The 7 French fries in America that you have to try in this lifetime

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Which Country Eats the Most French Fries? (Hint: It's Not Us)

Nothing says "America" quite like a large, piping order of crispy French fries.

It's nearly impossible to deny the goodness that comes from the perfect order of fries shared among friends --- or the perfect order all for yourself.

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And while French fries are most commonly served as a side dish to accompany a larger meal, they can also be their own star dish, smothered in gourmet toppings and intricate spices.

Since July 13 is National French Fry Day, we went on a quest to find the most knockout French fry dishes in the country that you absolutely have to try (at least for one bite!)

The best part of these dishes is that their completely affordable -- and trust us, you're getting enough food with these orders to keep you full for days.

Though these fries may not be the healthiest for your waistline, they're definitely easy on your bank account.

These picks are topped with everything from pastrami to pickled veggies, and of course, a whole 'lotta melted cheese.

Here are the 7 French fry dishes in America that you have to try:

7 french fries you have to try once in your life
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7 french fries you have to try once in your life

Ooey Gooey Fries
Los Angeles, California

Beer-battered fries covered in three cheeses (monterey jack, cheddar and cojita), sour cream sambal, chillies and pickled garlic.

Price: $6

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Pastrami Cheese Fries
Kenny and Zukes
Portland, Oregon

Classic French fries topped with your choice of beef or turkey pastrami and then covered in melted cheeses.

Price: $11.95

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Urban Fries
Jack's Urban Eats
Sacramento, California 

Thin fries cooked in super spicy chili oil and topped with melted bleu cheese and chili flakes.

Price: $3.95 for regular size, $5.25 family size

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Boston, Massachusetts

Specially hand-cut fries that are topped with cheese curds and gravy and your choice of add-ons, which include a deep-fried egg, bacon bits, truffle mushrooms, pork belly and a "bacon n' stout" braised beef.

Price: Regular size for $6.75, Big for $8.50
add-ons are $1.50 for a fried egg and $3 (each) for bacon bits, truffle mushrooms, pork belly and braised beef

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Dirty Dirty Fries
Pickled Fish
Long Beach, Washington

Thick, hand cut fries covered in garlic, fried pork belly, Pepperoncini and goat cheese. Served with truffled ketchup. 

Price: $10

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Loaded Crack Fries
Detroit, Michigan 

Beer battered French fries topped with black pepper seasoning, smoked bacon, pickled jalapeños, red onions and cheese sauce. And if that's not enough, there's also an option to add chili.

Price: $7.50 (+$2.00 for chili) 

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Smothered Fries
Shaved Duck
St. Louis, Missouri

Hand cut fries topped with pulled rib and pork meat, cheese sauce and fresh, sharp cheddar.

Price: $9.99

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Who said French fries are only good for accompanying your sandwich or burger?

Go on and get your fry fix!

Now, check out the 10 most outrageous burgers in the America:

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10 most expensive burgers in America

What: Fleurburger 5000
Where: Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas, Nevada)
How much: $5,000

Patty consists of Wagyu beef and foie gras, covered in black truffles and truffle sauce in between a truffle bun. Served with a bottle of Bordeaux (estimated at around $2,500) and two Ichendorf glasses as souvenirs.

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What: The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger
Where: Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar (Southgate, Michigan)
How much: $1,999

Guinness World Record holder for World's Largest Burger; consists of 350 pounds of beef and requires 72 hours of notice for preparation

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What: 777 Burger
Where: Burger Brasserie (Las Vegas, Nevada)
How much: $777

Kobe beef burger, topped with Maine lobster, foie gras, goat cheese, and 100-year-old aged balsamic. Served with a bottle of Dom Perignon.

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What: 666 Douche Burger
Where: 666 Burger Trucks (New York, New York)
How much: $666

Kobe beef burger wrapped in gold leaf, topped with lobster, caviar, truffles, foie gras, Gruyere cheese that's melted with champagne steam, and barbecue sauce made from droppings of the Asian Palm Civet

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What: Le Burger Extravagant
Where: Serendipity3 (New York, New York)
How much: $295

Wagyu beef patty topped with aged cheddar, black truffles, white truffle butter and quail egg served on a white truffle-buttered bun. Held together by a golden diamond-encrusted toothpick.

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What: B&B Indulgence
Where: Beer & Buns (New York, New York)
How much: $250

Kobe beef patty, topped with seared foie gras, truffles and caviar.

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What: The Mother Burger
Where: Burger & Beer Joint (South Beach, Florida)
How much: $125

18 pounds in total, 10 pounds of meat and choice of two in-house toppings

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What: DB “Royale” Double Truffle Burger
Where: DB Bistro Moderne (New York, New York)
How much: $120

Only offered when black truffles are in-season. Ground beef patty stuffed with boneless short ribs, foie gras, root vegetables and black truffles. Topped with a second batch of black truffles.

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What: Grand Burger
Where: McGuire Irish Pub (Destin, Florida)
How much: $100

Ground beef and filet mignon patty. Served with side of caviar, merlot sauce for topping and a bottle of Moet.

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What: The O.M.G. Burger
Where: The Catch (Anaheim, California)
How much: $74.99 (can be doubled for another $30.99)

Lean ground chuck beef patty, topped with ten slices of cheddar and remoulade sauce in between a 14-inch bun. Served with 4 pounds of fries.

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