5 great places to order cheese-covered fries in Cape Town

Whether you call them disco fries, poutine or cheesy chips, a portion of fried potatoes covered in melted anything is sure to be a winner. Topped with the likes of hot sauce and spring onions or crumbled feta and bacon, these crazy cheesy fries available around CT will make your day.

Clarkes (City Bowl)

For your fix of all sorts of cheesy American diner food, Clarke’s has it down. The hipster hub on Bree Street has gathered a cult following for its take on cheese fries. Clarke’s disco fries have a perfect slap-tjip texture and are topped with a sharp cheddar cheese sauce that’s broiled until charred. For a bit of freshness, the carb-caressing dish is sprinkled with pico de gallo and served with a tomato ragout for dunking (R50).

Hello Sailor (Observatory)

This quirky Obs bistro has nailed disco fries. Their OTT take on the dish is anything but shy and is certainly enough for a main meal. The golden chips are smothered in rich mushroom gravy before being topped with a mix of mozzarella and feta. The dish is then baked in the oven until bubbling. Best served with lashings of Tabasco and enjoyed while wearing a loose pair of pants. The fries will cost you R35 a portion.

Hudsons The Burger Joint (Green Point)

This popular burger spot serves its glorious patties and gourmet appetisers from lunch until 11pm, making it a great place to linger before or after an event at the stadium. Soak up your craft beer with a rich portion of disco fries. These beauties are tossed with a mild but melty cheese and topped with hot sauce and a sprinkling of spring onions. The basket of pick-me-ups will cost you R26 a portion and go perfectly with a side of burger.

Junior (Tamboerskloof)

The chips at this hip burger joint get a thumbs up form us. Thin, golden and crisp, they’re doused in a marvellously cheesy sauce. The American-style fries are good enough on their own, but the preservative-free sauce, made fresh on site with sharp cheddar cheese, is the perfect condiment. Order yours for R23 a portion. They also offer deliveries within the area, which means those late night munchies are taken care of.

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Sticky BBQ (Rondebosch)

This rib joint satisfies meat lovers until late with its sweet and sticky barbecue pork ribs, but it’s the cheesy fries that we’re after this time. The Sticky BBQ version comes with various toppings and a glorious portion of bubbling sharp cheddar cheese. Choose from additions like bacon, sausage, chicken and mushroom. They’re stringy, salty and golden – everything you want in a portion of gut-busting cheese fries. The helpings are hefty and range from R40 to R55, depending on the topping.

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Honourable mention: Steers (countrywide)

When it comes to fast food brands, Steers chips (covered in that very special seasoning) are widely regarded as the ultimate. Take them to the next level by ordering them with tangy jalapeños and a super-gooey cheese sauce.

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