Crisp potato goodness loaded with whatever your heart and stomach desires—from cheese and pulled pork to buffalo chicken or sour cream—you’ll be forgiven for making loaded fries a staple on your weekend diet. With all this over the top goodness, you’re going to want to get out the stretchy lycra and get geared up to tick these off your hot chip bucket list.
Here are Perth’s best loaded fries.
Northbridge, Wembley and Victoria Park
If you can head straight past the burgers or find a friend to share with (just kidding, you can get both) order RoyAl’s Gringo Fries. Cajun pulled pork, sour cream and hot sauce, these fries are what dreams are made of. If you’re not strictly limited to fries, we reckon you should order their closest cousin—potato gems smothered in cheese sauce, bacon and jalapenos. Enough said.
The Dirty Swine
Greenwood (Canham Eatery Lunchbar)
The Dirty Swine has you covered with the basics—chips, gravy, aioli, cheese. What will really have you weak at the knees are their meat toppings. Cooked low 'n’ slow, every bit of succulent roast pork, buffalo chicken or roast beef will have you hanging out for more. Vegans, rest assured, this place dishes out a killer buffalo jack loaded fries too.
Mac and cheese loaded fries. Need we say more? This old Claremont favourite has moved up the beach to grace Scarborough with its all out American goodness. If mac and cheese ain’t your thing, you’re crazy, but we’ll let you try Brooklyn Lounge’s pulled pork instead.
Piggy Food Co
Piggy Food Co dishes out some epic American BBQ and Mexican fare so it's no surprise their loaded fries get our tick of approval. Crispy chips loaded with cheese, salsa fresca and house made barbecue sauce, you can choose to top these with fall-apart pulled pork or Mexican beans for our veggie friends. A good dollop of sour cream and you’ll be good to go.
Johnny’s Burger Joint
Johnny’s Burger Joint is home to some of the best American eats you can get your hands on. We could talk all day about the burgers, wings and milkshakes but we know what you’re here for. Chilli cheese fries and smoky bacon loaded fries are staples on their menu. Cheese, cheese and lots of cheese. You can thank us later.
Joondalup, Fremantle Morley, Northbridge, Nedlands and Waterford
An oldie but a goodie, Varsity Burgers still tops our list of the best loaded fries in Perth. You’re going to have to book a few dates at this one to get through the menu—cheese whip and bacon, buffalo fried chicken bites or BBQ brisket—whatever you try, you won’t be disappointed.
Head to Wassup for a life changing hot dog and grab some loaded fries to send you into food oblivion. Bacon and cheese, chilli cheese and the three cheese combo will make this a regular on your hangover to-do list.
Fam Bam Burger Bar
Scarborough locals rejoice, Fam Bam Burger Bar has poutine on the menu. That’s right, order your burger with a side of Canadian goodness—fries loaded up with gravy and oozy bocconcini. It’s one of the closest we’ll get to the real deal this side of the equator.
Lord Of The Fries
Oh Lord of the Fries, how we love you. Choose from shoestring, classic, chunky or sweet potato fries and load em’ up with the good stuff—hot cheese and jalapenos. It’s a yes from us.
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