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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: Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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Best Fries

These are the best fries on the pier!! Put some vinegar and salt and even better. We always stop here on the way in and then on way home!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dracut, Massachusetts
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These are the best fries on the pier!! Put some vinegar and salt and even better. We always stop here on the way in and then on way home!!!

Thank Silvastreak1
Bridgton, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are th e best fries you ever had. Always go there when in OOB . Always a lot of people getting them but they are worth the wait. Can't wait to go back next t summer.

Thank Janet U
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are by far the best fries I have ever had, got an order all 3 days I was there on vacation...awesome!!

Thank Jozeee2014
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We went here for some fries one night as we were walking around. It was four of us my wife and I and 2 children. These are great fries. We got one order and they were so good the four of us ate them in no time so we got another order. We will go back every time we are... More 

Thank Steelpearl
Oliver, BC, Canada
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Do you like outstanding fries? If not, just stop reading this now. I knew you could not stop reading this.....you are still reading, right?? I knew it. Gotcha. Anyways, these fries have been a tradition for 80 years. Yes, 80 years!!!!!! Wow. I know why. They are darn good. Just great and darn good. That gets you 80 years. So... More 

Thank VanDelay_12
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

One of my strongest memories from vacationing in OOB as a child is always grabbing a box of Pier Fries with salt and malt vinegar. On my first visit to OOB in over 19 years this past August, I was thrilled to see Pier Fries still in business. They give you a ton of fries for the money. I think... More 

Thank Jpicco1983
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 October 26, 2015 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
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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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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

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


4 months ago

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