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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Bristol

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2152 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-5555
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The Bristol serves their duck fat fries with house-made ketchup and garlic aioli.

2. Dusek's

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1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
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Accompanied by harissa ketchup, chef Jared Wentworth sells "duck fat frites" daily at this white-hot Pilsen spot.

3. FatDuck Tavern & Grill

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7218 Madison St
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 488-1493
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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.

4. The Portage

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3938 N Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 853-0779
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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.

5. The Squared Circle

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2418 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 904-8170
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The wrestling-themed The Squared Circle features its version of a duck fat french fry in small and large portions.

6. Sepia

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123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 441-1920
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Chef Andrew Zimmerman's restaurant serves duck fat fried potatoes either as a side at dinner or a sandwich accompaniment at lunch.

7. Fairways

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1141 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 698-6020
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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.

8. Chef's Burger Bistro

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164 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 374-3092
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Accessorizing the menu of this Streeterville burger haven are the crispy duck fat fries.

9. ROOF

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201 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 239-9501
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The glamorous rooftop 27 floors above State Street serves duck fat fries with house-made apple rosemary vinegar and bourbon ketchup.

10. Three Aces

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1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-1577
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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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1. The Bristol

2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The Bristol serves their duck fat fries with house-made ketchup and garlic aioli.
2152 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

2. Dusek's

1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Accompanied by harissa ketchup, chef Jared Wentworth sells "duck fat frites" daily at this white-hot Pilsen spot.
1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

3. FatDuck Tavern & Grill

7218 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
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.
7218 Madison St
Forest Park, IL 60130

4. The Portage

3938 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
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.
3938 N Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60634

5. The Squared Circle

2418 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
The wrestling-themed The Squared Circle features its version of a duck fat french fry in small and large portions.
2418 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

6. Sepia

123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
Chef Andrew Zimmerman's restaurant serves duck fat fried potatoes either as a side at dinner or a sandwich accompaniment at lunch.
123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661

7. Fairways

1141 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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.
1141 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

8. Chef's Burger Bistro

164 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Accessorizing the menu of this Streeterville burger haven are the crispy duck fat fries.
164 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

9. ROOF

201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
The glamorous rooftop 27 floors above State Street serves duck fat fries with house-made apple rosemary vinegar and bourbon ketchup.
201 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

10. Three Aces

1321 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607
The rock-and-roll restaurant and bar in Little Italy offers duck fat chips with a side of fennel pollen.
1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

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