Lark Creek Steak
Though Lark Creek Steak’s burger narrowly missed inclusion on our top 10, we give high marks to the hand-cut, Lincoln Log–like fries, with their blunted ends, crisp exterior and creamy interior. 845 Market St., 415-593-4100,

Bix fries their hand-cut potatoes in rice-bran oil before piling them high and showering them with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. 56 Gold St., 415-433-6300,


Though technically not fries, the fried potatoes that accompany the burger—small potatoes halved, boiled until tender, then crisped in peanut oil and showered with fried herbs—are irresistible. 1058 Valencia St., 415-643-5000,

French fries made from Kennebec potatoes are all the rage—clearly, for good reason. Nopa’s come with the burger and are medium-cut, perfectly crisp-soft and served with harissa aioli. 560 Divisadero St., 415-864-8643,

Cooked in a percentage of duck fat, these fries, rustically cut with some of the potato skin still on, are so good they could be dinner alone. 508 Fourth St., 415-777-1508,