Who needs ketchup with fries when you can have gravy for fries? It has a base of ketchup and mayonnaise, but different restaurants in Utah use different recipes in this popular French fry dip. After surveying many establishments in Utah that sell french fries with french fries sauce, here is the very serious and definitive ranking of the best french fries sauce in Utah.
All fry sauces have been tried with plain fries.
ten. Greek souvlaki: I love Greek food and was out with my friends eating Greek salad when I noticed fries and fries sauce was on the menu. We split the order and I was surprised how nice the fried sauce was. It was spicy and traditional, but worked great with the classic fries. It was a bit too hot to rate higher, but a solid choice.
9. Polar Circle: I know a lot of people will be mad at me for this rating because it’s the original French fries sauce. I found the sauce good, but nothing special. The fries were a little too greasy and salty, and the fried sauce was good, but a bit bland.
8. Purple turtle: I had heard of Purple Turtle for years, but only recently had it. I split an order of fries and frying sauce with a friend. I have to mention – the fries were amazing. I like thicker fries and these were so good. The pink sauce or fries sauce had a little kick and it went well with their fries.
seven. Crown Burgers: I still haven’t had a burger, let alone a pastrami burger from Crown Burger (another time for another post), but I loved the fries here. Some of the best fries in Utah are here, and the sauce for fries was also very good. I couldn’t tell what I was tasting – was it some relish or pickle seasoning? Anyway, the sauce here was thicker and richer than elsewhere.
6. Tonyburger: Tonyburgers sells Tony Sauce, which is their version of French fries sauce. As for the fries, they do a small fries. Normally I’m not a fan of fries, but something about how their fries turn out makes me a fan. The sauce here was a bit sweeter than the others, but went well with a flavorful fry.
5. At Cubby’s: Chipotle French Fries Sauce is something you didn’t know you’d love. It’s a little spicier than the other fry sauces listed here, but it’s no spicier than the mildest buffalo sauce you’ll buy. Not a problem – it’s well seasoned, has a little kick, and is noticeably different from the other sauces here. Their fries are ok: not my favorite, but still a good fry.
4. Chom Burger: I am an original Chom Burger fan. I have been going there since the restaurant serves breakfast. They sell Chom sauce and I love how sweet it is. This sauce is tangy and well seasoned. They also sell a thinner fry, but the fries are still quite good.
3. Post 22: The fries are always my favorite thing at Station 22. They are thick and seasoned very good. They are not too greasy, but they are floury. The fried sauce is also amazing. It’s a classic fries sauce, but what I like is that it’s a bit more ketchup than the other sauces in this review. It is worth trying.
2. Hiring Big H: This iconic Utah restaurant should be a must visit when you come to Utah. Her fries had a natural cut and looked very fresh. They tasted like someone who had picked the potatoes from the field that morning and cooked them immediately. The fried sauce itself was also interesting in a good way. It was a little saltier, a little tastier than other fry sauces, but had a sweeter aftertaste. Their fries are also perfect with the sauce.
1. Bruges waffles and fries: I’ve had Bruges before, but it’s been a few years, so went with a few friends after shopping at Sugar House. First of all, the fries are amazing. They are crispy and have a bit of a crunch with sweet potato inside. The fries sauce was perfectly cold (some restaurants had slightly warmer fries sauce) and it tasted a bit more garlicky than others. Definitely worth the detour.