Chowdown Showdown: French Fry Champion

See which restaurant was selected by readers' votes in the very spirited contest to select the best French fries in northern Lake County.


After 3,932 votes and more than 43 comments, we are pleased to announce the winner of the spirited Chowdown Showdown competition for best French fries in northern Lake County is !

Fodrak's received 2,509 votes, or 63 percent, to take first place. Scooters in Lake Bluff received 1,380 votes, or 35 percent, to take second place in our Reader's Choice poll.

The competition online was fast and furious as reader's shared their love of both restaurants.

For more information on Fodrak's, visit their . Here are just a few of the comments from their fans:

  • Maria: Fodraks feels like home. Flavio Jose and all the staff, always take good care of us. I like Greek chicken with salad, and the kids have chocolate banana shake with fries and chicken tenders.
  • Noreen G: Fodrak's by far has the best french fries! Can't beat their fresh cut fries. The taste will amaze you.
  • Leonardo H: The best fries in Libertyville are made fresh everyday by my friend Jim Lappas at Fodrak's! His french fries are the best in Illinois, period!!!


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