Best FRIED PICKLES in Austin
I love fried pickles but have yet to find some really awesome ones in Austin. I'm hoping its because I am new in town and not due to a lack there of...
I'm from Mississippi, where fried pickles are always (or at least in my experience) battered thin slices served with a side of ranch. I was a bit horrified the first time I saw fried pickle spears, which seems to be the predominant way they're served around here.
I've kinda gotten used to them though, so I'll say that the spears at Hill's are pretty decent. Black Sheep Lodge does, however, serve slices, so that's my only strong recommendation. They do 'em pretty well.
Here are a couple of posts from a couple years ago that cover the subject:
Fried pickle slices:
Fried pickle spears:
The only new addition I can think of is at Second Bar and Kitchen. The have fancy buffalo fried pickles. I haven't had them so I can't opine.
The buffalo fried pickles are awesome. They're the best of both worlds too, long, thin slices. So like a spear mixed with a chip! They have the tang of buffalo wings, the fried of fried pickles and the cooling of a thin blue cheese dressing. I could eat a ton of those things.
Evangaline has the best plain old fried pickles in town though.
Both Wings n More and Third Base have tasty fried pickle chips. I like the idea of fried pickle spears but in practice, the plasma hot pickle spear slides out of the breading and drapes over my mouth burning the heck out of my chin. I'll stick with the chips.
1717 W 6th St Ste 210R, Austin, TX 78703
You can get fried pickle chips at Chez Zee, they are so good. I hate pickles, but these just taste like salty, crunchy, yummieness!!!!
5406 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731
I try them at every place serving them and so far the best I have had are at Billy's on Burnet.
They are spears.
Red's back porch has fried pickle slices with a homemade ranch. I think they make the pickles themselves too. Super good stuff.