[eat] Where to Find Great French Fries
Like many other people around town, the rain put a damper on my 4th of July plans. When my friends and I found out the Saturday barbecue we were supposed to attend was cancelled, we headed to Oasis Lounge (4121 W. Maple) to indulge in burger and a beer. I had heard the French fries were worth checking out, so I got an order. They were homemade, thick cut, just the right amount of greasy, and hit the spot. Sampling the Oasis’ excellent offering got me to thinking about some of my other favorite fries in Wichita. This list is off the top of my head, so please let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any great ones!
Bomber Burger (4860 S. Clifton) – This place makes a perfect burger, so it almost seems unfair that they would have the perfect fries too. But, it’s true. These homemade fries are at the top of my list, and I don’t think they’re in danger of losing that distinction any time soon.
Barn’rds (2037 N. Woodlawn) – Have I made it clear how much I love this place yet? Perfect roast beef, great atmosphere and the fries are awesome. They are always crispy and perfectly seasoned. Try dipping them in the dijon horseradish – it’s a perfect combination.
The Anchor (1109 E. Douglas) – My boyfriend first introduced me to these fries a few years ago. They are thin, crispy and delicious, and just another addition to the list of foods The Anchor does perfectly.
Nu Way (Various Locations) – Is there anything greater than a perfect, spiral curly fry? Nu Way’s got ‘em.
Spangles (Various Locations) – This fast food joint inspires strong feelings in people, and I’m sure some will scoff at it being included on my list. But, I would choose these crispy and well seasoned fries over McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s or Sonic any day.
Red Robin (The Waterfront) - Not a local place, I know, but Red Robin’s steak fries could not be omitted from my list of favorites. I mean, they’re bottomless!! Get yours with sides of ranch and honey mustard, and you’ll see what I mean.