After living in Laramie for the past 5 years I have gone to many of the restaurants around town. I have always been a traditional American food guy, burgers, wings, steaks and sandwiches. With commonly ordering these off the menu, you eat a lot of french fries, after eating so many fries I began to list which ones I thought were the best around. Below is a list of the restaurants that made my list for top fries in Laramie Wyoming.
#6 : McDonald’s
It may be a surprise that the fast food restaurant is making the list of best french fries, but as many people may know McDonald’s is known world wide for their delicious fries. McDonald’s crispy, thin, greasy and salted french fries are something that other fast foods couldn’t perfect the way that McDonald’s did. You top this off with the low cost for the fries and you have yourself one of the best fries offered around.
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#5 : Arby’s
When it comes to Arby’s the first thing that comes to mind is the curly fries. Though Arby’s didn’t master the normal fry like McDonald’s they made an almost better alternative with the curly fry; a fry that is curly, crispy, greasy, has a little spice to it and one of a kind. Chance Miller a student at the University of Wyoming was asked his opinion about McDonald’s fries and Arby’s fries.
“McDonald’s fries might have a better taste to them, but the Arby’s fries are unique and have the company of Arby’s on its back” said Miller.
The McDonald’s fries could be even when it comes to the taste, quality and flavor but when you add in the uniqueness of the Arby’s curly fry, you have a fry that slides into the #5 spot of best fries in Laramie, Wyoming.
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#4 : Library Sports Grille and Brewery
The Library is the first local restaurant to make it on the list of best fries, within the last year they removed their waffle style fries which I think brings them lower on the list. Though the fries taste the same now as they did before the uniqueness of the waffle fry made it one of a kind, now they have changed over to a curly style of fries. These crispy and thick curly styled fries make for a great addition to any meal.
“The library has a great menu of food, maybe one of the best in town; their fries are cooked really well and to perfection but the waffle fries were a classic in my opinion” Miller stated.
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#3 Altitudes Chophouse and Brewery
About 500 feet away from The Library lies Altitudes Chophouse and Brewery. Altitudes is the most pricey restaurant on this list but the food behind the price speaks for itself. This restaurant is know for its steaks, rib eyes, prime rib and ribs a typical steak house menu. But its not a traditional steak house with out french fries, these entrees are served with a large side of french fries. The fries are prepared with beer batter deep fried and cooked until crispy golden perfection, the fries are a nice long and thick styled fry that has amazing flavor.
“Altitudes is a great restaurant, I would go there more often if it was in my price range. The steaks are the best in town, the fries were good but I mainly remember the steak from my meal there” Miller said.
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#2 Born In A Barn
Born in a Barn is a small local restaurant located at the edge of downtown Laramie it’s a bar and a restaurant in one. Born in a barn has a traditional American menu with their famous wings bringing in a lot attention to the bar, but you can’t have wings without french fries. Born In A Barn offers 2 different sizes of fries, either a side of fries or a basket of fries; fries are cooked crispy, shorter, salted and still have the potato skin on to add some traditional value to them. If you weren’t in the mood for wings with a side of fries you can try the loaded nacho fries, a fan favorite also. The loaded nacho fries are a basket size of fries topped with chili, beef and beans and shredded cheese. The normal fries are enough to make them in the top fries by itself, then the unique option of the loaded nacho fries makes for an easy selection for the number 2 best fries in town.
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#1 Crowbar and Grill
Crowbar and Grill is located about 300 feet East of Born In A Barn on the same street just at the other end of the block. Crowbar is known for two things, its pizza variety and its Pad Thai fries. Everyone who eats Pad Thai fries understands why these are in the number 1 spot. They fry up thin, small, crispy french fries and top them off with Pad Thai sauce, peanuts, green onions and a lime to squeeze across the top. I am sure there are other signature items added into this delicious entree but those are the obvious ones. This is all served on a full plate in which you can make your full entree or you can share and make it your appetizer.
“Any time I go to Crowbar I get Pad Thai fries, whether it be for dinner or a snack at 1 am after leaving downtown” Miller said.
These fries are a fan favorite and you will understand if you go try them for yourself.
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Luckily the top 4 fry restaurants are all within a mile of each other, so if you were interested in sampling these fries out yourself it is all in walking distance.