7 Over-the-Top Fries and Tots in Dallas

By Farah Fleurima  |  September 19, 2014

If a crunchy-outside, creamy-inside potato fry or nugget rates as appetizer nirvana, it’s definitely all the better topped with a rich, meaty or cheesy add-on. Here, we scope out seven plates of potato with out-of-this-world toppings that bring them to the next level of snack-tasticness.

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    Belgian Fries at Scotch & Sausage

    The new Oak Lawn bar and grill double-fries its potato planks Belgian-style, which makes them plenty decadent sans toppings, but ordered as part of the curry wurst plate, it comes with your choice of sausage, toppings and dipping sauce.

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    Loaded Cheese Fries at the Old Monk

    This basket comes laden with hot fries, melted cheddar cheese, bacon chunks, jalapeños and red onion. Our advice? Forgo the thick-cut steak fries and go for the the skinny frites.

  • Voodoo Fries at The Quarter Bar

    It’s apropos that Uptown’s New Orleans-themed bar spices things up when it comes to over-the-top fries. Their Voodoo Fries come dressed in queso, jalapeño gravy, sriracha, crisp pork belly and a smattering of scallions.

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    Rocket Tots at the Flying Saucer

    The beer-centric tavern in Addison specializes in brew-friendly food, and this starter is a terrific stomach-filler while drinking. Cheese and pepper tater tots are fried to crunchy perfection, piled into a Chimay glass and served alongside habañero sour cream. It’s just the right size to accompany one of Flying Saucer’s beer flights.

  • Pork Belly Poutine at Blind Butcher

    Three poutines can be savored here, but our favorite is the pork belly version, featuring fries topped with a luxurious gravy and matchstick-shaped planks of sweet meat. It esd simply unforgettable with our DeKoninck brew. 

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    Housemade Tater Tots at SER

    The sky-high restaurant deserves a hoot for building the ultimate tot from scratch. It’s lightly crisp, airy and those little potato shreds are impeccably buttery on the inside; best part is dipping them in the pleasantly tart ketchup, which is also housemade.

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    Fries and Queso at Hopdoddy Burger Bar

    One of our favorite snacks at the Austin-born brand with two Dallas branches is the hand-cut Kennebec fries with the famous green chile queso drizzled over them. Paired with a craft brew, it’s worth a visit with or without an accompanying burger.