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Pier French Fries

12 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2224
+1 207-934-2328
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“french fries” (67 reviews)
“cheese curds” (4 reviews)
“poutine” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
12 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2224
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Reviews (416)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Someone told me you have to go try the pier fries. I thought how good can they be? They were the best fries I've ever had in my life. I now can picture myself leaving Portland what I'm craving fries driving all the way to...More

Thank seadogs04103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to go after reading the reviews in TripAdvisor . She fries were good, but not the best I have tried, but the chicken though was a really good surprise!

Thank pazoconnor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by to try the The Pier French Fries because I kept hearing about them. The line was long yet it only took a few minutes to get them. The fries were fresh, hot, and reminded me of the ones you can get at...More

Thank 0Ju123
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We were visiting our daughter at college and took a ride. I didn't expect much to be open because it prior to Memorial Day. As we walked the boulevard we were surprised by the large crowd outside of Pier Fries. The sidewalk was jammed and...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just had our first box of Pier Fries of 2017 and they're as good as we remember. Add some vinegar and salt and enjoy!

Thank Seadog1947
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Old fashion recipe and you really get a bang for the buck! Real cut potato fries not the bagged stuff and super delicious! Try 'em for sure!

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best French Fries, hands down. People come from a far just to eat them. A must visit if in Old Orchard Beach area. I usually buy the large portion as anything smaller just won't do. Fantastic.

Thank Al F
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Always great ! So glad they are in my hometown so I can enjoy whenever I want. Must have with salt and vinegar ( the original way).

Thank tmmod
Reviewed 14 January 2017

all my family eat those french fries every year we go in OOB. Even in Quebec, we do not have good french fries like these. the service is quick and good and the price too.Hummm, delicious.

Thank ferlandn
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

These are the best fries you'll ever have😎!! We go there often during the summer and the service is fantastic and very fast not to mention the beautiful beach atmosphere 🏖🐚. I'd recommend this place all day long !!!

Thank mollykapoo
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Are your fries gluten free because I don't think I can visit oob without having pier fries!!! I assume the fries are but wondering if anything else is fried in that oil besides potatoes? Love pier fries - first thing we get when we arrive at oob :)
27 June 2016|
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Response from pblagburn | Reviewed this property |
I know the fries are gluten free, they actually advertise that. I would like to say that because they publicly make that claim, they don't make anything else in the same oil but you would have to ask them directly.
Dear Jim E, We enjoy and appreciate the many comments and opinions from our thousands of annual customers. We are always looking To improve any aspect of our business from thoughts, both good and/or bad, from all of the patrons that visit us at Pier Fries every year. But you sir, have crossed the line. And because of this... On the rare instance this happens... I feel the need to respond to your post. Your hurtful comment of our "greed"... And how we have somehow compromised our quality of our product to benefit our business is both flat out wrong as well as irresponsible on your part. We hand cut EVERY SINGLE potato that comes into our shop... And your suggestion that something has changed recently in our 80+ years of business is quite frankly... A joke. I am writing this to defend my family and the 20+ young men and women who work for us, that tirelessly work their tails off to provide,what we hope, is the BEST product that can be sold. To that point... I invite you to come to our facility... Cut a 150lb barrel of our "frozen fries" for yourself... And I in turn will be happy to pay for your finished box of Pier Fries, out of MY own "greedy" pocket. Any... Time... You ... Would...like. We apologize if the order you had was not up to par. We try, with every single order, to make them the best experience EVER. And if this was not the case... Please... Come see me or my wife... And we will be thrilled to make it right. But to suggest that our "GREED" is involved in your batch of Pier Fries...????? We appreciate ALL suggestions and opinions about our business. And we hope to learn from each one of them. However, when you see fit to acuse me, my family and the ridiculously hard working young employees we have of being "greedy" and serving a product that is anything but the best potatoes, oil, salt, ketchup and anything else that makes us "Pier Fries" with no knowledge to the truth.... That is when I will respond with aggressiveness... To the great Place that we are. ....... Next time... Get your facts in order, before you decide to degrade a great Maine ICON... That we still are. Allan Buotte The Original Pier Fries OOB, ME
6 October 2015|
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Response from Moni S | Reviewed this property |
A well written response to some unappreciative customer. Consumers have taken the motto "the customer is never wrong" too far! And I know how hard it is to find good help, I admire Allan's defense of his employees. I look... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 207-934-2328
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