It’s the most important debate in the history of mankind: who serves the best French fries? Being in the south, most everything here is deep fried anyway. Which means it’s likely that if the French fry hadn’t already been invented in 1775, someone from the Palmetto State would have likely discovered it. Fat ones, skinny ones, crinkle cut, skin-on, sea-salted, curly, spicy, seasoned— French fries are the tastiest concoction known in this world, so does it really matter? These 8 restaurants in South Carolina say Yes It Does, which is why they’ve taken care to create the perfect French fry!
With a menu as extensive and delicious as this one, it’s hard for a singular item to stand head and shoulders above the others. But their duck fat fries take the spotlight. Hand-cut potatoes are fried in duck fat, then served with a side of garlic aioli or gravy for extra flavor (as if they needed any!).
This place is the most beloved local hangout, serving up delicious drive-in style food for nearly six decades. Their “gravy fries” are famous, taking the form of crinkle-cut fries and then being doused in a deluge of steaming hot brown gravy. One bite and you’ll be hooked!
While most folks think barbecue isn’t complete without a heaping helping of baked beans and coleslaw, the thick, crispy French fries here will have you rethinking your side order options. There’s nothing overly fancy about these fried potatoes, just hot, crispy deliciousness that will have you asking for more.
You can get them plain, but locals swear by the full loaded version of these delicious fries. Smothered in cheese sauce, chili, jalapenos, and sour cream, this tasty side dish easily becomes a meal in itself.
If you and your group can’t agree on which type of fry is king, head to Grill Marks and let everyone have their favorite. You can mix and match your French fry options with every meal, including sweet potato fries, skinny fries, fat fries, truffle parmesan fries, and pimento and bleu cheese fries.
This Columbia-area restaurant chain has been dishing up some of the best fast food fries in the state. They’ve even won locals awards for their tasty side dish, and once you try them you’ll never want to go anywhere else for your salty fried cravings.
Using duck for flavoring seems to be an up-and-coming trend in the food world, and Sullivan’s Duck Fat Fries are all the delicious proof you need. Fresh hand-cut fries meet smoked duck confit and rosemary demi, and are topped with a chipotle mascarpone that gives this unique dish plenty of oomph.
As the restaurant the best view on the boardwalk, it only seems fitting that this beachy eatery also has equally amazing fries to boot. These fries are tasty enough on their own, but if you prefer you can add melted cheese or chili to boost the flavor.