They are the enemy of almost any diet - and that's before you start dunking them in ketchup or mayonnaise.
But seriously, do empty calories get any better than greasy fries?
We didn't think so.
And while there's no such thing as bad french fries, Foster City Patch wants to know who you think has the best in town.
You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to tell us by voting in our poll, leaving a comment about it after this story or leaving a review in our directory (or all three!). And if you think we've missed one, please tell us about in the comments section.
Patch will announce the winner at noon on Friday.
Please choose among the following eateries:
Note that we sometimes includes stores in are polls that are in neighboring cities because we believe they are frequented by our readers.
Because this poll is not scientific, the poll is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and your comments and reviews. So please vote only once per survey, per Patch site.