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“Non-greasy French Fries”
Review of Smart Alec's Intelligent Food - CLOSED

Smart Alec's Intelligent Food
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Plano, Texas
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Non-greasy French Fries”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stopped by Smart Alec's looking for a snack in a place to take a load off of my feet and was not disappointed.

I cautiously ordered a large portion of the Air Fries, questioning how non-fried French Fries could have any flavor - you've got to have that grease to be good, right? Wrong on my assumption. The fries were tasty, albeit not amazing.

We were able to camp out and take a break and had free wifi as a bonus.

Great location - right in the hustle and bustle of the Sunday afternoon street market on Telegraph Road near the UC-Berkeley campus.

Price: 5.55 (including tax) for one large order of fries (and the portion was huge) and two bottles of water.

  • Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
usa
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“good, healthy food near campus and baked french fries!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

i love this place for a quick bite of healthy food. it is cash only and on a busy corner street near campus. they have baked french fries that are good. i like the salads and hummus sandwich

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank kdyUsa
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Berkeley, California, United States
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Foods ok but not that special”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

The food is ok, the hamburger and chicken sandwich are good. But they try to do too much: the soups are average. On three occasions, the fries were limp and underdone. The service is non-existent and the ambience is pathetic.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Raphael823
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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“:)”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

TUNA MELT, EGGPLANT MELT, CORN CHOWDER, THIN FRIES! Mmmmm... so fresh and rich! Fair amount of portion, great quality, fair price! just go for a quick snack can satisfy me for the whole day!

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank Jacqkaki
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Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“:)”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

There's something about smart alec's cornbread that makes me keep going. I love their chicken avocado sandwich, eggplant melt (very very goood!) and fries. but MY ALL TIME FAVORITE has to be their CORN CHOWDER! It's sooooo rich and delicious. I'm a big fan of corn and potato, so this was heavenly!

Visited May 2011
Helpful?
Thank Jacqkaki
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