July 13th is National French Fry Day, and if you are celebrating this golden event in Knoxville, we’ve piled high ten great places to fill that savory, salty craving.
Penne for Your Thoughts - This favorite food truck at the Central Filling Station - Tennessee's first full-service food truck park - may be best recognized for their "prepastarous" Italian-American pasta dishes, but their waffle fries tossed in an olive oil, garlic blend seasoning and topped with shaved parmesan are a shareable favorite!
Balter Beer Works - Chances are you love Balter's beer and brunch just as much as we do, so we are sure you are going to love their poutine! This cult Canadian favorite features French fries topped with a warm, brown gravy and soft, melted cheese curds. Perfect for sharing or enjoyed as an entrée.
Inskip Grill - This neighborhood diner has been a local mainstay since 1967. Next time you order one of their unique burger creations, add their BBQ French fries! This riff on loaded French fries trades ranch dressing for a flavorful BBQ sauce and adds chunky bacon crumbles, ham, and a heap of cheddar cheese.
Café 4 - This urban retreat located in Market Square boasts a menu of southern comfort food with a twist. Café 4's French fry offering features long cut fries tossed with truffle oil, dusted with parmesan and served with black pepper aioli for dipping. A perfect shareable snack after downtown sightseeing!
Stock & Barrel - Looking for an elevated French fry experience? Well, this Market Square restaurant will exceed your expectations with French Fries rendered crispy and tender in luxurious duck fat, topped with grated parmesan cheese, scallions and garlic aioli on the side.
Jig & Reel Whiskey Bar - This cozy pub, located in the Old City area of Knoxville, is the heart of Scottish culture in East Tennessee. Here you can listen to Scottish, Irish & Appalachian music and feast on a French fry dish fit to be a meal. Their house made chips create a bed for heaping corned beef, cheese and Guinness gravy.
Simpl. - If you believe French fries are a lunch and dinner only food, Simpl. on Sevier is here to change your mind. Their breakfast fries, part of their weekend food menu, starts your day off right with well seasoned crispy French fries, Benton’s bacon gravy and a sunny-side up, fried egg.
Goodwin's South of the River - This food truck knows how to build the ultimate comfort food. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy in the middle, these French Fries are generously topped with a mountain of ooey gooey, colby jack cheese. Don't forget about that string of cheese hanging from your chin!
D & B’s Hotdogs And Ice Cream - Our next suggestion was voted Best Hotdog in Tennessee by @travelandleisure AND ranked a Top 25 Hot Dog Sot in US & Canada by @Yelp, so you know their French fries will please any potato enthusiast! These loaded fries are smothered with creamy ranch dressing, chunky, diced bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.
Litton's Market, Restaurant & Bakery - Originally a market started in 1946, this Inskip neighborhhood restaurant serves up some of the very best burgers in Knoxville. And what goes better with a burger than French fries? These classic fries check all the boxes: hot, hand-cut, skin-on, crispy, tender and perfectly seasoned. Be sure to order one of their bakery's decadent brownies, cheesecakes, cookies, layer cakes or gourmet pies to round out your palate.
Jackie's Dream - This North Knoxville eatery offers classic Southern comfort grub and soul food with the most delish and hearty sides. Speaking of, Jackie's offers the lists only crinkle cut French fry entry! These fried-to-perfection potato crinkles are the perfect partner to one of the daily meal specials or Jackie's infamous Knox Hot Fried Chicken.
This post was written and compiled by Taylor Hastings, Marketing Team Spring 2022 Intern