Finding the Best Fries in Fort Worth

Lainey Liberto and Elizabeth Dike

While studying for midterms we took a break and did a different kind of studying…finding the best fries in Fort Worth. We visited five different restaurants that all served different types of fries.

The first place we visited was In-N-Out Burger. First impressions were that they had a very long drive-thru-thru line at 4:00 p.m., which is usually not a very busy time. Due to the long drive-thru line, we decided to go inside where it was also very busy. We ordered the animal-style fries, which cost $3.40. The animal-style fries consist of In-N-Out’s fresh fries topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, and In-N-Out’s signature sauce. They had our fries out within two minutes and were very polite. We recommend the fries be eaten with a fork because they are very messy. The fries were very yummy and filling, and the service was efficient. Overall the fries earn a score of 8/10.

The second place we tried was Cookshack. The restaurant offers two types of fries: regular potato fries, sweet potato waffle fries, and dragon fries. We got sweet potato waffle fries. These fries cost $2.99. They balance just the right amount of sweetness and saltiness. We ordered these fries to-go so we didn’t have to wait. However, the fries taste just as good to-go as they do when you sit down to eat there. The fries are delicious on their own but also pair nicely with ketchup. Overall the fries get a 9/10 from us.

The third place we tried was Kincaid’s. Now unlike some of the restaurants we tried, Kincaid’s is a local spot. They offer crinkle-cut fries. Their fries cost $1.99. We also ordered these to-go, but they were ready to-go right when we got there. The people there were very friendly. The fries were the perfect amount of crunch while not tasting burnt; however, they could’ve used some more salt. These fries pair nicely with really any condiment, including ketchup, barbecue sauce, ranch, etc. Overall, we rate these fries a 7/10.

The fourth place we tried was McDonald’s. The line to McDonald’s was wrapped around the building. We got in line at 4:37 p.m., got our fries, and were out of the line by 4:47 p.m. Their fries cost $1.39. McDonald’s offers many sauces to go along with the fires, including Tangy Barbecue, Spicy Buffalo, Ranch, Honey Mustard, Regular Mustard, Ketchup, and Sweet ‘N Sour. The fries were a little soggy and left a bad aftertaste. The fries were also very salty. Overall, we rate these fries a 6/10.

The fifth and last place we tried was Press Cafe. Press Cafe offers Parmesan Truffle Fries as an appetizer on their menu. Their fries were $14.00. They were on the more expensive side, but they gave a lot of fries so it was worth the extra charge. We ordered ahead and were able to run in and grab them quickly. Our experience went well, and we didn’t have any issues. The fries had a perfect amount of parmesan and had a nice crunch. The sauces that come along with the fries are ketchup, their signature truffle sauce, and traditional barbecue sauce. Overall, we would rate Press Cafe’s fries a 9/10.