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Al’s French Frys

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1251 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
+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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every once in a while, the only thing that will do is a greasy cheeseburger with fries. Al's delivers, and at great prices. Not gross greasy; good greasy. Burgers are on the small side, so the double isn't as big a commitment as it sounds.

Thank Jon F
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great retro diner. Food was fast, good and cheap also lots of parking. Worth a visit when in burlington.

Thank Domhnall O
Hilo, Hawaii
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399 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple and tasty hamburgers and excellent fries with a side of gravy made this a most enjoyable dinner. The fries were fresh cut and cooked perfectly, crispy with fluffy insides. I had a double cheeseburger with lettuce and tomatoes and it was very good. This is unpretentious, filling and delicious. They had a number of other menu items that looked... More 

Thank Michael R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I stood in line waiting to order, all the hamburgers were slider size, small and thin, old fashion they were not unless you know what white Castle burgers are and want to pay double the price. I ordered the steak and cheese that I was told was served on a sub roll among with an order onion rings. The... More 

Thank paddler4x
Hinesburg, Vermont
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This place is great for takeout-- the prices are basically pennies compared to any other joint around. I honestly cannot figure out how they manage to keep their prices to low, but I'm thankful they do. The cheese fries are outstanding.....the fries undressed are great as well. But there's something about the cheese sauce. It's just a touch spicy, barely... More 

Thank novablack
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 17 November 2016 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 15 November 2016

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 13 November 2016

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 8 November 2016 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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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
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
  • 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?