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Al’s French Frys

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1251 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-5719
+1 802-862-9203
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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South Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Double fried french fries and good fast service and a real 50s to 60s theme going on. Enjoyable . A must do when visiting for the first time in South Burlington. Terrific ice cream to the summer months served Outdoors at the window

Thank Faxman022
Williston, Vermont
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, just a plain old burger joint that is always the same. HOWEVER - the fries are are hand cut fresh all day long and they are delish. After a good night on the town I love to hit this joint for a double cheese burger, quart of fries with vinegar and a vanilla shake - then a nap!... More 

Thank Vicki P
Methuen, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me, Al's Fries makes incredible french fries! Established around the late 1940's, Al's has become one of the most popular lunch eateries in Burlington. It's not to be missed if you're up for 'dog's and burgers. Prices are incredibly reasonable! And the retro 1950's music makes it feel like I've gone back in time.

Thank Ronald S
Enfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went just for the fry's! We have had them at the fair and were told they are the same at the restaurant! Nice place old style dinner! Staff friendly food was good! Great experience will go back and tell others to go!

Thank patsypandas
Williston, Vermont
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been coming here for many many years and have usually had a good experience. But last month I had my usual cheeseburger and was VERY dissapointed by it's size. These are not hamburgers but sliders! Their regular "burger" is not only tiny but wafer thin. These are not hamburgers by anyone's definition. I am afraid that management feels... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The fries here are excellent! My cheeseburger was good and the service was very good as well! My server gave me lettuce and tomato for no extra charge because I was unaware you had to order it at the counter (for an extra charge).

Thank Elizabeth E
Sudbury, MA
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's a place that would fit right into the landscape of any town in America in the 50's. Hot-dogs, hamburgers and fries. And a few other things if you're not inclined for those offering. Order and pick it up and then find a table. That's the hardest part. We were there for lunch on a Saturday and it was packed.... More 

Thank KGR1951
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83 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We decided to eat at a local place instead of a chain and were glad we did. We knew we were in for something good when we saw the line out the door. Staff did a great job taking orders quickly and we really enjoyed our food and the diner vibe. Will definitely come back for more if we get... More 

Thank FloridaTravelBug05
New England
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just finished a double cheeseburger with jalapenos lettuce and tomato. Shared a large fry. Great fries or I guess frys. The frys are really good and the burger was decent as well, no complaints about Al's line might look long but it moved fast. It's exactly what you think classic American place like McDonald's but it doesn't suck.

Thank seanb88
Cape Coral, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

South burlington icon for years. Reminds me of a 50s hang out. Best french fries ever! DON'T miss this stop. We usually go right from the airport!

Thank Fargosmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1251 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-5719
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-862-9203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?