Where to find fried pickles?

fried pickles

Sure, why not.

Stephanie asks via the Twitter:

Is there a place in Albany that has deep fried pickles on the menu? Some bbq places in NYC do. I love them.

If you had to take a guess, we'd look to Capital Q. They've been known to experiment with the fryalator arts. Or maybe one of the local fairs (fried pickles + food on a stick = fun).

We hope someone has an answer. Our week will probably not be complete without some fried pickles.

Bonus fact: Though there's some dispute over the origins, the fried pickle is said to have been first conjured during a moment of inspiration in 1960 at the Duchess Drive In in Atkins, Arkansas -- a joint that sat across the street from a pickle factory. [Serious Eats]

photo: Flickr user Ron Diggity


Try Beff's. There was a tweet-up there a few months ago and someone got the fried pickles. They are pretty good. Not as good as the ones at the Saugarties Garlic Festival - Spacy Tracy knows how to make a mean fried pickle - but seeing as that's a once a year sort of thing, Beff's is the next best place.

Pig Pit just off of 787 in Cohoes. Can't say I've tried them, so I don't know if they are spears or slices. But their BBQ is very good.

There was a food truck with fried pickles at Tulip Fest this year, and they were great, but I don't remember the name...

The Pig Pit in Cohoes has them.

Beff's has them. I cannot believe people like them - sooooooooo salty (although Beffs is the only place I tried them)

Buffalo Wings and Rings
203 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 454-9464

They have breaded fried pickles on their menu although I've never tried them. But after this post I'm not tempted to give them a try some time... hmmmm

Pit Pit in Cohoes does indeed serve fried pickles, and they are DELICIOUS!

We had some at the Judge's Inn - the place that opened where the infamous 'Golden Fox' used to be - on Broadway in Troy.

I think they're probably best sampled /in/ the restaurant as they lost a bit when we got them for pickup.

RE: the Buffalo Wings and Rings post - never had the pickles there but anything else I've EVER had there was extremely greasy; those that have never had fried pickles should probably not try them for the first time there lest your impression be ruined.

GOD. Fried pickles are the trashiest, most delicious thing ever.

A bit further out- Davidson's Brothers Brewery in Glens Falls has an excellent version.

Mancini's on Broadway in Menands has it.

Oh man those look delicious! I NEED to find them. First stop- Pig Pit. That place is amazing!

I had no idea you could get these around here.

Had them last summer at Ezell's Catfish Cabin in Columbus, GA. Wonderful...


Believe it or not, Jack's has a Fried Pickle Basket on their Bar menu! Haven't had a chance to try them yet, but also have not been disappointed with Chef Luke either! Oh, they come with a tangy bacon remick too.

If you're willing to drive south, or are in the Rhinebeck area (perhaps for Chelsea Clinton's wedding later this month?), the Historic Village Diner in Red Hook (north of Rhinebeck) almost always has them. They use pickle spears, and they're awesome.

Agree with Brock: Glens Falls' Davidson Brothers' fried pickles are great, too. They used pickle halves the one time I had them there (as opposed to spears).

I never had them as as chips (as pictured), but they look great, too.

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