super fries / downtown – san diego, ca

I went to San Diego High school back when it had open campus for lunch. There were times where we’d take off into Downtown to grab something to eat – usually at the Great Wall for $.99 cent Chinese items – and other times where we’d head to Horton Plaza.

Back then they had a place called Boardwalk Fries where you could get a cup of freshly made, skin-on french fries drenched in cheese. I remember thinking it was the bestest thing ever. I always wanted to get a Gyro sandwich and some of those Boardwalk Fries.

Fast forward to the present. If you’ve been to Horton Plaza lately you know Boardwalk Fries has been replaced with Super Fries. They have much of the same items such as the cheese fries and chili cheese fries. They also offer Jalapeno & Cheese, Bacon & Cheese or Ranch fries in addition to hot dogs, hot wings and onion rings.

Jake got us an order of large fries to share. With cheese, of course.

[Large Cheese Fries – $5.45]

The large is quite big. We got three forks since Jake and I shared with his oldest son, T.

Here’s a forkful before it went straight into my mouth.

The fries were sort of similar to what I remember of Boardwalk Fries – but not quite. These cheesy super fries were generously cheesy – the cheese was present in the whole cup, all the way down to the very bottom, so at least they don’t skimp there! The fries could have been a bit crispier/creamier for my tastes, but they weren’t bad. Just not the best I’ve ever had. The cheese got to be a bit too salty for me after awhile but since we were sharing I was able to get through it.

I wouldn’t turn down these fries again in the future, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get them again either.

Horton Plaza continually changes as do most places. My memories are still with me though and I’ll just have to get my tasty french fries fix at hopefully a closer and better tasting location.

Super Fries
463 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1840

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6 thoughts on “super fries / downtown – san diego, ca

    1. hi cc! it’s a little different from boardwalk, but not much. tried to find some history on it online but didn’t find out too much. cheese + french fries though are usually tasty though!

      1. Born and raised SD left for 7 years and just came back. Soooooo much has changed. Horton was THE place. Starting to look like a ghost town. But those fries tho! I miss boardwalk fries so much. There was nothing like it. Definitely brings back some good memories for sure. Thanks for that.

        1. Hi Sally – Yeah, a lot has changed over the years! I miss Boardwalk Fries too – with cheese! Those were the best!

  1. I don’t know if it’s the same Boardwalk that you used to go to, but there is a Boardwalk Burgers in Costa Mesa that I went to when I was living up in Orange County. It just opened about two years ago. You should check it out the next time you head north!

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