The 10 Best Spots for French Fries in Michigan!

Food etymology aside, the French fry is one of America's greats, and Michigan will prove no slouch here. Potatoes actually count for more than $1 billion worth of economic impact to Michigan, so settle in for some of the greatest in potato as we check out 10 great Michigan eateries serving up the best French fries around! 

1. Aventura, Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor’s Aventura is an interesting place to start looking for great French fries and there’s one menu item that sets them apart from the rest: the patatas bravas. Patatas bravas takes the potato wedge fry and fries it fully three times. Then they start ramping things up by adding melted cheese, honey aioli, olive oil and topping the whole thing off with a fried egg. That's a French fried wonderland right there, and the kind of thing that makes these fries worth checking out.

2. Gold Cash Gold, Detroit, MI

Gold Cash Gold is mostly named for its location, which is inside an old pawn shop. The fries are a bit unassuming, but it's the dipping sauce that gets these going. It's a mayonnaise made with pickle juice. The combination of a unique location and an outlandishly good dipping sauce makes Gold Cash Gold's fries well worth taking notice of! 

3. Johnny Dogs, Munising, MI

Johnny Dogs in Munising naturally delivers on the hot dogs, but also delivers with some mind-blowing fries. A menu selection like this should be good enough for most any French fry fan, but the fries here are said to be so good they draw a crowd on their own. The Piggy Fries are said to be the best, featuring not only pulled pork as a topping, but also cheese, onions, ranch dressing and barbecue sauce. Also consider the Redneck Fries with chicken and the chili cheese fries.

4. Fuze, Kalamazoo, MI

In Kalamazoo, Fuze Kitchen & Bar delivers quite a few great experiences, but the hand-cut fries are said to be among the best Kalamazoo can offer. There are a lot of sources of fries in Kalamazoo, so this is saying something. Given that the fries here are served with smoked sea sale or a rosemary truffle oil, however, it should be enough to catch the eye of even the most jaded fry fan. Throw in an array of sandwiches and other dishes and Fuze should readily take care of any hunger.

5. The Paisley Pig, Grand Haven, MI

The Paisley Pig, a gastropub in Grand Haven, has some of the best fries the lakeshore can offer, according to word from recent MLive polling. In fact, the pub fries at the Paisley Pig are sufficiently high-end that they're a featured item on the menu. When a place can make its French fries a feature, well, you know you're in for quite a time. Naturally, that's not all the Paisley Pig has to offer, but it's going to be more than enough for our needs!

6. The Delft Bistro, Marquette, MI

One of Marquette's recent openings, the Delft Bistro is actually part of a historic movie theater that was recently remodeled. Better yet, the Delft Bistro uses this location to supplement its offerings by showing movies after 4 p.m., and offering up unlimited fries from 4-6 p.m. every day, so your first movie of the day—and potentially part of your second—will come with all the French fries you can ask for. These Kennebec fries, house cut and served with aioli, will deliver quite a punch, with or without free movies.

7. Here's To You Pub and Grub, Hillsdale, MI

Hillsdale's Here's to You Pub and Grub delivers French fries just right. These thick-cut wonders served in a small steel bucket feature an array of dips, including ketchup, mayonnaise, and even malt vinegar, a real improvement for most any potato dish. 

8. Small Plates, Detroit, MI

Small Plates' French fries were actually called the best fries in the entire state by no less than Business Insider. Such a report is a pretty big deal indeed, and it only gets better when you look at the fries themselves. Your choice of sweet potato with thyme honey, or hand cut with ketchup, malt vinegar and chipotle aioli, you'll have all you can ask for in fries right here.

9. Soggy Bottom Bar, Flint, MI

With four different varieties—including crisp fried, salt and peppered, loaded, or even Buffalo-style—these fries will deliver a nice variety that most anyone can get behind. The crisp fried version is especially noteworthy thanks to reports that Soggy Bottom turns to peanut oil for a distinct taste that many enjoy.

10. Bradley's Bistro, Saginaw, MI

One of Saginaw's better choices for fries, Bradley's likes to point out that its menu changes fairly often, so those wanting to get in on some top-notch fries will want to do so while possible. Hand-cut and served with both truffled sea salt and a garlic parmesan aioli, the end result is a unique, distinctive French fry offering in a market where French fries are often just cut potatoes dipped in boiling oil of some kind.

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