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Pier French Fries

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12 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Summer Starts at Pier Fries

The opening of Pier Fries is the start of summer for me. I love going to the beach for the fire works and having fries from this place. They are wonderful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathleen B
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The opening of Pier Fries is the start of summer for me. I love going to the beach for the fire works and having fries from this place. They are wonderful!

Thank Kathleen B
Salt Lake City
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best fries are surely the ones that bring back memories of summer days, walks on the pier, salt and WHITE vinegar....never ketchup....YUM!!! and the ones you look for whenever you get to return!!

Thank savvychef
OOB, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best fries around! They are always fresh and have just the right amount of crunch. Buy some and enjoy the beach scenery.

Thank Moeducky
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My friend had told me of the legend of Pier Fries from his childhood. They did not disappoint. You really can't go wrong with a BOX of fries, in my opinion. Perfect companion to a night on the boardwalk!

Thank mnieman
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

When we visit old orchard beach pier fries are a must. They are great . Always hot and crisp. Add lots of salt and vinegar and they are finger licking good

Thank Bonnie G
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you want pier fries, don't go anywhere but here. They're fresh out of the fryer and you add your salt and vinegar if you want it. Yum! The line goes quickly so don't let that steer you away. You can get a box to share or a cup or pint. Best fries at the pier and best fries anywhere... More 

Thank Andrea B
Atlanta, Ga
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I don't care what anyone says. These are really, addictively good. There must be some deep, dark secret becasuse I don't usually like ridge-cut fries. But there...these are yum. Salt and vinegar baby.

Thank DawnousAtl
Bangor, Maine
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Real French fries are a weakness I rarely satisfy myself with, but these fries are so hot, salty, and delious! I believe I have now shared this passion with my grandchildren. I let them know this is a REAL treat, and only the best fries should be eaten. Eat these!

Thank YayaMclean5
St. John's, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

if you visit OOB,,you have to try Pier fries,,they are excellent,,,Hot and tasty with your choice of salt or not,,,,,always have them more than once while visiting,,hahaha

Thank newf-couple c
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A must try--Best fries ever, with or without salt! Be sure to try them while in the Old Orchard Beach area!

Thank AntiqueLover66

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: 207-934-2328

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Dear Jim E,

We enjoy and appreciate the many comments and opinions from our thousands of annual customers. We are always looking To improve any aspect of our business from thoughts, both good and/or bad, from all of the patrons that visit us at Pier Fries every year. But you sir, have crossed the line. And because of this... On the rare instance this happens... I feel the need to respond to your post.

Your hurtful comment of our "greed"... And how we have somehow compromised our quality of our product to benefit our business is both flat out wrong as well as irresponsible on your part. We hand cut EVERY SINGLE potato that comes into our shop... And your suggestion that something has changed recently in our 80+ years of business is quite frankly... A joke. I am writing this to defend my family and the 20+ young men and women who work for us, that tirelessly work their tails off to provide,what we hope, is the BEST product that can be sold. To that point... I invite you to come to our facility... Cut a 150lb barrel of our "frozen fries" for yourself... And I in turn will be happy to pay for your finished box of Pier Fries, out of MY own "greedy" pocket. Any... Time... You ... Would...like. We apologize if the order you had was not up to par. We try, with every single order, to make them the best experience EVER. And if this was not the case... Please... Come see me or my wife... And we will be thrilled to make it right. But to suggest that our "GREED" is involved in your batch of Pier Fries...?????

We appreciate ALL suggestions and opinions about our business. And we hope to learn from each one of them. However, when you see fit to acuse me, my family and the ridiculously hard working young employees we have of being "greedy" and serving a product that is anything but the best potatoes, oil, salt, ketchup and anything else that makes us "Pier Fries" with no knowledge to the truth.... That is when I will respond with aggressiveness... To the great Place that we are. .......

Next time... Get your facts in order, before you decide to degrade a great Maine ICON... That we still are.

Allan Buotte

The Original Pier Fries


1 month ago

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