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“A Burlington institution”
Review of Al’s French Frys

Al’s French Frys
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Hinesburg, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Burlington institution”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Al's was fast food in Burlington well before the invasion of McDonalds and Burger King--and has survived and thrived by being better. Locally regarded as the world's best fries, and of course you have to sprinkle vinegar on them.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Carb Kingdom”
Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Al's is a snackbar is the most wonderful sense. An institution on busy Williston Rd. in South Burlington, Vt for well over 4 decades. They serve all the standard; burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken sandwiches, and more. However, it's the fries (or frys as the sign says) that makes them a multi-generational dining spot. Crisp, brown, and hot little spud heaven served with ketchup or gravy!

Al's is amazingly fast, resembling the best philly steak joints down in the city of brotherly love. In some ways, you hope there's a slight line, just so you can decide what you want offof their diverse menu. There is no table service, but I dont I've ever heard the patrons complaining. Heck, watching the dance of the cooks just beyond the cash register is part of the fun!

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Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best "Fast Food" in town”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Best burgers, fries, hot dogs etc., set in a 50s diner motif. This is where the locals go for fast food. Locally owned and operated for 40+ years.

Visited December 2012
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Essex, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Old fashioned fried and salty - kids love it.”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

KId's love Al's. It is kind of fun for the nostalgia factor, but the food is greasy. The menu is burgers, dogs, and fries (or frys), as well as friend seafood and a few wraps, and they are fine for what they are. There are many, many options: chili dogs, cheese dogs, corn dogs (my personal favorite). In the summer they also open their ice cream window and that's always a treat.

Visited August 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If you want fast food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

If you want fast food this is the place to go. They are fast and no what they are doing. Everything on the menu is fantastic. Stay away from McDonalds and other fast food when you are in driving distance of Al's.

Visited April 2012
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