Happy National French Fry Day!

When it comes to sides, there's no better companion than fresh hot fries. Whether you're a fan crinkle cut, steak, curly, shoestring, waffle, or sweet potato fries, there really is no wrong choice.

In honor of today's important food holiday, we decided to take a look at some of the best fries in Eastern Iowa. If I absolutely had to choose, I would say my favorite fries in the area are from Gianna's Italian Beef, Midtown Station, and Frydae. Gianna's fries with a side of cheese are absolute perfection, as are the Poutine Fries from Midtown. They come topped with gravy, bacon, cheese, and green onion. And then there's Frydae's Buffalo Mac & Cheese Fries. UNREAL.

I asked Iowans on the Cedar Rapids Area Support Local Group on Facebook who serves their favorite fries in the area, and the only stipulation was that they couldn't come from a fast food chain. Here are some of the picks:

Tornado's Pub & Grub - 1600 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids

Third Base Brewery - 500 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Black Sheep Social Club - 600 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids

The Class Act - 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids

The Flying Wienie - 103 8th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids

Daisy's Garage - 5240 Edgewood Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Sacred Cow Tavern - 1000 7th St SE, Cedar Rapids

Short's Burger & Shine - 780 11th St, Marion

North Point - 621 Center Point Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

The Map Room - 416 3rd St SE , Cedar Rapids

Zeppelins Bar & Grill - 5300 Edgewood Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Pita'z Mediterranean and American Cuisine - 1057 N Center Point Rd, Hiawatha

Other comments mention Pedaler's Fork, New York Gyro, Lion Bridge Brewing Company, 30hop, Lightworks, Lebowski’s, Morning Story, and more. Who serves your favorite fries in the Corridor? Let us know in the comments or by sending us a message on the app!

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