot pastrami. 

9. Wing-Itz, Portsmouth, NH

Serving both freshly hand cut fries and wings, Wing-Itz elevates the classic American wing joint into an entirely different stratosphere. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, these fries are some of the best eats on the entire seacoast. 

10. Stacks Roast Beef, North Woodstock, NH

Very few New Hampshirites need a primer on Stacks Roast Beef. This classic eatery is famous for fantastic service and almost freakishly thin sliced roast beef, but their fries are not to be scoffed at! Available regular, sweet, or curly, it’s difficult to determine which version is best at Stacks. 

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