Slideshow: We Eat All the Fries at Edzo's in Chicago

Cheese Fries ($3.79)
Cheese Fries ($3.79)
Crispy outside, soft inside, and topped with Merkt's cheddar, Edzo's classic cheese fries set a high bar for the rest of the city. Plus, unlike other fries here, these retain their crispness even after sitting under the cheese for awhile. —Amy Cavanaugh
Regular Fries ($2.79)
Regular Fries ($2.79)
Without a doubt, none us would have met up at Edzo's at 10:30 in the morning if the regular fries weren't so stunning. Sure, they are a great base for all the other toppings, but they are absolutely stellar on their own, so don't feel ashamed if you prefer to keep it simple and order these. The small steps make these great. Hand-cut and fried to a light brown, each and every fry is extra crispy, yet pillowy and soft inside. Instead of haphazardly showering the fries with salt, which misses the poor spuds on the bottom, they are seasoned in a large bowl and tossed to ensure even coverage. —Nick Kindelsperger
Old Fries ($3.49)
Old Fries ($3.49)
A nod to the late Patty's Diner in Skokie, these are made with "dead fries" that have sat under the heat lamp for over 8 minutes. When an order comes up, the spuds are fried a second time, rendering them shatteringly crisp and hollow. According to Eddie, these are for that one crazy person at the table who prefers beyond crispy fries. I don't know what this says about our group, but they were a crowd favorite at our tasting. —Joe Roy
Crazy Fries ($4.69)
Crazy Fries ($4.69)
Topped with chili, liquid cheese, and chopped onion, these are like a Detroit coney in French fry form. The rich cheese sauce is a nice and gooey complement to the meaty chili, while the raw onion bite is a welcome, lightening addition. Break out the fork for this one, and try not to judge if you catch me adding some yellow mustard to mine. —Joe Roy
Buffalo Fries ($4.69)
Buffalo Fries ($4.69)
A favorite of the table, the fries are topped with Buffalo wing sauce and chunks of blue cheese. The sauce adds spice and soaks into the fries, while the cheese is nice and tangy. These come garnished with spears of celery. —Amy Cavanaugh
Loaded Fries ($4.69)
Loaded Fries ($4.69)
I have an enormous soft spot for baked potatoes loaded down with sour cream, bacon, cheese, and green onions. It's the kind of comfort food I was raised on. But even if you don't share the same fond memories, this is still worth your time, especially since the fries manage to stay so crispy under the blanket of toppings. —Nick Kindelsperger
Truffle Fries ($5.49)
Truffle Fries ($5.49)
Balance is frequently a problem in truffle-enhanced dishes, which is why it was almost refreshing to bite into one of these fries since the truffle flavor isn't as abrasive. There is no question it's there, but it's not so strong as to obscure the flavor of the grated parmesan. If you prefer your fries a little more exciting than plain but dislike heavy sauces that can quickly turn them soggy, this variation stays wonderfully crispy for as long as you keep them around. —Lindsey Becker
Angry Fries ($4.29)
Angry Fries ($4.29)
The angry fries taste like one of the cooks got angry at a batch of spicy giardiniera and decided to punish it in the deep-fryer. The results are finger-licking good. These fries start off mild, then slowly escalate in heat without charring your sinuses. Scattered with peppers and saturated in hot sauce, they get a tad mushy and poutine-like (if someone were to set poutine on fire), but I wasn't angry about it. —Matt Kirouac
Lobster Fries ($10.00)
Lobster Fries ($10.00)
This special starts with the deep-fried spud splinters doused in clarified butter and blanketed in a bright net of lemony hollandaise sauce. There's a fair sprinkling of lobster under that webbing, and a combined bite of all the components is an indulgent meal in and of itself. It's definitely a rich endeavor that you'll want to share, especially if you're mowing down on one of Edzo's excellent griddled burgers at the same time. —Dennis Lee