It only makes sense that a state that produces millions of tons of potatoes every year makes some darn good French fries. From specialty, hand-cut delights to loaded fries with bits of bacon, you’ll find everything you’ll want and more at Maine’s great eateries. Here are 9 of the best spots to grab creative fries in the state.
Pier French Fries has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for over 60 years. Selling hand cut Maine potato fries by the cup, pint, or box, there is always a long line here, especially on opening day.
Duckfat’s Belgian fries made with local Maine potatoes and fried in duck fat are world famous. Choose from several options of dipping sauces like garlic mayo, truffle ketchup or Thai chili mayo. Looking for something a bit more? Try the poutine. You won’t be disappointed.
Nosh Kitchen Bar in Portland is known for its unique dishes that make people on BuzzFeed go crazy. Just look at their s’more burger! Made from Norwiss potatoes grown in Lewiston, Nosh Fries come in a variety of flavors like sea salt & vinegar, Nosh Bacon Dust, and Buffalo Dust. Choose from 12 different dipping sauces.
Unlike Pier Fries and Belgian Fries, the fries at Petite Jacqueline are skinny. Paired with a juicy steak, the matchstick house frites are crispy goodness with steak tartar on top.
Famous for their burgers and wood-fired pizzas, the house-cut Maine potato fries are fried in duck fast and served in a paper cone. The poutine is made with thick layer of fries topped with Pineland Farm cheddar cheese curds and duck gravy.
Swamp Buck Restaurant and Lounge is a popular restaurant in Fort Kent for good old American food. It only makes sense that the fries are good since they grow them right there in Aroostook County. The servings are generous and you can upgrade your fries to poutine for just $1.50 more.
Opened 24/7 like L.L. Bean, Dysart’s Truck Stop is a Maine staple. The fries are tasty and the portions are generous. The potatoes come from Belfast Maine Farm and come either crinkled or curly.
Located in a historic train station, the Trackside Station is an award-winning and family-owned restaurant in Rockland. The fries are hand-cut and come in either regular Maine potato or sweet potato.
The Black Birch is popular for its poutine, which is made with hand-cut fries, duck confit, duck gravy, and fresh curds. Fries are always better with a little cheese and gravy on top!