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Beer battered pickles?

I have a terrible craving for Beer-battered pickles. Does anyone know of anywhere that serves them? Thanks!

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  1. I don't know if they're beer-battered, though I'd be a little surprised if they weren't; but Jacob Wirth's has a pretty good fried pickle with some good sauce on the side. I'd say it was the best thing on their menu. ;-)

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    1. The deep fried pickles at Redbones are pretty terrific.

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      1. re: Boston_Otter

        They are pretty terrific(love the jalepenos they throw in) but not beer battered. More of a cormeal crust.

      2. The Local in W. Newton and the Fat Cat in Quincy both do good versions. I'm a little puzzled to see some places battering and frying whole spears. The Southern-inspired version I expect to see uses pickle chips.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Second the ones at The Local - really good sauce too

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            I once had a batch at Fat Cat that were FAR too salty too enjoy.

            A friend just reported thoroughly enjoying the version at Redbones.

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              I like the whole spears like at Wirth's because I like a lower percentage of batter to pickle. But I won't quibble: fry a pickle, olive, eraser, whatever and I'll like it.

            2. In Cambridge, Cambridge Common, on Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter, does excellent fried pickle spears in a lightly spicy beer batter. The ones at Redbones are good too; the batter is much lighter there, and they use chips instead of spears (in addition to jalapeño slices).

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              1. re: zach272

                I concur with the Cambridge Common rec. Great fried pickles, and the bar food is above average as well.

              2. Firely's has them on the menu.

                1. Not sure if they are beer battered, but the Fat Cat in Quincy has deep fried pickles. Guarantee you will not be disappointed with anything on their menu. Just be prepared for a wait if you end up there at 7:00 or later.

                  1. I also heartily endorse Fat Cat's pickles. I haven't found them salty at all. Once in a while they won't be crispy enough, though, which is too bad. A crispy exterior is key with a fried pickle chip.

                    1. I've had a delicious version at Washington Square Tavern. They use Moon Brine pickles so the starting material is good.