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We Chipped Away at OC’s List of Unique Potato Chips

Written By: Aimee Engebretson Potato Chip Dishes in OC

Forget snap, crackle, pop. These days it’s all about the crispiness and crunchiness of homemade potato chips! Monday, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day, and to celebrate, we are showcasing the best homemade potato chips and chip concoctions in Orange County. Not just for snacking, the art of making the perfect crispy, salty potato chip is no joke! While some restaurants bake their own potato chips in-house, others create a unique tasty treat by adding chips to normal dishes like burgers and sandwiches. Read on to find out which tasty creation you should try during your hunt for the best chip! Potato Chip Dishes in OC


Tucked in Downtown Brea, Elbows Mac N Cheese is a perfect choice for foodies and comfort food lovers alike. Elbows has a host of tastes on its menu, including a variety of food such as personalized Mac N Cheese, salads, fries, pizza, and more. Each of its entrees are cleverly named, such as the “Pizza My Heart, ” “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheese, ” and the popular “When Pigs Fly.”

Macaroni isn’t the only thing Elbows creates. Pick up a side of Chipstix, which are made at Elbows and served on a skewer. Chipstix are essentially thin slices of potatoes that have been lovingly deep-fried and coated with delicious seasoning. To add an extra kick try the dipping sauces, which range from no-milk-needed mild to slightly spicy. Be sure to pick up some Chipstix on your next visit.

315 W Birch St
Brea, CA 92821


Truffle Potato Chips & Smoked Onion Dip

With locations in Brea, Corona, and Irvine, TAPS Fish House is looking to delight all of Orange County with their delicious tastes. TAPS in Brea’s extensive menu includes decadent, high-class dishes such as oysters, jambalaya and blackened empanadas. Before you get to the main course, you must try out the truffle potato chips, which come with smoked onion dip to add even more depth to the chips. Fresh parsley, cilantro and rosemary coat the chips along with grated parmesan. The black truffle oil combines the rich tastes of truffles with an olive oil base. Between the herbs, parmesan and truffle oil you will be sure you’re in heaven. Potato Chip Dishes in OC

101 E Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92821


Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chock-full of students from surrounding colleges, Inside SKŪP entices passersby with the aromas of sweetness that drift onto the sidewalk. Despite the crush of undergrads crowding the bakery, Inside SKŪP compromises with huge portions and sweet cookies.

The standout feature of course is the potato chip chocolate chip cookie. Unbeknownst to those who order it, the potato chips are actually baked into the cookie itself. Imagine a sandwich made of two chocolate chip cookies with potato chips in the crust, with creamy vanilla ice cream nestled in the middle; you’ve got your potato chip chocolate chip cookie. This item is popular with those like to mix savory and sweet to experience an innovative kind of dessert.

575 N Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831


Irish Nachos

Those who love downtown Fullerton are sure to enjoy Branagan’s Irish Pub, a laid-back bar that always emits the sweet aroma of beer and whiskey. Branagan’s is just as expected, serving customers beer and Irish-American snacks like every day is St. Patrick’s Day.  

What really stands out at the pub is the Irish Nachos. Smothered with melting cheese, the nachos feature a pile of red potato chips peppered with juicy corned beef. Nothing quite says Irish pub like huge servings of comfort food, and Branagan’s fits the bill.

Native Knowledge: Branagan’s offers a huge variety of inexpensive beer, making this Pub an important part of many Fullerton Pub Crawls. Potato Chip Dishes in OC

213 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832


Potato Chips & Cheesy Sauce

Homestyle potato chips are a highlight on the menu, golden brown and crispy straight out of the oven. Dip the chips in the cheesy sauce and feel the different tastes dancing on your tongue. The Pint House also offers a large variety of beer and liquor, making this a great Friday night destination!

136 W Wilshire Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832


Fish N Chips

Hearty, well-cooked potato chips are a staple at Tempo Urban Kitchen. This American restaurant delights with the Fish N Chips, a dish that will fill you up but keep you coming back. At Tempo, Fish N Chips are actually fish and crispy potato chips rather than fries. Freshly fried fish with a nice crisp batter swims through a platter of delicious potato chips and pairs nicely with Tempo’s meat dishes. Check out Tempo for this extraordinary appetizer.  

1060 E Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92821


Chip Shot

Looking for a creative way to eat chips? Burger Parlor’s secret menu includes the Chip Shot Burger: handmade ground Angus hormone-free beef, soft and fresh bun, Fontina Potato Chips, juicy tomatoes, flavorful mushrooms, arugula and tangy chipotle aioli.

If fresh, juicy, and flavorful food sounds like your idea of a good meal, be sure to stop by the Burger Parlor.

Native Knowledge: Chef-owner Joseph Mahon ensures the Burger Parlor offers an extensive secret menu including the Chip Shot, cereal milkshakes, and more. They even have a text club to keep up with the latest offerings.

204 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832

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