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Al's French Frys

1251 Williston Rd.
Burlington, VT, 05403, United States
TEL: (802) 862-9203

Though located outside of Burlington’s historic center, Al’s French Frys remains an institution and veritable rite of passage for locals. Established just after World War II, Al Rusterholz’s open-front snack bar quickly caught on and attracted enough customers to expand the business several times while staying true to its original design elements: shiny metal, black-and-white checkerboard, and diner kitsch. A good bit of the place's charm exudes from the staff, which effortlessly manages a seemingly chaotic mass of orders of cheeseburgers, chilidogs, pepper steaks, and of course, fries (available by the cup, pint, or quart). In summer, the ice cream stand out back becomes hotspot for revelers.

Insider Tip:

Decide what you want before you get in line, or you’ll upset the rhythm of the assembly line-like ordering system.  


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Lunch
  • Noisy
  • No Reservations
  • Parking Available
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Hamburgers


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