Where to Find Duck Fat French Fries Across the Country


Duck fat fries from Duck Fat Restaurant in Portland, Maine. Photograph from the Paupered Chef.

Duck, fat and fries are three words that please most people. Combining them is a very beautiful thing. Chef Amanda Freitag at New York City's The Harrison isn't the only one bathing spuds in quack-quack grease. She cuts hers with a malt vinegar mayo, given the duck fat's richness. After the jump, see what other chefs across the country are skipping peanut or cottonseed oil to embrace rendered duck fat.

Portland, Maine

Duck Fat Restaurant

Address: 43 Middle Street, Portland ME 04101
Phone: 207-774-8080
Website: duckfat.com A place with this name has to represent. Belgian-style fries first sizzle in duck fat solution, then are served with fun dipping sauces like truffle ketchup, sweet and sour mustard or (wait for it) homemade duck gravy.

New York City

The Harrison

Address: 355 Greenwich Street, New York NY 10013
Phone: 212-274-9310
Website: theharrison.com See above.

Strip House

Address: 13 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003
Phone: 212-328-0000
Website: theglaziergroup.com/striphouse

Washington, D.C.

Blue Duck Tavern

Address: 1201 24th Street NW, Washington DC 20037
Phone: 202-419-6755
Website: blueducktavern.com If the Park Hyatt restaurant was called Blue Vegetable Oil Tavern, things might be different. Served in a mini metallic pot with tongs, their fries need three days of blanching, double blanching, freezing and seasoning.



Address: 2127 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21211
Phone: 410-276-5480
Website: salttavern.com According to Baltimore Sun critic Elizabeth Large, the duck fat "adds a texture and flavor only those who remember potato chips fried in lard can imagine." Despite the restaurant's name, the fries aren't oversalted, according to Large, and are served with a trio of aoilis: white truffle, chipotle and orange mango.

Annabel Lee Tavern

Address: 601 South Clinton Street, Baltimore MD 21224
Phone: 410-522-2929
Website: annabelletavern.com


Hot Doug's

Address: 3324 N California Avenue, Chicago IL 60618
Phone: 773-279-9550
Website: hotdougs.com Only available Friday and Saturday, these are "redolent with a touch of duckiness and a perfect glistening sprinkle of sea salt," according to our Chicago correspondent, Michael Nagrant. Regular fries are available every other day, which Nagrant notes, are slightly meatier.

Sweet and Savories

Address: 1534 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago IL 60614
Phone: 773-281-6778
Website: sweetsandsavorieschicago.com

San Francisco

One Market

Address: 1 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94105
Phone: 415-777-5577
Website: onemarket.com Called "big fries" on the menu under "farmers market sides." Code for "simmered in duck grease." In a very big way.

New Orleans

The Delachaise

Address: 3442 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA 70115
Phone: 504-895-0858
Website: thedelachaise.com


The Shaved Duck

Address: 2900 Virginia Avenue, St. Louis MO 63118
Phone: 314-776-1407
Website: theshavedduck.com/


Shaun's Social Club

Address: 1029 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta GA 30307
Website: shaunsrestaurant.com "Graisse de canard" frites, which loosely translates as: fries with duck lubricant.


Bourbon Steak

Address: 7575 E Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 480-585-4848
Website: michaelmina.net/bourbonsteak

Portland, Maine

Strip Steak

Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89119
Phone: 702-632-7777
Website: michaelmina.net/stripsteak


Bar Cento

Address: 1948 W 25th Street, Cleveland OH 44113
Phone: 216-274-1010
Website: barcento.com

Southern California

Crow Bar and Kitchen

Address: 2325 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar CA 92625
Phone: 949-675-0070
Website: thecrowbarcdm.com


Address: 8945 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood CA 90069
Phone: 310-550-8945
Website: BIN8945.com Executive chef Matt Carpenter was inspired by the duck fat fries at a restaurant in Bordeaux called La Tupiña.