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Hand-cut, herb-seasoned Russet French Fries at Beaut Burger (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

The Best Fries in Tucson

Updated March 5, 2024

Thin or thick, soft or crispy, plain or loaded, there’s all kinds of ways to enjoy your French fries. These are our picks for the best fries in Tucson, from shoestring to poutine.

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B8 and B4 burgers, coleslaw, fresh herb sweet potato fries, veggies, and regular fries at Beaut Burger (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Beaut Burger

Not only a haven for vegan burgers, Beaut Burger also slings some righteous fries — of both the regular and sweet potato varieties. The spice + herb rub is especially good.

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French Fries with sauce options (Photo courtesy of Cup Cafe)

Cup Cafe

Cup Cafe recently introduced brand new fries served with ketchup and malt aioli. Dip, bite, and savor the flavor!

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French Fries (Photo courtesy of Divine Bovine Burgers)

Divine Bovine

Benjamin Rine, owner of Divine Bovine, is passionate about his fries — so much so that there’s an entire section of the menu devoted to all the different kinds. Get them loaded with Roast Beef, Poutine, Buffalo Ranch…you name it. Spuds lovers can enjoy potato crisps and tater Tots, too, with a mess of available dipping sauces.

Rine loves his fries so much that in his carnivore-focused restaurant, he wants everyone to be able to eat them: They’re prepared in a dedicated fryer to ensure that they are vegan friendly.

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House-made fries at Graze (Photo credit: Theresa Delaney)

Graze Premium Burgers & Fresh Cut Fries- Speedway

A restaurant that advertises its fries in its name has got to be proud of them, and Graze’s hand-cut potatoes don’t disappoint. Graze fans rave about the house-made curry ketchup and sriracha mayo, but the fast-service restaurant’s simple approach to hand-cut fries is the prime reason for praise.

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Fries, beer, and billiards, oh my! (Photo courtesy of The Jackrabbit Lounge)

The Jackrabbit Lounge

Foodie Favorite:
Shane Reiser

Some of my favorite fries in Tucson. They’re cut like thin little moons. They have the right amount of crispy and seasoning. Perfect. So good I just start eating them and forget all about the ketchup they come with and the sandwich on my plate and the room I’m in and the fact that I have a body. Just fully focused on the fries. A full fry focus, if you will. Apparently that’s an achievable level of consciousness and it’s only available at The Jackrabbit Lounge.



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Regular and shoestring fries at Kingfisher (Photo credit: Theresa Delaney)


Kingfisher keeps it classy with everything from their seafood to their salads, and their shoestring fries are no exception. Oh, sure, they’ve got sweet potato chips and big fries, too, but for our money those shoestring fries are where it’s at — thin and crispy and excellent.

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Chicago Dog and fries at Luke's Italian Beef (Photo credit: Adilene Ibarra)

Luke’s Italian Beef

Known for Italian beef sandwiches, Luke’s doesn’t skimp on their fries either. Thick-cut and cooked to perfection, the crinkle fries are a savory delight, absorbing just the right amount of seasoning and beefy flavor.

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Trash Can Fries from Mama Louisa's (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)

Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant

Foodie Favorite:
Max Wingert

I go just for the loaded fries. They were straight up dumped out of a coffee can onto the table in front of us and they tasted so good it was ridiculous. Try them.

A glorious, gooey mess, Mama Louisa’s Trash Can Waffle Fries are layered and seasoned with Italian pico, Alfredo cheese sauce, and your choice of brisket, pork, or chicken. They’re hearty enough to be their own meal.



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Monterey Burger & sweet potato fries at Monterey Court (Photo credit: Isaac Stockton)

Monterey Court Cafe

Get them on the side or grab yourself a stand-alone boat of baked sweet potato fries served with Monterey Court’s Wrangler Sauce (honey, ranch dressing and mustard) — dip, dip, hooray!

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Opa's Grill on 4th Avenue (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Opa’s Grill On Fourth Avenue

Opa’s Grill on 4th serves up fries with a Greek twist. Lightly seasoned with Mediterranean herbs and a hint of lemon zest, the fries are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Get them on the side of your gyro sandwich or greek salad, or as a meal themselves loaded with your favorite gyro toppings, including feta, tomato, onions, and tzatziki.

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The Parish

Foodie Favorite:
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Chrissy Mance

As a self-proclaimed French fry fan girl, I’m gonna award Parish with the best fries in the city! Perfectly fried and served with a creamy, tangy fry sauce and a simple blend of seasoning. They soak fresh cut Russetts in water and vinegar overnight, then low fry for batch one. When you order em, they fry them up again to crispy perfection. And the seasoning is so simple it lets the potatoes and the process shine: salt, fresh pepper, parsley and chives. Get ’em at happy hour and you’ll thank me later.

The Parish sticks to its Southern gastropub roots, even down to the twice-cooked fries.

Warning: you may find yourself dreaming of the special sauce long after you have scarfed down the generous portion of perfectly crispy potatoes.

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Garlic Fries at Slice & Ice (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Slice and Ice

Foodie Favorite:
Shane Reiser

“The Hot Ranch fries from Slice & Ice are all :fire: and no :ice_cube:!”

Sure, they’re known best for pizza and heroes, but Slice & Ice also has some seriously good crispy crinkle fries.

Get the Fancy Fries, with garlic, hot ranch, pizza, or ranch topping, or go for the unadorned fries. Got a fry-loving family? You can get “a whole bunch of fries” for $7; add $2.50 for the fancy version.


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Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels and Roasted Garlic Fries at Wild Garlic Grill (Photo credit: Adam Lehrman)

Wild Garlic Grill

As the name would suggest, the fry to try here are the Roasted Garlic Fries — made with extra-virgin olive oil and extremely generous amounts of Christopher Ranch Garlic.

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Fish and Chips (Photo Courtesy of Wildflower on Facebook)


Taking a more gourmet approach, Wildflower offers truffle fries that are a cut above the average. Lightly seasoned with parmesan and chives, they are crispy, tender, and aromatic, providing a sophisticated taste that pairs well with the restaurant’s upscale ambiance.

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House-Made Fries At Zinburger (Credit: Theresa Delaney)


Zinburger’s got a wide array of flavorful fry options — zucchini fries with parm and ranch, sweet potato fries with a yogurt dipping sauce, green chile fries, truffle fries, the list goes on! Load them up with bacon, cheese, and chives or stick to the classic basket. We won’t judge either way!

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