What is it about french fries? I don’t know one person who doesn’t like them. Of course, there are some fries that are better than others. If you are seeking out the best in our area. You’ve come to the right place. Find out, here, where to get the best french fries in Massachusetts, and all New England States.

Like art, french fries are subjective. I like mine crispy, well seasoned and on the thin side. My husband likes those big steak fries with plenty of fluff on the inside. Remember when you were a kid and you based all french fry goodness on the standard of the king of fries, McDonald’s? If your mom tried to make homemade fries, they never held up to the Mickey D’s standard. And those greasy little frites still hold up today. But, our taste buds most definitely mature.

What Makes a Winner?

Below, you will find the best of the best, according to a survey done by Love Food. You’ll find where to get the best french fries in Massachusetts, and the all New England states. According to their website, the findings are based on “genuine user reviews, awards and accolades, and the first-hand experience of our team. They’re also regularly checked and updated.” 

I don’t know about you, but I find that what you pair the fries with also makes a difference. For me, there’s something about fries with a cold beer. Have you ever had french fries with French onion soup? So good! And presentation can certainly factor into it. I love seeing the seasoning on the fries. But when it comes down to the nitty gritty, it’s all about the potato and how it’s fried.

These winning restaurants take that extra step to insure freshness and crunchiness. So, let’s find out exactly which restaurant in Massachusetts ranked the best spot for french fries. And if you live in, or often visit, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, I’ve included the winning places in those states.






  • Connecticut


    10 Broadway, Trumbull, CT

    When your specialty is french fries, you know it’s got to be good. And Fryborg is southern Connecticut does that. They have a restaurant and a food truck. As their website says, they specialize in “hand-cut, double-fried french fries served with a variety of dipping sauces and toppings, as well as housemade burgers & veggie burgers, locally made hot dogs & sausages, grilled cheese sandwiches, and more.

    Fryborg Restaurant | Food Truck | Catering

    Fryborg specializes in extraordinary comfort food perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. Visit our restaurant in Trumbull or hire the food truck for catering!

  • Maine

    Pier French Fries 

    12 Old Orchard St., Old Orchard Beach, Maine

    You’ll have to wait a while to taste these popular frites because Pier French Fries is closed for the season. But, I hear it’s worth the wait! Just ask Kevin M from East Taunton, who left this review: “Any stop at OOB is not complete without a box of pier fries. Always a crowd near the counter but the wait is usually only a few minutes. Look forward to these fries all year long.”

    We are still open today and tomorrow 11-8. Come get your fries before it’s too late!

    Posted by Pier French Fries At Old Orchard Beach on Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Massachusetts


    2 locations: 33 Union St.Boston and 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville

    And the winner is… Saus! Love Food raved about these outstanding french fries, saying: “The fries at Saus are inspired by those sold on pretty much every street corner and square in Belgium, but with a twist: the potatoes are cut relatively thick. This results in an extremely crunchy exterior and a fluffy, almost cloud-like interior. Throw on some perfectly balanced seasoning, and you have a winner.”

    By the way, you can get these fabulous fries at either of their locations, in downtown Boston or at Bow Market in Somerville. They serve made from scratch food and craft beer. The setting is super casual.

  • New Hampshire

    The Puritan Backroom

    245 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH

    A Manchester favorite since 1917, this old school burger and ice cream also has a full bar. More importantly, you can get their famous fries with any entree!

  • Rhode Island

    Red Stripe

    465 Angell St. Providence, RI

    The Open Table 2023 Diner’s Choice winner is known for their hand-cut Frites with aioli and their parmesan truffled frites with aioli. Their names alone make me want to take a road trip. It’s an American Brasserie that serves “refined comfort food with an upscale French influence.” Love Food declares “they live up to the billing of ‘Rhode Island’s favorite!’

    Have you voted yet? The competition is steep in 2024 with PVD’s exploding restaurant scene but we still think our hand...

    Posted by Red Stripe Restaurants on Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Vermont

    Al’s French Fys 

    1251 Williston Rd. South Burlington, Vermont

    When french fries are in your name, there’s a lot of pressure to deliver the best! Actually, make that french FRYS because that’s how Al’s spells it.  And apparently this South Burlington spot does deliver the best, according to customers and experts. This place has been serving up the best frys since the 1940s. As explained on their website, “the ‘frys’ are cooked to perfection before being given a generous dose of seasoning. You’re guaranteed that, every visit, you’ll get a hot, crisp, and salty batch of the best fries in the Green Mountain State.”

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