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Lacey Mason, wtop.com Ketchup has long been the defining characteristic of a great fry. But a few eateries across the United States are challenging that notion and, sometimes, even strengthening the bond. Check out the list of Americas best fries from U.S. News Travel. Just one warning Dont view if youre hungry. (Photo Thinkstock)
Lacey Mason, wtop.com
Ketchup has long been the defining characteristic of a great fry. But a few eateries across the United States are challenging that notion and, sometimes, even strengthening the bond.

Check out the list of America's best fries from U.S. News Travel. Just one warning: Don't view if you're hungry.


(Photo: Thinkstock)
These fries from Varga Bar in Philadelphia made the cut as some of the best in the U.S. From their Jumbo Lump Cheese Fries made with crab, white cheddar and parmesan to the fish and chips - Vargas fries are an experience. Learn more at vargabar.com. (Photo YelpSarah P.)

These fries from Varga Bar in Philadelphia made the cut as some of the best in the U.S. From their Jumbo Lump Cheese Fries made with crab, white cheddar and parmesan to the fish and chips - Varga's fries are an experience. Learn more at vargabar.com.
(Photo: Yelp/Sarah P.)
Straight from the potato state, Idaho, these spuds are a winner. It doesnt sound possible, but the Boise Fry Co. says it has more than 100,000 varieties of dip and fry combinations. How does blueberry ketchup sound (Photo Boise Fry CompanyFacebook)

Straight from the potato state, Idaho, these spuds are a winner.

It doesn't sound possible, but the Boise Fry Co. says it has more than 100,000 varieties of dip and fry combinations. How does blueberry ketchup sound?
(Photo: Boise Fry Company/Facebook)
This eatery has four locations, one of which is in Washington, D.C. Fried in duck fat, these thick fries are paired with one of three featured sauces that change seasonally. Want to try them out Visit Bourbon Steak in D.C. (Photo Facebook)

This eatery has four locations, one of which is in Washington, D.C.

Fried in duck fat, these thick fries are paired with one of three featured sauces that change seasonally.

Want to try them out? Visit Bourbon Steak in D.C.
(Photo: Facebook)
These fries are found in New York City and are touted as authentic Belgian fries. Served in paper cones, the potatoes are fried not once but twice. Some of the dips for these fries are peanut satay sauce, curry and exotic mustards and mayonnaise. Learn more about Pommes Frites. (Photo Pommes FritesFacebook)

These fries are found in New York City and are touted as "authentic Belgian fries." Served in paper cones, the potatoes are fried not once but twice.

Some of the dips for these fries are peanut satay sauce, curry and exotic mustards and mayonnaise.

Learn more about Pommes Frites.
(Photo: Pommes Frites/Facebook)
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This Ocean City, Md., favorite has been serving up fries since 1929 and still stands as one of Americas best when it comes to everyones favorite food. Now with three locations in Ocean City and one in Delaware, Thrashers continues to stay true to its roots by hand cutting each one. In one Urban Spoon review, user Wantitright says, A Thrashers French Fry is what every potato wished it could be. Learn more at Thrashers website. (Photo ThrashersFacebook)

This Ocean City, Md., favorite has been serving up fries since 1929 and still stands as one of America's best when it comes to everyone's favorite food.

Now with three locations in Ocean City and one in Delaware, Thrasher's continues to stay true to its roots by hand cutting each one.

In one Urban Spoon review, user Wantitright says, "A Thrasher's French Fry is what every potato wished it could be."

Learn more at Thrasher's website.
(Photo: Thrashers/Facebook)
With 12 sauces and three types of fries, its no wonder Fresh Fries makes the cut. Whether youre a traditionalist who wants natural-cut with ketchup, an adventurous eater craving curly fries with blue cheese (pictured) or just plain crazy with a hankering for sweet potato fries with Nutella and peanut butter - the Fresh Fries Truck has you covered. (Photo Fresh FriesTwitter)

With 12 sauces and three types of fries, it's no wonder Fresh Fries makes the cut.

Whether you're a traditionalist who wants natural-cut with ketchup, an adventurous eater craving curly fries with blue cheese (pictured) or just plain crazy with a hankering for sweet potato fries with Nutella and peanut butter - the Fresh Fries Truck has you covered.
(Photo: Fresh Fries/Twitter)
This San Francisco treat is named after an Irish immigrant who named and built some important streets in the hilly city. It serves many types of food and drink but for this list - fries take the cake. Fries come in thin, thick or sweet potato and a dusting of your favorite seasoning. Parmesan Sea Salt Truffle. Jaspers Corner Tap Kitchen has it all. Check out Jaspers website to learn more. (Photo YelpLinda T.)

This San Francisco treat is named after an Irish immigrant who named and built some important streets in the hilly city. It serves many types of food and drink but for this list - fries take the cake.

Fries come in thin, thick or sweet potato and a dusting of your favorite seasoning. Parmesan? Sea Salt? Truffle. Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen has it all. Check out Jasper's website to learn more.
(Photo: Yelp/Linda T.)
Just look at that picture. It might as well say it all. Coreanos is a Mexican and Korean fusion food truck, complete with the slogan, Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between. Its specialty fries include fries served with twice-cooked pork belly, marinated beef short rib, spicy marinated chicken, grilled onions, cheese and el scorcho sauce. Whoa. Check out Coreanos website. (Photo CoreanosFacebook)

Just look at that picture. It might as well say it all.

Coreanos is a Mexican and Korean fusion food truck, complete with the slogan, "Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between."

Its specialty fries include fries served with twice-cooked pork belly, marinated beef short rib, spicy marinated chicken, grilled onions, cheese and "el scorcho" sauce. Whoa.

Check out Coreanos website.
(Photo: Coreanos/Facebook)
This Denver, Colo., gastropub has only been around since 2008, but its fries still made the cut. Jonesys offers Thai Ginger, Bacon Mac Cheese, Truffle, Thats Nacho Fry and Buffalo fries. The picture shown is a sampler platter. The Bacon Mac Cheese fries were voted one of the best dishes in Denver. Learn more on Jonesys EatBars website. (Photo YelpDale Z.)

This Denver, Colo., "gastropub" has only been around since 2008, but its fries still made the cut.

Jonesy's offers Thai Ginger, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Truffle, That's Nacho Fry and Buffalo fries. The picture shown is a sampler platter. The Bacon Mac & Cheese fries were voted one of the best dishes in Denver.

Learn more on Jonesy's EatBar's website.
(Photo: Yelp/Dale Z.)
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Located in Portland, Maine, Duckfat serves classic Belgian fries along with a variety of soups, sandwiches and shakes. But the fries are really stand out. Double-fried in duck fat, these babies are super crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Some of the specialty sauces include Truffle ketchup, lemon-herb mayo, thai chili mayo and garlic mayo. If you order the Poutine, expect fries topped with cheese curd, house duck gravy, chives and an optional fried egg. Check out the Duckfat website. (Photo MattlatteInstagram)

Located in Portland, Maine, Duckfat serves classic Belgian fries along with a variety of soups, sandwiches and shakes. But the fries are really stand out.

Double-fried in duck fat, these babies are super crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Some of the specialty sauces include Truffle ketchup, lemon-herb mayo, thai chili mayo and garlic mayo. If you order the "Poutine," expect fries topped with cheese curd, house duck gravy, chives and an optional fried egg.

Check out the Duckfat website.
(Photo: Mattlatte/Instagram)
Like many on this list, Amsterdam Bar Hall serves up Belgian-style fries. But you also can get something called an Oorlog, which is a boat of fries with onion, mayo, peanut satay and honey sambaal. There are other fry options too, and the big takeaway is that theyre covered with onions and sauce. Amsterdam Bar and Hall is located in St. Paul, Minn. (Photo amsterdambarandhall.com)

Like many on this list, Amsterdam Bar & Hall serves up Belgian-style fries. But you also can get something called an "Oorlog," which is a "boat" of fries with onion, mayo, peanut satay and honey sambaal. There are other fry options too, and the big takeaway is that they're covered with onions and sauce.

Amsterdam Bar and Hall is located in St. Paul, Minn.
(Photo: amsterdambarandhall.com)
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