Chowdown Showdown: French Fries

Who has the best French fries in the area?

It's time for our weekly Chowdown Showdown!

This week, we are on the hunt for the best place to get French fries in the Barrington and Lake Zurich area.

You know the drill: All you need to do is sign into our site and then comment below with your vote. Feel free to elaborate on why this restaurant’s French fries are fabulous.

You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to let us know your favorite go-to place for fries.

On Wednesday morning, we will post the top three finalists — determined by your votes in this article, on Facebook and on Twitter — in a poll. And it will be time to vote again — this time for the weekly Chowdown Showdown champion.

Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Friday. We will post the Showdown winner first thing Saturday morning.

Sound good? Great. Now lets get the voting rolling. Which restaurant do you think has the best French fries in the Barrington/Lake Zurich area?

Marty February 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM
D&J Bistro. Pommes Frites!
Clarice Lample February 27, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Granny V's in Mundelein........they are so crispy!!
Beth Saviano February 27, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Pizza Factory of Barrington!!!
Sharon February 27, 2012 at 02:02 PM
My son's favorite is Red Robin!!
Richard February 27, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Bulldogs in Wauconda. By the way - http://www.buyerbrokerchicago.com/Barrington-IL-Buyer-Agent-Real-Estate is linking to you
Cyndi February 27, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Bellalukes of Lake Zurich!!!
creative one February 27, 2012 at 04:57 PM
yes we are going to second that!!
Jen February 27, 2012 at 05:11 PM
It's a toss-up between Delicious Redds and Five Guys.
Andy February 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Bulldogs and Delicios Redds for me. Tough call for me to pick the favorite between the two of them.
Melissa February 27, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Truffle fries at Park Avenue Wine Bar & Restaurant!
Nick February 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Bellalukes the best!
JohnR February 28, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Bulldogs, in Wauconda!!!
Christi February 28, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Those fries in the picture look really good! Where are those from? I would vote for Sonic and Culvers which isn't saying much.
Evan February 28, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Five Guys for sure!!!
Morgan Delack February 28, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Coopers of Barrington has great fries.
RMBENDER February 28, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Bella Luke's of Lake Zurich since Yogi's Pizza is no more
emily February 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Bellalukes of Lake Zurich has by far the best fries!
courtney February 29, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Bellalukes!!!!!!! Hot and fresh everytime!!! But not a surprise everything else is good too
DaddyO February 29, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Waaaayyy too greasy.
Hollis March 01, 2012 at 12:24 AM
rics are by far the best in the northwest suburbs. They are golden and if you want they will make them crispy! Also they have great melted cheddar cheese to pour on top!!! All those other guys are just wannabees to Rics Fries.
Jenny Atella March 01, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Bellalukes-doesn't get any better'
DaddyO March 02, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Rics may have decent food, but the owners are absolutely obnoxious! I'm not the only one that wont go there anymore due to the owners either. If you can deal with them, knock yourself out; bon appetite.
DaddyO March 02, 2012 at 02:44 PM
The Smash fries at Smash Burger are unlike any others. They are seasoned with garlic and herbs and are crispy and delicious. And their burgers are the best around.


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