There are some AMAZING fries here in the local area, but we want to know who has the very best!

I don't discriminate when in comes to French fries (unless we're talking about sweet potato fries... no thanks). Standard fries are delicious, but there are so many other beautiful varieties! I love crinkle cut fries, steak fries, curly fries, beer-battered fries, waffle fries, fries covered in cheese, bacon, ranch, Buffalo sauce... I could go on forever! Today is a day to celebrate fries of all shapes and sizes, because it's National French Fry Day!

According to Fortune, there are a few fast food chains where you can get a deal (or free) fries today. Here are a few of the ones we have here in the local area:

  • McDonald's
    • If you order via the McDonald's app, you get a free medium fry today (and every day through September 7th)
  • Arby's
    • Order a Brown Sugar Bacon Sandwich today and Arby's will hook you up with free curly fries
  • Dairy Queen
    • A small order of fries will cost only $1 today at select locations

As good as fast food fries are, they have nothing on the fries from local restaurants here in Eastern Iowa! Here are a few of my favorite places to get them:

  • Big Grove Brewery - Iowa City
  • Bushwood - Cedar Rapids
  • Rock Bar - Cedar Rapids
  • Quarter Barrel - Cedar Rapids
  • Daisy's Garage - Cedar Rapids

I'd also like to give a shout out to White Star Ale House in Cedar Rapids, because their fries are BOMB and I somehow don't have a picture of them.

In honor of National French Fry Day, what's your absolute FAVORITE place to get fries in the local area? Share yours with us in the comments!

[Via Fortune]