Six Pack: Meat on Fries

One of the most wonderful food trends of the past few years has been the genius idea of adding meat to French fries. Here are six of our favorite fry dishes topped with meat.

Foobooz Potato Week - Full Team CoverageGravy Fries at Nick’s Cafe

We’ve been going to Nick’s Cafe at 20th and Jackson for roast beef sandwiches and gravy fries. But then several years ago the waitress asked us if we wanted meat in our beef gravy and we’ve been loving it that way ever since. Luckily other Philadelphia restaurants have followed suit.

Nick’s Roast Beef
2149 S 20th Street
Gravy Fries 

Pub & Kitchen Disco Fries

Sometimes the primary purpose of brunch is to soak up last night’s alcohol. Few things do that as effectively as Pub & Kitchen’s disco fries, fries topped with Swiss cheese, a sunny side egg, and smoked ham cream gravy .

Pub & Kitchen
1946 Lombard Street
215-545-0350
Disco Fries $11

Smoked Cheese and Debris Fries at Khyber Pass Pub

How do you make French fries better? Add smoked cheddar. How do you make cheese fries better? Add beef gravy with chunks of delicious beef. That’s what you can do and should do at Khyber Pass Pub. You can even add the cheese and gravy to sweet potato fries if you feel the urge.

Khyber Pass Pub
56 S. 2nd St., Phila, PA 19106
215-238-5888
Smoked Cheese Fries with Debris Gravy $7

Percy Street BBQ Fries

At Percy Street the barbecue fries come with chopped brisket and cheddar cheese sauce. Order it during happy hour for half-off.

Percy Street Barbecue
900 South Street
215-625-8510
BBQ Fries $6, $3 during happy hour (Monday – Friday, 5 to 6 p.m.)

Fries Topped with Jumbo Lump Crab at Varga Bar

Chickie’s and Pete’s vigorously defend their trademark of Crab Fries but at Varga Bar they serve the real deal. The Jumbo Lump Fries at this Washington Square West bar are topped with jumbo lump crab meat, white cheddar, parmesan and truffle oil. No Old Bay Seasoning to be found. And they practically cost the same as what Chickie’s charges at the ball park.

Varga Bar
10th and Spruce Street
215-627-5200
Kumbo Lump Cheese Fries $10.50

Guppy’s Good Times Tops Its Fries with Grilled Steak

The Amanda Fries at Guppy’s Good Times are  fries with nacho toppings and nothing is wrong with that. The Conshohocken bar is topped with grilled steak, chipotle barbecue sauce, melted cheese guacamole, pio de gallo and crema.

Guppy’s Good Times Bar
2 Maple Street, Conshohocken, PA
610-828-0300
Amanda Fries $9

Photo of Gravy Fries from Nick’s Roast Beef via Midtown Lunch

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  • Gabe

    Oh how about the duck fries from Devil’s Den in south Philly?? Fries covered in a cheese gravy sauce and duck confit, so good.

  • http://www.fidelgastro.com Fidel Gastro

    Errors and omissions: Village Whiskey’s short rib & cheddar fries. Written about in all their glory here: http://www.fidelgastro.com/2009/09/riding-old-timey-wave.html

  • hamburglar

    Although not a local delicacy, carne asada fries you get in San Diego at places like La Puerta are one of the best meaty/saucy french fry renditions.

  • MPG

    In agreement with Fidel Gastro. Village Whiskey’s fries need to be on that list.