It’s Fry-Day! Where To Load Up On Loaded Fries
If you count yourself among the ranks of tater-loving San Diegans, it’s tough to beat a Southern California signature – loaded fries! A menu staple for snacking and feasting alike, loaded fries offer a creative canvas for restaurants with tantalizing toppings. Delight in these deep-fried potatoes all day long with a Tour de Fries around town!
Found in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, barleymash’s high-energy downtown atmosphere is paired with appetizing and progressive bar fare. Combining rich American cuisine with the inspirations of beer and bourbon, the hearty offerings on the menu at barleymash are sure to please every guest. Savor the All-In Iron Fries, topped with plenty of applewood smoked bacon, chili-braised short rib, ale-braised pork shoulder, pepper jack beer-cheese sauce, and fresh chilis.
The go-to hangout of Pacific Beach for food and drink. Located just steps away from the beach, this party-worthy bar has panoramic views of the ocean with huge windows and a picturesque open air deck ideal for fry-noshing. Combining delicious seafood recipes with a Mexican flair, this hotspot is perfect for a night out with friends complete with an order of the Cali Fries for the table – filled with carne asada, mixed cheeses, avocado sauce, sour cream, and pico de gallo, these loaded fries are not to be missed.
WhipHand is an American Brasserie, a take on the traditional French brasseries featuring an impressive cocktail bar and generous portions. This East Village neighborhood eatery aims to provide a vibrant gathering place for good food, delicious drink and urban vibes. In addition to distinctive twists on classic American bites, WhipHand serves up the shareable Reuben Fries, topped with of pastrami, jalapeno slaw, swiss and Chef Q’s special sauce, while the unforgettable Short Rib Fondue Fries drip with white cheddar bechamel with each warm, gooey bite.
Tacos aren’t the only think on the menu at The Taco Stand, inspired by the taco stands of Tijuana and adventures along the Baja peninsula. With several locations scattered about the city, The Taco Stand specializes in handmade corn tortillas, top grade meats, and fresh ingredients for their south-of-the-border fare. Sink your fork into the Mar y Tierra Fries – smothered with grilled shrimp, angus steak, guacamole, sour cream and melted cheese, these fries are best paired with an ice-cold cerveza for an amazing evening.
Curb your hunger-fueled cravings at Westroot Tavern, located at Carmel Valley’s The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Priding itself on a menu of fresh seasonal cocktails, innovative Southern California-style dishes and inspired offerings crafted from land and sea, Westroot Tavern’s captivating lineup of music and nightlife provide the ideal spot to gather with friends around a healthy serving of the San Diego Fries, with grilled carne asada, roasted poblano beer cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, and house chili rub fries.
On the hunt for an Asian take on the classic dish? Look no further than San Diego’s own hometown BBQ eatery, Natural Style Chicken. A Hillcrest favorite, this restaurant operates on fast and efficient counter service for their barbecued specialties with distinctive Asian-fusion flair, including Korean-style beer and the signature teriyaki chicken. Open for lunch and dinner, this spot invites you to tuck into pickled Kimchi Fries and loaded Bulgogi Fries, piled high with perfectly-seasoned Japanese bulgogi meat.
Get your fry fix and indulge in the diet of your dreams with these salty, savory favorites, just because you can.