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Chowdown French Fry Challenge: Dante's vs. Thirsty Whale

We have two finalists for this round of the Chowdown Showdown.

Last week, we asked McHenry County Patch.com readers: which restaurant do you think has the ? 

! We have two finalists for this Chowdown: Dante's, 10400 South II Route 31 in Algonquin, and Thirsty Whale, 1700 S. Randall Road in Algonquin. 

Here is how you can vote for your favorite restaurant: 

  • Cast your vote in the poll below
  • Comment below to let us know why your restaurant has the best fries. Think a different restaurant deserves to win? You can let us know in the comments' section. 
  • Share your thoughts on our Facebook page

The winner will be determined based on a combination of poll results and comments. Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. The winner will be announced in an article the morning of Wednesday, March 14. 

Without further ado, let the voting begin for this week's Chowdown Showdown champion! 

The Dream March 08, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Dante's is a real french fry...Hand cut taters, soaked, and Flash fried...TWICE!!!! he has no competition...this is apples to oranges...and you can get them LOADED!!! I heard he got Kudos from the Illinois ZAGAT editor once... and if you need more evidence check out his yelp comments: www.yelp.com/biz/dantes-algonquin This is Algonquin's best restaurant...hands down...
Silent_Lucidity March 08, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Dante's by far...and I think the Thirsty Whale fries are great! So that just tells you that Harry makes the best fries this side of the planet!
Amie Schaenzer March 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Hi Donna, unfortunately, there there has been some technical difficulties this week with the Dante's listing — our directory team is working to get back the listing back up on the site. I've taken the link down since it is not working. With that said, for this round of the Chowdown, we will choose a winner based on poll results and comments on this article. Thanks for your vote!
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Rob September 23, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I haven't been to Dantes yet, but I'm going to have to try it now! I am amazed at the raves for Thirsty...tried it twice and am not impressed at all. The food at Tommys is better than Thirsty!

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