Dayton’s most unique, yumtastic French fries

Credit: Allegra Czerwinski

Credit: Allegra Czerwinski

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 today, we highlight some of the area’s most unique fries.

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Credit: Lisa Powell, Dayton Daily News

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

The description says it all: “Bacon, cheddar-jack cheese and white wine cream sauce melted over crispy wedge fries.” You can even get the fries beef poutine style or vegetarian style.

There’s a reason it is the restaurant’s top-selling appetizer.

The Dublin Pub

300 Wayne Ave. Dayton

937.224.7822 | Website | Facebook


This burger chain puts equal emphasis on its fries, and it shows. These always fresh-cut fries with the skin on have been crowned Dayton’s best of two years. These “boardwalk” style fries are served piping hot and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They can be dressed up with Cajun spices if you want a little kick.

Always overflowing and leaving just the right amount of brown bag grease stains, Five Guys knows how to slice em’, fry em’ and salt them to perfection — every time.

Five Guys

Multiple Dayton-area locations

Website | Facebook


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 truffle oil. These make a great starter before the main course.

Roost Modern Italian

525 E. Fifth St. Dayton

937.222.3100 | Website | Facebook


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Credit: Vivienne Machi, Staff Writer

OK, these are not technically “French fries,” but we had to include them because they are so addicting. 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


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Credit: Meadowlark Facebook

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


5531 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp.

937.434.4750 | Website | Facebook

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