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Mar 2, 2012 09:18 AM

DTW - where to get deep fried pickles

I love deep fried pickles - many moons ago, I started a thread on the subject, but it's time to consider it again, because I am noticing more and more restaurants are serving them. Where is southeast Michigan can I get some?

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  1. The Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti has them.


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    1. re: BobRe

      seconded, although they are spears. If you want deep fried pickle chips, blue tractor in A2 does them well

    2. Traffic Jam. They're amazing. I believe they even make their own pickles? I go to lunch there almost every week with a friend and we get them every single time, they're that good.

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      1. re: missmind

        Since I've never had the item in question, nor to my mind, even the opportunity to have them, can someone please explain to me whether we're speaking about dill or sweet pickles, here?

        1. re: boagman

          Dill. Hot pickles sound disgusting, but they're not. Especially when they're in a crunchy, tasty batter and dipped into yummy spicy ranch dressing. Much better than it sounds and/or the sum of its parts.

          1. re: missmind

            *drool* - I love fried pickles. I like the spears instead of the chips because I think you get more pickle flavor. But most of the places where I have seen chips they are of the frozen prepackaged variety, not homemade like Traffic Jam's!
            I like Sidetrack's and Union Woodshop's, but would give Sidetrack the edge. Both have a good batter and use the garlick-y Claussen-type pickle. (we are not talking Vlasic pickles here- that would be gross! Has to be a crunchy pickle!)

          2. re: boagman

            @boag, you will have to try them - they are very good. Hot and crispy on the outside, tart and spicy and salty on the inside. I like them dipped in ranch dressing.

        2. The Woodshop in Clarkston also has them.

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          1. re: Markcron

            I had some last week at the Blue Tractor in A2. They were chips, not spears. Also, Red Smoke in Greektown has them, too.

          2. Black lotus has spears...
            So nobody in dtw has chips?

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            1. re: gan911

              I just wrote that Blue Tractor and Red Smoke had chips, not spears. Chips are way more common than spears.

            2. The Old Tavern Inn over here on the westside of Michigan has great fried sliced pickles