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Where to Find Duck Fat Fries — Besides Hot Doug's

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One of the most emulated facets of Hot Doug's are the duck fat fries. Inspired by Sohn's visit to Paris restaurant Bordeaux five years before opening Hot Doug's, he wrote in Hot Doug's The Book that he started making them for fun and for himself but that "they started to gain in popularity to the point that I had to start keeping a list of names and bringing them out one by one." Sohn still serves them only on Fridays and Saturdays.

Other Chicago restaurants caught on to the duck fat fries phenomenon and serve them more often than two days a week. Check out a map of them below to see where you can get duck fat fries when Hot Doug's closes in October.

Eater Chicago intern Aimee Gasior contributed to this story.

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The Bristol

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The Bristol serves their duck fat fries with house-made ketchup and garlic aioli.

Dusek's

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Accompanied by harissa ketchup, chef Jared Wentworth sells "duck fat frites" daily at this white-hot Pilsen spot.

FatDuck Tavern & Grill

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Apart of the "introDUCKtion" portion of the menu, Fat Duck Tavern and Grill serves its duck fat fries with roasted garlic aioli, Mexican pesto, and chipotle ketchup.

The Portage

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The duck fat fries are the main attraction of the starter menu at this cozy Portage Park restaurant and bar. They're served with house-made aiolis.

The Squared Circle

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The wrestling-themed The Squared Circle features its version of a duck fat french fry in small and large portions.

Chef Andrew Zimmerman's restaurant serves duck fat fried potatoes either as a side at dinner or a sandwich accompaniment at lunch.

Fairways

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On the menu since opening last year, the pommes frites are made with truffle salt and duck fat and served with a duo of sauces at the golf-themed Fairways.

Chef's Burger Bistro

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Accessorizing the menu of this Streeterville burger haven are the crispy duck fat fries.

The glamorous rooftop 27 floors above State Street serves duck fat fries with house-made apple rosemary vinegar and bourbon ketchup.

Three Aces

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The rock-and-roll restaurant and bar in Little Italy offers duck fat chips with a side of fennel pollen.

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The Bristol

The Bristol serves their duck fat fries with house-made ketchup and garlic aioli.

Dusek's

Accompanied by harissa ketchup, chef Jared Wentworth sells "duck fat frites" daily at this white-hot Pilsen spot.

FatDuck Tavern & Grill

Apart of the "introDUCKtion" portion of the menu, Fat Duck Tavern and Grill serves its duck fat fries with roasted garlic aioli, Mexican pesto, and chipotle ketchup.

The Portage

The duck fat fries are the main attraction of the starter menu at this cozy Portage Park restaurant and bar. They're served with house-made aiolis.

The Squared Circle

The wrestling-themed The Squared Circle features its version of a duck fat french fry in small and large portions.

Sepia

Chef Andrew Zimmerman's restaurant serves duck fat fried potatoes either as a side at dinner or a sandwich accompaniment at lunch.

Fairways

On the menu since opening last year, the pommes frites are made with truffle salt and duck fat and served with a duo of sauces at the golf-themed Fairways.

Chef's Burger Bistro

Accessorizing the menu of this Streeterville burger haven are the crispy duck fat fries.

ROOF

The glamorous rooftop 27 floors above State Street serves duck fat fries with house-made apple rosemary vinegar and bourbon ketchup.

Three Aces

The rock-and-roll restaurant and bar in Little Italy offers duck fat chips with a side of fennel pollen.

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