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Where to Find 17 of the Most Indulgent Loaded Fries in Los Angeles

There’s more to loaded fries than cheese and pastrami

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A meaty option from Mr. Fries Man.
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What’s better than a plate of well-made fries? The only answer is loaded fries, the variety that stacks just about anything on top of a potato batch fresh from the deep fryer. It’s a good idea to bring a friend on a loaded fries expedition, as some of Southern California’s best renditions are massive creations piled high with everything from carne asada, to poutine, to king crab. Here now are 17 fantastic loaded fries across Los Angeles.

Added: Chicken Koop, Far East Joint, Firehouse Taverna, Never Caged, Super Frites

Removed: Jackfruit Cafe, King Mediterrano, Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant, Top Round Roast Beef

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Bangin’ Buns

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Nashville-style hot chicken may be a little hypersaturated in Los Angeles now, but Bangin’ Buns was on the movement early. One of the popular orders at this North Hollywood spot is fries loaded with spicy chicken.

Fab Hot Dogs

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San Fernando Valley’s Fab Hot Dogs is known for its Jersey-style ripper dogs, but don’t sleep on the various loaded fry options, including the namesake fab fries that come with housemade ranch, Sriracha hot sauce, and bacon.

A white paper tray of loaded fries, with sauce and bacon.
Fab Fries
Fab Hot Dogs

Firehouse Taverna

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Anything Greek is perfect on top of french fries. Over at Firehouse Taverna, there’s a dish that may sound a little too simple but absolutely qualifies as loaded fries with olive oil, oregano, and chunks of feta.

Brick & Flour Artisanal Mexican Grill

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Glendale’s Brick & Flour makes the average LA plate of carne asada fries extra appealing, thanks in part to using beer-battered fries.

Dirt Dog Pasadena

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Pasadena’s Dirt Dog does fantastic elote fries with corn, mayo, chile powder, and lots of lime on top.

Spitz helped bring the traditional döner kebab to LA, but it’s no surprise the menu has expanded since then to include these decadent “street cart” fries, topped with döner meat, of course.

As seen from above, a tray of fries with gyro meat, slaw, and peppers on top.
Street cart fries from Spitz
Spitz

The Hat (The Original)

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It’s all about the pastrami and chili cheese combo at the iconic Hat in Alhambra, which has been a roadside staple since the early 1950s.

Far East Joint

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From pastrami to Korean beef and kimchi fries, the Far East Joint takes their loaded fries seriously. There’s even a spicy tuna option with onions, cheese, Sriracha, and spicy aioli.

Kapoor's Akbar Indian Restaurant

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Downtown LA Indian restaurant Kapoor’s Akbar is known for spicy vegan fries that can be made decidedly non-vegan by loading them up with a runny egg and ground lamb masala.

Never Caged

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Chinatown’s Never Caged has something for the plant-based crowd in the form of loaded fries with two types of cheese, caramelized onions, and a vegan carne asada.

Badmaash

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Indian food doesn’t get much better than the chicken tikka poutine fries at Downtown’s awesome Badmaash. It’s a fun riff on a classic Indian dish, done in a uniquely LA way.

A white plate with fries and chicken chopped up on top.
Fries at Badmaash
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Dino’s Famous Chicken

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The fries are the thing at Dino’s. Customers tend to love the DUI fries with pastrami, carne asada, and cheese, though the simpler spiced fries with grilled chicken on top — where the juice runs through and soaks up each fry bite — is the best order of all.

A cook places bright red grilled chicken on top of french fries in a kitchen.
Chicken and fries from Dino’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Super Frites

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Every week, the Super Frites crew sets up at Smorgasburg LA to prepare fries that are triple-cooked in beef tallow. That’s always a very good start, but these fries can be loaded with chili and cheese, or even made “animal style” a la In-N-Out.

Poutine Brothers

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Poutine is the thing at this food truck, with toppings that range from classic to outlandish, including smoked pork and fried eggs. Check Instagram or the Poutine Brothers website for post-up details, or get the fries shipped by way of Goldbelly.

French fries with gravy and cheese curds.
Poutine Brothers
Farley Elliott

Mariscos El Bigoton

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East LA staple Mariscos El Bigaton is more than just a spot for great summertime ceviches. It’s also home to some of Los Angeles’s most outrageous loaded shrimp fries. It’s best eaten with a crew because this plate is gigantic.

Camarones fully loaded at Mariscos El Bigotón Matthew Kang

The Chicken Koop

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Mishelle Leblanc and Jason Moreno started Chicken Koop in 2015. Though the emphasis is on fried chicken, order the poutine fries with mozzarella, shredded chicken, and rich gravy.

Mr. Fries Man

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This former underground food star has gone legit with a counter-service spot in Gardena that offers everything from barbecue ranch chicken to lemon garlic shrimp over fries.

French fries loaded with cheese, and faux meat.
Mr. Fries Man
Mr. Fries Man [Official photo]

Bangin’ Buns

Nashville-style hot chicken may be a little hypersaturated in Los Angeles now, but Bangin’ Buns was on the movement early. One of the popular orders at this North Hollywood spot is fries loaded with spicy chicken.

Fab Hot Dogs

San Fernando Valley’s Fab Hot Dogs is known for its Jersey-style ripper dogs, but don’t sleep on the various loaded fry options, including the namesake fab fries that come with housemade ranch, Sriracha hot sauce, and bacon.

A white paper tray of loaded fries, with sauce and bacon.
Fab Fries
Fab Hot Dogs

Firehouse Taverna

Anything Greek is perfect on top of french fries. Over at Firehouse Taverna, there’s a dish that may sound a little too simple but absolutely qualifies as loaded fries with olive oil, oregano, and chunks of feta.

Brick & Flour Artisanal Mexican Grill

Glendale’s Brick & Flour makes the average LA plate of carne asada fries extra appealing, thanks in part to using beer-battered fries.

Dirt Dog Pasadena

Pasadena’s Dirt Dog does fantastic elote fries with corn, mayo, chile powder, and lots of lime on top.

Spitz

Spitz helped bring the traditional döner kebab to LA, but it’s no surprise the menu has expanded since then to include these decadent “street cart” fries, topped with döner meat, of course.

As seen from above, a tray of fries with gyro meat, slaw, and peppers on top.
Street cart fries from Spitz
Spitz

The Hat (The Original)

It’s all about the pastrami and chili cheese combo at the iconic Hat in Alhambra, which has been a roadside staple since the early 1950s.

Far East Joint

From pastrami to Korean beef and kimchi fries, the Far East Joint takes their loaded fries seriously. There’s even a spicy tuna option with onions, cheese, Sriracha, and spicy aioli.

Kapoor's Akbar Indian Restaurant

Downtown LA Indian restaurant Kapoor’s Akbar is known for spicy vegan fries that can be made decidedly non-vegan by loading them up with a runny egg and ground lamb masala.

Never Caged

Chinatown’s Never Caged has something for the plant-based crowd in the form of loaded fries with two types of cheese, caramelized onions, and a vegan carne asada.

Badmaash

Indian food doesn’t get much better than the chicken tikka poutine fries at Downtown’s awesome Badmaash. It’s a fun riff on a classic Indian dish, done in a uniquely LA way.

A white plate with fries and chicken chopped up on top.
Fries at Badmaash
Instagram/vivamateo

Dino’s Famous Chicken

The fries are the thing at Dino’s. Customers tend to love the DUI fries with pastrami, carne asada, and cheese, though the simpler spiced fries with grilled chicken on top — where the juice runs through and soaks up each fry bite — is the best order of all.

A cook places bright red grilled chicken on top of french fries in a kitchen.
Chicken and fries from Dino’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Super Frites

Every week, the Super Frites crew sets up at Smorgasburg LA to prepare fries that are triple-cooked in beef tallow. That’s always a very good start, but these fries can be loaded with chili and cheese, or even made “animal style” a la In-N-Out.

Poutine Brothers

Poutine is the thing at this food truck, with toppings that range from classic to outlandish, including smoked pork and fried eggs. Check Instagram or the Poutine Brothers website for post-up details, or get the fries shipped by way of Goldbelly.

French fries with gravy and cheese curds.
Poutine Brothers
Farley Elliott

Mariscos El Bigoton

East LA staple Mariscos El Bigaton is more than just a spot for great summertime ceviches. It’s also home to some of Los Angeles’s most outrageous loaded shrimp fries. It’s best eaten with a crew because this plate is gigantic.

Camarones fully loaded at Mariscos El Bigotón Matthew Kang

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The Chicken Koop

Mishelle Leblanc and Jason Moreno started Chicken Koop in 2015. Though the emphasis is on fried chicken, order the poutine fries with mozzarella, shredded chicken, and rich gravy.

Mr. Fries Man

This former underground food star has gone legit with a counter-service spot in Gardena that offers everything from barbecue ranch chicken to lemon garlic shrimp over fries.

French fries loaded with cheese, and faux meat.
Mr. Fries Man
Mr. Fries Man [Official photo]

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