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8 places in and around Victoria to get your fix this National French Fry day


This Thursday, July 13th is National French Fry Day…oh, yes!

Steamy, salty, smothered in toppings — whatever your heart desires, there will be something to satisfy your craving.

Be sure to save this article and use it as your own personal checklist!

Here are 8 places in and around Victoria you’ll want to visit for National French Fry Day this Thursday:


This cozy restaurant offers an array of delicious Middle Eastern dishes — including a unique and unbeatable spin on the classic cuisine, fries!

Made with kennebec potatoes and preserved lemon mint yogurt dip, it’s sure to make your mouth water and capture your heart.

According to their Instagram, they may even still have their Falafel Fries! Make sure you give those a try too.

  • Where: 1011 Blanshard Street
  • When: Open Monday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Willow’s Galley Fish and Chips

Choose between a list of deliciously-crafted poutines or get a basket of plain fries!

There’s the classic poutine — of course — but if you’re feeling more adventurous, try their Pulled Pork Poutine.

Feeling like spicing it up?

Their Chili Poutine is also a customer favourite!

  • Where: 2559 Estevan Avenue
  • When: Wednesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(Willow’s Galley Fish and Chips / Facebook)

Red Fish Blue Fish

There’s a reason they’re famous for their fish and chips!

Juicy, delicious, and crisp — grab a Pacific Cod, Wild Salmon, or BC Halibut fish and chips plate and enjoy it by the ocean.

  • Where: 1006 Wharf Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (seasonal)
(Red Fish Blue Fish / Facebook)

Big Wheel Burger

Everyone loves a good side of fries, and Big Wheel has amped it up a notch!

You get to pick between four different types of side-fries — regular, cajun, poutine with vegetarian and gluten free gravy, and garlic and parmesan with rosemary oil and fresh ingredients.

Not to mention their burgers are 100% local, grass-fed beef that’s high in Omega 3 and nutrients!

  • Where: Locations vary
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Blue Fox Cafe

Blue Fox Cafe is one of the most popular brunch joints in town — serving their spin on incredible bennies, specialty coffees, and more!

Similarly, their fries have a unique spin on them too.

Instead of the traditional deep frying method, the fries are pan fried — giving them a delicious homestyle flavour and texture!

  • Where: 919 Fort Street
  • When: Open Thursday to Tuesday — the hours vary
(Blue Fox Cafe / Facebook)

Maude Hunters

What’s better than regular fries? Beer battered fries — yes, that’s correct!

Maude’s serves a plate of thick, delicious, and salty beer battered fries, or you can go crazy and get yam fries with their vegan chipotle mayo.

  • Where: 3810 Shelbourne Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week
    • Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Little Jumbo

Known for their speakeasy ambiance and signature cocktails, Little Jumbo’s food is just as spectacular.

And their fries are no exception!

Their signature fries are made with grana padano, herbs, sea salt, and an aioli for dipping — a burst of flavour that is irresistible!

Add this unique location to your fry experience.

  • Where: Down the Hall, 506 Fort Street #102
  • When: Open 7 days a week
    • Sunday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bin 4 Burger Lounge

Yes, this delectable restaurant is famous for it’s extensive burger menu and uncommon (yet, to die for) ingredient combinations, but it is known for other things too.

Their fries, for example, come as a side with every burger and you get to choose between 10 different dipping aiolis for your best fry experience — yes, 10!

There’s even some wild mushroom gravy if you’re like a less creamy alternative.

Still not convinced? They also serve Garlic Truffle Fries with house fries, truffle oil, fresh parmesan, and garlic aioli for dipping!

Choose your own adventure and get to it!

  • Where: Locations vary
  • When: Open 7 days a week
    • Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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