Dayton's 6 most unique and yumtastic French fries

By Amelia Robinson

Staff Writer

Crispy, crinkled, curly and/or covered in cheese, Daytonians love a good French fry.

Not every French fry is a cut from the same potato. So here we highlight some of the area’s most unique fries.

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  • BIG CHEESE

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    Lisa Powell, Dayton Daily News

    What is ooey, gooey and probably not so heart smart? The Dublin Pub’s cheese fries ($8.99).

    The description says it all: “Thick cut wedge fries smothered with white wine sauce, crispy bacon, topped with a blend of cheeses and baked to perfection.”

    There’s a reason it is one of the restaurant’s top-selling appetizers.

    The Dublin Pub
    300 Wayne Ave. Dayton
    937.224.7822 | Website | Facebook

  • DIP EM’

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    Amelia Robinson, staff

    It is hard to go wrong with Parmesan fries, but Roost kicks its munchable fries up 11 more notches with some dynamic dipping sauces: dill pickle ketchup, white truffle aioli and prosciutto aioli ($9). Great starter before an order of Roost’s simply kickass delicious ciabatta crushed tomahawk pork chop.

    Roost Modern Italian
    525 E. Fifth St. Dayton
    937.222.3100 | Website | Facebook

  • HERBALICIOUS FRIES

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    To understand the wonder behind Corner Kitchen's fries, one must first know the back story. Corner Kitchen Chef Jack Skilliter said that every version of the new restaurant’s menu included poutine from the beginning. But he had high expectations while crafting the recipe: The fries needed to be thick-cut and substantial enough to stand up to the hearty gravy, while staying crispy.

    That's how the perfect fries were born. They are double-fried so they stay crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. After they come out of the fryer, the fries are coated in the most delicious, herbacious seasoning.

    Corner Kitchen
    613 E 5th St, Dayton
    937-719-0999 | Website | Facebook

  • FRENCH CANADIAN

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    Amelia Robinson, staff

    There are no cheese curds, but Sea Jax honors Quebec with its version of poutine.

    Delicious brown gravy, shredded cheese and tender top round beef cover crispy French (Canadian) fries ($12.99).

    Sea Jax Tavern
    5900 Bigger Road, Kettering
    937.439.1664 | Website | Facebook

  • PURPLE POWER

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    Vivienne Machi, staff

    Want kids to eat their veggies? Serve ‘em an order of Wheat Penny’s divinely crispy eggplant fries with yogurt sauce.

    Wheat Penny Oven & Bar
    515 Wayne Ave., Dayton
    937.496.5268 | Website | Facebook

  • GARLIC DELIGHTS

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    Facebook: Meadowlark

    As if you can get enough fries.

    Head over to Meadowlark, Wheat Penny’s sister restaurant also owned by acclaimed chef Elizabeth Wiley, for a cone of piping hot garlic frites ($5.95). Watch out vampires.

    Meadowlark
    5531 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp.
    937.434.4750 | Website | Facebook

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