Who doesn’t love a crispy, salty, starchy fried potato? Well in Delaware, they know how to do French fries right, and some have been in the game since the 1920s. You never know where you will find a great plate or tub of fries: on the beach, in the city, or along a lonely country road. Come with us to find out about the best places for fries in Delaware.
Opened in 2011, this upstart pub has taken Delaware’s epicurean crowd by storm, serving what is lovingly referred to as "fry piles" in three different varieties. Get savory, unctuous, earthy garlic mayo truffle fries, try your a heaping pile of spud with a hot and spicy sauce, or fill your sweet tooth with the decidedly dessert-like cinnamon and sugar sweet potato pile.
Why you have been slinging French fries since 1929, you know a thing or two about deep fry a potato. Quality ingredients, hard work, and that secret Thrasher recipe got the fry shack to where’s it is today. Thrasher’s makes French fries now the exact same way they did then. And, you know what, customers still rave about them.
At Crabby Dick’s, they are all about the crab. With fresh crab delivered daily, you've got crab dip, crab balls, crab pretzels, crab cakes, crab mac & cheese, crab sandwiches, and more. The counter-serve option specializes in fried fish, hot dogs, and delicious hand-cut fries for sit in or takes out. And, In fact, there is a submenu dedicated to the almighty spud, featuring “Mud Fries” in mushrooms and butter, “Crabby Dicks Creamy Fries” smothered in Dick’s special crab sauce, and more.
The Starboard does two things consistently well: alcohol and fried food, and, well, they have got a ton of both. Their Eggs Delmarva dish rakes in serious accolades, and their “Sand Pile” is the best-selling appetizer a the joint and features a mound of hand-cut fried covered in melty cheeses, bacon, scallions, and sour cream. And, if one best-selling potato appetizer isn’t enough, the “Sand Tots” offers tater tots with the same rich topping treatment.
Johnnie’s Dog House and Chicken Shack is a 1950’-style roadside restaurant that features classic dogs, crispy fried chicken, and salty, golden brown shoestring French fries in the same vein as classic American diners. Seriously, you can’t get any closer to Americana than a dog in one hand and a fistful of diner fries in another.
With over 50 draught and bottled craft beer selections, the Tap House offers libations and American comfort food in an industrial-style pub with a sidewalk patio. Though you won’t find them on the menu, the tap house fries are hand-cut, twice-cooked and fried to golden deliciousness. A heaping pile of them do come with the Fish n’ Chips, in case you were wondering.
Nothing is better than beaching and fresh fried fish from a local fry shack; it gives you that circle-of-life kind of feeling. Well, DB’s Fries gets that, and this counter-serve only joint specializes in fried fish, hand-cut fries, and hot dogs for takeaway. Highlights of the menu include fried oysters, fresh lobster rolls, and twice-cooked, hand-cut French fries that are crispy and delicious.
The Cottage tries to capitalize on the comfort food, American diner vibe, while also speaking to the beachfront cottage nostalgia that recalls memories of family vacations, dining out, and simple, great food. Their signature appetizer, “Dune Fries”, hits on both notes. Hand-cut, twice-seasoned fries are cooked to golden delicious perfection and piled high and smothered with melted cheeses, bacon, and scallion