A French Fry Tour for Foodies Last Updated: January 2021

The CT Ambassadors from UnlockingConnecticut.com are at it again! Here's their take on Connecticut's most amazing french fry spots.

"Yummy (and unique) fries in Connecticut" could well be the best idea we’ve ever had for an article. As we now consider ourselves "french fry sommeliers," let us present to you, seven french fry dishes in Connecticut worth the journey!

As always, be sure to check with each location before venturing out as hours may change due to COVID-19.

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House of Naan, New Haven

Whoever came up with the idea to combine chicken tikka masala, french fries, and freshly shredded mozzarella deserves a huge award. It's the Indian version of poutine, and it works. Oh, does it work! House of Naan serves up modern Indian cuisine and marvelous sounding crafted cocktails using house-made Indian syrups — which may just have sparked the idea for our next blog post. Photo: House of Naan.

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Fife N Drum Restaurant, Kent

Where the french fries tour-idea was hatched. Fife 'n Drum's hand-cut sweet potato fries with curry ketchup is sweet, salty, tangy, and ridiculously delicious. Or, you might choose their regular hand-cut fries with truffle salt and lemon aioli. Either way, enjoy one of the coziest restaurants in Connecticut while you feast. 

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Fryborg, Milford

Fryborg is a destination restaurant for the serious french fry lover. This restaurant (with seating for just a few) specializes in hand-cut, double-fried french fries served with interesting dipping sauces and toppings. We went with the Assimilation Fries, which are topped with a fried egg, scratch cheese sauce, house-made Thousand Island, raw onion, and a side of date bacon & apple mayo for good measure! There's even a Fryborg food truck for events. Swoon!

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Little Pub, Greenwich

Ladies and gentlemen, the “3 AM at the Diner Fries.” Little Pub feels that the building blocks of life consist of french fries, bacon, cheese, and gravy, and we couldn't agree more. They created them to evoke the same feeling you get when eating french fries topped with melted cheese and chopped bacon covered in gravy at 3 AM, which if you've ever had the chance to do so is 100% awesome. We went to the Ridgefield outpost, but there are Little Pubs in Wilton, Fairfield, Stratford and Old Saybrook too!

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John's Café, Woodbury

For those who like straight lines and order in their life, John's Café's chickpea fries. Besides being neat and tidy, these fries are crispy, dense, and delicious! We love the amount of surface area there is to dip (or smother) them in John's Café's special hot cherry pepper "Ketchup," or garlic mayo. We thought about ordering a second round so we could play a game of Jenga, but decided to leave room for a house-made dessert. Gluten-free friends, eat up!

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The Cue, Danbury

We can't resist the Manchego-bacon hand-cut fries at The Cue. These are substantial fries; crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside, and perfect for soaking up the cheese pool at the bottom of the cast iron serving dish. The Cue offers upscale BBQ and brings a wood-fired, smoky element to most of their dishes, including the bacon on these fries. If only there was scratch + sniff internet. 

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Zaragoza, New Milford

There's nothing yucca about Zaragoza yucca fries, especially when dipped in paprika aioli and paired with a handcrafted cocktail. These South American root vegetable fries are crunchy, chewy, and almost cheesy. Yum to the yucca! This modern tapas restaurant has a fantastic menu of small bites to choose from and we're frequent visitors whenever we're in the hood!

Bev and Lora are the Connecticut-loving BFFs behind Unlocking Connecticut—a blog that showcases their adventures, stories, and experiences in the beautiful Nutmeg State and beyond. Follow their adventures on UnlockingConnecticut.com
Pics: Lora Karam (except as noted) / Words: Bev Canepari