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Fried Pickles in Boston?

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Would like to hear from anyone that knows of restaurants serving Fried pickles in the Boston area. My son lives there and loves fried pickles. These are a treat we learned to appreciate while living in Dallas.

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    they are on the menu at Cambridge Common.
    (between Harvard and Porter Squares on Mass Ave, on the outbound side)

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    1. re: oystershucker

      Joe Sent Me also on Mass Ave in Cambridge. I think the pickles there are great.

      1. re: ChiefRocka

        The late night menu (after 11, I think) at Redbones has a fried pickle/fried jalepeno appetizer. Proving once again that everything is better fried. (well, sort of)

        1. re: Mike P

          Linwood Grill in the Fenway has them.

          1. re: Joanie

            Boston Beer Works and Firefly's (Natick, Sudbury) has them.

            1. re: Ali G

              Thanks for all the info on the "Fried Pickles"

    2. I'm fairly sure they are on the menu at the Overdraught in Inman Square.

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      1. re: Chris VR

        oops, good thing I checked the date on this. was going to say that the overdraught has been gone for years :)

        1. Dill CHIPS only! The spears being served around Boston are horrible.

          1. Legal Seafood Test Kitchen in the Seaport/Waterfront area has delicious fried pickles.

            1. Agree that fried spears are all wrong. The Local in West Newton does a nice version, good spicy mayo dip, big portion for $5.


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              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Well, I guess bringing back a 5 year old thread is a good thing, cause now I can tell everyone how good the fried pickles are at the Fat Cat in Quincy,

                Fat Cat
                24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                1. re: Pegmeister

                  They used to be too salty and the batter would fall off the pickle pretty easily...has that changed?
                  Haven't been in there for about a year.

                  1. re: rknrll

                    Batter is still tricky, but I don't find them too salty and I like the dipping sauce.

                  2. re: Pegmeister

                    I really like the fried pickle chips at Fat Cat too.

                    Fat Cat
                    24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                    1. re: mangorita

                      I was going to make this suggestion too. I really like the remoulade they come with.

                  3. re: MC Slim JB

                    Maybe around here, but Hubert Keller's Burger Bar does a killer fried jalepeno pickle spear. Unfortunately he's on the other side of the continent. Sigh

                    1. re: jjbourgeois

                      Had the fried pickle spears at Hingham Beer Works this evening. Pretty decent, nice coating of batter with a ranch dipping sauce. I will say that these really held the heat temperature wise. Needed a few minutes so I didn't burn the skin off the roof of my mouth.

                  4. Redbones' chip-style fried pickles with jalapeno slices also battered and thrown in are definitely the best around here that I've had. We used to force ourselves to stay out late (which for us was 11) til they became available, but about a year ago or so they started making them any time, not just the late night menu. Cambridge Common, Cambridge Brewing Company and Joe Sent Me all serve soggy spears- not worth ordering IMO.

                    Cambridge Common
                    1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

                    55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144

                    Cambridge Brewing Company
                    1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

                    Joe Sent Me
                    2388 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                    1. re: Parsnipity

                      Have to disagree with the evaluation of Cambridge Common's fried pickles - I personally like their spears and wouldn't describe them as "soggy." Although the insides are certainly juicier than the chip style, it's not unpleasant, and the outside/batter part is always nicely crispy (in my experience). I also find CC's batter more flavorful than Redbones', although I like Redbones' pickles a lot too.

                      Cambridge Common
                      1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

                      55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144

                      1. re: zach272

                        I agree, Zach. CC's fried pickles are great. The chip fans have a point in general, but I've never had bad spears at Cambridge Common.

                        1. re: zach272

                          I like the pickle to batter ratio better with the spears.

                          1. re: LStaff

                            I have to concur with the above posters; CC's fried pickles are wonderful and probably the best thing on the menu.

                      2. Not "Greater Boston", but the Muddy River Smokehouse in Portsmouth,NH has had them for several years. Dill slices, not spears.

                        1. The Biltmore in Newton has them - don't really see the point on their own, but they worked well with the basket of fried clams.

                          The Biltmore
                          1205 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

                          1. enjoyed the fried pickles at Think Tank last night. They're actually fried pickled vegetables - carrots, pickles, onions, etc. excellent fry job.

                            Think Tank
                            1 Kendall Square, lower level, Cambridge, MA 02139

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                            1. re: swans

                              Had them tonight, really liked them

                            2. I've had fried pickle chips at LTK. They were a side, may have rotated off the menu by now.

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                              1. re: Fly

                                Think Tank in Cambridge is serving some excellent one's.

                                Think Tank
                                1 Kendall Square, lower level, Cambridge, MA 02139

                              2. Boston Burger Company in Davis Square does a fried pickle appetizer. I haven't tried that one but they also serve the fried pickles inside a burger with horseradish sauce which is delicious!

                                Boston Burger Company
                                37 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

                                1. I had them for the very first time several years ago at Washington Square Tavern - delicious! (Chips of some fancy-ish pickle brand...maybe Moonbrine?)

                                  Washington Square Tavern
                                  714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446