Most fast-food chains serve fries that were pre-cut and frozen before shipping. Some fast-food chains use fresh-cut potatoes to make fries, but it's rare. Many sit-down restaurants use pre-cut, frozen fries.
There are a few places to get fresh-cut fries, but you'll be surprised how hard it is to find.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse serves buttery steaks on scorching plates. You also love those fries, right? People love the chain's fresh-cut fries, which go well with steak, seafood, chops, and more. Ruth's Chris fries are "hand-cut and served skin-on [using] Idaho potatoes... seasoned with salt, black pepper, and dried mustard," according to a rep.
According to its social media posting, Golden Corral, an affordable casual restaurant chain, serves fresh-cut fries. However, those or scalloped potatoes are close.
Hard Rock Café serves fresh-cut fries with many delicious dipping sauces. The Junk Food Guy suggests Herb and Garlic Fries with Chimichurri Mayo, Chili Seasoned Fries with Chipotle Garlic Ketchup, or Parmesan Romano Fries with Garlic Aioli.
Morton's serves fresh-cut potato chips and Parmesan Truffle Matchstick Fries. Morton's makes a starchy side compete with ribeyes and lobsters in both cases.
According to The Seattle Times, Capital Grille, like Morton's, serves house-made French fries and potato chips. Fries and chips may be easy to find in dozens of American cities.