Tater tots

Short North Tavern, Short North

A slight sweetness and a firm crispness make these tots more than your basic TV-dinner fare.

Chips

Claddagh Irish Pub, Brewery District

The British aren't exactly food experts, but they got this right: Nothing complements beer-battered fish quite like thick wedges of fried potato.

Waffle fries

Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus, German Village

These substantial, crispy fries with a criss-cross pattern are prized for their ability to pick up ketchup with ease.

Curly fries

Tommy's Diner, Franklinton

These super-crispy, paprika-seasoned swirls give you something fun to wrap your tongue around.

Crinkle-cut fries

Jack's Sandwich Shop, Downtown

The cafeteria staple sustained you through many an earth-science lecture, and still adds salty satisfaction to any meal. Consider them ribbed for your pleasure.

Sweet potato fries

Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails, Downtown

Slicing yams into delicious french-fried slivers and dipping them in spicy mayonnaise? Sweet!

Steak fries

Barley's Ale House, Arena District

If you're looking for more potato, less fry, go for these thick-cut slabs of starch.

Shoestring fries

High Street Grill, Downtown

But if you're after the highest fried-stuff-to-potato ratio, shoestring fries are where it's at.