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What To Serve With Fries – 13 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your fries, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for fries.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with fries are butter burgers, flank steak, beer-battered fish, and chicken tenders. For healthier options, try mussels, tofu nuggets, and shakshuka. You can also serve Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, chili, barbecue pulled pork, Korean corn dogs, and chicken gyros.

Ready? let’s jump right in.

Marinated flank steak 

Who says you have to go to a steakhouse to enjoy steak and fries? 

You can easily make steak in the comfort of your own kitchen. 

Start off with an affordable cut of beef, like flank steak – and make sure to marinate it, so it becomes tender when cooked. 

Want to give it a try? Check out this easy-to-follow recipe from Carlsbad Cravings.

Psst… A luscious gorgonzola cream sauce is superb with steak and fries. 

Beer-battered fish

It’s a no-brainer to serve your fries with crispy, beer-battered fish.

I like to use cod or tilapia to make this dish, but you can use any white fish. 

The key to this dish is getting that beer batter right. 

Aside from an ice-cold pale ale, combining rice flour and all-purpose flour ensures a crispy coating that won’t go soggy quickly. 

Enjoy your beer-battered fish and crispy fries with a can of your favorite beer. 

Chicken tenders

Are your kids asking to have fries for dinner?

Grant their wish and whip up some chicken tenders to complete the meal. 

Making them is such a breeze with this buttermilk chicken tenders recipe. The coating has a touch of cayenne pepper in it, but you can leave this out if your dinner guests don’t like spice.

Choose your favorite dipping sauce to go alongside (mine’s ranch) and you have an easy mid-week dinner.

Butter burger

Craving something indulgent?

This butter-soaked burger is exactly what you’re looking for. 

Every element of this burger has touched butter – the onions and patties are cooked in butter, and the buns are smothered in the stuff. 

This burger is simply sinful, but it goes so well with crispy fries.

Just make sure you don’t have anywhere to go after this meal. 

Philly cheesesteak sandwich


Philly cheesesteak is the ultimate sandwich. 

Tender, flavorful beef, sauteed onions, and provolone cheese all encased in a crusty hoagie roll – what more can you ask for? 

The secret to this irresistible sandwich lies in the shaved beef. 

It’s been marinated in a mixture of Worcestershire sauce, garlic, vinegar, and sugar to ensure it’s super tasty.

And with this recipe, you won’t need to go to Philadelphia to try one!


Looking for something comforting to go with your fries?

You can’t go wrong with classic chili. 

This dish is loaded with meat and beans, making it extra filling. 

And it’s perfect for winter when all you want to do is sit in front of the TV with some homely food.

Try dipping your fries into this hearty homemade chili for the perfect bite. 

Korean corn dog 

Getting bored of your regular corn dogs?

Give this Korean version a try! 

This version features mozzarella and a hotdog on one stick, coated in a yeasted batter and covered in panko breadcrumbs (instead of the normal cornmeal batter).  

Complete your Korean corn dog snack with a serving of fresh, crispy fries. 

Psst… make sure to use whole milk mozzarella for best results. 

Barbecue pulled pork

Pork up your fries with a generous helping of barbecue pulled pork (see what I did there…). 

It’s the ideal accompaniment for fries, especially if you’re feeding a hungry crowd!

You can even use it to make dirty fries by topping the fries with the saucy pulled pork, then some melted cheese and (optional) jalapenos.

This instant pot barbecue pulled pork is ready to serve after just one hour of cooking.  

Mussels in white wine sauce

Take inspiration from Belgian cuisine and serve your fries with this mussels dish. 

This dish features mussels cooked in white wine, garlic, and cream. 

It’s simple but delicious (on of my favorite meals infact – I always order it when it’s on the menu). 

Want a taste?

Head to Drizzle and Dip for the complete recipe.  

Tofu nuggets

Are you giving meatless Mondays a try?

Make these tofu nuggets and a side of French fries for the ultimate meat-free meal.

The key to getting crispy tofu?

Press it to draw out as much liquid as you can.

This recipe also recommends double coating your tofu to achieve that gorgeous, crunchy, golden brown crust. 

You won’t be missing your regular chicken nuggets when you have these crispy baked tofu nuggets

Poutine (gravy and cheese curds)

Poutine is pure Canadian comfort food.

Fries smothered in a rich gravy with some creamy cheese curds to balance out all the savory flavors.

And a little fun fact for you: this is one of the only french fry dishes you have to eat with a fork!

So get your cutlery ready and dig into this authentic poutine.


Fries don’t just have to be for dinner. You can also have them for brunch paired with this shakshuka.

This dish involves a deliciously spiced tomato sauce with baked poached eggs. 

And the best part about it is breaking the egg’s yolks and mixing them with the stew – then dipping some fries in. YUM! 

Start your weekend mornings right with this shakshuka

Chicken gyros 

Gyros is one of the most well-known Greek dishes.

It’s a favorite for a reason – marinated meat with some fresh veggies wrapped in a flatbread will always be a massive hit. 

But the hero of this dish is the tatziki sauce, which also happens to be a perfect dipping sauce for fries!

You can even add some fries into the wrap if you want.

The best side dishes for fries

  • Marinated flank steak
  • Beer-battered fish
  • Chicken tenders
  • Butter burger
  • Philly cheesesteak sandwich
  • Chili
  • Korean corn dog
  • Barbecue pulled pork
  • Mussels in white wine sauce
  • Tofu nuggets
  • No-churn vanilla ice cream
  • Shakshuka
  • Chicken gyros

What To Serve With Fries

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your fries.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fries side dishes, what to serve with fries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 312kcal


  • 1 portion fries


  • Prepare your fries according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: marinated flank steak, beer-battered fish, chicken tenders, butter burger, philly cheesesteak sandwich, chili, korean corn dog, barbecue pulled pork, mussels in white wine sauce, tofu nuggets, no-churn vanilla ice cream, shakshuka, and chicken gyros.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 312kcal

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