When a restaurant takes the time to make their own chips, I take it as a sort of indicator that they take what they're doing seriously. Sure there are great eateries that give you an awesome sandwich with a bag of chips, but when the attention to detail goes down to slicing potatoes to that just-right thinness and frying them for you, it adds one more element to your meal.
But not all housemade chips are great. Nothing is worse than encountering a pile of chips that's chewy and soggy; burnt is awful, too. Achieving that middle ground, while seasoning properly and providing a dip (if necessary) is a delicate process. These are the places that have it down.
Check them all out by clicking on the slideshow.