7 Spud-tastic Tater Tots to Sink Your Teeth Into in Westchester

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Head to these local spots to make the beloved, kid-friendly side dish a major part of your life for National Tater Day (or any day).

For many of us, tater tots evoke a sense of nostalgia. Yet these crispy nuggets of fried goodness are growing in popularity and have become the “it” side dish (sometimes the main) at restaurants across Westchester. And, like fries, they are pretty versatile, too. From “tot-chos” (see what we did there?) topped with cheese and jalapenos to bacon- and cheddar-stuffed tots, here are a handful of fabulously fried nuggets of comfort food joy in the county. And, since National Tater Day is March 31, why not celebrate with our favorite version of the humble potato by gobbling up some of these tatertastic tots?

Duke’s Burger Joint

139 Hoyt St, Mamaroneck; 914.848.4060

Pair your brew from Decadent Ales with an even more decadent pile of tots. Stacked high on a silver tray, the cheeseburger tater tots are layered with chopped beef, cheddar cheese sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickle chips. Why have a burger and fries when this is the ultimate shortcut?

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Pete’s Saloon

8 West Main St, Elmsford; 914.592.9849

Unlike some of the other tater dishes that are covered in a blanket of cheese, these jumbo totchos (yes, that means tater tot nachos) are drizzled with ranch dressing. But this Elmsford saloon really ups the ante by stuffing them with bacon and cheddar cheese, instead of placing these tasty items on top. Say when.

 

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Prime 16

156 Fifth Ave, Pelham; 914.576.0700

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No cheese, no tomatoes, no meat; these are just simple, crunchy tots. Want to add a little oomph without an overload of toppings? In addition to the plain tots, this Pelham establishment offers Cajun seasoning or a “fancy” version which has a bacon, garlic, and ranch seasoning.

 

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Smokehouse Tailgate Grill

320 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.314.1655
587 North Ave, New Rochelle; 914.813.8686

Level up from your sad McDonald’s hash brown and experience the spuds of your dreams with Smokehouse’s brunch phenomenon: totchos. Pulled pork, aioli, mozzarella, and pico de gallo are a tot’s best friend in this iteration, offering a welcome twist on standard barbecue and brunch fare.

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Spectators Sports Pub

227 North Ave, New Rochelle; 914.636.9522

While this sports pub’s menu boasts loaded tater tots topped with bacon and melted cheddar, insiders know to ask for them with a heaping pile of chili on top. They’re served with a side of sour cream.

The Whitlock

17 Katonah Ave, Katonah; 914.232.8030

You can really lose yourself in a whole bowl of posh tots from this farm-to-table Katonah restaurant. Red onion, caviar, and crème fraiche bring taters to a whole new level. But don’t take our word for it — head over there yourself to really understand what pure potato perfection really tastes like.

 

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The Wooden Spoon

16 Division St, New Rochelle; 914.278.9432

Just when you thought nachos couldn’t possibly get any better, this comfort food favorite has jumped on the totchos trend, much to the delight of…everyone. The nachos-made-with-tots come with melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onions, jalapenos, and ranch dressing. It’s the appetizer that eats like a meal.

 

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